STEWART, Hon. James (c.1699-1768), of Auchleand, Wigtown.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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Constituency

Dates

1734 - 1741
1741 - 1747
1747 - 1754
1754 - 1761

Family and Education

b. c.1699, 2nd s. of James Stewart, 5th Earl of Galloway [S], by Lady Catherine Montgomerie, da. of Alexander, 9th Earl of Eglintoun [S]; bro. of Hon. William Stewart. educ. Eton 1715.1 unm.

Offices Held

Ensign 3 Ft. Gds. 1720, lt., capt.-lt. 1734, capt. and lt.-col. 1736, 2nd maj. and col. 1744, 1st maj. 1745, lt.-col. 1748; col. 37 Ft. 1752-d.; maj.-gen. 1754; lt.-gen. 1758.

Biography

James Stewart, a professional soldier, served in the Scots Guards for 32 years, being present at Fontenoy. Returned on his family’s int