Douglas Laird

Brief Life History of Douglas

When Douglas Laird was born in 1842, in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Douglas Laird, was 52 and his mother, Isabell Reid, was 40.

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Douglas Laird
Isabell Reid
Barbara Laird
Douglas Laird
Alexander Laird
Isabella Laird
Douglas Laird

Sources (2)

  • Douglas Laird, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Douglas Laird, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

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

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

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