Catherine Hamilton

ID# 5890, (10 Mar 1866 - 22 Nov 1930)

Catherine Hamilton was born on 10 Mar 1866 at Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Catherine Hamilton
Parents: James Hamilton & Jane Lindsay
(Census state born Old Monkland, records registered at Bothwell.)1,2

Catherine Hamilton married Charles Laird, son of William Laird and Mary Gardiner, on 26 Mar 1886 at Calton House School, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns & Publication according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland

Charles Laird,
Spirit Salesman, Bachelor, aged 23
Res: No 3 Blair Street, Carlton ??
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardiner
Catherine Hamilton,
P?? worker , Spinster, aged 20
Res: No 10 Old Row, Aitkenhead
Parents: James Hamilton, Coal Miner & Jane Hamilton MS Lindsay

Signed: James Gardner
Witnesses: William Dickie & Jane Laird.3,4

As of 26 Mar 1886,her married name was Laird.

Catherine appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of Charles Laird at 27 Aitkenhead Row, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Charles, Head, 28, Miner, born (Hockerton/Nackerton) Lanark
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, 25, Dykehead (Shotts) Lanarak
LAIRD Jeanie, Dau, 4, Dykehead (Shotts) Lanark
LAIRD William, Son, 3, Dykehead (Shotts) Lanark
LAIRD James, Son, 1, Dykehead (Shotts) Lanark.5

Catherine appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Charles Laird at 16 Donaldson Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Charles, Head, Mar, 38, Coal Miner Hewer, Born Lanarkshire
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, Mar, 35 , Lanarkshire
LAIRD Jeanie, Dau, 14, Tannochside Lanark
LAIRD William, Son, 13, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD James, Son, 11, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 9, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Charles, Son, 7, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Katie, Dau, 7, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Esther, Dau, 3, Tannochside.6

Catherine appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Charles Laird at Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire;
LAIRD Charles, 11 people in house with 2 rooms with windows. Head, 47, Mar, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Dykehead Lanark
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, 46, Mar, married 25yrs, 10 children born and living, Old Monkland
LAIRD William, Son, 23, S, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Glasgow
LAIRD James, Son, 21, S, Collier Clerk, Worker, Glasgow
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 20, S, Confectionery Process Worker, Worker, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Charles, Son, 17, S, Coal Miner Drawer, Worker, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Catherine, Dau, 17, S, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Esther, Dau, 14, S, School, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Helen, Dau, 10, S, School, Tannochside
LAIRD Andrew, Son, 8, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Elizabeth, Dau, 6, Scholar, Tannochside.7

Catherine died on 22 Nov 1930 at 287 Old Edinburgh Road, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 64 years, 8 months and 12 days

Catherine Laird
Married to Charles Laird, Coal Miner
At 7.15 AM aged 64yrs
Parents: James Hamilton, Coal Miner (dec) & Jane Hamilton MS Lindsay (dec)

William Laird, Son, 17 Central Aveue, Viewpark was the informant of her death.3,8

Catherine's cause of death on 22 Nov 1930 was from Acute Puirmary Pneumonia - 18 days.

Catherine and Charles had 10 Children.

Children of Catherine Hamilton and Charles Laird


  1. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1866 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 86. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  2. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 January 2015), Catherine Hamilton, 10 Mar 1866; citing BOTHWELL,LANARK,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  3. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1886 Bothwell Lanark 625/01 0029.
  5. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 ED 8 Page 25 via Rego 625/01 008/00 005 - Ancestry recorded as LAND, FMP and Scotlandspeople as LAIRD. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  6. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanark, ED 9 Page 233 via Rego No 625/01. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  7. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 013/00 039 & 040. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1930 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0172.