Single Member Scottish County

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Number of voters:

24 in 1761, 37 in 1788


9 May 1754John Dickson
1 May 1761John Dickson
31 Dec. 1767Adam Hay vice Dickson, deceased
31 Mar. 1768James Montgomery
27 Oct. 1774James Montgomery
17 June 1775Adam Hay vice Montgomery, appointed to office
14 Dec. 1775Sir Robert Murray Keith vice Hay, deceased
28 Sept. 1780Alexander Murray of Murrayfield
20 Mar. 1783Alexander Murray of Blackbarony, vice Alexander Murray of Murrayfield, appointed to office
3 May 1784David Murray

Main Article

The principal interest in Peeblesshire belonged to the Earl of March (who in 1778 succeeded his cousin as Duke of Queensberry). There was no contest during this period, and the Members were all from established county families.

Author: John Brooke