Jane Laird

ID# 423, (13 Jan 1867 - )

Jane Laird was born on 13 Jan 1867 at Carsswells Land, Crosshill, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Jane Laird
At 11.30PM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, Manse Old Monkland

William Laird, X his mark, Father registered the birth.1,2

She was the daughter of William Laird and Mary Gardiner.

Jane appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of William Laird at Thomson's Land, Baillieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD William, Head, M, 31, Coalminer, Old Monkland, Lanark, 2 windows and 2 children at school
LAIRD Mary, Wife, M, 27, Cumbernauld, Dumbarton
LAIRD Charles, Son, 8, Scholar, Old Monkland
LAIRD Alexander, Son, 6, Scholar, Old Monkland
LAIRD Jane, Dau, 4, Old Monkland
LAIRD Helen P, Dau, 2, Old Monkland
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 6mths, Old Monkland
CUNNINGHAM John, Boarder, Unm, 45, Coalminer, Old Monkland.3

Jane witnessed the marriage of Elizabeth Rae Hotchkis and Alexander Laird on 13 Jul 1883 Gardiners Land, Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,4

Jane witnessed the marriage of Catherine Hamilton and Charles Laird on 26 Mar 1886 Calton House School, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,5

Jane appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at Nithsdale Road, Bardown, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
RILEY Alexander, Head, 51, Clothier & Shirtmaker
RILEY family
LAIRD Jane, Servant, 22, General Servant, Old Monkland.6

     Research Note:
Unable to locate Jane correctly, even 1891 may be incorrect.
Looked at a few marriages but not her and so many Jane's too hard to work out without contact or other information from other family members.

FatherWilliam Laird (c 1840 - 20 Oct 1905)
MotherMary Gardiner (14 May 1841 - 5 Mar 1931)


  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, 1867 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 0024. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 008/000 039. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1883 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0045.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1886 Bothwell Lanark 625/01 0029.
  6. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Plantation Govan Lanark, 646/01, ED37 Page 8 via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.