James was born on FEB. 15, 1835
in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

While there is many sources of information pointing to the year of James' birth, (1828,1834,1835,1838,1841), we now have his real date of birth of FEB. 15, 1835. This is according to his Baptismal record in St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland.

ball FEB. 15, 1828
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    1900 US Twelfth Census - 7 June 1900US > Utah > Salt Lake > Salt Lake City Ward 1 > District 7
    256 Fifth South St, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
    Line Name Relationship Month Year Age Birth Place Occupation
    42 MacLaren     James Head Feb 1828 72 New York  
    43 Mary S Wife May 1857 43 Scotland  
    44 John H Son May 1881 19 Utah Day Laborer
    45 Alexander Son Oct 1882 17 Utah Day Laborer
    46 David J Son July 1884 15 Utah at school
    47 Storemond Son Aug 1886 13 Utah at school
    48 Aureleus Son Oct 1892 7 Utah at school
    49 Christina Daughter Jan 1895 5 Utah at school
    Enumerated 7th day of June, 1900
    Census {JPG 1,506 kb} | Census Extraction {PDF 86 kb} | Ancestry.com
ball Line # 42
ball Address: 256 Fifth South St, Salt Lake City, UT
ball Name: MacLaren James
ball Relation: Head
ball Personal Description
ball Date of Birth
ball Month: Feb
ball Year: 1828
ball Age at last birthdate: 72
ball Nativity: Place of Birth for following:
ball This person: New York
ball Father: Scotland
ball Mother: Scotland

ball FEB. 15, 1834
James & Amelia Conway Marriage - July 20, 1856
London, Middlesex, England
Marriage Certificate in England {JPG 434 kb}
ball Groom: James S McLaren
ball Born: Age: 22 [abt 1834]
ball Rank or Profession: Type Founder
ball Groom's Father: Daniel McLaren
ball Occupation: Shoemaker

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    1861 Scotland Census - 7 April 1861Scotland > Midlothian > Edinburgh New North
    27 St. Leonards Hill, Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian
    Line Name Relationship Age Est. Birth Year Occupation Where born
    6 James McLaren Head 27 abt 1834 Type Founder - Carter Edinburgh, Midlothian
    7 Mini Wife 26 abt 1835   England
    8 James Son 3 abt 1858   England
    9 David Son 11 mo abt 1860   Edinburgh, Midlothian
    Enumerated 7th day of April, 1861
    Census {JPG 291 kb} | Census {PDF 250 kb} | Ancestry.com
    The Extraction of this Census page at Ancestry.com has Mistakes. The correct information was entered as "Alternate Information."
    Please refer to the actual image of the Census.   *** The PDF document shows the extracted and corrected notes.
    Occupations in Scotland {Link}
    Type-founder = Printer who set out individual letters on printing blocks
    Carter = Worked with horse and cart on farms or in towns
ball Line # 6
ball Address: 27 St. Leonards Hill, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland
ball Head of House: James McLaren
ball Age: 27 [1834]
ball Rank or Profession: Type Founder - Carter
ball Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian

ball FEB. 15, 1835 {Actual Date of Birth}
Baptismal Record - 1 March 1835
Edinburgh, Milothian, Scotland
Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms - St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
(Page 45) {JPG 635 kb} | James' Birth & Baptism (Only) {JPG 553 kb}
Findmypast Web Hint {Link} | Findmypast Transcript {PDF 1,640 kb}
ball Names of Children: James Storm (Indexed as: James Starin)
ball Legitimacy: Lawful Son
ball Names of Parents: Daniel M'Laren, Hellen Wooler
ball Date of Birth: 15 Feby 1835
ball Date of Baptism: 1 March 1835
ball Names of Sponsors: James Storm, Ann Wooler
ball Clergyman: Stephen Keenan

Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints. Records of members, 1856-1909.
Salt Lake City 14th Ward, (Utah)
Family History Library Call #0026695 {JPG 5 kb}
ball Line # 402
ball Name: James McLaren
ball Birth: 15 Feb 1835
ball Place: Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
ball Father: Daniel McLaren
ball Mother: Ellen Oller ( Some might say "OLTER" {JPG 8 kb} )
ball Baptism: 5 Aug. 1879 - By: William McLauchlin
ball Confirmed: 10 Aug. 1879 - By: Thomas Taylor

ball In the Year 1838
James & Sarah Ann Atkins Marriage - 26 September 1869
Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Certificate of Marriage - State of New York
Full {TIF 31,548 kb} | Family Search {Link}
ball Fullname of Groom: James Stormond McLaren
ball Place of Residence: 291 North 7th St. Brooklyn
ball Age: 31 years [1838]
ball Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland
ball Father's Name: Daniel McLaren
ball Mother's Maiden Name: Ellen Olar
ball No. of Groom's Marriage: 2nd
ball Full Name of Bride: Sarah Ann Atkins
ball Maiden Name, if a Widow: ~~~~~
ball Place of Residence: 104 So. 6th St. Brooklyn
ball Age: 21 years [1848]
ball Place of Birth: Birmingham, England
ball Father's Name: Thomas Atkins
ball Mother's Maiden Name: Eliza Chapman
ball No. of Bride's Marriage: 1st

ball FEB. 15, 1841
Deseret Evening News - Monday, October 13, 1902, Page 1
Salt Lake City, Utah
{ { { { Deseret News Article } } } }
ball Name: James Storemond McLaren
ball Place: Scotland
ball Religion: He became a member of the "Mormon" Church in early life.
ball Family: { { { { Deseret News Article } } } }
(Family was among the most respected in Scotland,
Closely related to Sir Colon Cambell,
Orphaned early in life.)