Alexander Baillie

???? - 1839

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for the Philadelphia estate in British Guiana as one of the trustees of Ellen Welchman (q.v.) with among other Crawford Davison Kerr, and almost certainly the partner of the latter in the London merchant firm of Baillie, Kerr.

  1. The will of Alexander Baillie merchant of [Green Street, Grosvenor Square in the parish of] St George Hanover Square [made 25/01/1836] was proved 25/04/1839. He made his sister Janet Lindsey and Crawford Davison Kerr trustees to pay £100 p.a. to Janet Lindsey with the residuary estate to his two unnamed daughters share and share alike on reaching 21 or marrying with the trustees' consent. Administration was granted to Janet Lindsey in 1839 and to Crawford Davison Kerr 25/03/1852.

  2. This was probably the Alexander Baillie who married Marianne Wathen and was instrumental in the publication of her writings. She has an entry in the ODNB as 'travel writer and versifier.'


  1. PROB 11/1909/68.

  2. Rosemary Mitchell, ‘Baillie, Marianne (1795?–1831)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2008 [, accessed 8 Aug 2017]

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Alex. Baillie
2 daughters

Associated Claims (1)

£9,979 10s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Baillie, Kerr and Co.
West India and General Merchant  

Relationships (1)

Testator → Trustee
Notes →
The two men were also almost certainly business...