David Forrest Laird

ID# 8216, (1908 - )

David Forrest Laird was born in 1908 at Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1
He was the son of Thomas Laird and Elizabeth Spiers Forrest.

David appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Thomas Laird at 11 Borestone Crescent, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Thomas, Head, Mar, 33, Miners Hewer, Coal Worker, Old Monkland Lanarkshire
LAIRD Lizzie, Wife, Mar, 33, Married 10 years, 4 Children born and living, Duarrter ? Lanark
LAIRD William, Son, 9, School, Bothwell Lanark
LAIRD Lizzie, Dau, 5, School, Bothwell Lanark
LAIRD David, Son, 3, School, Bothwell Lanark
LAIRD Thomas, Son, 8 mths, Bothwell Lanark.2

     Research Note:
Have a good feeling re some results that David Laird went to New Jersery USA. Found a good possible as a grocer on a 1930 immigration, and then on the 1930 Fed Census, find a David Laird as a nephew with Mitchell Forrest.
1940 Fed Census, shows this David as married to an Annie R also born in Scotland, as well as son Thomas born Scotland, and Douglas born New Jersey.
This David F Laird died in 1965 and Annie R in 2009 - New Haven Memorial Park New Jersey.

Lots of research is required on this family to prove details.

FatherThomas Laird (23 Jan 1878 - 30 May 1936)
MotherElizabeth Spiers Forrest (1878 - 25 Feb 1951)


  1. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1908 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 77. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  2. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Stirling Stirlingshire, 490/19/24. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.