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Pict Clanns of Albann


Báicéir is an archaic Irish word for Baker, and Baker is found throughout Scotland.  However, the greatest concentration is in Fife and in the west. In the west, the Baxters were generally regarded as dependents of the MacMillans.  However, in Fife a separate branch had gained prominence by the 1200s.

Reginald Baxter witnessed a document relating to Wemyss church in 1220AD.   Jeffrey Baxter of Lissithe gave an oath of fealty in 1296.  The principal family in the area, however was the Baxters of Earlshall, who resided in a fine baronial mansion near Leuchars.