Elizabeth Laird

ID# 3656, (5 Jan 1876 - 11 Nov 1945)


Elizabeth Laird was born on 5 Jan 1876 at Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Elizabeth
At 0.30PM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, Old Monkland Manse

William Laird, father registered the birth but was not present.1,2

She was the daughter of William Laird and Mary Gardiner.

Elizabeth appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of William Laird at Gardiners Buildings, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD, William, Head, M, 51, Coal Miner, Employed, Airdrie, Lanark, 2 rooms with windows
LAIRD, Mary Gardiner, Wife, M, 49, Glasgow, Lanark
LAIRD, Mary, Dau, Unm, 20, House Keeper, Baillieston, Lanark
LAIRD, William,Son, Unm,18, Coal Miner, Employed, Baillieston, Lanark
LAIRD, Robert, Son, Unm, 17, Coal Miner, Employed, Baillieston, Lanark
LAIRD, Elizabeth, Dau, Unm, 15, General Servant, Baillieston, Lanark
LAIRD, Thomas, Son, 13, Coal Miner, Employed, Baillieston, Lanark
LAIRD, Peter, Son, 11, Scholar, Uddingston, Lanark
LAIRD, Janet, Dau, 9, Scholar, Uddingston, Lanark
LAIRD, Bella, Dau, 4, Uddingston, Lanark.3



Elizabeth witnessed the marriage of William Simpson and Mary Laird on 24 Jun 1891 The Victoria Hall, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,4

Elizabeth Laird married John Wood on 5 Oct 1894 at The Mission Hall, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

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

John Woods
Plaster (Journeyman), Bachelor, aged 23
Res: 29 Market Street, St Andrews
Parents: Charles Woods, Slater (Journeyman) & Sarah Woods MS McIlgorm
Elizabeth Laird
Domestic Servant, Spinster, aged 18
Res: Gardiners Land, Thornwood
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner, & Mary Laird MS Gardner

Witnesses: William Stewart & Ellen McFarlane.1,5


As of 5 Oct 1894,her married name was Wood.

Elizabeth appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of John Wood at 50 Cameron Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
WOOD John, Head, Mar 29, Plasterer, Glasgow Lanark
WOOD Elizabeth, Wife, Mar, 25, Baillieston Lanark
WOOD Sarah, Dau, 6, Scholar, St Andrew, Fifeshire.6



Elizabeth appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of John Wood at 18 Crofthead Street, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
WOOD John, Head, 39, Mar, Plasterer (House), Worker, Glasgow Lanark
WOOD Elizabeth, Wife, 35, Mar, Married 17 years, 5 Children Born, 3 Living, Ballieston Lanark
WOOD Sarah, Dau, 16, Single, Dressmaker, Worker, St Andrews Fife
WOOD William, Son, 9, School, Glasgow Lanark
WOOD John, Son, 6, School, Glasgow Lanark
GIBSON James, Boarder, 20, Single, Grocers Assistant, Worker, Wigtownshire
MOFFATT William, Boarder, 25, Single, Assurance Agent, Prudential, Worker, Dumfriesshire.7



Elizabeth Wood was on the 1915 Valuation Roll.

No 20 & 18 Crofthead Street
Owned by: Minnie McD Henerson, Kingstone Allanvale Road, Prestwick per James Cormack Bank Agent, Uddingston

No 18
BROWN Alexander, Butcher
CAMPBELL patrick, Miner
MORRISON Robert, Miner
MCLAUGHLIN James, Miner
RANKIN David, Miner
WOOD Mrs Elizabeth £11 rent pa.

(Elizabeth was at same address on Valuation Rolls, 1915, 1920, 1925, & 1930.)8



Elizabeth died on 11 Nov 1945 at County Hospital, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 69 years, 10 months and 6 days

Elizabeth Wood
Widow of John Wood, Plasterer
Usual Res: 18 Crofthead Street, Uddingston
At 5.15 PM aged 69yrs
Parents: William Laird, Coalminer (dec) & Mary Laird MS Gardner (dec)

W L Wood, Son, 18 Crofthead Street, Uddingston was the informant.1,9



Elizabeth's cause of death on 11 Nov 1945 was from Erysipelas (mild)
Myocarditis.



Elizabeth and John had 5 Children born according to the 1911 Census, but only 3 living at that time.

Children of Elizabeth Laird and John Wood

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, 1876 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 0023. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/1 008/1 40. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1891 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0082.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1894 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 53.
  6. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Glasgow St George in the Fields, Reg 644/9 ED 98 Page 14. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  7. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 10/15. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  8. [S184] Valuation Rolls, Scottish Valuation Roll (n.p.: Scotlandspeople.gov.uk), 1915 Valuation Rolls, Bothwell Lanark County - VR010700306-/479. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Valuation Roll.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1945 Dalziel Lanarkshire, 639/ 475 aged 69 yrs.