Robert Laird

ID# 427, (17 Dec 1873 - 15 Feb 1961)

Robert Laird was born on 17 Dec 1873 at Thomson's Land, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Robert Laird
At 1.15AM
Parents: William Laird, Coal miner & Mary Laird MS Gardner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, The Manse Old Monkland

William Laird, X his mark, father was present at the birth.1,2,3

He was the son of William Laird and Mary Gardiner.

Robert appeared on the on 5 Apr 1891 Census 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

Robert Laird married Kate Hotchkis, daughter of Thomas Hotchkis and Elizabeth Wotherspoon, on 29 Jun 1900 at 15 South Road, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church Scotland

Robert Laird
Coal Miner, Bachelor, aged 36 (looks like but is 26)
Res: Lee's Land, Thornwood
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardner
Kate B Hotchkis
Spinster, aged 37 (looks like but is 27)
Res: Lee's Land, Thornwood
Parents: Thomas Hotchkis, Coal Miner & Elizabeth Hotchkis MS Wotherspoon (dec)

Thomas Laird & Lizzie W Laird were the Witnesses.1,5

Robert appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Thomas Hotchkis at Lee's Land, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
HOTCHKIS Thomas, Head, Wid, 73, Pit Labourer, Benhaur Lanark
HOTCHKIS Catherine, Dau, Mar, 28, Miners Wife, Bothwell Lanark
LAIRD Robert, Son in Law, Mar, 27, Coal Miner, Old Monkland Lanark.6

Robert appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at Lee Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Catherine ;
LAIRD Robert, Head, 38, Mar, Fireman, Colliery Worker, Baillieston Lanarkshire
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, 39, Mar, Married 10 years, No children born or died, Bothwell Lanark.7

Robert Laird recorded Catherine Baird Laird's death on 16 Jun 1941 15 Park Terrace, Stirling, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland ,
Catherine Baird Laird
Married to Robert Laird, Colliery Pumpsman
Usual Res: 8 Millhall Cottages
At 0.50 AM aged 68 years
Parents: Thomas Hotchkis, Colliery Surfaceman (dec) & Elizabeth Hotchkis MS Wotherspoon (dec)

Robert Laird, Widower, 8 Millhall Cottages Stirling was the informant.1,8

Robert Laird witnessed the death of John Young on 29 Mar 1944 355 Old Edinburgh Road, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,
John Young,
Shoemaker (Master)
at 11.05 PM aged 76yrs.
Married to Isabella Gardiner McFarlane Laird
Parents: George Young, Shoemaker (Master) (dec) & Agnes Young MS Anderson (dec)

Robert Laird, Brother in Law, 353 Old Edinburgh Road, Tannochside, was present when he passed away.1,9

Robert died on 15 Feb 1961 at Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 87 years, 1 month and 29 days

Robert Laird
Colliery Pumpman Retired
Widower of Catherine Hotchkis
At 5.20 AM aged 87yrs
Res: 300 First Avenue, Uddingston
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner (dec) & Mary Laird MS Gardner (dec)

John Wood, Nephew, 1 Douglas Crescent, Uddingston was the informant.1,10

Robert's cause of death on 15 Feb 1961 was from General Arteriosclerosis - 20 years
Disscating aneurysm of Aorta - 2 days.

Family: Robert Laird and Catherine Baird Hotchkis

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, 1873 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 0363. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), C116521.
  4. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census ( 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, 1900 Bothwell Lanark 625/1 63.
  6. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanarkshire, Reg 625/1 ED 8 Page 20. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  7. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 14/2. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1941 Stirling Stirlingshire, 490/290 aged 68.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1944 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0042 aged 76.
  10. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1961 Dennistoun Glasgow 644/3 253 aged 87.