John Baird of Glasgow

No Dates


Merchant of Glasgow, shown as co-owner of what became the Montreuil estate on Grenada in 1768 and as purchaser of the same estate and half of the enslaved people attached to it in 1788. A man or men of the same name were embedded in Glasgow mercantile society as member of the Hodge Podge Club and as co-founder of the Roberton Hunt with Robert Dunmore (q.v.) and John Orr of Barrowfield (q.v.). To date no will has been found for John Baird of Glasgow. Successive announcements of the sale of land in Candleriggs Street in 1789 and 1794, the first showing the land as held by John Clark trustee of John Baird and the second showing the land as 'possessed formerly by Mr Baird of Craigton' suggest that (1) John Baird hit financial problems c. 1789 and (2) he was either the same man as John Baird of Craigton or the latter's son. John Baird of Craigton was the father-in-law of Robert Hamilton of Airdrie, James Dennistoun of Colgrain and John Maxwell of Williamwood.


Robert Reid, Old Glasgow and Its Environs: Historical and Topographical p. 381.

Further Information


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
1768 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Joint owner
1788 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Buyer

This is based on a complex description in the will of George Oswald of an interest he held in a mortgage that he said originated in the sale by John Orr of the estate and half the enslaved people to John Baird of Glasgow in 1788.

Addresses (1)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland