James Laird

25 December 1825–6 September 1884 (Age 58)
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life Summary of James

When James Laird was born on 25 December 1825, in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, Edward Laird, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Barr, was 30. He married Mary Ann Rennie on 20 August 1847, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 6 September 1884, in Mountain Dell, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Laird
1825–1884
Mary Ann Rennie
1826–1883
Marriage: 20 August 1847
Joseph Smith Laird
1849–1874
Edward Laird
1852–1925
Elizabeth Laird
1855–1932
Almina Russell Laird
1857–1923
Mary Laird
1859–1871
James Laird
1861–1862
Harriet Ann Laird
1864–1871
Sophia Lois Laird
1868–1871
Sarah Jane Laird
1870–1878
Hugh Alexander Laird
1872–1902

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1847Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830
    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 7
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1843
    Age 18
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Lard
    Leard

    Story Highlight

    James Laird and Mary Rennie

    "This is a 30 page document written by James and Mary's granddaughter Sarah Winmill in 1955. It tells of their history joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and goes into detail of t …

    Sources (67)

    • James Laird, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James Laird in entry for Almina Laird Wright Christenson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jas Laird, "United States Census, 1860"

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