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William Laird (1816-1891)

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William Laird (1816-1891)

1816 Born son of William Laird of Birkenhead

1844 Married Louisa Helen Lister in Liverpool[1]

1849 William was bankrupt[2], as was his brother Macgregor Laird (a commission agent of Birkenhead)[3]

1851 Commission merchant, living in Rainhill, Liverpool, with Louisa Helen Laird 32, William Steven Laird 6, Agnes Magregor Laird 5, James Lester Laird 3[4]

1851 William Laird wrote to The Times mentioning Macgregor Laird was his brother.[5]

1852 Messrs. W. and H. Laird (partners William Laird and Hamilton Laird) became the Liverpool agents for the African Steamship Co, set up by their brother Macgregor Laird.

1861 Coal Merchant, visiting Kingston upon Thames[6]

1871 W. L. Macgregor 54, an investor, was living in Reigate Foreign with his wife M. M. Macgregor 37[7]. Louisa H. Laird 50, was lodging in Liverpool with her son William S. Laird 26[8]

1891 Died in France, as William Laird Macgregor; his son William was executor[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. London Gazette 8 July 1859
  3. The Times, Nov 10, 1849
  4. 1851 census
  5. The Times, Apr 19, 1851
  6. 1861 census
  7. 1871 census
  8. 1871 census
  9. National Probate Calendar