PRINGLE, John (c.1674-1754), of Haining, Selkirk.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1707 - 1708
1708 - 1 July 1729

Family and Education

b. c.1674, 2nd s. of Andrew Pringle of Clifton, Roxburgh by Violet, da. of John Rutherford of Edgerston, Roxburgh. educ. ?Edinburgh Univ. 1688; adv. 1698; ?Utrecht. m. 22 Nov. 1713, Anne, da. of Sir James Murray, M.P. [S], of Philiphaugh, Selkirk, Lord Philiphaugh, S.C.J., ld. clerk register, sis. of John Murray of Philiphaugh, 3s. 3da.

Offices Held

M.P. [S] Selkirkshire 1703-7.

Commr. of the equivalent 1707-13 Jan. 1715; one of the keepers of the signet [S] 1711-13; ld. of session, Lord Haining, 1729-d.


Pringle, whose father bought Haining for him in 1701, was re-elected in 1715 for Selkirkshire on the interest of his brother-in-law, John Murray, its hereditary sheriff. Absent from the division on the septennial bill in 1716, he voted with the Administration in all other recorded divisions, including that on Lord Cadogan, 4 June 1717.1 He retained his seat for Selkirkshire until his elevation to the bench in 1729.

He died 19 Aug. 1754.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. M. Simpson


  • 1. More Culloden Pprs. ii. 173-4.