John Wight Baird

Male26 December 1803–10 February 1891

Brief Life History of John Wight

When John Wight Baird was born on 26 December 1803, in Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Baird, was 30 and his mother, Eufihan Renton, was 33. He married Catharine Smith on 12 November 1825, in Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 10 February 1891, in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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John Wight Baird
Catharine Smith
Marriage: 12 November 1825
Margaret Baird
Catherine Baird
David Baird
John Baird
Agnes Baird
Alexander Smith Baird
James Baird
Euphemia Baird
Jane Baird
Thomas Smith Baird

Sources (9)

  • John Baird in entry for Catherine Baird, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Baird, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • John Baird, "Scotland Census, 1841"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1825Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 8

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


    Age 12

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 27

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning


    from a common pronunciation of Bard in Scotland.

    occupational name from Gaelic bàrd ‘bard, poet, minstrel’, or of Gaelic Mac an Baird ‘son of the bard’.

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

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