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Macgregor Laird 
Younger son of William Laird, founder of the Birkenhead firm of shipbuilders.
 
Date (from)(Date to)Event
1808 Born (Greenock).
1832 Dispatched, and participated in, commercial expedition to the Niger in steamers Alburkah and Quorra.
18?? Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London.
1837 Married Eleanor Hester Nicholls (1811-1898, daughter of Gen Sir Ed Nicholls KCB).
1837 One of the promoters of the British and North American Steam Navigation Company.
1852 Founded African Steamship Company.
1854 Dispatched a trading and exploring expedition to the river Tchadda in the steamer Pleiad.
9 January 1861 Died.
Literature: (DNB).
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