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18th Century British Politicians

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  • Ralph Jenison, MP (1696 - 1758)
    Family and Education bap. 23 Dec. 1696, 1st surv. s. of Ralph Jenison of Elswick and Walworth by Elizabeth, da. and h. of Cuthbert Heron of Chipchase, Northumb. educ. Christ’s, Camb. 1719-20. m....
  • Jenison Shafto, MP (c.1728 - 1771)
    Family and Education b. c.1728, 2nd s. of Robert Shafto of Benwell Tower, Northumb. by Mary, da. of Ralph Jenison of Elswick, sis. and h. of Ralph Jenison; Robert Shafto’s gt.-gd.-fa. was bro. o...
  • Marmaduke Alington (1671 - 1749)
    " ALINGTON, Marmaduke (1671-1749), of Swinhope, Lincs. and Broxbourne, Herts. ". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970 " (88) Alington of Swinhope House ", ...
  • John Clater Aldridge (1737 - 1795)
    Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London : Harrison 1879. Vol I. page 13 " ALDRIDGE, John Clater (?1737-95), of New Lod...
  • Robert Jones (b. - 1774)
    " JONES, Robert (d.1774), of Clement's Lane, Lombard St., London, and Babraham, Cambs. ", The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964

18th Century British Politicians

Picture Right: Henry Drummond who in 1774 entered parliament, representing Wendover, Buckinghamshire. He was a supporter of Lord North, and in 1780, at North’s suggestion, he was elected an MP for Midhurst in Sussex. He held that seat until 1790.


William Gordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen


John Hamilton, 2nd Lord Belhaven and Stenton

John Campbell, 2nd Earl of Breadalbane and Holland

Heinrich von Brühl

Sir Thomas Burnett, 3rd Baronet


Archibald Campbell (British Army officer)

James Campbell of Inverneill

Adam Cockburn, Lord Ormiston

William Colepeper

Elisha Cooke,

Robert Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore


Sir James Dalrymple, 2nd Baronet

William Dalrymple (politician)

Charles Dickson

Archibald Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas

Henry Drummond of the Grange -Hants

Robert Dundas of Arniston, the elder

George Charles Dyhern


Giles Earle (politician)

Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton

John Erskine of Cardross


Mikhail Mikhailovich Golitsyn


Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun

Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont


John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

Thomas Miller, Lord Glenlee

Thomas Muir of Huntershill


Patrick Lyon of Auchterhouse


Sir John Rous


Increase Sumner


Nicolaes Witsen



William Yonge-MP-4th Baronet