Alexander Laird

ID# 422, (11 Oct 1864 - 17 Jan 1906)


Alexander Laird was born on 11 Oct 1864 at Carswells Land, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Alexander
At 1.30AM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardner
married: 31 Dec 1860, Manse Old Monkland

William Laird, X his mark, Father registered the birth.1,2,3

He was the son of William Laird and Mary Gardiner.

Alexander appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of William Laird at Thomson's Land, Baillieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD William, Head, M, 31, Coalminer, Old Monkland, Lanark, 2 windows and 2 children at school
LAIRD Mary, Wife, M, 27, Cumbernauld, Dumbarton
LAIRD Charles, Son, 8, Scholar, Old Monkland
LAIRD Alexander, Son, 6, Scholar, Old Monkland
LAIRD Jane, Dau, 4, Old Monkland
LAIRD Helen P, Dau, 2, Old Monkland
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 6mths, Old Monkland
CUNNINGHAM John, Boarder, Unm, 45, Coalminer, Old Monkland.4



Alexander Laird married Elizabeth Rae Hotchkis, daughter of Thomas Hotchkis and Elizabeth Wotherspoon, on 13 Jul 1883 at Gardiners Land, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

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

Alexander Laird,
Coal Miner, Bachelor, aged 20
Usual Res: Gardiners Land, Thornwood
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Gardiner
Elizabeth Hotchkis,
Fathers Housekeeper, Spinster, aged 20
Usual Res: Gardiners Land, Thornwood
Parents: Thomas Hotchkis, Over? Coal Pit & Elizabeth Wotherspoon (dec)

Witnesses: Mary or Henry Hotchkis & Jane Laird.1,5



Alexander recorded the birth of Mary Gardiner Laird on 5 May 1887 Gardiners Land, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Mary Gardiner
At 5.30AM
Parents: Alexander Laird, Coal Miner & Elizabeth Laird MS Hotchkis
Married: 30 July 1883, Bothwell

Alexander Laird, father registered the birth.1,6



Alexander appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at Youngs Terrace, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth, Elizabeth, William, Jeanie and Mary ;
LAIRD Alexander, Head, 26, Check Weigh Man, Braehead, Lanark
LAIRD Elizabeth, Wife, 27, Ballieston Lanark
LAIRD Elizabeth, Dau, 7, Scholar, Uddingston
LAIRD William, Son, 5, Scholar, Uddingston
LAIRD Jeannie, Dau, 1, Uddingston
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 3, Uddingston.7



Alexander recorded the birth of Alexander Gardner Laird on 17 Sep 1894 Young's Land, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Alexander Gardner Laird
at 7.30 AM
Parents: Alexander laird, Colliery Check Weighman & Elizabeth Laird MS Hotchkis
Married: July 13th 1883, Bothwell

Alexander Laird, Father was the informant.1,8



Alexander appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at Youngs Land, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth, Elizabeth, William, Jeanie, Thomas and Alexander ;
LAIRD Alexander, Head, 36, Checkweighman, Baillieston Lanark
LAIRD Elizabeth, Wife, 37, Balliston
LAIRD Elizabeth W, Dau, 17, Dressmaker, Bothwell
LAIRD William, Son, 15, Plumber, Bothwell
LAIRD Jeanie, Dau, 11, Scholar, Bothwell
LAIRD Thomas, Son, 8, Scholar, Bothwell
LAIRD Alexander, Son, 6, Scholar, Bothwell.9



Alexander died on 17 Jan 1906 at Youngs Land, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 41 years, 3 months and 6 days

Alexander Laird,
Checkweigher
Married to Elizabeth Wotherspoon Hotchkis
At 1.45AM aged 41yrs
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner (dec) & Mary Laird MS Gardiner

Pater Laird, Brother, Lees Land, Thornwood was the informant.1,10



Alexander's cause of death on 17 Jan 1906 was from Chronic Interstitial Nephritis 9 mths
Intestinal Haemorrhage 2 days.



Alexander and Elizabeth had 7 Children.

Children of Alexander Laird and Elizabeth Rae Hotchkis

FatherWilliam Laird (c 1840 - 20 Oct 1905)
MotherMary Gardiner (14 May 1841 - 5 Mar 1931)

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, 1864 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 0307. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), C116521.
  4. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 008/000 039. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1883 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0045.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1887 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0221.
  7. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 ED 8A Page 20 via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1894 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0329.
  9. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01, ED 8, Page 1, via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  10. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1906 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0011.