Sir Robert Baird 1st Baronet of Saughton Hall

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Robert Baird

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: February 1697 (66)
Edinburgh, Bartholomew, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James Baird of Little Fiddes and Bethia or Bathia Dempster
Husband of Elizabeth Fleming
Father of Bethia Barclay; Elizabeth Baird; Sir James Baird of Saughton Hall, 2nd Baronet; William Baird; Margaret Baird and 8 others
Brother of Sir John Baird of Newbyth; Anne Ramsay; Bethia Baird, primus; Alexander Baird; Euphame Baird and 1 other

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About Sir Robert Baird 1st Baronet of Saughton Hall

Biographical Summary

"Robert Baird, of Saughton Hall, co. Edinburgh, 2d s.of James Baird, of Byth, co. Aberdeen, by Bethia, da. of Sir John Dempster, of Pitliver, being a merchant of great reputation in Edinburgh, and having purchased in 1660, the estate of Saughton Hall, was or. a Baronet [S.], as above, 28 Feb. 1695, with rem. to heirs male of the body. He m. Elizabeth, da. of Malcolm, or Michael, Fleming, of Rathobyres. She was bur. 18 Oct. 1676, at the Greyfriars, Edinburgh. He d. Feb. and was bur. there 2 March 1697."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 369

"We now come to Robert, the second son of Mr. James Baird, and his posterity, who are numberless. He having received a large patrimony from his father, became a merchant at Edinburgh of the greatest reputation and credit in his time. In 1660, he purchased the lands of Sauchtonhall and others, in the Shire of Edinburgh, and in the year 1695 he was created a Knight Baronet. He married Elizabeth Fleming, daughter to Mr. Malcolm Fleming, brother to Sir William Fleming, of Ferm, by whom he had six sons and five daughters, viz.- Sir James, who succeeded him. 2. John, who was a merchant at Dantzig. 3. Robert, who was an officer in the Dutch service, and was the first Governor of Surinam after the Dutch got possession of it. 4. Andrew, who died in the East Indies, also in the Dutch service. These last three: sons of Sir Robert Baird all died unmarried. 5. William, who, by the extinction of three elder brothers became Sir Robert's second son. 6. Alexander, who retired to New York, married there, and left children. To all these sons, Sir Robert gave large patrimonies in his own lifetime."

SOURCE: "Auchmedden Baird's." Auchmedden Baird's. Accessed March 09, 2013. [].


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Sir Robert Baird 1st Baronet of Saughton Hall's Timeline

October 4, 1630
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
October 4, 1630
Saughtonhall, Midlothian, Scotland
February 3, 1656
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
July 1656
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
May 1, 1657
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Saughton Hall, Midlothian, Scotland
Saughton Hall, Scotland