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Hamilton, Baillie- family, Earls of Haddington

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Date: 1200-2000
History: Sir Thomas Hamilton (1563-1637), Secretary of State and Lord Privy Seal of Scotland, was created Earl of Haddington in 1627. He acquired a compact landed estate in East Lothian, where he bought Tyninghame in 1628, and in Roxburghshire, mainly by purchase of former monastic lands such as those of Melrose Abbey. In 1674 his great-grandson the 5th Earl married the daughter and heiress of John, Duke of Rothes (d. 1681), but the earldom of Rothes was inherited by his eldest son and that of Haddington by his second son, Thomas, who became the 6th Earl.

Lord Binning, son of the 6th Earl, married in 1717 Rachel, daughter of George Baillie of Jerviswood (Lanarkshire) and Mellerstain (Berwickshire). In 1759 their second son George (d. 1797) inherited the estates of his maternal grandfather and took the surname Baillie. George Baillie's grandson George (1802-70) succeeded his cousin as 10th Earl in 1858, adopting the surname Baillie-Hamilton and uniting the estates of the two families.

In 1854 George Baillie, later 11th Earl of Haddington, married Helen Catherine, only daughter of Sir John Warrender, 5th bt., by his second wife Frances, daughter of Richard Pepper Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley. On the death of the 3rd Baron Alvanley in 1857 he inherited the Arderne (Cheshire) estate of the Arden family through his wife.

In 1883 the estates comprised 14,279 acres in Berwickshire, 8,302 acres in East Lothian, 4,708 acres in Roxburghshire, 501 acres in Lanarkshire and 6,256 acres in Cheshire, worth a total of £46,616 a year.

Places:
  • Alvanley, Cheshire
  • Arderne Hall, Cheshire
  • Barnet, Hertfordshire
  • Bath, Somerset
  • Belhaven, East Lothian
  • Bredbury, Cheshire
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire
  • Earlston, Berwickshire
  • Eaton, Cheshire
  • Edinburgh, Midlothian
  • Eildon, Roxburghshire
  • Humbie, East Lothian
  • Jerviswood, Lanarkshire
  • Lanark, Lanarkshire
  • London
  • Mellerstain, Berwickshire
  • Samuelston, East Lothian
  • Smailholm, Roxburghshire
  • Spott, East Lothian
  • Tarporley, Cheshire
  • Tynninghame, East Lothian
  • Utkinton, Cheshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, pp. 7-8.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F85918 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F8191 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
14th cent-20th cent: East Lothian (Samuelston, Spott, Tynninghame, etc) and Roxburghshire (Smailholm, etc) writs, legal and trust papers, rentals, accounts, estate papers and Hamilton and Baillie-Hamilton family papers 14th-20th cent, with Berwickshire (Mellerstain in Earlston, etc) and Lanarkshire (Jerviswood in Lanark, etc) rentals, accounts and estate corresp 1870-20th cent and rentals and accounts rel to property in Dumfriesshire c1883-20th cent
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 10114 Hamilton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [6a]
2
15th cent-20th cent: Berwickshire (Mellerstain in Earlston, etc) and Lanarkshire (Jerviswood in Lanark, etc) writs, legal papers, rentals, accounts, estate corresp and papers and Baillie and Baillie-Hamilton family papers 15th-20th cent, incl Mellerstain household papers 1699-19th cent, household papers for Barnet, Bath, Bristol, Edinburgh and London 1711-52, corresp rel to Arderne Hall alterations c1862-72, etc
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 10114 Hamilton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [6b]
3
1699-1750: Jerviswood (Lanarkshire) legal papers 1699-1702 and corresp and papers of the Hall family as agents of Lady Grizel Baillie 1712-50
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 13872 Hall

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [6d]
4
13th cent-20th cent: Cheshire (Alvanley, Ardene Hall in Eaton, Bredbury, Tarporley, Utkinton, etc) deeds, manorial records, rentals, accounts, estate and household papers and Baillie-Hamilton family papers, incl papers of the predecessor Arden, Done and Crewe families and papers rel to Delamere Forest
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 16207 Arden

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [6g]
5
17th cent-20th cent: Cheshire (Alvanley, Arderne Hall in Eaton, etc) deeds and papers, incl misc surveys, maps and particulars, with wills and settlements of the Arden and Done families
Manchester University: University of Manchester Library
NRA 14301

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [6h]
6
1685-1881: Cheshire deeds and papers
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2001
7
1501-1936: Hamilton and Baillie-Hamilton family corresp and papers 1501-1936, incl papers of the 9th Earl of Haddington 1834-46
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 10114 Hamilton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [6c]
8
16th cent-17th cent: legal and antiquarian papers of the 1st Earl of Haddington (1563-1637)
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [6e]
9
1744-1768: estate account books of the 7th Earl of Haddington
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [6f]

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