Cromartyshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cromartyshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Cromartyshire
17081832
Number of members one
Replaced by Ross and Cromarty
Created from Cromartyshire

Cromartyshire 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]

Cromartyshire was paired as an alternating constituency with neighbouring Nairnshire. The freeholders of Cromartyshire elected one Member of Parliament to one Parliament, while those of Nairnshire elected a Member to the next.

Abolition[edit]

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1832 abolished the alternating constituencies. Cromartyshire was merged with Ross-shire to form the single constituency of Ross and Cromarty, both counties electing one Member between them to each Parliament.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Notes Ref
1708 none
1 November 1710 Sir Kenneth Mackenzie [1][2]
1713 none
17 February 1715 Alexander Urquhart [3][4]
1722 none
15 September 1727 Sir Kenneth Mackenzie Died on 13 September 1728. [3][5]
25 March 1729 Sir George Mackenzie [3][6]
1734 none
21 May 1741 Sir William Gordon Died on 9 June 1742. [3][7]
30 December 1742 Sir John Gordon [3][8]
1747 none
4 May 1754 Sir John Gordon [9][10]
1761 none
26 April 1768 William Pulteney [9][11]
1774 none
17 October 1780 George Ross [9][12]
1784 none
8 July 1790 Duncan Davidson [13][14]
1796 none
27 July 1802 Alexander Mackenzie
(from 22 July 1803, Mackenzie Fraser)
[13][15]
1806 none
2 June 1807 Robert Bruce Aeneas Macleod [13][16]
1812 none
10 July 1818 Roderick Macleod [13][17]
1820 none
30 June 1826 Duncan Davidson [18][19]
1830 none
20 May 1831 Duncan Davidson [18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ D. W. Hayton, Cromartyshire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715 (2002).
  2. ^ D. W. Hayton, MACKENZIE, Hon. Sir Kenneth, 3rd Bt. (c.1658-1728), of Cromarty. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715 (2002).
  3. ^ a b c d e J. M. Simpson, Cromartyshire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  4. ^ Paula Watson, URQUHART, Alexander (d.1727), of Newhall, Ross. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  5. ^ Paula Watson, MACKENZIE, Hon. Sir Kenneth, 3rd Bt. (c.1658-1728), of Cromarty and Grandvale. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  6. ^ Paula Watson, MACKENZIE, Sir George, 4th Bt. (c.1702-48), of Cromarty and Grandvale. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  7. ^ Eveline Cruickshanks, GORDON, Sir William, 1st Bt. (d.1742), of Invergordon, Cromarty, and Dalpholly, Sutherland. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  8. ^ Edith, Lady Haden-Guest, GORDON, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (c.1707-83), of Invergordon, Cromarty. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  9. ^ a b c J. A. Cannon, Cromartyshire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790 (1964).
  10. ^ Edith, Lady Haden-Guest, GORDON, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (?1707-83), of Invergordon, Cromarty. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790 (1964).
  11. ^ Mary M. Drummond, PULTENEY, William (1729-1805), of Westerhall, Dumfries. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790 (1964).
  12. ^ Edith, Lady Haden-Guest, ROSS, George (1700-86), of Cromarty in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790 (1964).
  13. ^ a b c d David R. Fisher, Cromartyshire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  14. ^ David R. Fisher, DAVIDSON, Duncan (1733-99), of Tulloch, Ross and Myles's, Ongar, Essex. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  15. ^ David R. Fisher, MACKENZIE (afterwards MACKENZIE FRASER), Alexander (?1758-1809), of Inverallochy, Aberdeen. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  16. ^ David R. Fisher, MACLEOD, Robert Bruce Aeneas (1764-1844), of Cadboll, Cromarty. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  17. ^ David R. Fisher, MACLEOD, Roderick (1786-1853), of Cadboll, Cromarty. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820 (1986).
  18. ^ a b David R. Fisher, Cromartyshire in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832 (2009).
  19. ^ a b David R. Fisher, DAVIDSON, Duncan (?1800-1881), of Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Ross. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832 (2009).