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William Baird

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of William Baird and Co

c.1796 Born, son of Alexander Baird and his wife Jean Moffat

1816 Took on the management of the coalfield at Rochsolloch (New Monkland) that his father had leased; his brother Alexander was responsible for sales.

1830 With his brothers formed William Baird and Co to own and operate the business his father had built up.

1841-6 Was the representative in Parliament of the Falkirk Burghs.

1864 Died in Edinburgh

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