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"BAIRD. This name appears to be territorial in origin. A family "de Bard" or "de Barde" held considerable land in Lanarkshire from the family of de Bigres. Henry de Barde witnessed the gift by Thomas de Haya to the House of Soltre between 1202-28 (Soltre, p. 15). In 1228 the great tithes of the land of Richard de Baard lying on the south side of the Auan (Avon) were granted to the monks of Lesmahagow (Kelso, 186, 280), and sometime before 1240 Richard Bard (without "de") gave to the same monks the whole land of Little Kyp, a gift confirmed by King Alexander n in 1240 (ibid., 181-82). Robertus Bard was one of the witnesses to the confirmation charter of the churches of Innyrwic and Liggerwod to the monks of Paisley c. 1272-79 (RMP., p. 119). Four individuals of the name rendered homage in 1296: Fergus de Barde of Lanarkshire, from whom may be descended the Bairds of Kipp and Evandale; Nicol Bard and John Bard, also of Lanarkshire; and Duncan Barde of Stirlingshire (Bain, u, p. 205-6, 210). The seal of Nicol bears a hare or rabbit to dexter and S' Nichul Bard; and the seal of Sir John bears within round tracery, a shield with a cross raguly and S' Jolumnis de Barde (ibid., n, p. 531, 539). Robert Barde who was made prisoner of war in 1315 and ransomed in 1320 (ibid., m, 456, 697), may be the Robert Barde who had a crown charter from Robert i of the barony of Cambusnaythen with pertinents on a reddendo of ten chalders of wheat and ten of barley (RMS., i, 79). He is probably also the Robert of Bard or de Barde, knight, who witnessed resignation of lands in the barony of Drumelzier in 1331 (Hay, 9), and appears as sheriff of Lanark in 1329 (ER., i, p. 116, 123). Dovenaldus Bard received a legacy from the Queen, 1328 (ER., i, p. 116), William Barde a Scots prisoner of war was put in irons at Carlisle, 1332 (Bain, m, 1074), and Fergus de Bard was a charter witness in Glasgow, 1327 (REG., p. 241). Robert de Barde and his wife appealed in a case against Margaret Fraser, lady of Malkarston, 1369 (APS., i, p. 535). John Bard occurs in an indenture of 1389 (REM., 169), and again ten years later as John de Barde (ibid., 182). Simone Bayard was elected town officer in Aberdeen, 1398 (CRA., p. 375), Thomas Bard de Ordinhuf (Banffshire) was on the assize on the vicarage lands of Abirkerdor, 1492 or 1511 (REM., 203), and in 1526 James v granted to his familiar servitor, William Bard, the lands of Balmaduthy (RMS.). The name is common in the Stirling Commissariot Record between 1607 and 1800, in the Edinburgh Marriage Records, and Paterson (Ayr, u, p. 87) says it is an old name in the parish of Ballantrae. Of Baud the son of Terri who granted the church of Anwoth and the chapel of Cardiness to the Abbey of Holywood about the middle of the twelfth century nothing is known, but he must have been a person of importance in his day. An old prophecy attributed to Thomas the Rhymer says "there shall be an eagle in the craig while there is a Baud in Auchmeddan." John Baud of Kirkintilloch (d. 1891) planned and carried out the construction of New York's elevated railroads on Second and Sixth avenues. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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