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This section first uploaded 05.01.05.
This section covers the Baillies of Jerviswood. There was a well-known family of that name/title which started with George Baillie. However, the database contains a reference to the earlier ...
Alexander Baillie of Jerviswood
m. Margaret Livingston (dau of William Livingston of Kilsyth) her father died by 1545
BP1934 (Baillie), which covers the Baronets of Polkemmet, identifies that family as a cadet of the Baillies of Jervistowne "who were descended from the Baillies of Carphin, who were cadets of the Baillies of Lamington" (see Baillie1). As the first reported Baillie of Polkemmet was married in 1600, and as it is believed (but has not yet been fully proven) that the Jervistown and Jerviswood were the same estate, or at least were originally part of the same estate, it is thought very likely that there was an earlier line of Baillies of Jerviswood before that started by the following George of St. John's Kirk. It is not known whether or not the following George was descended from or otherwise related to the above Alexander. According to various web sites, George bought Jerviswood in 1636 (and then Whiteside, later called Mellerstain, in 1643). He is reported to have been the son of a prosperous Edinburgh burgess (merchant) and to have been descended from the Baillies of Lamington.
George Baillie of St. John's Kirk, later of Jerviswood and Mellerstain (d 1646)
m. Anne Burnett (dau of Alexander Burnett of Leys)
1. Robert Baillie of Jerviswood and Mellerstain (b 1623, d 24.12.1684, famous covenanter)
  m. (20.01.1661) Rachel Johnston (dau of Sir Archibald Johnston of Warriston)
  A. George Baillie of Jerviswood and Mellerstain (b 1664, d 06.08.1738)
  m. (17.09.1690-2) Grisell Home or Hume (b 24.12.1665, d 06.12.1746, dau of Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont)
  i. Grisell Baillie (b 26.10.1692, d 06.06.1759)
  m. (1710, div 1714, sp) Sir Alexander Murray, 3rd Bart of Stanhope (d 18.05.1743)
ii. Rachel Baillie (d 24.03.1773)
  m. (by 1720) Charles Hamilton, Lord Binning (b 1697, dvp 27.125.1732)
  Their elder son became the 7th Earl of Haddington. The estates of Jerviswood and Mellerstain passed to their second son who changed his name to Baillie-Hamilton and was ancestor of the 10th and later Earls of Haddington.
  The following other children were kindly reported to us by a site visitor (DMcA, 03.03.07).
  B.+ other issue - Archibald (b 26.06.1665), William (b 27.01.1669), Helen (b 29.04.1662), Margaret (b 23.08.1667), Rachel (b 11.04.1670)
2. Elizabeth Baillie (bur 07.04.1697)
  m. (03.12.1657) James Kirkton (b 1628, minister)
3. Christian Baillie probably of this generation
  m. (1660) Joseph Brodie of Asleisk Castle (d 1682)
4. Rachel Baillie possibly of this generation
  m. (31.03.1654) Andrew Gray (bpt 23.08.1633, d 08.02.1656, minister)

 

 

This section first uploaded 21.05.05.
The first generation shown below comes from TSP (Kilmarnock). Thereafter the information is as kindly provided by Sir John Hay of Park in 11.2004.
Adam Boyd of Penkill and Trochrigg (d after 21.11.1577)
m. (before 12.1531) Helen Kennedy (dau of John Kennedy, 2nd Lord)
1. Robert Boyd, younger of Penkill (dvp by 1572)
  m. Catherine Gordon
  A. Adam Boyd, 2nd of Penkill (d 1596)
  m. Janet Kennedy (dau of Thomas Kennedy of Bargany)
i. Thomas Boyd, 3rd of Penkill (d (d 1673)
  m. Marion Mure
  a. Thomas Boyd, 4th of Penkill (d 1696)
  m. Anna Melville (d before 1675, dau of John Melville of Raith, 3rd Lord of Monimail)
  (1) Thomas Boyd, 5th of Penkill (d 1715)
  m. Isabella Lindsay
  (A) Thomas Boyd, 6th of Penkill (no heir)
  b. Alexander Boyd
  m. Janet Hay (dau of Thomas Hay of Park)
  (1) (Thomas?) Boyd
  (A) Alexander Boyd, 7th of Penkill (dsp 1750)
  B.+ other issue - William, Mark Alexander (poet)
2. James Boyd of Trochrigg, Archbishop of Glasgow (d 21.06.1581)
  m. Margaret Chalmers (dau of James Chalmers of Gadgirth)
  A. Robert Boyd of Trochrigg (Principal of Glsgow University) had issue
3. daughter
  m. James Chalmers of Sauchrie

Main source(s):
(1) For Baillie : various web sites, supported by cross-references from elsewhere in the database
(2) For Boyd : as reported above
[The section on Inglis of Cramond has been moved to Inglis1.]
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