William Laird

ID# 418, (c 1840 - 20 Oct 1905)


William Laird was born c 1840 at Airdrie, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland .
He was the son of Charles Laird and Jean Hutchison.

William 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



William 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



William Laird married Mary Gardner, daughter of Alexander Gardner and Helen Provan, on 31 Dec 1860 at Manse, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns was solemnized between us according to the forms of the Church of Scotland.

William Laird,
( X his mark) (Witness William and George Russell). Bachelor, Collier, Aged 20,
Res: Dykehad Old Monkland
Parents: Charles Laird, Collier (dec) & Jean Laird MS Hutcheson
Mary Gardner,
(X her mark) (Witness, William and George Russell). Spinster, Aged 19
Res: Dykehad Old Monkland
Parents: Alexander Gardner, Canal Boatman & Helen Gardner MS Provan

Witnesses: E Johnston & Margaret Mason.3,4



William appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of Alexander Gardner at Dykehead, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GARDNER, Alexander, Head, Mar, 40, Pit Bottomer, Glasgow, Barony
GARDNER, Ellen, Wife, Mar, 39, New Monkland
GARDNER, Jean, Dau, 12, Patrick
GARDNER, Agnes, Dau, 7, Old Monkland
GARDNER, Janet, Dau, 4, Old Monkland
GARDNER, Isabella, Dau, 2, Old Monkland
LAIRD, William, Boarder, Mar, 20, Coal Miner, Old Monkland.5



William recorded the birth of Helen Laird on 20 Nov 1861 Dykehead, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Helen
At 4.40AM
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.3,6,7



William Laird witnessed the birth of Charles Laird on 31 Jan 1863 Dykehead, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,

Charles Laird
At 2.40AM
Parents: William Laird, Coal miner & Mary Gardner
married: 31 Dec 1860, Manse Old Monkland

William Laird, X his mark, Father was present at the birth.3,8,7



William Laird witnessed the death of Helen Laird on 3 Oct 1863 Dykehead, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,
Helen Laird
(Single)
At 4.45pm aged 22 months

Parents: William Laird, Coalminer & Mary Laird MS Gardner

William Laird (X his mark), father was present when she died.3,9



William recorded the birth of Alexander Laird on 11 Oct 1864 Carswells Land, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Alexander
At 1.30AM
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.3,10,7



William witnessed the marriage of Janet Peerie and Charles Laird on 1 Jan 1866 Crosshill House, Baillieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland .3,11

William recorded the birth of Jane Laird on 13 Jan 1867 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.3,12



William recorded the birth of Ellen Provan Laird on 9 Nov 1868 Crosshill, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Ellen Provan
At 9.30PM
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.3,13,7



William recorded the birth of Mary Laird on 6 Sep 1870 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.3,14



William appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 at Thomson's Land, Baillieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Mary, Charles, Alexander, Jane, Helen and Mary ;
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.15



William recorded the birth of William Laird on 6 Apr 1872 Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,

LAIRD William
At 7.15AM
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.3,16



William Laird witnessed the birth of Robert Laird on 17 Dec 1873 Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,

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.3,17,7



William recorded the birth of Elizabeth Laird on 5 Jan 1876 Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Elizabeth
At 0.30PM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, Old Monkland Manse

William Laird, father registered the birth but was not present.3,18



William recorded the birth of Thomas Laird on 23 Jan 1878 Main Street, Ballieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Thomas
At 1.15PM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardiner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, The Manse, Old Monkland

William Laird, X his mark, Father registered the birth.3,19



William Laird witnessed the birth of Peter Gourlay Laird on 1 Dec 1879 Youngs Land, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Peter Gourlay Laird
At 4PM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardiner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, Old Monkland

William Laird, X his mark, father was present at the birth.3,20



William appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
Have not been able to locate the family on the 1881 Census CD's. Suspect not recorded.



William Laird witnessed the birth of Janet Gardiner Brown Laird on 12 May 1881 Gardiners Land, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Janet Gardiner Brown Laird
At 0.15PM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardiner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, Old Monkland

William Laird, X his mark was present at the birth.3,21



William Laird witnessed the death of Agnes Gardner Laird on 4 Aug 1885 Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,
Agnes Gardner Laird
At 4am, aged 5mth & 14 days.
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner and Mary Laird MS Gardner

Wm Laird, Father was present at her death.3,22



William recorded the birth of Isabella Gardiner McFarlane Laird on 28 Feb 1887 Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,

Isabella Gardiner McFarlane Laird
At 3.30PM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardiner
Married: 30 Dec 1860, Old Monkland

William Laird, father registered the birth.3,23



William witnessed the marriage of John Fraser Kyle and Helen Laird on 29 Jun 1888 No 15 Dunlop's Rows, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland .3,24

William appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at Gardiners Buildings, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Mary, Mary, William, Robert, Elizabeth, Thomas, Peter, Janet and Isabella ;
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.25



William appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 at 5 Lees Land, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Mary, Peter and Isabella ;
LAIRD, William, Head, Mar, 60, Coal Miner, Worker, Old Monkland Lanarkshire, 2 rooms with windows
LAIRD, Mary, Wife, Mar, 59, Miners wife, Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire
LAIRD, Peter, Son, S, 20, Coal Miner, Worker,Bothwell, Lanark
LAIRD, Isabella, Daur, S, 14, Scholar, Bothwell, Lanark.26



William died on 20 Oct 1905 at Lees Land, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

William Laird
At 8AM aged 72yrs.
Coal Miner
Married to Mary Gardiner.

Parents: Charles Laird, Coal Miner (Dec), Jeanie Laird MS Hutchison (Dec)

Informant: Charles Laird, Son, 13 New Tannochside.

No death notice in the Glasgow Herald.3,27



William's cause of death on 20 Oct 1905 was from Bronchitis, 1 month.



William and Mary had 14 Children.

Children of William Laird and Mary Gardiner

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.
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