Scotland

County

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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Elections

DateCandidate
1707Alexander ABERCROMBY
 Hon. Sir David DALRYMPLE, 1st Bt.
 Hon. William DALRYMPLE
 Sir William KERR 3rd Bt.
 Hon. Sir Kenneth MACKENZIE, 3rd Bt.
 Hugh ROSE I
 James SCOTT I
 Hon. Alexander MAITLAND
 William SETON
 Sir George ALLARDICE
 Sir Alexander DOUGLAS
 Patrick MONCREIFF
 Sir James SMOLLETT
 George BAILLIE
 Archibald DOUGLAS
 Hon. Francis MONTGOMERIE
 Hon. John STEWART
 William BENNET
 Mungo GRAHAM
 Hugh MONTGOMERIE
 Sir John SWINTON
 John BRUCE
 Alexander GRANT
 William MORISON
 Sir Thomas, 3rd Bt. BURNETT
 John HALDANE
 John MURRAY
 Daniel CAMPBELL
 Sir Peter, 1st Bt. HALKETT
 William NISBET
 Sir James CAMPBELL, 5th Bt.
 James HALYBURTON
 Hon. Patrick OGILVY
 James CAMPBELL
 Hon. Sir Andrew HUME
 Sir Robert POLLOCK, 1st Bt.
 Hon. John CAMPBELL
 Sir John JOHNSTONE, 1st Bt.
 John PRINGLE
 John CLERK
 Sir Patrick JOHNSTONE
 Sir David RAMSAY, 4th Bt.
 John COCKBURN

Main Article

The 45 Members who took their seats in the first Parliament of Great Britain, in November 1707, had been chosen by the estates of the Scottish parliament in the preceding February, according to the terms of an act of the Scottish parliament, passed only a short time before, for settling the representation of Scotland in the united Parliament. The three estates, peers, lesser barons (the equivalent of the English knights of the shire) and burgh commissioners, withdrew and made separate elections of their own representatives, in the exact proportions which were to obtain at each general election thereafter: 16 peers, 30 lesser barons, and 15 burgh commissioners. Little is known of