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Historical References

"BAILLIE, BAILIE, BAILEY. Notwithstanding the "de" attached to the earliest occurrence of this name in Scotland, it is most certainly derived from Old French baitti, the bailie or bailiff. The earliest record of the name in Scotland is in 1311-12, when one William de Bailli appears as juror on an inquest concerning forfeited lands in Lothian (Bain, m, 245), and in 1315 was one of the witnesses to a charter by John de Graham, lord of Abercom (RUM., i, 20). This Bailli, says Mr. Bain (m, intro. p. bdii), is without doubt Baillie of Hoperig, ancestor of the family which acquired and has since been known as of Lambinston or Lamington. "It is curious," he adds, "that nothing seems to be known of the real origin of the family. There is nothing here to favour the Clydesdale tradition that the first of them was a Balliol who changed his name. For Balliol was an existing surname long after this date in Scotland." (It was a popular belief that Baillie was substituted for Balliol on account of the unpopularity of the two longs of that name.) The Baillies are now divided into many families, the principal branches of which are those of Lamington, Jerviswood, Polkemniet, and Dochfour. The Baillies of Dunain are said to have been founded by Alexander, a younger son of the House of Lamington. Isobel Bailie in the Steall, parish of Moonzie, 1719 (St. Andrews). Baile 1728, Bailie 1685, Bailive 1687, Baill 1723, Bailie 1642, Baillye 1650, Baillyie 1650, Baillze 1644, Bailyne 1687, Bailze 1545, Bailzea 1650, Bailzie 1679, Bailie 1558, Ballye 1548, Baly 1682, Balye 1574, Baize 1474, Balzie 1621, Baylie 1673, Bayllie 1679, Baylly 1680, Baylze 1522, Baylzie 1668, Beal 1811, Beale 1794; and Bailly, Bailyow, Baleus. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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