William Baird, 1701-1775
Wiliam BAIRD, 7th laird of Auchmedden, ca.1701-1775
The eldest son of James Baird (1676-1720), 6th Laird, and Katherine Hay, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Kinnoul. He was obliged to sell the Auchmedden estate in 1750 as a result of his Jacobinism and profligate behaviour.
Used an engraved bookplate (Franks 1211): Baird, William, of Auchmedden, Esqr.
The extent and disposition of his library is not known.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
- John Malcolm Bullock, The Bairds of Auchmedden and Strichen, Aberdeenshire, 1934.