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18th Century British Politicians

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  • Sir Thomas Stapleton, MP, 5th Baronet (1727 - 1781)
    Family and Education b. 24 Feb. 1727, 1st surv. s. of Sir William Stapleton 4th Bt., M.P., by Catherine, da. and h. of William Paul of Braywick, Berks. educ. Eton 1742; St. Mary Hall, Oxf. 1744. m. 27 ...
  • Gen John Fane, 7th Earl of Westmorland (c.1685 - 1762)
    Family and Education bap. 24 Mar. 1686, 4th son of Vere Fane, M.P., 4th Earl of Westmorland, by Rachel, da. and h. of John Bence, alderman of London; bro. of Hon. Mildmay Fane. educ. Eton 1698, L. Inn ...
  • Sir William Stapleton, MP, 4th Baronet (c.1698 - 1740)
    Family and Education b. ?1698, 1st s. of Sir William Stapleton, 3rd Bt., of Nevis by Frances, da. and coh. of Sir James Russell, gov. Nevis. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 17 Apr. 1714, aged 15. m. 28 Apr. 1724, C...
  • Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester (1757 - 1829)
    Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester PC, FRS (14 October 1757 – 8 May 1829) was a British barrister and statesman. He served as Speaker of the House of Commons between 1802 and 1817. Other Re...
  • Lord Frederick Campbell (1729 - 1816)
    Frederick Campbell was a politician who was born in 1729, educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, and was called to the bar in 1754. Elected to parliament in 1761, his early support f...

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