STUART, James (?1681-1743), of Torrance, Lanark.

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

Family and Education

b. ?1681, 1st s. of Alexander Stuart of Torrance by Isabel, da. of Sir Patrick Nisbet, 1st Bt., of Dean, Edinburgh; bro. of Patrick Stuart. educ. Glasgow Univ. 1687. unm. suc. fa. 1733.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. 1704; capt.-lt. and lt.-col. 3 Ft. Gds. 1724, capt. 1725-d.; gent. usher 1727-d.


After serving in Flanders and Spain during the war of the Spanish succession, James Stuart was present at Sheriffmuir as a.-d.-c. to the Duke of Argyll. Obtaining a Household place at George II’s accession, he was returned by Argyll for Ayr Burghs in 1734, but is not recorded as voting in Parliament. He was not put up in 1741 and died 3 Apr. 1743.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick