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"Laings" in Fife and beyond
« on: Wednesday 11 February 09 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi all, I am looking for info on or descendants of the "Laing" family.  Anyone got Laings in their family?

My 1st definate is James Laing married to Christian Campbell in Larbert, Stirling in 1783.  They had at least 10 children all in Torryburn in Fife.  James was a schoolmaster and died in 1834 in Torryburn.  Christian died in 1838 in Torryburn.  I do believe James's parents maybe Thomas Laing & Margaret Russall who married in 1752 in Denny but cannot prove this as yet.  And I believe James himself was born in Denny in 1755.

Children Jean, Thomas, Margaret, James, John, John, Elizabeth, Duncan, Peter & William.  7 of the children died in Torryburn 1 in the South Leith Poorhouse and 1 unknown, the other my direct ancestor James died in Dunfermline in 1867.

James born 1791 married Margaret Hunter  in 1823 in Falkirk.  She was from Fossoway and they had at least 8 children. Born in Fossoway, Torryburn, Muckhart, Beath, Alva & Stirling, the family moved about a lot. James as I said died in Dunfermline, Margaret in alloa in 1882.  Children Peter, John, James, Elizabeth, Isabella, Mary, Christian, Elizabeth.  2 died in Kingseat (1 of them my direct ancestor  james), 1 in Sauchie, 1 in Leith and 1 in Australia, 3 unknown.

James born 1831 (the 3rd) married Margaret Morrison in Dunfermline in 1855 and died in 1912, Margaret in 1908.  They had 12 children in Alloa, Halbeath, Carnock, Townhill & Cowdenbeath.  Children Margaret, Isabella, Mary, James, John, Christina, William, Peter, William, Smart, Ann & Elizabeth.

Thanks Evelina
Porter & Chalmers - Perthshire, Laing - West Fife, Stirrat - Glasgow, Ferguson - Glasgow & Skye, Coulter & Wilson - Northern Ireland, Kean - Glasgow & Northern Ireland. Ferrier - Perthshire. Lawton - Church Lawton, Cheshire.  McClure/McLure - Coatbridge

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Re: "Laings" in Fife and beyond
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 February 09 14:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Evelina

My LAING family line are/were based (more or less) in and around the East of Fife - away from the places you mention in your post.

My maternal Grandfather's mother CHRISTIAN was a LAING.  This is her entry from my tree:


CHRISTIAN LAING was born 15 Nov 1842 in Kilrenny, Fife, and died 03 Jan 1911 in Durie's Broom, Scoonie, Fife.  She married ANDREW DRUMMOND 10 Jan 1863 in Carnbee, Fife, son of JAMES DRUMMOND and CHRISTIAN STEVENSON.  He was born Abt. Oct 1840 in Pittenweem, Fife, and died 30 Aug 1913 in Balgove, St Andrews & St Leonards, Fife.

If you see a connection, I'd be happy to exchange information with you.

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Chiad Fhear
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Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

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Re: "Laings" in Fife and beyond
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 February 09 10:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi Chiad, Thanks for replying but I am afraid the East of Fife 'LAINGS' are not related to mine.  i have come across quite a few in the North of Fife too but again no connection, sorry Evelina
Porter & Chalmers - Perthshire, Laing - West Fife, Stirrat - Glasgow, Ferguson - Glasgow & Skye, Coulter & Wilson - Northern Ireland, Kean - Glasgow & Northern Ireland. Ferrier - Perthshire. Lawton - Church Lawton, Cheshire.  McClure/McLure - Coatbridge

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Re: "Laings" in Fife and beyond
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 February 09 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Evelina

Glad I can discount 'the Laings from the west' as I got very confused a while back with my Drummond line when Torryburn, Dunfermline, etc., appeared and I went way out on the wrong branch!  The weird thing was they all seemed to share the same Christian names and (approximate) dates of birth!

Good luck with your searches  :)

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Chaid Fhear
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Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

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Re: "Laings" in Fife and beyond
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 February 09 18:43 GMT (UK) »
I too have Laings from East Fife, are any of yours in the Dundee area? My paternal great great grandmother was Jemima Dunbar Laing, 1871 - 1954. She died in Thornton, central Fife.
All countries/counties
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Scotland
Caithness: Sutherland and Gunn (Latheron), Mowat (Olrig, Canisbay)
Fife: Fleming, Harley, Small, Laing, Malcolm
Angus/Forfarshire: Small, Laing (Dundee)
Perthshire: Runciman, Whittet, Paul, Small
Midlothian: Dudgeon, Sanderson (Tranent)

England
Gloucestershire: Edkins, Trowton/Troughton
Warwickshire: Bromley, Vickers, Hydon

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Re: "Laings" in Fife and beyond
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 February 09 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ostler

As far as I know the LAING branch of my tree hasn't grown out northwards over the Tay from Fife ... at least not that I've found yet  :P

Regards

Chiad Fhear
Aye mair questions than answers in a world where the past was a different place - that cannae be revisited!

Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

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Re: "Laings" in Fife and beyond
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20 February 09 20:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I have some Laings from Auchtertool, by Kirkcaldy.... is this near?

