Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Generations 1 and 2

My earliest LAIDLAW descendant found is John Laidlaw (1). He married Janet Thomson 18th October 1820 in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.  The death records for both John and Janet are yet to be found.
I do have a copy of the OPR Marriages 648/00 0060 0384 Lanark.
For history of Lesmahagow got to http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A973596.

Descendants of :  John LAIDLAW

Generation 1

John LAIDLAW (1). He married Janet THOMSON 08 Oct 1820 in Lesmahagow, Scotland.

Children of John LAIDLAW and Janet THOMSON:
  i.    Margaret LAIDLAW was born 1820 in about 1820 and died 1915 aged 95 yrs  in 
         Wanlockhead, Scotland.
  ii.   Jane LAIDLAW was born 29 Oct 1821 in Leadhills,Crawford,Lanark 
  iii.   John LAIDLAW (2) was born 18 Aug 1823 in Crawford & Leadhills, Lanarkshire 
        and died 13 Apr 1900 in Main St, Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland. 
  iv.  Agnes LAIDLAW was born 12 Mar 1825 in Leadhills,Crawford,Lanarkshire

Generation 2

Margaret LAIDLAW born 1820 in about 1820 and died 1915 in 95 yrs old, in  Wanlockhead, Scotland.. She married Andrew GEMMELL who was a lead miner born in Wanlockhead, Scotland.
Children of Margaret LAIDLAW and Andrew GEMMELL:   .David GEMMELL

John LAIDLAW (2) was born 18 Aug 1823 in Crawford & Leadhills, Lanarkshire, baptised 24 Aug 1823 in Leadhills,Lanarkshire.and died 13 Apr 1900 in Main St, Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland.  He married Agnes VEITCH 05 Aug 1849 in Douglas, Lanark, Scotland,M116416.
Agnes was born 06 Feb 1826 in Parish of Crawford & Leadhills,Lanarkshire Ayr, C116354 and died 10 Feb 1915 in Main Street, Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland, daughter of James VEITCH and Anne  BROWN.
 
Other events in the life of John LAIDLAW (2)
Occupation:  1841 Male Servant, at Manse,Muirkirk, 1851 Coal Labourer,Muirkirk village 1881 Gen Labourer, Smallburn.

Children of John LAIDLAW and Agnes VEITCH:
  i.     Ann LAIDLAW was born 1850 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire,Scotland
  ii.    Agnes LAIDLAW was born 1853 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire,Scotland
  iii.   John LAIDLAW (3) was born 06 Dec 1855 in Muirkirk, Ayr,Scotland and died
         27 Jul 1941 at 15 Gateside St, Hamilton. Scotland.
  iv.   James LAIDLAW was born 27 Sep 1857 in Muirkirk, Ayr,Scotland C116071
  v.    Thomas LAIDLAW was born 29 Feb 1860 in Muirkirk,Ayr,Scotland
  vi.    Ellen LAIDLAW was born 25 Mar 1862 in Muirkirk, Ayr,Scotland. C116071
  vii.   William LAIDLAW was born 24 Jul 1864 in Muirkirk,Ayr,Scotland
  viii.  James RUSSELL was born 31 Dec 1880 in Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland

Generation 3 and 4 to follow.