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Laird family of Aberdeenshire

Journal by johnkb

Hi

I would like to make contact with other people researching the Laird family of Aberdeen

My family is as follows

Alexander laird born abt 1843 Dyce Aberdeenshire and Mary Smith
their son William born 14 May 1867 Tarves ABD. He married Catherine Nichol on 2 July 1887 at Methlick ABD. They had 7 children Maggie, Thomas, James, Mary, Elsie, Helen and Harry born 28 March 1889 at Keig. He married Jane Duguid Hall on 1 March 1922,They ahd 2 childre Harry Benzie and James. Harry married Vida McWilliam on 11 Nov 1961 at Tough ABD.

regards


John Bird

Surnames: HALL LAIRD McWILLIAM NICHOL SMITH
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on 2010-06-11 22:47:52

johnkb , from Melbourne Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2009. is researching the following names: HALLAM, BIRD, CRAW and 12 other(s).

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by HJP on 2012-12-01 03:44:29

Hi John
My great-grandmother, Margaret Laird Forbes ( Nee Fraser ) was born in Aberdeenshire on 21st March 1880.
her parents were James Fraser and Mary ( Nee LAIRD ), who was born in 1846 at Bank House, New Aberdour. They were married at Aberdour on Dec 10, 1867
So my great-great-grandmother was a Laird, and the name was also given to both my grandmother and mother as middle names.

Mary Fraser ( Nee Laird ) had 9 children : Bella (1872),Chrissie (born 1874), Jessie Anne Bruce (1876), Marjory MacDonald (1877), Mary Jane ( born 1878), Margaret Laird (1880: my g-g-grandmother), Lizzie, Jemima J, Alexander Laird ( 1885).
Since Alexander Laird was the only son, it seems there is a good chance that he was related to the Alexander Laird you mention. ( perhaps a son ? )
My great-grandmother used to joke that when asked how many children were in the family, the sisters would answer "we are 8 sisters and we each have 1 brother". many people mistakely assumed there were 16 children!

If you find any other info, I'd love to share with you.
regards
Heather

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