Jim Cochrane shared this family photo adding, “Alex Baird was born at Craigmuir Farm 0n 16th Dec 1897. He was my Great gran Janet Edmiston Main (Baird )s Brother. He served as a policeman and moved away from Blantyre maybe moving to the Falkirk area. This picture is from my grans collection. Maybe theres a way to find out more from the Numbers on his uniform?”
I have attached the 1901 census, which shows the family at Newhouse Road, which was the former name of the current right of way at Craigmuir. Little Alexander Baird is shown aged 3, along with Janet who was then 14 years old and noted as being born at home. Other siblings included Andrew 11, Annie 10, Christina 7, Mary 5 and little John, whom, on the day of the census on 31st march 1901, was actually only 1 day old! With them were parents Alexander Baird a 45-year old platelayer and Christina his wife, age 42.
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