Descendants of James LAIDLAW & Helen SCOTT

James & Helen were married in Selkirk, Scotland in 1790. Helen died in 1800 and in 1819 James emigrated with his family to Upper Canada, settling in Halton County, Upper Canada.
Their greatgrandson James Ross LAIDLAW, a hardware mechant, moved to Paisley, Bruce County, and married Dula SAUNDERS*.


Alice Ann MUNRO
née LAIDLAW; born 10 July 1931, a direct descendant of the captioned couple, is a Canadian short-story writer, the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction, and the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The locus of Munro's fiction is her native southwestern Ontario. Her accessible, moving stories explore human complexities in a seemingly effortless style. Munro's writing has established her as one of our greatest contemporary writers of fiction, or, as Cynthia Ozick put it, our Chekhov.

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