Sir James Baird, 2nd Baronet

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Sir James Baird, 2nd Baronet of Saughtonhall, was born about 1658, and died in 1715. The son of Sir Robert Baird, 1st Baronet of Saughtonhall, and Elizabeth Fleming, he became baronet in 1697 on the death of his father, in 1712 entailing the lands of Saughtonhall.

The Strathspey "Sir James Baird" is believed to be named in his honour.


To Margaret Hamilton[edit]

Children by his first marriage to Margaret Hamilton include Sir David, Sir William and Sir Robert, in turn the third, fourth and fifth baronets.

To Elizabeth Gibson[edit]

Children by his second marriage to Elizabeth Gibson include Patrick Baird who in 1740-44 as a lieutenant on the ship "Gloucester" took place in a circumnavigation of the world as a part of George Anson's voyage around the world.