Family Group (main line)



m. 26th Dec 1788




bap.19 May 1765, Airth, Stirlingshire






to be confirmed

The family lived around Carronshore and Airth, Stirlingshire

Child Marriage Spouse Spouse's Parents
1 George m.
bap.11 Oct 1789, Airth
d. before 1807
2 Janet4 m. 5 Jul 1823 Bothkennar Peter Allan James Allan
Helen Wauch
c. 30 Oct 1791, Airth

d.18 Nov 1864 in Carronshore, Bothkennar

b.8 Mar 1788 in Polmont

d.17 Feb 1877 in Carronshore, Bothkennar
1) James Allan, b. 14 Aug 1827 in Bothkennar, d. 1877

2 ) Isabella Allan,b. 19 Aug 1833 in Carronshore,
d 18 Jan 1889 in 118, Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh, Unmarried

3) Agnes Allan, b.  25 Aug 1825 in Bothkennar, d. 21 Apr 1904 in Partick, Lanark
Married: 20 May 1854 in: Bothkennar to  William Taylor

4) Helen Allan, b. 29 Dec 1831 in Bothkennar



3 Cornelius m
c. 29 Sep 1793, Airth
d. before 1802
4 William m
c.21 Dec 1795, Airth, Stirling
d. before 1798
5 James m
c. 14 Aug or Sep 1796, Airth
6 William m. Larbert 3 Jun 1821 Mary Philip1
c. 25 Mar 1798, Airth b. 13 Jul 1821, Scotland
son Richard Philip Hotchkiss, b 11 Nov 1841, d. Dietz, Wyoming 13 Nov 1914

This is Marvin Cox's line

7 Christian (f) m Larbert
3 Feb 1828
Thomas Ferguson Hugh Ferguson
Agnes Jack
c. 25 May 1800, Airth
Children b. 1804, Bothkennar
8 Cornelius, Coalminer m. Elizabeth Gillespie John Gillespie
Helen Waugh
c. 15 Aug 1802, Airth
20 Feb 1864 - Falkirk Herald:
The subscriber, Cornelius Hotchkies, hereby intimates that after this date he will no longer be responsible for the debts contracted by his wife Elizabeth Gillespie or Hotchkies
d 17 Oct 1867,age 65, Carronshore
9 Agnes2 m. Larbert 
20 Sep 1819
Alexander Laing John Laing
Barbara Laird
c. 7 Oct 1804, Airth
d. 5 June 1872, aged 67, cardiac disease.
Children b. 28 May 1805, Larbert
d. 13 Mar 1873, Bothkennar
John Laing3
10 GEORGE, Inn Keeper m EUPHEMIA RAE Parents
b. 1807, Airth

d. 1856, Carronshore

Children b. 1816

d. 1856 Carronshore


1.  This is one of the few occurrences of the surname Philip in my family tree. My middle name is Philip as was my grandfather's and it has always been thought the name came from an as yet unidentified family friend - maybe it goes back further!

2. Lyn Russo  is a direct descendant of Agnes.

3. Notes for JOHN LAING: John Laing was also known as James Lai ng and John Lang. John was the son of Alexander Laing (a miner) and Agnes Hodgkiss or Hotkiss (Hotchkis from IGI), from Carronshore in Stirlingshire Scotland. He was born 1st April 1838 in Bothkennar Parish Stirlingshire, . Also on some certificates he stated he came from Falkirk or Kilsyth. But, he stated on the ships manifest, on his immigration to Australia, and sponsership he came from Carronshire (confirmed by the 1851 cenus)
1841 census Bothkennar: 1:13:58 1851 " " 2:19:78 Birth OPR Bothkennar: 1041972 FR200
John Laing was sponsered to Australia on the 4th November 1859 at the same time as his friend (cousin by marriage) James McLuckie. They were sponsored by Alexander McLuckie brother of James. They were both given references by Mr. William Johnson who was the manager of the Carron Works. So, presumably they were both employed by him whilst in Carronshore. The fare was Four Pounds. (Reel No. 2139). NSW Archives. See copy of passenger list in file They were neighbours and friends and related by marriage with a mutual aunt, Barbara Laing who married Alexander McLuckie . They arrived on the ship "TUDOR' to Sydney on 17th August 1860.

See Laing file for copy of lists: On the ships passenger list, John Lang was known as James Laing. They both stated that they were natives of Carronshore. Presumably the christian names were confused between James (McLuckie) and John when arriving on board. John parents were still alive and living in Carronshore. His religion was Presbyterian and he could read and write as he stated on the ships passenger list. In 20th July 1869 in Newcastle NSW he married Mary Lyons and one of the witness's was Robert McLuckie. See copy of certificate in file. His name on the certificate is John LANG, and he used that name thereafter, except for the birth of his 1st child Agnes who was registered as Laing. See copy in file. He lived in Wentworth Street, Plattsburgh (Wallsend) NSW. This is a coalmining area of the NSW Hunter area. On his Death Certificate No. 1910/3642 on the 17th March 1910 at Waratah NSW, his occupation was Coal Miner (he was 73). He is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Wallsend. Minister John Richardson. Witness's Joseph Firth and M. Holloway. Informant. E. Arthur, Matron, Benevolent Asylum Waratah.

Children of marriage to Mary were: Agnes b. 1869, John b. 1871, Lenore b. 1873, Alexander b. 1876, Barbara b. 1878, Mary Ellen b. 1880. Elizabeth b. 1883, and William b. 1875. In the 1851 census of Bothkennar in Stirling the listing below was found.


LAING Agnes 46 Carronshore STI F LAING Alexander 46 Carronshore STI M
LAING Cornelius 18 Carronhsore STI M LAING David 9 Carronshore STI M
LAING Barbara 4 Carronshore ST I F LAING John 13 Carronshore STI M ******

* This is John that came to Australia in 1860. Next door was the family of Laing also: David aged 68, George aged 39, Mary aged 37, and David aged 16. This could well be the father and siblings of Alexander Laing. On either side of the Laing families were several families of McLuckie. One of which was Robert, James and Alexander McLuckie. In the 1901 Federal Directory of Newcastle NSW. there is a John Lang, Living in Plattsburgh who was a miner. Also a A.Lang living in Wentworth street, also a miner. (?is this him) In the 1903 Electoral Roll for Newcastle NSW Fiche 56: (? what relation or relevance) is the Lang family below: Pattsburgh: Lang Alexander Wentworth Street, Miner Lang Elizabeth " Domestic Lang Mary " Domestic Lang William " Miner Lang John Co-operative Camp Coalminer Lang John Jnr. Harriett Street Coalminer Lang Selina Macquarie St, Domestic

4. Janet Allan is the gg Grandmother of Ian Allan

Tom Paterson
(last updated 29th May 2019)