MACARMICK, William (1742-1815).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - Feb. 1787

Family and Education

bap. 15 Sept. 1742, o.s. of James and Philippa Macarmick.  m. Catherine, da. of James Buller by his 2nd w. Lady Jane Bathurst; her sis. m. William Lemon.  suc. fa. 1770.

Offices Held

Col. (temp.) 1779-83; col. 93 Ft. 1780-3; col. 1794; maj.-gen. 1796; lt.-gen. 1803.

Gov. Cape Breton Island 1787-95.


James Macarmick was mayor of Truro 1757 and 1766, and William Macarmick1 was returned in 1784 in a hotly contested election on the Boscawen interest, presumably reinforced by his own, as a follower of Pitt. He voted with the Government on Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786. His appointment to the governorship of Cape Breton vacated his seat.

Macarmick died 20 Aug. 1815.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. In OR his name appears as MacCormick, but in Reg. of St. Mary, Truro (Devon Cornw. Rec. Soc.), ii. 534, in Boase Courtney, Bibl. Cornub. i. 332, and in the Army Lists as Macarmick.