Catherine Baird Hotchkis

ID# 8207, (25 Sep 1872 - 16 Jun 1941)

Catherine Baird Hotchkis was born on 25 Sep 1872 at Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Parents: Thomas Hotchkis & Elizabeth Wotherspoon.1

She was the daughter of Thomas Hotchkis and Elizabeth Wotherspoon.

Catherine Baird Hotchkis was also known as Kate Hotchkis.

Kate Hotchkis married Robert Laird, son of William Laird and Mary Gardiner, on 29 Jun 1900 at 15 South Road, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church Scotland

Robert Laird
Coal Miner, Bachelor, aged 36 (looks like but is 26)
Res: Lee's Land, Thornwood
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardner
Kate B Hotchkis
Spinster, aged 37 (looks like but is 27)
Res: Lee's Land, Thornwood
Parents: Thomas Hotchkis, Coal Miner & Elizabeth Hotchkis MS Wotherspoon (dec)

Thomas Laird & Lizzie W Laird were the Witnesses.2,3

As of 29 Jun 1900,her married name was Laird.

Catherine appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Thomas Hotchkis at Lee's Land, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
HOTCHKIS Thomas, Head, Wid, 73, Pit Labourer, Benhaur Lanark
HOTCHKIS Catherine, Dau, Mar, 28, Miners Wife, Bothwell Lanark
LAIRD Robert, Son in Law, Mar, 27, Coal Miner, Old Monkland Lanark.4

Catherine appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Robert Laird at Lee Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Robert, Head, 38, Mar, Fireman, Colliery Worker, Baillieston Lanarkshire
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, 39, Mar, Married 10 years, No children born or died, Bothwell Lanark.5

Catherine died on 16 Jun 1941 at 15 Park Terrace, Stirling, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland , at age 68 years, 8 months and 22 days

Catherine Baird Laird
Married to Robert Laird, Colliery Pumpsman
Usual Res: 8 Millhall Cottages
At 0.50 AM aged 68 years
Parents: Thomas Hotchkis, Colliery Surfaceman (dec) & Elizabeth Hotchkis MS Wotherspoon (dec)

Robert Laird, Widower, 8 Millhall Cottages Stirling was the informant.2,6

Catherine's cause of death on 16 Jun 1941 was from Lobar pneumonia
Ventral hernia
Major operation.

Family: Catherine Baird Hotchkis and Robert Laird

FatherThomas Hotchkis (c 1827 - 17 Jul 1907)
MotherElizabeth Wotherspoon (c 1828 - 14 Jun 1878)


  1. [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), Thomas Hotchkis in entry for Catherine Baird Hotchkis, 25 Sep 1872; citing BOTHWELL,LANARK,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1900 Bothwell Lanark 625/1 63. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanarkshire, Reg 625/1 ED 8 Page 20. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  5. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 14/2. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1941 Stirling Stirlingshire, 490/290 aged 68.