Researchers beware as there are several James Laidlaws in the records, born around 1801. One was born in Dumfries-shire and seems to have been a vicar, married to Hannah Gilmartin??? and the other was born in Roxburghshire and married Hannah Aloes from Cheshire in Sunderland in 1819. He seems to have been a carpenter. There are public trees which mix these people up, and some which have the wrong James (I believe) going to Canada.
Does anybody have the birth, marriage and death certs which would match these people up accurately please? I'm about to look for birth certs and will post the non-vicar one to my tree when I find it.