Alexander Gardner Laird

ID# 5907, (17 Sep 1894 - 31 Jul 1978)

Alexander Gardner Laird was born on 17 Sep 1894 at 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.1,2

He was the son of Alexander Laird and Elizabeth Rae Hotchkis.

Alexander appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Alexander Laird at Youngs Land, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
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.3

Alexander appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Elizabeth Rae Laird at Youngs Building, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Elizabeth, Head, 3 rooms with windows, 7 people present, 47, Widow, (no children details listed), Private Means, Old Monkland
LAIRD Elizabeth, Dau, 27, S, Dressmaker, own account at home, Bothwell
LAIRD William, Son, 25, S, Plumber, worker, Bothwell
LAIRD Jeanie, Dau, 21, S, Dressmaker, own account at home, Bothwell
LAIRD Thomas, Son, 18, S, Apprentice Electrician, General Engineering, Worker, Bothwell
LAIRD Alexander, Son, 16, S, Apprentice Pattenmaker, General Engineering, Worker, Bothwell
LAIRD Janet, Dau, 6, School, Bothwell.4

Alexander Gardner Laird married Jane Denholm Hutchison on 29 Sep 1916 at Calderhead Works, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

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

Alexander Gardner Laird
Patternmaker, (Bachelor) aged 22
Res: 95 Crail Street, Parkhead Glasgow
Parents: Alexander Gardner Laird, Checkweighman (dec) & Elizabeth Rae Laird MS Hotchkiss
Jeanie Denholm Hutchison
Spinster, aged 24
Res: 156 Hamilton Street, Shotts
Parents: John Hutchison, Coal Miner & Annie Hutchison MS Robertson

Witnesses: Thomas Hotchkiss Laird & Mary Robertson.1,5

Alexander Gardner Laird recorded Thomas Hotchkis Laird's death on 22 Feb 1919 Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,
Thomas Hotchkiss Laird
Electrician (Journeyman)
Widower of Agnes Milligan
Usual Res: 82 Ardenleo Street (hard to read)
At 6.20AM aged 26
Parents: Alexander Gardner Laird, Colliery Check Weigher (dec) & Elizabeth Laird MS Hotchkiss

A G Laird, Brother, 9 Munition Cottages, Tollcross was the informant.1,6

Alexander died on 31 Jul 1978 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, at age 83 years, 10 months and 14 days

Alexander Gardner Laird
Aged 84
DOB 17 Sept 1894.7

Alexander was cremated on 4 Aug 1978 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Scotland.8

Child of Alexander Gardner Laird and Jane Denholm Hutchison

FatherAlexander Laird (11 Oct 1864 - 17 Jan 1906)
MotherElizabeth Rae Hotchkis (29 Jan 1864 - 14 Nov 1942)


  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, 1894 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0329. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01, ED 8, Page 1, via Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  4. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 014/00 013. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1916 Calderhead Lanark, 626/B 25.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1919 Bridgeton Glasgow Lanarkshire, 644/1 221.
  7. [S78] BDM Indexes online: England Civil Registration online, . Online;, 1978 Sept, Grimsby Humberside Lincolnshire England, Vol 7 page 0468 aged 84 DOB 17 Sept 1894.
  8. [S43] Cemetery Records , Deceased Online Index - Gives Date of Death and Date of Cremation just in Lincolnshire.. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.