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Aug 02, '21

Captain William Baillie

Year 1723 Age (0)

Baillie was born at Kilbride, County Carlow, on 5 June 1723.

1733 (10)

He was educated at Dr. Sheridan's school in Dublin, and at about the age of eighteen (1741) his father sent him to London to study law.

After some opposition from his father, he was allowed to accept of a commission offered to him by Lord Archibald Hamilton, in the 13th Regiment of Foot. (Pulteney's Regiment)

In 1742, Pulteney's Regiment sailed to Flanders, and in the following year was part of the joint British, Hanoverian and Austrian force that secured a victory over the French at the Battle of Dettingen in June 1743.

1743 (20)

In May 1745, the situation was reversed when they were part of the allied army decisively defeated at the Battle of Fontenoy.

The "Forty Five"

In 1745, Pulteney's Regiment returned to Britain, moving to Scotland to suppress the Jacobite rising of 1745. They formed part of the defeated forces at the Battle of Falkirk in January 1746.

Three months later, they took part in the final defeat of the Jacobites in Culloden.

Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746

Return to Europe

Following the ending of the Jacobite rising, Pulteney's Regiment returned to Flanders, where they fought at the Battle of Rocoux (October 1746) and the Battle of Lauffeld or Val (July 1747).

(He joined the regiment as the senior ensign before the Battle of Lafeldt, where he carried the colours. He served with this regiment for many years,)

Battle of Lauffeld, variously known as Lafelt, Laffeld, Lawfeld, Lawfeldt, Maastricht, or Val, took place on 2 July 1747.

In both cases, the allied forces were defeated by the French. The regiment returned to England in 1747, and the war was formally ended by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748.

1753 (30)

The 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot was a British Army line infantry regiment, raised in 1755.

The Battle of Minden was a major engagement during the Seven Years' War, fought on 1 August 1759. (36)

He then spent some time in the 17th Light Dragoons before selling his commission.

Left the army in 1761. (38)

1763 (40)

1773 (50)

The Boston Tea Party was an American political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773. The target was the Tea Act of May 10, 1773, which allowed the British East India Company to sell tea from China in American colonies without paying taxes apart from those imposed by the Townshend Acts. The Sons of Liberty strongly opposed the taxes in the Townshend Act as a violation of their rights. Protesters, some disguised as American Indians, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company.

Commissioner of Stamps. (1773 - 95) (50 - 72)

1783 (60)

1793 (70)

Commissioner of Stamps. (1773 - 95) (50 - 72)

1803 (80)


James Gillray the father of the political cartoons caught “my” likeness in 1807 (85). James had an excellent eye for detail. Both the below show the Regency fashions of the day. Tom Hardy excellent drama series Taboo captured the atmosphere perfectly.

1810 (87) Died


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