Robert Laird

ID# 2723, (c 1838 - 8 Mar 1881)


Robert Laird was born c 1838 at Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland .
He was the son of Charles Laird and Jean Hutchison.

Robert appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of Charles Laird at Wilson's Land, Old Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Charles, 25, Coal Miner, No
LAIRD Jane, 20, Yes
LAIRD David, 5, Yes
LAIRD Robert, 3, Yes
LAIRD William, 1, Yes
SNEDDON William, 60, L.P. No
SNEDDON Sarah, 10, Cotton PLW, Yes.1



Robert appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 in the household of Charles Laird at Patterson's Row, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD, Charles, Head, Married, 38, Coalminer, born (Unknown) - very difficult to read could be Stirling ??
LAIRD, Jane, Wife, M, 35, Govan, Lanark
LAIRD, David, Son, U, 15, Trapdoor Keeper, Old Monkland, Lanark
LAIRD, Robert, Son, U, 13, Drawer in a coalpit, Old Monkland, Lanark
LAIRD, William, Son, 10, Drawer in a coalpit, Old Monkland, Lanark
LAIRD, Jane, Dau, 8, Scholar, Barony of Glasgow, Lanark
LAIRD, Charles, Son, 6, Scholar, Barony of Glasgow, Lanark
LAIRD, Eleanor, Dau, 4, Govan, Lanark
LAIRD, Thomas, Son, 1, Govan, Lanark.2



Robert Laird married Mary Ann Gracey, daughter of William Gracey and Mary Willis, on 23 Nov 1860 at Beachead, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland ,

after Banns were issued between us according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland.

Robert Laird (x his mark) (Robert Gracey & Thomas Falconer (sic) - witneses),
Aged 23, Coal Miner, Bachelor
Usual Res: Dryton (sic) parish of Lanark Dreghorn
Parents: Charles Laird, Coal Miner, (dec) & Jane Hutchesion
Mary Ann Gracey (x her mark) (Robert Gracey & Thomas Falconer - witnesses)
Aged 18, Servant, Spinster
Usual Res: Strand Street, Kilmarnock.
Parents: William Gracey, Labourer & Mary Willis

Witnesses: Robert Gracey & Thomas Falconer.3,4



Robert appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of William Gracey at 44 Strand Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland ;
GRACEY William, Head, 48, Plasters Labourer, Ireland
GRACEY Mary, Wife, 46, Ireland
GRACEY John, Son, 15, Ireland
GRACEY William, Son, 12, Scholar, Ireland
GRACEY Mary A, Dau, 19, Ireland
LAIRD Robert, Son in Law, 23, Coal Miner, Glasgow Lanarkshire.5



Robert appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 at Fullarton Street, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Mary, Robert, Jane, Helen and Mary ;
LAIRD Robert, Head, 34, Coal Miner, Ruthington Lanark
LAIRD Mary, Wife, 30, Miners Wife, Ireland
LAIRD Robert, Son, 8, Scholar, Kilmarnock Ayr
LAIRD Jane, Dau, 6, Old Monkland Lanark
LAIRD Helen, Dau, 4, Old Monkland Lanark
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 2, Dundonald Ayr.6



Robert Laird witnessed the death of Mary Laird on 13 Sep 1872 Dundonald, Ayrshire, Ayrshire,
Mary Laird
at 11.20 PM aged 3 yrs
Parents: Robert Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Gracie

Robert Laird (x his mark), father was present when she passed away.3,7



Robert Laird witnessed the death of Helen Laird on 14 Sep 1872 Dundonald, Ayrshire, Ayrshire,
Helen Laird
at 5.20PM aged 6 years

Parents: Robert Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Gracie

Robert Laird (x his mark), father was present when she passed away.3,8



Robert died on 8 Mar 1881 at Dundonald, Ayrshire, Ayrshire,

Robert Laird
at 1.20AM aged 46 years.
General Labourer,
Married to Mary Gracey
Parents: Charles Laird, Tailor journeyman (dec) & Jane Hutchinson (dec)

Robert Laird, son was present when he passed away.3,9



Robert's cause of death on 8 Mar 1881 was from Concussion of Brain, Compression Cerebral Extravasation

RCE:
Cause of Death: Concussion of the brain caused by being struck on the head with a plate from the sfaft of a punching machine in the Glasgow & South Western Railway Iron Works in Halfway of Irvine on 7th March.



9 Mar 1881 Robert Laird was mentioned in the The Glasgow Herald newspaper
Fatal Result of an Accident.
Robert Laird, Fullarton Street, Irvine, engaged in working a punching machine at the Vale of Clyde Works, died yesterday from injuries sustained through some part of the machine giving way on Monday and striking him on the head.10




Robert and Mary had 5 Known Children.

Children of Robert Laird and Mary Ann Gracey

FatherCharles Laird (c 1813 - bt 1853 - 1855)
MotherJean Hutchison (23 Apr 1815 - 20 Apr 1862)

Citations

  1. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Barony Glasgow Lanark, 622/00 096/00 025. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  2. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Gorbals Film No 166, 627B Govan/Strathbungo - 1851 Govan Lanark 644/02 137/02 005. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.
  3. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1860 Kilmarnock Ayr, 597/00 0197. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  5. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Kimarnock Ayr, Ed 10 Pg 28, Reg 597, - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  6. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Dundonald Ayr, Ed 9 Pg 23 Reg 595 - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1872 Irvine Ayr - 595/00 0191.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1872 Irvine Ayr - 595/00 0192.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1881 Irvine Ayr, 595/00 0048.
  10. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, 1881 - The Glasgow Herald, Wed March 9 1881, pg 8
    under Mail and Steamship News at the bottom - via Findmypast.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.