David Baillie

???? - 1826


Absentee, owner of enslaved people in St Catherine, Jamaica, 1823-1826 held in trust by William James Stevenson.

  1. Will of David Baillie [late of the island of Jamaica but now] of West Moulsey [sic] Surrey [made in 1819 with a codicil of 1823] proved 27/01/1827. He left his wife Phoebe £300, £1000 worth of household effects and £30 worth of books, and his wine cellar. All the rest of his books he left to his son Rev. Jasper Farmer Baillie (q.v.) of Rissington Gloucestershire. He left in trust an annuity of £500 p.a. to his wife; £2500 of 4% consols to his son Jasper Farmer Baillie and £2500 similarly to his daughter Louisa, £500 to each of his brothers and sisters and 100 guineas to each of his three godchildren. He authorised his executors to sell his property at West Molesey and his separate executors in Jamaica to sell his property there, to invest in consols to secure the annuity to his wife. In a codicil he left his wife all his household effects and £500 rather than £300, and left a further £2500 to each of his two children.

  2. The effects of David Baillie of Jamaica were sworn by his executors at under £45,000.


  1. PROB 11/1720/370.

  2. Findmypast.co.uk, Bank of England Wills Extracts 1717-1845.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Phoebe Moore
with Susanna Lewis: Jasper Farmer; Louisa
Wealth at death

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (2)

Father → Natural Son
Father → Natural Daughter

Addresses (1)

West Molesey, Surrey, South-east England, England