Kinross-shire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Kinross-shire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Kinross-shire
17081832
Number of members one
Replaced by Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire
Created from Kinross-shire

Kinross-shire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1708 until 1800, and of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832.

The constituency[edit]

Kinross-shire was Scotland's second-smallest county, and was paired as an alternating constituency with neighbouring Clackmannanshire. The freeholders of Kinross-shire elected one Member of Parliament to one Parliament, while those of Clackmannanshire elected a Member to the next.

Abolition[edit]

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1832 abolished the alternating constituencies. Kinross-shire was merged with Clackmannanshire into the single constituency of Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire, electing one Member between them to each Parliament.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Notes Ref
1708 none
16 October 1710 Mungo Graham Graham's election was overturned on petition and Malcolm replaced him. [1]
10 February 1711 Sir John Malcolm, 1st Baronet [1]
1713 none
28 February 1715 William Douglas [2]
1722 none
9 November 1727 John Hope
(succeeded as Sir John Bruce Hope, 7th Baronet, in 1729)
[2][3]
1734 none
21 May 1741 Sir John Bruce Hope, 7th Baronet [2]
1747 none
25 April 1754 Robert Colvile [4]
1761 none
5 April 1768 Robert Adam [4]
1774 none
30 September 1780 George Graham [4]
1784 none
6 July 1790 George Graham [5]
1796 none
2 August 1802 William Douglas Maclean Clephane Appointed Commissioner at Trinidad, April 1803. [5][6]
23 August 1803 David Clephane [5]
1806 none
16 May 1807 William Adam Chose to sit for Kincardineshire. [5]
17 August 1807 David Clephane Appointed a Commissioner of the Excise for Scotland, March 1811. [5][7]
25 June 1811 Thomas Graham [5]
1812 none
6 July 1818 Thomas Graham Died 28 July 1819. [5][8]
16 September 1819 George Edward Graham [5]
1820 none
28 June 1826 George Edward Graham [9]
1830 none
20 May 1831 Charles Adam [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b D. W. Hayton, Kinross-shire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715 (2002).
  2. ^ a b c Paula Watson, Kinross-shire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  3. ^ Paula Watson, HOPE, John (c.1684-1766), of Culdraines. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  4. ^ a b c Edith, Lady Haden-Guest, Kinross-shire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790 (1964).
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h R. G. Thorne, Kinross-shire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  6. ^ R. G. Thorne, MACLEAN CLEPHANE, William Douglas (1759-1803), of Kirkness, Kinross. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  7. ^ R. G. Thorne, CLEPHANE, David (b.c.1760), of Kirkness, Kinross. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  8. ^ J. W. Anderson, GRAHAM, Thomas II (1752-1819), of Kinross House, Kinross. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  9. ^ a b Margaret Escott, Kinross-shire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832 (2009).