David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow

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The Earl of Glasgow.

David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow (c. 1666 – 31 October 1733) was a Scottish politician. He was the last Treasurer-depute before the Union with England.

The son of John Boyle of Kelburn, Commissioner, and Marion Steuart, he was the Commissioner (MP) to the Parliament of Scotland from the Bute constituency from 1689–1699. He was raised to the Peerage of Scotland as Lord Boyle of Kelburn, Stewartoun, Cumbrae, Finnick, Largs and Dalry on 31 January 1699, and advanced to the titles of Viscount of Kelburn and Earl of Glasgow on 12 April 1703. After the Union, he sat as a Scottish representative peer from 1707 to 1710.

He was Rector of Glasgow University from 1690–1691 and was appointed Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1706 and in 1707 to 1710. He was also Lord Clerk Register prior to 1714.


Academic offices
Preceded by
New Creation
Rector of the University of Glasgow
Succeeded by
Sir John Maxwell of Nether Park
Peerage of Scotland
New creation Earl of Glasgow
Succeeded by
John Boyle