William Laird

ID# 5892, (8 May 1888 - )

William Laird was born on 8 May 1888 at 101 Old Salmamoth Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

William Laird
at 2.30am
Parents: Charles Laird, Spirit Dealer Salesman & Catherine Laird MS Hamilton
Married: 26 March 1886, Uddingston Bothwell

Charles Laird, father was the informant.
(Not certain of the actual address.)1,2

He was the son of Charles Laird and Catherine Hamilton.

William appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of Charles Laird at 27 Aitkenhead Row, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Charles, Head, 28, Miner, born (Hockerton/Nackerton) Lanark
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, 25, Dykehead (Shotts) Lanarak
LAIRD Jeanie, Dau, 4, Dykehead (Shotts) Lanark
LAIRD William, Son, 3, Dykehead (Shotts) Lanark
LAIRD James, Son, 1, Dykehead (Shotts) Lanark.3

William appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Charles Laird at 16 Donaldson Place, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LAIRD Charles, Head, Mar, 38, Coal Miner Hewer, Born Lanarkshire
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, Mar, 35 , Lanarkshire
LAIRD Jeanie, Dau, 14, Tannochside Lanark
LAIRD William, Son, 13, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD James, Son, 11, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 9, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Charles, Son, 7, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Katie, Dau, 7, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Esther, Dau, 3, Tannochside.4

William appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Charles Laird at Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire;
LAIRD Charles, 11 people in house with 2 rooms with windows. Head, 47, Mar, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Dykehead Lanark
LAIRD Catherine, Wife, 46, Mar, married 25yrs, 10 children born and living, Old Monkland
LAIRD William, Son, 23, S, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Glasgow
LAIRD James, Son, 21, S, Collier Clerk, Worker, Glasgow
LAIRD Mary, Dau, 20, S, Confectionery Process Worker, Worker, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Charles, Son, 17, S, Coal Miner Drawer, Worker, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Catherine, Dau, 17, S, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Esther, Dau, 14, S, School, Aitkenhead
LAIRD Helen, Dau, 10, S, School, Tannochside
LAIRD Andrew, Son, 8, Scholar, Tannochside
LAIRD Elizabeth, Dau, 6, Scholar, Tannochside.5

William Laird recorded Catherine Laird's death on 22 Nov 1930 287 Old Edinburgh Road, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,
Catherine Laird
Married to Charles Laird, Coal Miner
At 7.15 AM aged 64yrs
Parents: James Hamilton, Coal Miner (dec) & Jane Hamilton MS Lindsay (dec)

William Laird, Son, 17 Central Aveue, Viewpark was the informant of her death.1,6

William Laird witnessed the death of Charles Laird on 12 May 1938 Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,
Charles Laird,
Coal Miner (Hewer)
Widower of Catherine Hamilton
At 5.15 AM aged 75yrs
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner (dec) & Mary Laird MS Gardner (dec)

William Laird, Son, 17 Central Avenue, Viewpark was present at his death.1,7

     Research Note:
Lots more research is required to find any marriage or death regarding William Laird.
Should be in the Lanarkshire area, but not always. Know he was under the Bothwell area up to 1938.
Is not the marriage of a William Hamilton Laird to Robina Matthews in 1935.

FatherCharles Laird (31 Jan 1863 - 12 May 1938)
MotherCatherine Hamilton (10 Mar 1866 - 22 Nov 1930)


  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, 1888 Bridgeton Glasgow, Lanark 644/01 0711. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Bothwell Lanark, 625/1 ED 8 Page 25 via Ancestry.co.uk Rego 625/01 008/00 005 - Ancestry recorded as LAND, FMP and Scotlandspeople as LAIRD. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  4. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanark, ED 9 Page 233 via Ancestry.co.uk Rego No 625/01. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  5. [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 & 040. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1930 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0172.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1938 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0075.