Alexander Laird

ID# 4330, (18 Jul 1859 - 11 Jun 1929)


Alexander Laird was born on 18 Jul 1859 at Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1
He was the son of David Laird and Margaret Campbell.

Alexander appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of David Laird at Overton Hamlet, Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD David, Head, M, 25, Coal Miner, Monkland Lanark, One window
LAIRD Margaret, Wife, M, 24, Hamilton Lanark
LAIRD Charles, Son, 4, Hamilton
LAIRD Alexander, Son, 1, Glasgow
DUNLOP Helen, Boarder, UM, 25, Hand Weaver, Kilying Ayr
LNDSAY Mary Boarder, 5, Kilying Ayr
GLACHDY Boarder, 6mth, Irvine Ayr
LAIRD Charles, Boarder, UM, 17, Coal Miner, Lanarkshire.2



Alexander appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of David Laird at Schoolwell St, Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD David, Head, Mar, 43 (sic), Coalminer, Old Monkland Lanark
LAIRD Margaret, Wife, Mar, 31, Coalminer Wfe, Old Monkland
LAIRD Charles, Son, 14, Draw Boy Pit, Glasgow Lanark
LAIRD Alexander, Son, 12, Draw Boy Pit, Glasgow Lanark
LAIRD Agnes, Daur, 10, Maryhill, Lanark
LAIRD Jeanie, Daur, 7, Stevenston Ayrshire
LAIRD David, Son, 3, Stevenston Ayrshire.3



Alexander appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at Ashgill Rows, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Ellen and David ;
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.4



Alexander Laird married Ellen Hughes 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.5,6



Alexander recorded the birth of Helen Hughes Laird on 15 Jan 1883 Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,

Helen Hughes Laird
At 4 AM
Parents: Alexander Laird, Coalminer & Helen Laird MS Hughes (dec)
Married 1881 September 23, Ashgillhead Dalserf

Alex Laird, Father was the informant of the birth
Alexander registered both the birth and her Mothers death on the same day 27 Jan 1883.5,7



Alexander Laird witnessed the death of Ellen Laird on 26 Jan 1883 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.5,8



Alexander Laird married Elizabeth Kerr 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.5,9



Alexander Laird recorded Helen Hughes Laird's death on 25 Sep 1884 Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,
Ellen Laird
At 8AM aged 1yrs 8mths

Parents: Alexander Laird, Coalminer & Ellen Laird MS Hughes (dec)

Alex Laird, Father was the informant.5,10



Alexander appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at Red Row S S P R, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth, Isabella and David ;
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.11



Alexander Laird married Elizabeth Pryde on 21 Jun 1895 at Kyleshill, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

Alexander Laird,
Assistant to Spirit dealer, (Widower) aged 35
Usual Res: Raise Street, Saltcoats
Parents: David Laird, Coal Miner (dec) & Margaret Laird MS Campbell (dec)
Elizabeth Pryde,
Domestic Servant, Spinster, aged 38
Usual Res: North Crescent, Ardrossan
Parents: Thomas Pryde, Butler (dec) & Janet Pryde MS McGlashan

William Strand (?) and Jessie Meek were witnesses.5,12



Alexander recorded the birth of Alexander Laird on 5 Apr 1897 12 Auchonharvie Row, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland ,

Alexander Laird
At 11AM

Parents: Alexander Laird, Coal Miner & Elizabeth Laird, MS Pryde
Married 1894 June 21st Stevenston

Alexander Laird, Father was the informant of the birth.5,13



Alexander appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at 12 Auchenharvie Row, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth, David and Alexander ;
LAIRD Alex, Head, Marr, 42, Coal Miner, Stevenston Ayrshire
LAIRD Elizabeth, Wife, Marr, 44, Blairgowrie, Perthshire
LAIRD David, Son, 12, Scholar, Dalserf Lanark
LAIRD Alex, Son, 4, Stevenston Ayrshire.14



Alexander appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at 12 Ashgill Rows, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth, David, Alexander and Mary ;
LAIRD Alexander, Head, 52, Mar, Fireman, Coal Mine, Worker, Stevenson Ayr
LAIRD Elizabeth, Wife, 58, Mar, Married 16yrs, 1 child born and living, Blairgowrie Perth
LAIRD David, Son, 21, Single, Miner, Coal Mine, worker, Dalserf Lanark
LAIRD Alexander, Son, 14, S, Miner, Coal Mine, worker, Stevnson Ayr
LAIRD Mary, Neice, 5, School, Larkhall, Lanark.15



Alexander witnessed the marriage of John James Jones and Mary Bone Laird on 31 Dec 1924 Dalserf Manse, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland .5,16

Alexander died on 11 Jun 1929 at 5 Woodside, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 69 years, 10 months and 24 days

Alexander Laird
Colliery Fireman
(Married to Elizabeth Pryde)
At 6.30PM aged 69yrs

Parents: David Laird, Coalminer (dec) & Margaret Laird MS Campbell (dec)

Alexander Laird, Son, 30 B Fallin Stirling, was present when he passed away.5,17



Alexander's cause of death on 11 Jun 1929 was from Broncho-Pneumonia.



Alexander and Ellen had 1 child.



Alexander and Elizabeth had 2 children.



Alexander and Elizabeth had 1 child.

Child of Alexander Laird and Ellen Hughes

Children of Alexander Laird and Elizabeth Kerr

Child of Alexander Laird and Elizabeth Pryde

FatherDavid Laird (c 1836 - 8 Aug 1878)
MotherMargaret Campbell (13 Mar 1838 - 28 Feb 1878)

Citations

  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:VQQC-K7C : 8 December 2014), Alexander Laird, 18 Jul 1859; citing SHETTLESTON,LANARK,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  2. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Dreghorn Ayrshire, ED5 Line 5, pg 31, Reg No 589. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  3. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Stevenston Ayrshire, ED 2, Line 21, Pg 34, Reg No 615 - two pages.. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  4. [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.
  5. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
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  11. [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.
  12. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1895 Stevenston Ayr, 615/00 0021.
  13. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1897 Stevenston Ayrshire, 615/00 0103.
  14. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Stevenston Ayrshire, RG 13 Reg No 615, ED 7 Page 51 - via Ancestry. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  15. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Dalserf Lanark, 1911 638/02 002/00 013. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  16. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1925 Dalserf Lanark, 638/02 0005.
  17. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1929 Dalserf Lanark, 638/02 0025.