RUTHERFORD, James (d.1747), of Bowland, Midlothian.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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13 Feb. 1730 - 1734

Family and Education

o.s. of Robert Rutherford of Bowland by Anne, da. of Sir John Murray of Philiphaugh. m. Isabella, da. of John Sharplaw of Roxburgh, 1s.

Offices Held

Commissary of Peebles 1733.


John Rutherford, whose father bought Bowland in 1697, succeeded his cousin, John Pringle, as Member for Selkirkshire in 1730, voting consistently with the Administration. He did not stand in 1741, dying in August 1747.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson