John Young

ID# 5917, (26 Apr 1867 - 29 Mar 1944)

John Young was born on 26 Apr 1867 at Carstairs, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Parents: George Young, Shoemaker & Agnes Young MS Anderson.1

     Research Note: in 1888
John was married previously.
Most likely to Emma Wigfield in 1888, Cambusnethan, 628/61

He had children called:
George & William showing on the 1891 Census along with a Susan Wigfield living with them as a Shopwoman.

Later children on the 1901 Census were:
George, William, Emma, & John plus an Ada Wigfield who was a visitor on the night.

Appears that Emma Young MS Wigfield died in 1931 aged 65, Reg Dennistoun Lanark, 644/4 556.

John Young married Isabella Gardiner McFarlane Laird, daughter of William Laird and Mary Gardiner, on 7 Oct 1932 at Church of Scotland Manse, Aitkenhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns, According to the Forms of the Church of Scotland.

John Young,
Shoemaker (Master), (Widower) aged 65
Usual Res: 157 Old Edinburgh Road, Thornwood.
Parents: George Young, Shoemaker (Master) (dec) & Agnes Young MS Anderson (dec)
Isabella Gardiner McFarlane Laird,
Confectioner, (Spinster) aged 45
Usual Res: 135 Old Edinburgh Road, Thornwood
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner (dec) & Mary Laird MS Gardiner (dec)

Witnesses: Graham Perrie, 22 Laighmuir St, Uddingston & Margaret Guy, 43 Thorniewood by Uddingston.2,3

John died on 29 Mar 1944 at 355 Old Edinburgh Road, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 76 years, 11 months and 3 days

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.2,4

John's cause of death on 29 Mar 1944 was from Senile Decay

John and Isabella had No known children of this marriage.

Family: John Young and Isabella Gardiner McFarlane Laird


  1. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), John Young, 26 Apr 1867; citing CARSTAIRS,LANARK,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1932 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0093. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1944 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0042 aged 76.