Elizabeth Kerr

ID# 7324, (25 Aug 1865 - 14 Aug 1894)

Elizabeth Kerr was born on 25 Aug 1865 at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Parents: James Kerr, Coalminer & Isabella Linton
Married: 22 Feb 1846, Carmichael
James b. 25 May 1846, Carmichael
William b. 19 May 1848, Carmichael
Robert b.12 Aug 1852 Cambusnethan
Helen b. 25 Aug 1853, East Kilbride
Elizabeth b. 16 July 1856, Cambusnethan
James b. 21 June 1858, Cambusnethan
Robert b. 11 Oct 1860, Cambusnethan
Alexander b. 20 Jan 1863, Cambusnethan
George b. 19 Oct 1867, Cambusnethan.1

Elizabeth Kerr married Alexander Laird, son of David Laird and Margaret Campbell, on 31 Dec 1883 at Ashgill, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

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

Alexander Laird,
Coalminer, (Widower), aged 24
Usual Res: Ashgill, Dalserf
Parents: David Laird, Coalminer (dec) & Margaret Laird MS Campbell (dec)
Elizabeth Kerr,
Domestic Servant, Spinster, aged 18
Usual Res: Ashgill, Dalserf
Parents: James Kerr, Coalminer (dec) & Isabella Kerr MS Linton

Witnesses: William Kerr and Thomas Armstrong.2,3

As of 31 Dec 1883,her married name was Laird.

Elizabeth appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of Alexander Laird at Red Row S S P R, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Alexander, Head, Mar, 31, Coal Miner, Stevenson Ayreshire
LAIRD Elizabeth, Wife, Mar, 25, Cambusnethan Lanark
LAIRD Bella, Dau, 5, Dalserf Lanark
LAIRD David, Son, 1, Dalserf Lanark.4

Elizabeth died on 14 Aug 1894 at Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire, at age 28 years, 11 months and 20 days

Elizabeth Laird
Married to Alexander Laird, Coalminer
At 2PM aged 29 yrs
Parents: James Kerr, Coalminer & Isabella Kerr MS Linton

William Kerr, His X Mark, Brother, 68 John Street, Larkhall was the informant.2,5

Elizabeth's cause of death on 14 Aug 1894 was from Phthisis Pulmonales.

Elizabeth and Alexander had 2 children.

Children of Elizabeth Kerr and Alexander Laird


  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 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ83-296 : accessed 12 July 2015), Elizabeth Kerr, 25 Aug 1865; citing CAMBUSNETHAN,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 www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1883 Dalserf Lanark, 638/02 0015. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Dalserf Lanarkshire, RG12, ED 2 Page 13 - via Ancestry.co.uk and Findmypast.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1894 Dalserf Lanark, 638/02 0033.