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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 30 July 17 16:03 BST (UK) »
This looks a possible birth entry indexed from the Old Parish Registers for Isabella Sorlie from the details you have for her parents on her marriage registration https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY9Y-5LZ

I can't see one yet for James Laing to the parents mentioned for him, but there is a pedigree file submitted to Family Search for his line it seems https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:SPSN-LMR

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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 30 July 17 16:42 BST (UK) »
Just thought to revisit some of the details on the ancestry tree I mentioned yesterday, who also claimed James, son of James and Isabella Sorlie. They have their ancestor James dying in 1909 in Queensland Australia. Checking the Queensland BMD index, there is a James Laing death showing on www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/querySubmit.m?ReportName=DeathSearch with parents indexed as James and Catherine Laurenson. So happens there is a birth showing in Scotland in 1859 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQKH-68W

There can be errors in family trees as you know. No sources are gvien to establish how the tree owners have linked James, son of James and Isabella Sorlie to the James who died in 1909  :-\

By the same turn, you will need to confirm from James' marriage that he is the son of James to start to confirm his details. I am hopeful that with his name of James Tait S Laing, we are likely on the right track for him hopefully...

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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 30 July 17 19:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Monica

There are two marriages for James Laing Snr on that family tree.
I presume that Mary Kirk is the wife shown on the 1881 England & Wales Census as his wife Mary Laing 35 yrs birth 1846 Machine Girl Perthshire. Isabella Sorlie must have died before their marriage in 1872.

I'm a bit confused

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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 30 July 17 20:56 BST (UK) »
You mean this entry in 1881:

James Laing 43 brass founder b. Edinburgh
Mary Laing 35 b. Bridge of Allan, Perthshire
Janet Laing 18 b. Edinburgh
Catherine Laing 6 b. Edinburgh https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQCZ-PH9
John Laing 4 b. Edinburgh
Mary Laing 2 b. Edinburgh

Address: 177 Pleasance, Edinburgh/Newington


James and Mary married at the end of 1872 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2HR-CP38. This looks to be a church record. Further entry here https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY36-H9S   This is the entry in Logie Perth that shows on the statutory registers. Registered in early 1873 given the date of the marriage. Laurie was her maiden surname, Kirk her middle name.

Isabella Sorlie/Laing died at the age of 29 in 1871 in Edinburgh/Newington. This is all from the general index on SP.

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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 30 July 17 21:51 BST (UK) »

The 1911 England & Wales census shows him living in Leeds with his wife and his occupation as retired major Dist. aged 50. I think the regiment was Edinburgh Artillery Volunteer Corps.


Just as background and in case you haven't seen it. The 1891 census has James Laing and Elizabeth at the Calvary Depot, in Canterbury, Kent. His regiment then looks to be the 11th Hussars (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Hussars).

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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #14 on: Monday 31 July 17 20:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Monica

I did not know about the 1891 Census entry for James and Elizabeth Laing in Canterbury.
The Major James Laing  of the Edinbugh Artillery Volunteers I had is the wrong man.

I now need to obtain their marriage cert in Leeds.

Thank you very much for all the work and information you have provided in this case.

Kind Regards

 

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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #15 on: Friday 25 August 17 20:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Monica

I have at last obtained the marriage cert of James Laing and Elizabeth Smith.
They were married in the Register Office Leeds on 6th August 1883.
James Tait Sorlie Laing
Age 22 yrs
Bachelor
Sergeant 11th Hussars
Leeds Barracks
Fathers name: James Laing
Fathers occupation: Brass Finisher

Elizabeth Smith
Age 22 yrs
Spinster
Tailoress
31 Roscoe Road Leeds
Fathers name: David Smith
Fathers occupation: Librarian.

I think this confirms he is the son of James Laing and Isabella Sorlie and your hunch was right.
Once again thanks for all you help.

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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 27 August 17 21:03 BST (UK) »
That is great news! Thanks for the update  :)

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Re: James Laing Edinburgh resident
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 11:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I am looking for information about a Joan Laing who married James (Jim) Wood in Leeds in 1949.

Would she be any relation to your laings?