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Sir William Baird (5th Baronet of Saughton Hall)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1727CSORN
First Known Service1742CSORN
FatherSir Robert Baird (1690-1740), 3rd BtPEER
MotherJanet Baikie (d.1733)PEER
WifeFrances Gardiner (1729-1811) - Married 1750PEER
DaughterFrances (1751-1842)ref:950
SonLt.-Col. Sir James Gardiner Baird (d.1830), 6th BtPEER
BrotherSir David Baird of Saughtonhall (1729-1745), 4th Bt.PEER
Last Known Service7.1765CSORN
Date of Death17.8.1771 - Saughton Hall, Edinburgh CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17421744Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/4
1.7.1745 Succeeded as 5th Baronet of Saughton HallE-WIKI
2.6.1749 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/206RNLPC
15.2.1757 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/357CSORN
3.3.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/411CSORN
3.3.175918.2.1761
Weymouth (60) 1752-1772
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
3.3.175928.8.1761
Salisbury (50) 1746-1761
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/411
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies
Confirmed 24.5.1762
ADM 6/19
10.9.1759 Battle of Pondicherry 


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