Lives of the Baillies manuscript
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Lives of the Baillies manuscript

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Baillie, James William.
Title: Lives of the Baillies manuscript
Dates: 1872
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0042

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Baillee (b. 1734) was the first of the Baillee family to immigrate to Georgia from Scotland. He apprenticed to his uncle in Edinburgh, Scotland, before declaring bankruptcy and moving with his cousin, James, to Jamaica. Robert then moved to Georgia, where he married Anne McIntosh, the daughter of John Mohr McIntosh. He owned "Bagbie Plantation." Robert held the position of Loyalist during the Revolutionary War and was briefly imprisoned for his views. After his release, he moved to Florida, where he died in 1782.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a manuscript copy of James William Baillie's genealogy of the Baillie family of Scotland and Georgia, entitled Lives of the Baillies. It traces the family from 1066-1883 with notes made at the end by Robert Granbery Baillie.

Index Terms

Bailey family--Genealogy.
Baillie family.
Baillie, James William.
Baillie, Robert, 1734-1782.
Genealogies (histories)
Manuscripts (document genre)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Lives of the Baillies manuscript, MS 42, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Publication Note

James William Baillie, Lives of the Baillies (Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1872).


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.