William Baird, 1701-1775

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Wiliam BAIRD, 7th laird of Auchmedden, ca.1701-1775

Biographical Note

The eldest son of James Baird (1676-1720), 6th Laird, and Katherine Hay, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Kinnoul. He was obliged to sell the Auchmedden estate in 1750 as a result of his Jacobinism and profligate behaviour.


Used an engraved bookplate (Franks 1211): Baird, William, of Auchmedden, Esqr.

The extent and disposition of his library is not known.