Baillie, Robert, 1599-1662

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Robert Baillie was born in Glasgow in 1599. He studied at Glasgow University acquiring an M.A., and then studied theology. He was ordained by Archbishop Law of Glasgow, and in around 1622 he became a Regent (Professor) of Philosophy at Glasgow University. Although his had been an Episcopal ordination and he had been in favour of episcopacy, he became a Minister of the Parish of Kilwinning, Ayrshire, within the Church of Scotland. Baillie had been opposed to the 1637 Book of Common Prayer and by the late 1630s, and the beginning of the civil war, he was being drawn into the covenanting side. He was a member of the 1638 General Assembly. In 1639 he became Chaplain to Lord Eglinton's regiment and was with the Covenanter army under Leslie. In 1642 he was appointed Professor of Divinity at Glasgow University. Baillie attended the Westminster Assembly from 1643 and in 1649 he went to the Netherlands with others to persuade Charles II to accept the Covenant and the Crown. In 1661 he was appointed Principal of Glasgow University. Robert Baillie died in July 1662.

From the guide to the Papers relating to Robert Baillie (1599-1662), 1627-1710, (Edinburgh University Library)

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referencedIn Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. Letter: 1841 Sept.24, 5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Duncan, W., fl. 1841. Letter: 1841 Sept.29, Bank of Scotland's Offices, Glasgow, to David Laing / W. Duncan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Douglas, Alexander, 1780-1851. Letter: 1846 Oct. 29, Drumd Place [Drummond Place, Edinburgh], to David Laing / Alex Douglas. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Papers relating to Robert Baillie (1599-1662), 1627-1710 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Laing, David, 1793-1878. Letter: 1846 July 1, Signet Library, Edinburgh, to the Rev [?] / D. L. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Bliss, Philip, 1787-1857. Letter: 1842 Apr. 12, Oxford, to David Laing / Philip Bliss. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Duncan, W., fl. 1841. Letter: 1841 Mar. 6, Glasgow, to David Laing / W. Duncan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Racchia, A., fl. 1846. Letter: [1846 Oct. 28, Italy], to Miss Douglas / A. Racchia. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn M'Crie, Thomas, 1797-1875. Letter: 1841 Aug. 8, George Square [Edinburgh], to David Laing / Tho M'Crie. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Papers relating to Robert Baillie (1599-1662), 1627-1710 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Richardson, John, 1780-1864. Letter: 1842 Dec. 19, 21 Fludyer Street, Westminster, to David Laing / John Richardson. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Campbell, Archibald Blair, 1802-1879. Letter: 1841 Apr. 10, Kilwinning Manse [Ayrshire], to David Laing / Archd. B. Campbell. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Watt, Alexander, fl. 1842. Letter: 1842 Feb. 25, St. Mungo St., north of Stirling Road, Glasgow, to David Laing / M. Leishman. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn M'Crie, Thomas, 1797-1875. Letter: 1844 Dec. 6, 45 George Square [Edinburgh], to David Laing / Tho M'Crie. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Duncan, W., fl. 1841. Letter: [18--] Jan 4, Glasgow, to David Laing / W. Duncan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Laing, David, 1793-1878. Letter: 1843 Jan. 3, Edinburgh, to John Richardson / D. Laing. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Laing, David, 1793-1878. Letter: 1846 Sept. 14, Signet Library [Edinburgh], to Alexander Douglas / David Laing. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. Letter: 1846 Jan. 28, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. Letter: 1843 Jan. 1, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Leishman, M., fl. 1841-1848. Letter: 1843 Mar. 3, Govan Manse [Glasgow] to David Laing / M. Leishman. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Thomson, Thomas, 1768-1852. Letter: 1839 Jan. 7, [Edinburgh] to David Laing / Tho Thomson. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
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Birth 1599-04-30

Death 1662

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