ROSE, Hugh (1684-1755), of Kilravock, Nairn.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1708 - 1710
1734 - 1741

Family and Education

b. 1684, 1st s. of Hugh Rose of Kilravock, M.P. [S] by Margaret, da. of Sir Hugh Campbell of Calder, M.P. m. (1) 1704, Elizabeth (d.1714), da. of Ludovick Grant of Grant, 2s. 1da.; (2) Jean, da. of John Rose of Broadley, 2s. 4da. suc. fa. 1732.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Ross 1732-4.


Rose came of an ancient Nairnshire family, who had recently acquired property in Ross-shire,1 where he was returned in 1708, but was unseated on petition, taking his seat for Nairnshire. In 1715 he unsuccessfully contested Cromartyshire. He did not stand at the next two general elections, actively supporting the candidature of his brother-in-law, Duncan Forbes, for Inverness Burghs, where he controlled Nairn.2 Resigning his sheriffdom of Ross in 1734 to be returned unopposed for that county with the support of Forbes, he voted with the Government on the Spanish convention in 1739 and the place bill in 1740. Defeated in 1741, he stood again unsuccessfully at a by-election in 1746. During the Forty-five he entertained the Young Pretender and the Duke of Cumberland in turn. In 1747 he contemplated standing for Inverness Burghs but desisted.3

He died in May 1755.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Family of Kilravock (Spalding Club, 1848), 379-427.
  • 2. More Culloden Pprs. iii. 88-89.