Mary Knox

ID# 5733, (bt 1851 - 1861 - 9 May 1940)


Mary Knox was born bt 1851 - 1861 at Ireland

Parents: James Knox & Helen Judge later Bradley.

Age varies on different events:
Marriage 1879: 21 -1858
1881 Census: 22 - 1859
1891 Census: 30 - 1861
1901 Census: 40 - 1861
1911 Census: 58 - 1853
Death 1940: 89 - 1851.



Mary Knox married Charles Laird, son of David Laird and Margaret Campbell, on 20 Jun 1879 at Mayville Toll, High Road, Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland ,

After publication according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland.

Charles Laird
Coal Miner, (Bachelor) aged 22
Usual Res: 42 Ardeer Square, Stevenston
Parents: David Laird, coal miner (dec) & Margaret Laird MS Campbell (dec)
Mary Knox (her X Mark),
Farmers daughter, (Spinster)
(Witnesses: Wm Ainsworth & Mary White), aged 21
Usual Res: Mayville Toll, Stevenston
Parents: James Knox, Farmer (dec) & Helen Bradley formerly Knox, MS Judge

Witnesses: John Deans & David Bradley.1,2


As of 20 Jun 1879,her married name was Laird.

Mary recorded the birth of Margaret Laird on 12 Jul 1880 Millhill, Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland ,

Margaret Laird
At 10.30 PM
Parents: Charles Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Knox
Married: June 19th 1879, Stevenston

Mary Laird (X her mark) Mother was the informant.1,3



Mary appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of Charles Laird at Ashgill Rows, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Charles, Head, 28, Coal Miner, Old Monkland Lanark
LAIRD Mary, Wife, 22, Ireland
LAIRD Margaret, Dau, 1, Stevenston Ayr
BRADLEY Ellen, Mother in Law, 50, Outdoor Worker, Ireland.4



Mary recorded the birth of Margaret Laird on 5 Mar 1890 14 Kirkgate Street, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland ,

Margaret Laird
at 8.30 AM
Parents: Charles Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Knox
Married: 19 June 1879, Saltcoats

Mary Laird (X her mark), Mother was the informant of the birth.1,5



Mary appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at 82 Raise Street, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Mary, Charles, Helen and Margaret ;
LAIRD Mary, Wife, Mar, 30, Ireland
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 10, Scholar, Ardossan Ayr
LAIRD John, Son, 7, Scholar, Ardossan Ayr
LAIRD Ellen, Dau, 2, Saltcoats Ayr
LAIRD Charles, Son, 5, Saltcoats Ayr
LAIRD Maggie, Dau, 1, Saltcoats Ayr




Charles is missing from the 1891 Census, was he down the mine that night or had he changed occupation and become the Steamship stoker as stated on Mary's death certificate. ?6



Mary appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at Arthur Street, Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Helen, Margaret and Charles ;
LAIRD Mary, Head, Mar, 40, Ireland
LAIRD Helen, Dau, S, 13, Scholar, Ardrossan Ayr
LAIRD Margaret, Dau, 11, Scholar, Ardrossan Ayr
LAIRD Charles, Son, 16, (no occupation), Ardrossan Ayr
SMITH James, Boarder, S, 25, Labourer, Ireland

Charles is missing again from the 1901 Census.7



Mary appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at 27 Ferguslie, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Charles, Helen and Margaret ;
LAIRD Mary, Head, 58, Widow,
(red line through years married and number of children)
Married 26yrs, 3 children born and 3 living, no occupation, born Ireland
LAIRD Charles, Son, 26, S, General Labourer, Saltcoats Ayr
LAIRD Helen, Dau, 23, S, Twister, Thread Works, Saltcoats Ayr
LAIRD Margaret, Dau, 21, S. Twister, Thread Works, Saltcoats Ayr.8



Mary died on 9 May 1940 at Riccartsbar Asylum Hospital, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland ,

Mary Laird
Widow of Charles Laird, Steamship Stoker
At 10.55 PM aged 89yrs.
Usual Res: 18 Newton Street, Paisley
Parents: James Knox, Crofter (dec) & Helen Knox MS Bradley (dec)

Margaret Laird, Daughter, 161 George Street, Paisley was the informant.1,9

Riccartsbar Hospital, Paisley
Has since been demolished


Mary's cause of death on 9 May 1940 was from Senile Decay
Chronic Myocarditis
Congestion of Lungs due to Myocarditis.



Mary and Charles had 6 children.

Children of Mary Knox and Charles Laird

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1879 Stevenston Ayr, 615/00 0010. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1880 Stevenston Ayr, 615/00 0144.
  4. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 via Ancestry.co.uk - Dalserf Lanarkshire, ED 2 Pg 56, Line 12, Reg 638/2. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1890 Old Ardrossan, Ayr, 576/01 0026.
  6. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Old Ardrossan Ayr, ED1 Pg 25 Reg 576/1 - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  7. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Stevenston Ayr, 615/00 007/00 045. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  8. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Paisley Renfrew, 573/01 004/00 007. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1940 Paisley Renfrew, 573/01 0828.