Catherine Hamilton Laird

ID# 5896, (28 May 1894 - Apr 1969)

Catherine Hamilton Laird was born on 28 May 1894 at 36 New Row, Aitkenhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Catherine Hamilton Laird
At 7.50pm (2nd Twin)
Parents: Charles Laird, Coal Miner & Catherine Laird MS Hamilton
Married 26th March 1886, Bothwell

Charles Laird, father was present at the birth of the twins.1,2

She was the daughter of Charles Laird and Catherine Hamilton.

Catherine Hamilton Laird was also known as Katie Laird.

Katie appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Charles Laird at 16 Donaldson Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Charles, Head, Mar, 38, Coal Miner Hewer, Born Lanarkshire
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, Mar, 35 , Lanarkshire
LAIRD Jeanie, Dau, 14, Tannochside Lanark
LAIRD William, Son, 13, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD James, Son, 11, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 9, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Charles, Son, 7, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Katie, Dau, 7, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Esther, Dau, 3, Tannochside.3

Catherine appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Charles Laird at Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire;
LAIRD Charles, 11 people in house with 2 rooms with windows. Head, 47, Mar, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Dykehead Lanark
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, 46, Mar, married 25yrs, 10 children born and living, Old Monkland
LAIRD William, Son, 23, S, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Glasgow
LAIRD James, Son, 21, S, Collier Clerk, Worker, Glasgow
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 20, S, Confectionery Process Worker, Worker, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Charles, Son, 17, S, Coal Miner Drawer, Worker, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Catherine, Dau, 17, S, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Esther, Dau, 14, S, School, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Helen, Dau, 10, S, School, Tannochside
LAIRD Andrew, Son, 8, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Elizabeth, Dau, 6, Scholar, Tannochside.4

Catherine witnessed the marriage of James Rae Scobbie and Mary Gardner Laird on 6 Jun 1923 Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire.1,5

Catherine Hamilton Laird married Alexander John Meikle in 1923 at Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland .6

As of 1923,her married name was Meikle.

Catherine died in Apr 1969 at Garrick Hospital, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland , at age 74 years and 10 months

Catherine H Meikle MS Laird
Aged 74
Usual Res: 28 Murrayfield Avenue, Stranraer.7

Catherine was buried on 18 Apr 1969 at Glebe Cemetery, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland .8

Family: Catherine Hamilton Laird and Alexander John Meikle

FatherCharles Laird (31 Jan 1863 - 12 May 1938)
MotherCatherine Hamilton (10 Mar 1866 - 22 Nov 1930)


  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 0217. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanark, ED 9 Page 233 via Rego No 625/01. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  4. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 013/00 039 & 040. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1923 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 70.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1923 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0084.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1969 Stranraer Wigtown, 899/73 aged 74.
  8. [S43] Cemetery Records , Dumfries and Galloway Council - Burial Registers on Ancestry
    Interment No 1, Grave No 81, Section H. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.