I’ve been researching Lairds in Sterling and found a link to the 11th Laird of Drum, Alexander Irvine. Can anyone give me insight on why his child would be named David Laird and not Irvine? Could it be that an illegitimate child would be given the surname “Laird” instead of “Irvine”? Alexander had other marriages and children all called Irvine, but what I found has David Laird, son of Margaret Anderson and Alexander Irvine 11th Laird of Drum.
This is what I got from another persons tree. I’m interested in David Laird. I don’t have any other info and there was no way to contact the original creator of this tree.
ID: I642 Name: Alexander LAIRD Sex: M Birth: ABT 1618 Burial: Drum's aisle 1687 Scotland 1 Death: 18 SEP 1687 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 1 Name: Alexander IRVINE, 11TH LAIRD OF DRUM 1 Birth: 1618 in Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 Birth: 1618 in Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 Death: 18 SEP 1687 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 1
Father: Sir Alexander IRVINE, 10TH LAIRD OF DRUM b: 1596 in Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Mother: Lady Magdalene Of Dudhope SCRIMGROUR b: 1597 in Dudhope, Angus, Scotland
Marriage 1 Margaret ANDERSON Children Has Children David LAIRD b: ABT 1638 in St. Ninnians, Stirlingshire Scotland
Marriage 2 Margaret COUTTS b: ABT 1665 Children Has No Children Catherine IRVINE
Marriage 3 Lady Mary GORDON b: 1629 in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Married: 07 DEC 1643 in Scotland 1 1 Children Has No Children Charles IRVINE Has No Children Jean IRVINE b: in Drum Has No Children Margaret IRVINE Has No Children Anne IRVINE Has No Children Alexander IRVINE, THE 12TH LAIRD OF DRUM b: 1646 in Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Has No Children Robert IRVINE Has No Children Henrietta IRVINE Has No Children Mary IRVINE