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

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1734 - 1741
1741 - 1747
1747 - 1754
1754 - 1761

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.

Offices Held

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