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  • Agnes Laidlaw (1570 - 1645)
  • Alice Munro, Nobel Prize in Literature, 2013
    Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian author. The recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, she...
  • Pte. Francis Andrew Laidlaw (1896 - 1916)
    Private in OIR, file number 8/3938. Son of Hannah Laidlaw, of Otautau, Southland, and the late John Laidlaw. Sources Cenotaph: New Zealand and World War One Roll of Honour: / Ref 11.4.2021
  • Harriet Laidlaw (1873 - 1949)
    Biographical notes: Harriet Burton Laidlaw, suffragist, social and civic reformer, and internationalist, was born on December 16, 1873, in Albany, N.Y., the daughter of Alice Davenport (Wright) and Geo...
  • LCpl. John George Laidlaw (1895 - 1917)
    John George Laidlaw was born at Isla Bank in New Zealand's South Island on 27 June 1895. His parents were John Laidlaw and Hannah Laidlaw (nee Soar) who married in 1889. John signed up with the Otago I...

About the Laidlaw surname

Adam Laidlaw, son of Wiliam and Mary, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1840. He ran a lumber yard on Lake Micmac in Dartmouth, and also ran a stage coach operation between Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. (Perhaps the first version of Laidlaw Transport.)