- J. K. Laughton
- , revised by Lionel Alexander Ritchie
Laird, John (1805–1874), shipbuilder, was born in Greenock on 14 June 1805, the eldest son of William Laird and Agnes Macgregor, and brother of Macgregor Laird. His father moved south in 1810, eventually establishing a boiler works on Merseyside, the Birkenhead ironworks. After his education at the ...