Michael Baillie, 3rd Baron Burton

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Michael Evan Victor Baillie, 3rd Baron Burton DL (27 June 1924 – 30 May 2013) was a British peer and maternal grandson of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.

The son of Brigadier Hon. George Evan Michael Baillie M.C. and Lady Maud Louisa Emma Cavendish, he was educated at Eton College and served as Lieutenant in the Scots Guards in World War II.

In 1962 he inherited the title of Baron Burton from his paternal grandmother Nellie Baillie, 2nd Baroness Burton.

He was an elected County Councillor for Inverness-shire 1948–75 and a justice of the peace (J.P.) 1961–75.

He lived at Dochgarroch Lodge, Inverness.

Marriages and children[edit]

On 28 April 1948, he married Elizabeth Ursula Foster Wise (d. 1993). [1] They divorced in 1977 after having six children:

  • Hon. Evan Michael Ronald Baillie (b. 19 March 1949)
  • Hon. Elizabeth Victoria Baillie (b. 9 March 1950, d. 1986)
  • Hon. Phillipa Ursula Maud Baillie (b. 30 August 1951)
  • Hon. Georgina Frances Baillie (b. 11 May 1955)
  • Hon. Fiona Mary Baillie (b. 31 October 1957, d. 9 October 2004)
  • Hon. Alexander Baillie (b. 1963) who manages the family estate at Dochfour. [2]

In 1978, he married Coralie Denise Cliffe.

Masonic offices
Preceded by
Gregor MacGregor
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1993–1999
Succeeded by
Archibald Donald Orr-Ewing
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Nellie Baillie
Baron Burton
1962–2013
Succeeded by
Evan Baillie

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