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BAILLIE, William, Sir
(About 1316-After 1357)
SETON, William Lord of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1345-1409)
WIFE, First
(About 1345-)
BAILLIE, William of Lamington, Sir
(About 1348-)
SETON, Isabella
(About 1363-)
BAILLIE, William of Lamington, Sir
(About 1378-After 1466)


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1. HAMILTON, Catherine

BAILLIE, William of Lamington, Sir 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1378
  • Marriage (1): HAMILTON, Catherine 1 2
  • Died: After 13 August 1466 4

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  General Notes:

".....when it is considered that the last mention of the previous proprietor was made in 1357, nearly seventy years before, there seems to be considerable doubt if this Sir William were not the grandson, if not the great-grandson, of the previous Sir William; and as titles were rarely made up at this time, when a son merely succeeded his father, the idea that this Sir William was not the son of the last proprietor is considerably strengthened.
This proprietor obtained a charter from King James I., dated 6th March 1423, of the Lands and barony of Lamington, upon which he passed infeftment on 26th September 1446. He was one of the hostages sent to England for payment of the ransom-money of King James I., who had been taken prisoner by King Henry IV. of England on 13th March 1405, and only allowed to return to Scotland on the death of King Henry V. of England, and that on payment of a large ransom. Sir William Baillie was exchanged for David Leslie of Leslie in 1432. In 1435 this Sir William Baillie served on the jury, at the service of William, second Lord Somerville, to Thomas, first Lord Somerville, his father." (pages 16 and 17)

"On 21st September 1451 this Sir William Baillie obtained a Charter of Confirmation from the Crown of the lands of Hyndshaw and Watston, tying in the barony of Cadzow in Lanarkshire, confirming a charter by Sir John Hamilton, Lord of Cadzow; the consideration or cause of granting the charter is 'counsel and help given, and to be given.' In this charter Sir William is designed Dominus de Hoprig. This Sir William got a charter of confirmation from King James II. of the lands of Udiston, lying also in the said barony of Cadzow, wherein he is designed of Hyndshaw. This charter proceeds on the narrative, that the said lands of Udiston were formerly disponed by Sir John Hamilton of Cadzow in favour of this Sir William Baillie, and is dated 15th December 1451." (pages 17 and 18)

"This Sir William Baillie resigned the lands of Hoprig and Penston in the hands of King James III. for a new Infeftrnent to be granted to his son William, who obtained a Charter of Resignation, in which he is designed eldest son of Sir William Baillie of Laminrgton. This Charter is dated 13th August 1466." (page 19)

from Lives of the Baillies 1

William married Catherine HAMILTON, daughter of Sir John HAMILTON 4th of Cadzow and Jacoba or Janet DOUGLAS of Dalkeith.1 2 (Catherine HAMILTON was born about 1390.)

  Marriage Notes:

"This Sir William Baillie married Catherine, daughter of Sir John Hamilton of Cadzow, by whom he had two sons:
William, his successor;
Alexander of Cairnsyne, or Cairntyne, from whom, according to Baillie of Castlecary, descend the families of Carnbroe, and Carfin, and from Baillie of Carfin is descended Baillie of Parbroth, Baillie of Park, Baillie of Jeriston, Baillie of Dunrogal, Baillie of Castlecary, and Baillie of Provand ...
and two daughters:
Margaret or Magdalen, who married John Earl of Sutherland ... (and)
Marietta or Marion, married John, third Lord Somerville ..."

from Lives of the Baillies

"Daughter, Catherine, married to Sir William Baillie of Lamington. Her brother Sir James granted a charter of the lands of Hyndshaw, wherein he designs him 'carissimo consanguineo nostro.' "

from Memoirs of the House of Hamilton 1 2


1 e-books, Lives of the Baillies by James William Baillie (1872).

2 e-books, Historical and Genealogical Memoirs of the House of Hamilton by John Anderson (1825).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 8 (1911).

4 e-books, Liives of the Baillies by James William Baillie (1872).

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