STEWART, Hon. James (c.1699-1768), of Auchleand, Wigtown.
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Family and Education
b. c.1699, 2nd s. of James, 5th Earl of Galloway [S], by Lady Catherine Montgomerie, da. of Alexander, 9th Earl of Eglintoun [S]. educ. Eton.1 unm.
Entered 3 Ft. Gds; capt. and lt.-col. 1736; col. army 1744; col. 37 Ft. 1752- d.; maj.-gen. 1754; lt.-gen. 1758.
Stewart was a soldier, unambitious of a parliamentary career, who represented the county or the burghs as the Galloway interest and local political expediency required. In 1754 he was elected apparently in absentia (in May he was with his regiment in Mino