Hugh Duncan Baillie

31st May 1777 - 21st Jun 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Evan Baillie merchant, of Bristol and Dochfour, Inverness, and Mary Gurley (daughter of Peter Gurley of St Vincent). 'Colonel Hugh Duncan Baillie of Red Castle and Tarradale'.

His father was a prosperous West India merchant in Bristol.

In 1812 with his brother, James Evan Baillie (q.v.), he took over the management of the family firm, Bristol Old Bank.

Was a military officer 1793-1825 as well as partner in the bank.

As Grand Master he was the recipient of 'A letter addressed to Colonel Hugh Duncan Baillie MP, Grand Master, and the Grand Wardens of the province of Bristol: in consequence of some foul and vulgar remarks in The Tablet newspaper of 21st June' by a past Master [Bristol, 1845?].   

MP for Rye 1830-1831 and Honiton 1835-1847.

Hugh Duncan Baillie's son, Colonel Henry James Baillie (1803-1885), was Conservative MP for Inverness-shire (1840-1868). A protectionist in the 1840s, friend of Benjamin Disraeli and associate of Young England in the early 1840s, he was later Under-Secretary of State for India (1858-1859) in Lord Derby’s Conservative government.


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 629 (Peter Hall); T71/887 British Guiana claim no. 2289 (Hampton Court); T71/879 St Kitts claim nos. 48 (Mornes) and 576; T71/894 Trinidad claim nos. 1416 (Washington & Wilderness) and 1641 (Camden); T71/880 Grenada claim nos. 312, 591 (Revolution Hall), 690 (Levera) and 701 (Hermitage); T71/892 St Vincent claim nos. 491 (Caubaimarow[sp?]), 506 (Harmony Hall), 507A (Golden Vale), 538, 548 (Cane Hall), 553 (Liberty Lodge), 661 (Convent) and 642 (Peters Hope).

D. R. Fisher (ed.), The House of Commons 1820-1832 (7 vols., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press for the History of Parliament Trust, 2009), vol. 4.

Details of children are taken from [accessed 13/09/2010] and appear to omit for example Mary Elixa [sic] who died at Leigh near Bristol on August 18 1814 [The European Magazine and London Review 1814 Monthly obituary p. 275].

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Elizabeth Reynett (1796); (2) Mary Smith (1821)
With (1) Maria Ann, Augusta Vesey (?-1854), Rt. Hon. Col. Henry James (1803-), Elizabeth (1819-1914). With (2) Frederica Penelope (?-1861), Lt. Col. Hugh Smith (1822-), Lt-Gen. Duncan James (1826-), Alfred William (1830-1867)

Personal estate sworn under £50,000, London 10 August 1866.

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (20)

£23,024 6s 5d
£8,635 6s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)
£9,256 18s 4d
£89 8s 11d
£4,210 16s 8d
Awardee (Assignee)
£2,759 1s 0d
Awardee (Assignee)
£4,030 4s 3d
£2,043 19s 6d
£147 4s 10d
£2,526 6s 3d
£1,723 15s 3d
£162 8s 11d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£4,385 6s 2d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,367 8s 2d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,727 4s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant
£93 16s 1d
£4,206 8s 9d
£1,950 8s 7d
£6,042 8s 3d
£1,569 4s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (5)

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Name partner
Baillie, Ames & Baillie
West India merchant  
Name partner
Evan Baillie & Sons
West India merchant  
Other partner

Cultural (1)

The Crucifixion, attributed to Jan Provost c. 1495. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Part of a significant collection amassed by Hugh Duncan... 
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Historical (1)

A letter from Colonel Hugh D. Baillie to the Very Reverend the Dean of Christ Church; together with a correspondence relating to the removal of Mr Henry Baillie from that... 1823 

Political (1)

election →
Rye Sussex
1830 - 1831
election →
Honiton Devon
1835 - 1847

Relationships (8)

Business partners
Son → Father
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins

Addresses (3)

34 Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Park Row, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Tarradale, Muir of Ord, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland