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18th Century British Politicians

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  • Sir Walter Yonge, MP, 3rd Baronet (1653 - 1731)
    Family and Education bap. 8 Sept. 1653, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Sir Walter Yonge, 2nd Bt.†, of Colyton by Isabella, da. of Sir John Davie, 1st Bt.†, of Sandford, Devon. educ. Exeter, Oxf....
  • James Buller, MP (1717 - 1765)
    James Buller was baptised on 17 June 1717 at Morval, Cornwall, England.2 He was the son of John Francis Buller and Rebecca Trelawny.3,4 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Gould, daughter of William Gould a...
  • Stephen Northleigh, MP (c.1692 - c.1731)
    Family and Education b. ?1692, s. of Henry Northleigh of Peamore. educ. Exeter, Oxf. 17 Apr. 1711, aged 18. m. 2 Dec. 1714, Margaret, da. of Sir William Davie, 4th Bt., of Creedy, in Sandford, Devon,1 ...
  • Pierce à Court Ashe, MP (1706 - 1768)
    ConstituencyDatesHEYTESBURY1734 - 1768Family and Education b. ?1707, 1st s. of Pierce and bro. of William A’Court of Ivy Church. educ. Wadham, Oxf. 17 July 1725, aged 18. m. Janet, da. of Col. R...
  • William Ashe, MP (c.1675 - d.)
    Family and Education b. c.1675, 2nd s. of William Ashe I* by his 1st w. and bro. of Edward Ashe*. m. bef. Oct. 1713, 1s.1 Offices Held Biography Returned on the family interest for Heytesbury, in a...

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