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 (who predeceased him) 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). These Nevis claims rose from expenses and outlays in his role as trustee and executor for the estates of John Richardson Herbert.

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

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Joint owner

Owner recorded as Evan Baillie Sons & Co.

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Senior Partner
Evan Baillie & Sons
West India merchant  
notes →
Hemp manufacturers of Inverness. Evan Baillie was 'partner in and one of the two principal creditors of' the...
Name partner
Bright, Baillie and Bright
West India merchant  

Political (3)

Local Government
office →
1786 - 1787
office →
1802 - 1812
election →
Bristol Somerset
1802 - 1812

Relationships (16)

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....
Father → Son
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Business partners
Business partners
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (2)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Dochfour House, Dochfour, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Highlands & Islands, Scotland