Having responded privately to Steve Laidlaw and now read other log-ins I have decided to add some of my own 'gleanings'. Now residing in New Zealand but having been born and raised in Barnet, and having traced my family history back some 300 years in Barnet/Hadley, I now have sufficient information to build a reliable picture of theirs and Barnets past.
My Peak/Peake (the name is different in some findings) family were also bricklayers and owned land and properties in Wood Street, Arkley, and Hadley in the 1800s. In the late 1700s they owned the area which is now the Church Passage in Barnet. They knew and employed many bricklayers as they were quite a 'dynasty' at that time.
We were also very connected to the Laidlaw family and can relate to much of what has been written regarding them. Our family connection is through Sid Laidlaw's brother Len.
A memory shared byon Feb 23rd, 2011.
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