Mary Gardiner

ID# 419, (14 May 1841 - 5 Mar 1931)


Mary Gardiner was born on 14 May 1841 at Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Mary Gardiner
Lawful daughter to Alexander Gardiner and Helen Provand
(Register of Births.)1,2

She was the daughter of Alexander Gardner and Helen Provan.

Mary appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841, at Scotts Court, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SMITH Thos,
SMITH family
GARDNER Mary, 3 months old, Lanarkshire


Is this Mary?, only possible at this stage, perhaps Janet Smith, Thomas's wife was acting as wet nurse or care taker until Alexander and Helen could be settled ???3



Mary Gardiner was also known as Mary Gardner.



Mary appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 in the household of Alexander Gardner at Browns Square, Langloan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
GARDNER, Alexander, Head, Mar, 30, Carter, Barony Lanarkshire
GARDNER, Helen, Wife, Mar, 30, New Monkland Lanarkshire
GARDNER, Mary, Dau, 9, Scholar, Conderit Stirlingshire
GARDNER, Elizabeth,Dau,7, Scholar, Govan Renfrewshire
GARDNER, Helen, Dau, 4, Govan Renfrewshire
GARDNER, Jane, Dau, 2, Barony Lanarkshire.4



Mary Gardiner witnessed the birth of Janet Gardiner on 3 Apr 1857 Dykehead, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Janet Gardiner
at 1.50PM
Parents: Alexander Gardiner, Boatman on Canal & Helen Gardiner, MS Provan

Mary Gardiner, X her mark, Sister was present at the birth.1,5,6



Mary recorded the birth of Isabella Gardiner on 23 Feb 1859 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire,

Isabella Gardiner
At 5.30AM
Parents: Alexander Gardiner, Boatman on Canal & Helen Gardiner, MS Provan

Mary Gardiner, X her mark, sister was present at her birth.1,7,8



Mary Gardner married William Laird, son of Charles Laird and Jean Hutchison, 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.1,9


As of 31 Dec 1860,her married name was Laird.

Mary appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 at Scotland ;
Mary is not on the 1861 Surname Index with her family or William.



Mary appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of William Laird at Thomson's Land, Baillieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
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.10



Mary recorded the birth of Agnes Gardner Laird on 20 Feb 1885 Gardners Land, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

LAIRD Agnes Gardner
At 3AM
Parents: William Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Gardner
Married: 31 Dec 1860, Old Monkland

Mary Laird, X her mark, Mother registered the birth.1,11



Mary witnessed the marriage of John Fraser Kyle and Helen Laird on 29 Jun 1888 No 15 Dunlop's Rows, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,12

Mary appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 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.13



Mary appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of William Laird at 5 Lees Land, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
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.14



Mary appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at 5 Lees Building, Tannochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Isabella ;
LAIRD Mary, Head, 69, Widow, (no other info recorded :-< ), Cumbernauld Dunbartonshire
LAIRD Bella, Dau, 24, Single, Confectioner ShopKeeper, Worker, At Home, Bothwell Lanark.15



Mary died on 5 Mar 1931 at 135 Old Edinburgh Road, Thornwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 89 years, 9 months and 19 days

Mary LAIRD
widow of William Laird, Coal Miner
at 5.40 PM, aged 89 years.
Parents: Andrew Gardner, Canal Boatman (Dec) Ellen Gardner, MS Provan, (Dec)

Peter Laird, Son, of 9 Birkenhead Gardens, Tannochside, was present when she passed away.1,16



Mary's cause of death on 5 Mar 1931 was from Influenza, 21 days
Cerebrel Thrombosis (Progressive) 5 days.



Mary's death notice appeared on 7 Mar 1931 in the "The Glasgow Hearld", Scotland ,

LAIRD
At Thornwood, Uddingston, on the 5th March 1931. Granny Laird, beloved wife of the late Wm Laird, deeply regretted. - Public funeral on Monday, 9th March, at 2 (hard to read) pm, to Old Monkland Cemetery.17



Mary was buried on 9 Mar 1931 at Old Monkland Cemetery, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,


no headstone located.

photo of Old Monkland Cemetery
via scottish monumental insrciptions.com


Mary and William had 14 Children.

Children of Mary Gardiner and William Laird

FatherAlexander Gardner (27 Jul 1819 - 3 Jan 1881)
MotherHelen Provan (c 1822 - 10 Jun 1904)

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: pre 1855), 1841 Govan Lanark, 646/0030 0081 as GARDINER - Govan Parish Register of Births.. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  3. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Barony Lanark, ED 5, Page 15, Reg No 622, via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  4. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Langloan Old Monkland Lanark, ED 11 Page 12, Parish No 652 via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1857 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 0089. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  6. [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," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQHJ-H1M : accessed 06 Oct 2013), Janet Gardiner, 03 Apr 1857.
    Film No 6035516.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1859 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 0064.
  8. [S33] International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI), "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQH2-8RJ : accessed 06 Oct 2013), Isabella Gardiner, 23 Feb 1859.
    Film No 6035516.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1860 Old Monkland (Middle District) Lanark, 652/02 0109.
  10. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Old Monkland Lanark, 652/01 008/000 039. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  11. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1885 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0104.
  12. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1888 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0066.
  13. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Bothwell, Lanark, 625/1 008/1 40. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  14. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Bothwell Lanark, Piece 625/ Folio 8 Page 21. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  15. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 014/00 003. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  16. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1931 Bothwell Lanark 625/01 0039 aged 89.
  17. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, The Glasgow Hearld, Saturday, March 7, 1931, 149th Year - No 57, pg 1. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.