William Baillie (1806-1858)

Birth

Marriage

Death

On May 27, 1806, in the parish of Channelkirk, Berwickshire

To Margaret Hislop, at the parish of Stow, Midlothian (OPR index) on January 8, 1830

On September 21, 1858, at 23 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh/Castle and Portsburgh, Midlothian

Parents

Siblings

Children

Zerub Baillie and Agnes Taylor

John Baillie, James Baillie, Robert Baillie, Thomas Baillie, Zerub Baillie, Agnes Baillie, Janet Baillie, Nichol Baillie

Zerub Baillie, Andrew Baillie, John Baillie, Robert Baillie, Elizabeth Baillie

 

 

 

William Baillie was a general merchant.

See the transcript of the birth record of William Baillie in the page for his father, Zerub Baillie (c. 1781 - ?).

The 1841 census shows William and his family living at Fountainhall in Stow:

 

1841 Census index    Fountainhall [ref: 699-7 Stow MLN]

forename

surname

age

occupation

born in Midlothian?

William

Bailie

30

tailor

no

Margaret

do

30

----

yes

Zerubabel

do

10

----

yes

Andrew

do

9

----

yes

John

do

7

----

yes

 

William died in Edinburgh in 1858:

 

William Baillie, 53, general merchant

Died 21.9.1858 at 23 Lauriston Place

Married

Father: decd. Zerubbabel Baillie, shepherd

Mother: decd. Agnes Baillie MS Taylor

Informant of death: his son, Andw Baillie, present

Cause of death: disease of brain, many months

Certified by W. Young M.D., who saw deceased 21.9.1858

Buried Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh, as certified by John Baillie, undertaker

Ref: D-1858-685/3-522 Edinburgh/Castle & Portsburgh MLN

The undertaker was possibly William’s elder brother John, as joiners were often coffin-makers and undertakers.

 

Monumental inscriptions

A transcript of the monumental inscriptions in the Grange Cemetery [Scottish Genealogy Society Library, Edinburgh, unpublished, stone no. 305] has:

 

William Baillie, merchant, Fountainhall, died 21.9.1858 aged 53.   His wife Margaret Hislop d. 2.4.1862 aged 56.   Their son Robert d. 1837 aged 16 months.   Thr(ee?) children died in infancy.   Their dau. Eliza d. 1844 aged 11 months.

[On reverse of stone] Rev. Zerub Baillie, d. 4.8.1865 aged 34, after 9 years in Old Calabar.   His wife Mary Marshall Cowan, d. at Old Calabar, 13.9.1862 aged 28.   Their only child Willie d. 26.9.1862 aged 13 months.   Rev. John Baillie, missionary, Old Calabar, d. 7.5.1864 aged 29.   Agnes Brown, wife of Rev. Andrew Baillie, d. at Lucea, Jamaica, 25.11.1872 aged 31.

 

Sources:

(1) Census of 1841: kindly furnished on October 21, 2002, by Dr. J.A. Robertson, a genealogical researcher in Edinburgh.

(2) Transcript of the death certificate of Willaim Baillie (1806-1858): kindly provided on October 7, 2002, by Dr. J.A. Robertson, Edinburgh.

(3) Monumental inscription: kindly provided on October 21, 2002, by Dr. J.A. Robertson, Edinburgh.

 

 

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