Esther Hamilton Laird

ID# 5897, (22 Oct 1897 - Jan 1963)

Esther Hamilton Laird was born on 22 Oct 1897 at 36 New Row, Aitkenhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Esther Hamilton Laird
At 3.11pm
Parents: Charles Laird, Spirit Salesman & Catherine Laird MS Hamilton.
Married: 26th March 1886 Bothwell

Charles Laird, Father was the informant of the birth.1,2

She was the daughter of Charles Laird and Catherine Hamilton.

Esther 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

Esther 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

Esther Hamilton Laird married James Reid in 1925 at Blythswood, Lanarkshire, Scotland .5

As of 1925,her married name was Reid.

Esther died in Jan 1963 at 6 Windsor Terrace Academy Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland , at age 65 years and 2 months

Esther Hamilton Reid MS Laird
Aged 65

Esther was buried on 9 Jan 1963 at Glebe Cemetery, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland .7

Family: Esther Hamilton Laird and James Reid

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, 1897 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0405. 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, 1925 Blythswood Lanark, 644/10 1885.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1963 Stranraer Wigtownshire, 899/5 aged 65.
  7. [S43] Cemetery Records , Dumfries and Galloway Council - Burial Registers on Ancestry
    Interment No 1, Grave No 13, Section B. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.