Evan Baillie

1741 - 28th Jun 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


Evan Baillie of Dochfour, partner in the trading house of Alexander, James and Evan Baillie.

Born in Scotland c. 1741, the 3rd son of Hugh Baillie of Dochfour and his wife Emilia née Fraser. By the 1780s he was established in the West India trade in Bristol and became sheriff of Bristol 1786-1787. He inherited estates in the north of Scotland on the death of his older brother Alexander in 1798. He also served as an alderman of Bristol 1802-1812 and Whig MP for Bristol 1802-1812.

His sons Hugh Duncan Baillie and James Evan Baillie (both q.v.) continued the business after Evan Baillie retired to his Scottish estates in the 1810s and became MPs as well. His son Peter Baillie was MP for Inverness 1807-1811.


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 629 (Peter Hall); T71/880 Grenada claim no. 701 (Hermitage); T71/882 Nevis claim nos. 5 (Low Ground), 15 (Mont Pellier), 16 (Mont Pellier), 17 (Saddle Hill), 18 (Cox Heath) and 35 (Clay Gut).

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/baillie-evan-1741-1835 [accessed 10/07/2012].

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/baillie-peter-1771-1811 [accessed 10/07/2012].

Further Information

Mary Gurley
Peter (1771-1811), Hugh Duncan (1777-1866), James Evan (1781-1863)
West India merchant, politician and landowner

Associated Claims (7)

£4,030 4S 3D
Deceased claimant successful
£2,737 12S 11D
Deceased claimant unsuccessful
£666 15S 4D
Deceased claimant unsuccessful
£1,899 11S 2D
Deceased claimant unsuccessful
£2,473 19S 7D
Deceased claimant unsuccessful
£2,328 7S 7D
Deceased claimant unsuccessful
£2,245 0S 2D
Deceased claimant unsuccessful

Legacies Summary

Political (3)

election →
Bristol Somerset
1802 - 1812
Urban Politics
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Relationships (9)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Uncle → Niece
First Cousins
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Niece
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Notes →
Related by marriage: Evan Baillie was married to Mary Gurley, daughter of Peter Gurley and sister of Peter Gurley jun., to whom Mary Selby Gurley was married....

Addresses (1)

Dochfour House, Dochfour, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Highlands & Islands, Scotland