Campbeltown (Parliament of Scotland constituency)

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Campbeltown was a royal burgh that elected one Commissioner to the Estates of Scotland between 1700 and 1707.

Campbeltown in Kintyre was erected a royal burgh by charter of King William II on 19 April 1700, at the request of the Earl of Argyll.[1]

The first and only Commissioner for the burgh was Mr Charles Campbell, who took his seat on 2 November 1700.[2] He was Lord Argyll's brother, and represented the burgh from 1700 to 1702 and in the last Parliament from 1703 to 1707.[3]

Following the Act of Union 1707, Campbeltown was represented in the Parliament of Great Britain as part of the Ayr district of burghs.

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  1. ^ The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707, K.M. Brown et al eds (St Andrews, 2007-2011), 1700/10/20. Date accessed: 19 November 2011.
  2. ^ RPS, 1700/10/19. Date accessed: 19 November 2011.
  3. ^ Joseph Foster, Members of Parliament, Scotland (London and Aylesbury, 1882), p. 48