Ellen Hughes

ID# 6485, (c 1859 - 26 Jan 1883)

Ellen Hughes was born c 1859 at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Parents: John Hughes and Ellen McGanel/Hughes or McArdle.

Ellen appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of Alexander Laird at Ashgill Rows, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Alexander, Head, U, 21, M, Coalminer, Old Monkland, Lanark
HUGHES Ellen, U, 23, F, Housekeeper, Cambusnethan, Lanark
LAIRD David, Brother, 12, M Scholar, Stevenson, Ayr.1

Ellen Hughes married Alexander Laird, son of David Laird and Margaret Campbell, on 23 Sep 1881 at Ashgillhead, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland.

Alexander Laird,
Coalminer, (Bachelor) aged 22
Usual Res: Ashgillhead, Dalserf
Parents: David Laird, Coalminer (dec) & Margaret Campbell (dec)
Ellen Hughes,
(Spinster), aged 22
Usual Res: Ashgillhead, Dalserf
Parents: John Hughes, Coalminer & Ellen McGanel (dec)

Witnesses: James Kerr & Thomas Armstrong.2,3

As of 23 Sep 1881,her married name was Laird.

Ellen died on 26 Jan 1883 at Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,

Helen Laird
married to Alexander Laird, Coalminer
At 5pm aged 24 years.

Parents: John Hughes, Coalminer and Helen Hughes MS Hughes (dec)

Alex Laird, Widower was present when she passed away.2,4

Ellen's cause of death on 26 Jan 1883 was from Acute Rheumatism - 12 days (after childbirth)
Congestion of the lungs
(perhaps meant to be Rheumatic Fever.)

Ellen and Alexander had 1 child.

Child of Ellen Hughes and Alexander Laird


  1. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Dalserf Lanark, Reg No 638/2 ED 2 page 53 - via Ancestry. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  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 www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1881 Dalserf Lanark, 638/02 0010. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1883 Dalserf Lanark, 638/02 0005.