The only child of the late Lord Burton, head of the famous firm of Bass, who died in 1909, Lady Burton succeeded to the peerage by special remainder. As Miss Nellie Bass she was much courted, and rumour has it that she received half a dozen proposals at her first ball. She ultimately married, in 1894, when she was twenty-one years of age, that handsome and wealthy Scotsman, Mr. James E. Bruce Baillie, and is the mother of three children, two of them boys. Lady Burton lives for the greater part of the year at Dochfour, Inverness, and is very fond of country life and Scotland. She rides well to hounds, shoots, fishes, and dances a
Highland reel with the best. She is also fond of dogs, and shares with Lady Kathleen Pilkington the credit of having started the boom in French bulldogs, which are much smaller than the British variety. She is almost as deeply interested in poultry as in dogs, and her Cochin - Chinas and Black Orpingtons are famous.
Lady Burton Thomson