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bWelsh, Allan, Wemyss, Caird, McAllister,Gibb, Kincardineshire,
Chisholm, Rew,McDonald,Macdonald, Brechin, McConnachie, Pirie, Welsh, Angus
Gibb, Allan, Ross, Stewart,McRobb, Aberdeenshire,
Robertson, McKay, Blyth, McHale, Begg, McCann, McCabe, Horan,  Edinburgh.
Robertson, Penicuik, Robertson, Dobie,Dods,  Crighton,Cranston, Dalkeith
McGoohan, Conway, Kelly, Meechan, Edinburgh, Ireland
Goodfellow, Hodgson, Birtley,Chester le Street Durham.
Logie, Seater, Swan/Swanny, Kirkwall,
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Re: "Laings" in Fife and beyond
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20 February 09 22:39 GMT (UK) »
  'My' Laings I traced back to a John, c.1780, of Cupar.   His son was a gardener at Pitcairlie/Pitcairly House, Newburgh Parish, likewise one of his sons.   Another gardened in St. Andrews, another in Kirkcaldy.  Have still to follow up some of the families.

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Fife;  Annan,  Annal,  Robertson, Laing, Coutts.
E. Lothian; Ness.
W. Lothian; Cuthbertson.
Argyll; Walker, Campbell.

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Re: "Laings" in Fife and beyond
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 21 February 09 09:12 GMT (UK) »
OK folks - here's some twigs from my LAING tree that I'm currently progressing to see if there's a connection with any of you:

DAVID LAING was born Abt. 1818 in Kilrenny, Fife, and died 11 Nov 1901 in Balass, Cupar, Fife.  He married CHRISTIAN SKINNER 21 May 1842 in Kilrenny, Fife, daughter of JOHN SKINNER and CATHERINE BALFOUR.  She was born Abt. 1819 in Kilconquhar, Fife, and died 12 Feb 1890 in Broom, Scoonie, Fife.

Notes for DAVID LAING:
1851 Census Residing at Bowhouse, Elie, Fife
1861 Census Residing at Seagate, Kingsbarns, Fife
1871 Census Residing at Sunnybraes Farm, Largo, Fife
Cause of Death: Old age
Occupation: Bet. 1860 - 1871, Farm Servant, Ploughman, Agricultural Labourer

Notes for CHRISTIAN SKINNER:
1851 Census Residing at Bowhouse, Elie, Fife
1861 Census Residing at Seagate, Kingsbarns, Fife
1871 Census Residing at Sunnybraes Farm, Largo, Fife
Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage 3 days; Bronchitis
   
Children of DAVID LAING and CHRISTIAN SKINNER are:
i.   CATHERINE LAING, b. Abt. 1840, Thornton, Fife.
Notes for CATHERINE LAING:
1851 Census Residing at Bowhouse, Elie, Fife

ii.   CHRISTIAN LAING, b. 15 Nov 1842, Kilrenny, Fife; d. 03 Jan 1911, Durie's Broom, Scoonie, Fife.

iii.   JOHN LAING, b. 27 Sep 1844, Kilrenny, Fife; d. 03 Jul 1899, Scoonie Cotton, Scoonie, Fife.

iv.   THOMAS LAING, b. 11 Jul 1847, Cupar, Fife; d. 06 Dec 1922, 14 Castle Street, Cupar, Fife.

v.   WILLIAM SKINNER LAING, b. 30 Mar 1849, Newark, Elie, Fife; d. 20 Aug 1923, Cambo Cottages, Kingsbarns, Fife.

vi.   DAVID LAING, b. 13 Jul 1851, Elie, Fife; d. 18 Mar 1931, 'Thistle Cottage', Bridgend, Ceres, Cupar, Fife.

vii.   ROBERT SKINNER LAING, b. 10 Oct 1854, Elie, Fife; d. 14 Sep 1925, Wemyss Memorial Hospital, Denbeath, Fife.

iii.   JAMES LAING, b. 21 Jun 1857, Elie, Fife; d. 22 Apr 1896, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, St Giles, Edinburgh, Midlothian; m. JANET KINNEAR, 22 May 1876, Methil, Wemyss, Fife; b. Abt. 1853; d. 10 Feb 1929, 12 Wellerby Road, Methil, Buckhaven, Fife.
Notes for JAMES LAING:
1861 Census Residing at Seagate, Kingsbarns, Fife
1871 Census Residing at Sunnybraes Farm, Largo, Fife
Cause of Death: Tubercular Cystitis 2 months
Occupation: Joiner
Residence: Jordan Terrace, Leven, Fife

Notes for JANET KINNEAR:
Cause of Death: Chronic Bronchitis; Influenza
Occupation: 1876, Mill worker

ix.   GEORGE LAING, b. 31 Jul 1860, Kingsbarns, Fife.
Notes for GEORGE LAING:
1861 Census Residing at Seagate, Kingsbarns, Fife
1871 Census Residing at Sunnybraes Farm, Largo, Fife - scholar


CHRISTIAN LAING, b. 15 Nov 1842 was my maternal great granny

OK ... so it's not a lot, but it's a start!

Regards

Chiad Fhear

Aye mair questions than answers in a world where the past was a different place - that cannae be revisited!

Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk