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Burton, Baron (UK, 1897)


Creation: let. pat. 29 Nov 1897


Family name: Baillie




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure nine stars three three two and one Argent within a Bordure engrailed Or charged with six Cinquefoils of the field (Baillie);  2nd and 3rd, Gules on a Chevron cotised Argent between three Plates each charged with a Fleur-de-lis Azure a Demi Lion couped of the first (Bass)


A Boar's Head couped Argent armed Or langued Gules


On either side a Lion reguardant Sable each charged on the shoulder with a Plate thereon a Fleur-de-lys Azure and resting the inner hind leg on a Stag's Head cabossed proper


Quid Clarius Astris (What is brighter than the stars?)



Michael Arthur [Bass], 1st Baron Burton, KCVO

1st son and heir of Michael Thomas Bass MP, of Rangemore Hall, Tattenhill, co. Stafford, by his wife Eliza Jane Arden, dau. of Maj Samuel Arden, of Longcroft, co. Stafford


12 Nov 1837


28 Oct 1869 Harriet Georgiana Thornewill (d. 21 Jan 1931), 4th dau. of Edward Thornewill, of Dove Cliff, co. Stafford

only child

1. Hon Nellie Lisa Bass, later suo jure Baroness Burton


s.p.m. 1 Feb 1909


17 May 1882 Baronet of the United Kingdom, with limitation to the heirs male of his body, and, in default of such issue male, with remainder to his brother, Hamar Alfred Bass, of Byrkley Lodge and Needwood, co. Stafford, and the heirs male of his body

13 Aug 1886 Baron Burton, of Rangemore and Burton-on-Trent in the County of Stafford, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

29 Nov 1897 Baron Burton, of Burton-on-Trent and Rangemore in the County of Stafford, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, failing whom to his daughter and the heirs male of her body

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Stafford 1865-68, for East Staffordshire 1868-85 and for Burton 1885-86; KCVO 1904; on his death the Barony of 1886 became extinct and the Baronetcy of 1882 passed to his nephew


Hon Nellie Lisa Bass later Baillie later Melles, suo jure Baroness Burton


27 Dec 1873

mar. (1)

31 Jan 1894 Col James Evan Bruce Baillie of Dochfour MVO JP DL MP (d. 6 May 1931), 1st son of Evan Peter Montagu Baillie of Dochfour (by his wife Lady Frances Anna Bruce, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Bruce], 7th Earl of Elgin), 1st son and heir app. of Evan Baillie of Dochfour, by his second wife Lady Georgiana Frederica Montagu, 4th dau. of William [Montagu], 5th Duke of Manchester

children by first husband

1. Brig Hon George Evan Michael MC TD DL (b. 19 Dec 1894; dvm. 6 Jun 1941), mar. 15 Nov 1823 Lady Maud Mackintosh CBE (widow of Capt Angus Alexander Mackintosh; d. 30 Mar 1975), 1st dau. of Victor Christian [Cavendish], 9th Duke of Devonshire, by his wife Lady Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice, 1st dau. of Henry Charles Keith [Petty-Fitzmaurice], 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, and had issue:

1a. Michael Evan Victor Baillie, later 3rd Baron Burton

2a. Maj Hon Peter Charles Bailiie JP, of Wootton Hall, Wootton, New Milton, co. Hampshire (b. 26 Jun 1927; d. 15 Mar 2017), mar. 15 Nov 1955 Jennifer Priscilla Newgass, 2nd dau. of Cdr Harold Reginald Newgass GC, of Winterbourne, West Stafford, co. Dorset, and had issue

1a. Hon Jufith Evelyn Maud Baillie (b. 1925), mar. 5 Sep 1949 Lt Col Angus Ewen Cameron MC, of Aldourlie Castle, co. Inverness, only son of Capt Allan George Cameron, and has issue

2. Maj Hon Arthur Malcolm Augustus Baillie (b. 4 Jul 1896; d. 14 Feb 1963), mar. 17 Mar 1927 Rosemary Laycock (b. 27 Sep 1905), 1st dau. of Brig-Gen Sir Joseph Frederick Laycock KCMG DSO JP DL, of Wiseton, co. Nottingham, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 1906, by his wife Katherine Mary Hill, former wife of Arthur Wills John Wellington Trumbill Blundell [Hill], 6th Marquess of Downshire, and 2nd surv. dau. of Hon Hugh Henry Hare, of Forest House, Bracknell, co. Berkshire (by his wife Georgiana Caroline Browne, 3rd dau. of Col Birnie Browne), 4th son of William [Hare], 2nd Earl of Listowel, and had issue

1. Hon Victoria Frances Maud Baillie (b. 14 Mar 1899; d. 10 Jan 1931), mar. 2 Nov 1922 as his second wife Sir Digby Lawson, 2nd Bt., of Weetwood Grange, co. York, and had issue

mar. (2)

25 Jul 1932 Maj William Eugene Melles (d. 20 Feb 1953), 1st son of J W Melles, of Gruline, Isle of Mull


28 May 1962

suc. by



Michael Evan Victor [Baillie], 3rd Baron Burton, DL


27 Jun 1924

mar. (1)

28 Apr 1948 (div. 1977) Elizabeth Ursula Forster Wise (d. 1993), 1st dau. of Capt Anthony Forster Wise, of 89 Winchester Court, London W8

children by first wife

1. Hon Evan Michael Ronald Baillie, later 4th Baron Burton

2. Hon Alexander James Baillie (b. 1 Jul 1963), mar. 30 Oct 1998 Gigina Parente-Addison, dau. of Dr John Thomas Parente, and has issue

1. Hon Elizabeth Victoria Baillie (b. 9 Mar 1950; d. 1986), mar. 8 Aug 1970 Hon Angus Grenfell Maclay, 3rd son of Joseph Paton [Maclay], 2nd Baron Maclay, by his wife Nancy Margaret Greig, 3rd dau. of Robert Coventry Greig, of Hall of Caldwell, Uplawnmoor, co. Renfrew, and had issue

2. Hon Philippa Ursula Maud Baillie (b. 30 Aug 1951), mar. 17 Dec 1980 (Richard) Ian McCowen, of Polwarth Manse, Greenlaw, co. Berwick, son of Donald Henry Ewan McCowen, of Bighton Manor, Alresford, co. Hampshire, and has issue

3. Hon Georgina Frances Baillie (b. 11 May 1955), mar. 30 Oct 1998 as his third wife Hugh Seymour, son of Leo Seymour

4. Hon Fiona Mary Baillie (b. 31 Oct 1957; d. 9 Oct 2004), mar. 1982 Alasdair Malcolm Douglas Macleod Hilleary, of Greenhill House, Redcastle, Muir of Ord, co. Ross (b. 1954), son of Ruaraidh Edward Macleod Robertson Hilleary by his wife Asthore Sheena Douglas Mackintosh, dau. of Charles Ernest Whistler Mackintosh, by his wife Lady Jean Douglas-Hamilton, 1st dau. of Alfred Douglas [Douglas-Hamilton], 13th Duke of Hamilton, and had issue

mar. (2)

1978 Coralie Denise Cliffe, dau. of Claud R Cliffe, of Natal, South Africa


30 May 2013

suc. by

son by first wife


served on Inverness-shire County Council 1948-75; Grand Master Mason 1994-2000


Evan Michael Ronald [Baillie], 4th Baron Burton


19 Mar 1949

mar. (1)

17 Oct 1970 (div. 1984) Lucinda Law, 1st dau. of Robert Law, of Turnpike House, Withersfield, Haverhill, co. Suffolk

children by first wife

1. Hon James Evan Baillie (b. 3 Dec 1975), mar. Katie Wright, and has issue:

1a. Wilbur Michael John Baillie (b. 15 Oct 2012)

2. Hon Hamish Michael Baillie (b. 20 Mar 1979)

1. Hon Emma Elizabeth Baillie (b. 3 Jun 1977)

mar. (2)

2 Oct 1998 June Gordon


Last updated 11 Jun 2017




4th Baron Burton, of Burton-on-Trent and Rangemore in the County of Stafford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Nov 1897)



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