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18th Century British Politicians

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  • William Vaughan, MP (c.1707 - 1775)
    Family and Education b. ?1707, 1st s. of Richard Vaughan. educ. Chester and Mortlake schools; St. John’s, Camb. 22 Dec. 1726, aged 19. m. 2 Dec. 1732, his cos. Catherine, da. and coh. of Hugh Na...
  • Richard Vaughan, MP (c.1665 - 1734)
    Family and Education b. c.1665, 2nd s. of William Vaughan of Corsygedol by Anne, da. of Griffith Nanney of Nannau, Merion. m. Margaret, da. and h. of Sir Evan Lloyd, 2nd Bt., of Bodidris, Denb., 2s. 3d...
  • Lt-Gen John Mostyn, MP (c.1709 - 1779)
    Family and Education b. 1709, 2nd s. of Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Bt., M.P., by Lady Essex Finch, da. of Daniel, 7th Earl of Winchilsea; bro. of Savage and Sir Thomas Mostyn, 4th Bt. educ. Westminster June...
  • Vice-Adm. Savage Mostyn, MP (c.1713 - 1757)
    Savage Mostyn (c.1713 – 16 September 1757) was an officer of the Royal Navy who saw service during the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. He embarked on a political career,...
  • Thomas James Bulkeley, 7th (and last) Viscount Bulkeley (1752 - 1822)
    Family and Education b. 12 Dec. 1752, posth. s. and h. of James, 6th Visct. Bulkeley, M.P., by Emma, da. and h. of Thomas Rowlands of Nant, Caern.; she m. 28 June 1760, Sir Hugh Williams, Bt.. educ. We...

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