Alexander Arbuthnot (politician)

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Alexander Arbuthnot of Knox, Sr (1654–1705) was a Scottish politician. He represented Kincardineshire as Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland, from 1689 to 1702. Second son of Robert Arbuthnott, 1st Viscount of Arbuthnott. Married first Margaret Barclay. Married second Jean Scott.[1] He served as tutor to the children of his brother Robert Arbuthnot, 2nd Viscount of Arbuthnott.[2] He should not be confused with Alexander Arbuthnot, an advocate and Provost who represented Bervie from 1703 to 1707.[3](p. 174)


  1. ^ Arbuthnot, Mrs P S-M (1920). Memories of the Arbuthnots. George Allen & Unwin. 
  2. ^ Historical Notices of Scottish Affairs: Selected from the Manuscripts of Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall, Bart., one of the Senators of the College of Justice, Volume 2nd 1683–1688 1848, Edinburgh
  3. ^ Aitken, George Atherton (1892). "Life of John Arbuthnot" in The Life and Works of John Arbuthnot, M.D.: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 174.  Google books. 

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Parliament of Scotland
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Falconer
William Rait
Shire Commissioner for Kincardine
With: Sir Thomas Burnett
Succeeded by
Sir James Falconer
Sir Thomas Burnett