The History of Leith

January 4, 2012

Baird Baronets

There have been five Baronetcies created for persons with the surname Baird, three in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Three of the creations are extant as of 2010. The Baird Baronets of Newbyth (created in 1660, 1680 and 1809) and of Sauchtonhall (created in 1695) are all descended from Andrew Baird who acquired lands at Auchmedden, Aberdeenshire, in 1539. The main line, Baird of Auchmedden expired on the death in 1777 of Sir William Baird whose Auchmedden estate was forfeit and sold following his involvement in the Jacobite Rising of 1745. for more click here

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