SCOTT, Walter (1724-93), of Harden, Roxburgh and Mertoun, Berwicks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - Apr. 1765

Family and Education

b. 31 Dec. 1724, 1st s. of Walter Scott of Harden by his 3rd w. Ann, o. da. of John Scott of Gorrenberry; gd.-s. of Walter Scott, Earl of Tarras [S]. educ. Glasgow Univ. 1743-4. m. 18 Apr. 1754, Lady Diana Hume (de jure Baroness Polwarth [S] 1822), 3rd da. of Hugh, 3rd Earl of Marchmont [S], 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1746.

Offices Held

Receiver gen. and cashier of the excise in Scotland, Apr. 1765; trustee for fisheries and manufactures in Scotland, Nov. 1769.


The representative of a senior branch of the Buccleuch family, Scott was returned for his county in 1747 with the backing of the Marquess of Lothian, who supported the Government;1 but in a list prepared by Pelham for the next general election in Scotland he is shown as ‘opposing’.2 He died 25 Jan. 1793.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Edith Lady Haden-Guest


  • 1. Lothian to Newcastle, 27 Aug. 1747, Add. 32712, f. 438.
  • 2. Newcastle (Clumber) mss.