Mary Laird

ID# 413, (6 Sep 1870 - 2 Jan 1940)
Mary Simpson nee Laird
courtsey of Alex Lees and Marie Brown


Mary Laird was born on 6 Sep 1870 at Thomson's Land, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Mary Laird
At 2.36AM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Gardner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, Manse Old Monkland

William Laird, X his mark, Father was the informant.1,2

She was the daughter of William Laird and Mary Gardiner.

Mary 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



Mary 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.4



Mary Laird married William Simpson, son of George Simpson and Margaret Stewart, on 24 Jun 1891 at The Victoria Hall, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

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

William Simpson,
Coal Miner, Bachelor,
Aged 21
Usual Res: 10 Dunlops Row, Thornwood
Parents: George Simpson, Colliery Engine Keeper (dec) & Margaret Smith, previously Simpson MS Stewart (dec)
Mary Laird,
Domestic Servant, Spinster
Aged 20
Usual Res: 2 Dunlops Row, Thornwood
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner and Mary Laird MS Gardiner

Witnesses: Olive Crichton and Lizzie Laird.1,5


As of 24 Jun 1891,her married name was Simpson.

Mary appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of William Simpson at Youngs Land, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SIMPSON, William Head, M, 31, Stone Miner, Worker, Ormiston, Haddington
2 rooms with windows
SIMPSON, Mary, Wife, M, 31, Miner's Wife, Baillieston, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, George, Son, 8, Scholar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, William, Son, 6, Scholar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, Charles, Son, 4, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, Thomas, Son, 2, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SIMPSON, Alexander, Son, 4 months, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
SHAW, Maggie, visitor, S, 13, Scholar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
TAYLOR, Thomas, Boarder, S, 16, Coal Miner, Worker, Cadder, Lanarkshire.6



Mary appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of William Simpson at 17 Donaldson Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SIMPON William, Head, 40, Mar, Coal Miner/Hewer, Worker,Ormiston Haddington
SIMPON Mary, Wife, 40, Mar, married 19yrs, 10 Children, 10 Living, Old Monkland Lanark
SIMPON George, Son, 18, Single, Coalminer Hewer, Worker, Bothwell Lanark
SIMPON William, Son, 16, Single, Coalminer Hewer, Worker, Bothwell
SIMPON Charles, Son, 14, Coalminer Hewer, Worker, Bothwell
SIMPON Thomas, Son, 12, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Alex, Son, 11, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Robert, Son, 9, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Mary, Dau, 7, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Maggie, Dau, 5, School, Bothwell
SIMPON Ellen, Dau, 3, Bothwell
SIMPON Elizabeth, Dau, 10mths, Bothwell

(The surname is recorded on the census as SIMPON instead of SIMPSON.)7



Mary died on 2 Jan 1940 at 297 Old Edinburgh Road, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 69 years, 3 months and 27 days

Mary SIMPSON
At 0.35AM aged 69 years
Married to William Simpson, Coal Miner Repairer.
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner (dec), & Mary Laird MS Gardner (dec)

William Simpson, Widower was present at her death

No notice in Glasgow Herald.1,8



Mary's cause of death on 2 Jan 1940 was from Thyroid deficiency
Myxodemia.



Mary was buried in Jan 1940 at Bothwell Park Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

In Memory of
Mary Laird
Beloved Wife of
William Simpson
Who Died 2nd Jan 1940
Aged 69 Years.
Also the Above
William Simpson
Who died 21st Jan 1953
Aged 84 Years.
Also Their Daughter
Margaret
Who Died 27th June 1991
Aged 84 Years.

Erected by her Husband & Family.9

Mary Laird & William Simpson plus daughter Margaret
Bothwell Park Cemetery
Photo Taken by Izzy Cuthbert July 2017 for the Find A Grave Project


Mary and William had 12 children.

Children of Mary Laird and William Simpson

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, 1870 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 0233. 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. [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.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1891 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0082.
  6. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell, Lanark, Page 6. 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, 625/01 013/00 039. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1940 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0004.
  9. [S43] Cemetery Records , Photograph taken July 2017 by Izzy Cuthbert for the Find A Grave project and sent to me personally.. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.