Archibald Laidlie

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Archibald Laidlie
Archibald Laidlie D.D.
Born 4 December 1727
Kelso, Scotland
Died 1779
United States
Nationality Scottish
Occupation pastor Scottish Church, Vlissingen (Flushing), the Netherlands (?-1764); pastor Dutch-Reformed Church in New York City (1764-1779)
Known for being the first English-speaking pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church in America

Archibald Laidlie (4 December 1727 – 1779) was a clergyman of the Dutch Reformed Church in the United States.[1]

He married Maria Hoffman (1743–1825), sister of State Senator Anthony Hoffman (1739–1790), and they had five children.[2]


  1. ^ "Laidlie, Archibald". American National Biography. Oxford University Press.  Subscription needed.
  2. ^ Genealogy of the Hoffman Family by Eugene Augustus Hoffman (Dodd, Mead & Co., NYC; pg. 153f)