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Laird family Dundee, Scotland to Canada
Posted by: Nora McLean (ID *****2804) Date: March 27, 2012 at 16:03:27
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Have just spent two days working minimally on a Laird family tree, started with one known family member Margaret Laird 1911-1997 who was married to John McLean in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. John and Margaret had four children, all of whom are living, and John had five children with his first wife- three of whom are living. I knew Margaret had a brother David and that her father's name was William. Yesterday found online name of Margaret's mother and a few more details about her father so worked backwards, Canada to Scotland. I have abt 15-20 pages of a rough working file if anyone wants it.

The farthest back in Scotland I got was to William Laird who would have been born about 1759-1769 time frame and his wife Margaret Crow. They lived at Longforgan which was in Perthshire and close to Dundee which used to be in Forfarshire; I gather Forfarshire was changed to Angus? I found names of six children born to William and Margaret; in the following chart they are preceded by the number 2.

Margaret Laird descended from John Laird born October 25, 1789 and his wife Ann Ramsay.

Please note this temporary file is very incomplete; I am missing names of children in families, and many dates and place names, etc. I have included names in families only where I could back up by proof of birth records, marriages, death records, census material, etc.

Please contact me for further information or if you have material to add to this file.

Thanks from Nora


Descendants of William Laird
                                   
       1        William Laird       b: Bet. 1759 - 1769 in Scotland              d: Aft. February 1800 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland?
.              +Margaret Crow       b: Bet. 1759 - 1769 in Scotland       m: February 01, 1789 in Dundee City, Perthshire, Scotland       d: Aft. November 14, 1800 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland?
........       2        John Laird       b: October 25, 1789 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland              d: July 31, 1879 in St. Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland
............              +Ann Ramsay       b: Bet. 1799 - 1802 in Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland       m: November 28, 1820 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland       d: February 24, 1853 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
...................       3        Jean Ure Laird       b: July 27, 1823 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland              
.......................              +George Henderson       b: 1822       m: April 19, 1865 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland       
...................       3        William Laird       b: January 29, 1826 in Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland              d: November 05, 1877 in Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland
.......................              +Ellen Ann Burt       b: 1834 in Romsey, Hampshire, England       m: February 25, 1856 in Scotland       d: April 28, 1861 in Downfield, Mains, Angus, Scotland
..............................       4        Sarah Ann Laird       b: January 01, 1857 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland              d: Aft. 1861 in Downfield, Angus, Scotland?
..............................       4        Helen (Ellen) Emma Laird       b: April 28, 1858 in Downfield, Mains, Angus, Scotland              d: July 01, 1859 in Downfield, Mains, Angus, Scotland
..............................       4        Harriet Burt Laird       b: October 08, 1859 in Downfield, Mains, Angus, Scotland              d: Aft. 1881 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland?
...................              *Partner of William Laird:                     
.......................              +Elizabeth Burt       b: February 08, 1841 in Millbrook, Hampshire, England       m: Bet. 1861 - 1866 in (never married due to old Scottish Law)       d: Aft. 1901 in B.C., Canada?
..............................       4        William Edward Laird       b: December 25, 1866 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland              d: February 1956 in Victoria, B.C., Canada? or Manitoba?
..................................              +Annie Penman       b: January 27, 1876 in Ontario, Canada       m: August 06, 1907 in Kingsley, Manitoba, Canada       d: December 24, 1941 in Lisgar, Pembina, Manitoba, Canada
.........................................       5        David William Laird       b: September 20, 1909 in Victoria, B.C., Canada              d: August 14, 1976
.............................................              +Unknown Dumbleton                     
.........................................       5        Margaret Marion Laird       b: August 16, 1911 in Somerset, Manitoba? or Victoria, B.C., Canada?              d: June 06, 1997 in British Columbia, Canada buried at Hillside Cem., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
.............................................              +John Alexander McLean       b: July 04, 1893 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada       m: 1937 in Manitoba, Canada       d: June 12, 1982 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
..............................       4        Frederick Charles Laird       b: January 04, 1870 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland              d: March 24, 1930 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
..................................              +Georgina       b: March 07, 1872 in Scotland       m: Bet. 1892 - 1895 in Canada?       d: April 25, 1963 in Campbell River, B.C., Canada
.........................................       5        Annie Bessie Laird       b: April 07, 1896 in B.C., Canada              
.........................................       5        Frederick William Laird       b: October 09, 1900 in B.C., Canada              d: February 02, 1990 in Gabriola island, B.C., Canada
.........................................       5        Ernest James Laird       b: 1910 in B.C., Canada              
..............................       4        Lizzie Ellen Laird       b: September 09, 1871 in #4 Temple Lane, St. Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland              d: April 11, 1938 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA?
..................................              +William Herbert Taylor       b: October 16, 1868 in Headingley, Manitoba, Canada       m: June 18, 1896 in Headingley, Manitoba, Canada       d: July 08, 1925 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
.........................................       5        Flora Bessie Ellen Taylor       b: May 07, 1897 in Headingley, Manitoba, Canada?              d: October 19, 1929 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
.............................................              +Albert E. Dye                     
.........................................       5        Colin Alexander Taylor       b: September 20, 1899 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA              
.........................................       5        Marguerite L. Taylor       b: 1902 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA              d: Aft. 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA?
.............................................              +Edward Appell       b: 1899              d: Aft. 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA?
.........................................       5        Herbert C. Taylor       b: 1904 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA              
.........................................       5        Edward Roy Taylor       b: 1905 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA              d: Aft. 1930
.........................................       5        Ellen Ann Taylor       b: 1907 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA              
.........................................       5        John Laird Taylor       b: 1909 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA              
.........................................       5        Mary F. Taylor       b: 1911 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA              
..............................       4        James Alfred Laird       b: July 27, 1873 in #4 Temple Lane, St. Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland              d: Aft. 1903 in Lisgar, Pembina, Manitoba, Canada?
..................................              +Mary Gibson       b: October 19, 1877 in Ontario, Canada       m: September 26, 1900 in Argyle, Lisgar?, Manitoba, Canada       d: Aft. 1903 in Lisgar, Pembina, Manitoba, Canada?
.........................................       5        James William Thomas Laird       b: September 08, 1903 in Turtle Mountain, Manitoba, Canada              
..............................       4        George Alexander Laird       b: October 31, 1877 in Monifieth, Forfar, Scotland              d: 1957 in Victoria, B.C., Canada
..................................              +Edna A. Foy       b: November 01, 1873 in Mariposa, Ontario, Canada       m: June 30, 1909 in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada       d: 1943 in Victoria, B.C., Canada?
.........................................       5        Mona Laird       b: May 1910 in Victoria, B.C., Canada?              
...................       3        Charles Taylor Laird       b: May 29, 1831 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland              
...................       3        James Ross Laird       b: October 13, 1833 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland              
...................       3        Ann F. Laird       b: 1837 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland              
...................       3        James Lyon Alexander Laird       b: May 26, 1839 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland              
........       2        Hugh Laird       b: December 20, 1790 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland              
........       2        Peter Laird       b: November 28, 1793 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland              
........       2        Agnes Laird       b: May 08, 1796 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland              
........       2        David Laird       b: September 06, 1798 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland              
........       2        Isabel Laird       b: November 14, 1800 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland              


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