Robert Laird

10 April 1790–
Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Laird was born on 10 April 1790, in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Laird, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Hynd, was 24. He married Catherine Mitchell on 21 July 1811, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

Robert Laird
Catherine Mitchell
Marriage: 21 July 1811
David Laird
Janet Laird
Robert Laird

Spouse and Children


    Catherine Mitchell


21 July 1811
Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    David Laird


    Janet Laird



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 12

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

Age 25

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 32

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Laird, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Robert Laird in entry for Robert Laird, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Robert Laird in entry for David Laird, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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