Mary Bone Laird

ID# 7715, (7 Aug 1922 - 6 Mar 1992)

Mary Bone Laird was born on 7 Aug 1922 at Larkhall, Lanark, Scotland .1,2
She was the daughter of David Laird and Jean Milne Sharp.

Mary Bone Laird married James Laughlin on 17 Feb 1943 at St Mary's Church, Larkhall, Lanark, Scotland .3,4

As of 17 Feb 1943,her married name was Laughlin.

Mary and James Laughlin in 1950 moved to Cannock, Staffordshire, England,
After Mary's Mother died in 1950, the family moved to Cannock, where James worked in the Littleton Colliery, which finally was closed in 1993 being one of the last of the "core" pits designated by the Government of the time.

Mary Bone Laughlin married Colin Potts on 30 Oct 1974 at South Shields Registry Office, South Shields, Durham, England,

Colin Potts to Mary B Laughlin.5,4

As of 30 Oct 1974,her married name was Potts.

Mary died on 6 Mar 1992 at South Shields, Durham, England, at age 69 years, 6 months and 28 days.6,4

Mary's cause of death on 6 Mar 1992 was from Cerebral Haemorrhage.

Mary was buried in Mar 1992 at Harton Cemetery, South Shields, Durham, England,

Mary Potts
Died 6 March 1992, aged 69
Colin Potts
Died 1 Jan 2000, aged 72.7,4

Children of Mary Bone Laird and James Laughlin

Family: Mary Bone Laird and Colin Potts

FatherDavid Laird (1896 - 20 Jun 1923)
MotherJean Milne Sharp (c 1891 - 23 Mar 1950)


  1. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1922 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 0282. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  2. [S216] Letter or email from Laura Potts (UK) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Laura Potts - email July 2015.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1943 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 0024.
  4. [S216] Letter or email, Laura Potts to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails Email from Laura July 2015.
  5. [S78] BDM Indexes online: England Civil Registration online, . Online;, 1974 South Shields Durham, Dec Qtr, Vol 2 Page 1009.
  6. [S78] England Civil Registration online BDM Indexes online, 1992, South Shields Durham, March Qtr, Reg No 392, Vol 2, Page 1561 - DOB 7 Aug 1922.
  7. [S43] Cemetery Records , Harton Cemetery MI Web page by John Bage and Harton Cemetery Office.. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.