John Stewart (died 1748)

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John Stewart (after 1670 – 22 April 1748) was a soldier and member of the first Parliament of Great Britain, serving from 1707 to 1708. He was later Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire from 1708–1710 and again from 1711 to 1727.

In 1710, he voted for the impeachment of Sacheverell. The same year he was promoted Brigadier-General and later served in the Peninsula commanding British forces during the War of the Spanish Succession.[1]

Richard Dongworth, chaplain to the Duchess of Buccleuch, said of Stewart that he was a Court Tory who would be "episcopal or Presbyterian upon occasion".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley, The House of Commons: 1690-1715, p. 573