James Baikie

19 September 1767–
Canisbay, Caithness, Scotland

The Life Summary of James

When James Baikie was born on 19 September 1767, in Canisbay, Caithness, Scotland, his father, George Baikie, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Sutherland, was 20. He married Esther Johnston about 1793, in Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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James Baikie
Esther Johnston
Marriage: about 1793
James Baikie
George Baikie

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1793Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland
  • Children


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    Name Meaning

    Scottish: locative name probably from Beaquoy in Birsay (Orkney), according to Clouston, who says ‘[t]here was certainly a family of Beaquoy of Beaquoy, and the odal lands of the Baikies, afterwards of Tankerness, certainly lay in the near neighbourhood. ’ Black suggests, however, that it may originally be from the old manor of Baikie in Angus ( Beaqui, in 1565), and transferred to Orkney. Marwick records the Orkney place-name as Beaqui in 1492, Beaquoy in 1500.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

    Sources (1)

    • James Baikie in entry for Jannet Baikie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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