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CodeNA11096
Person NameBaillie; family
Epithetfamily
ActivityAlexander Baillie, son of Sir William Baillie of Lamington in Lanark, appears to have moved north to support the Earl of Huntly against the Earl of Crawford and was granted lands at Dunain and Torbreck and made constable of the Castle of Inverness under Huntly in 1452 as a reward for bravery in the Battle of Brechin. The Baillie families of Dochfour, of Dunain and of Leys are descended from this Alexander Baillie and his wife, a daughter of the Laird of Grant.Evan Baillie of Dochfour entered the army in his youth and served as Lieutenant in the West Indies and in America. He retired, aged 20, in 1760 and went into business in the West Indies, from 1764, and subsequently, in Bristol, from 1775. He was the second son of the Laird of Dochfour and succeeded to the estate of Dochfour on the death of his elder brother in 1779. In 1802 Evan Baillie was elected member of parliament for Bristol. He was succeeded by his second son, James Baillie (d 1863), who also succeeded his as member of parliament for Bristol. James Baillie of Dochfour added the estates of Glenroy, Glenelg and Glenshiel to Dochfour. When he died in 1863 the estates passed to the heirs of his older brother.
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