David Mure, Lord Mure

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The grave of David Mure, Dean Cemetery

David Mure (11 October 1810 – 11 April 1891)[1] was a Scottish lawyer and Conservative Party politician. He sat in the House of Commons from 1859 to 1865, when he became a judge.

Early life[edit]

He was the third son of William Mure of Caldwell, Rector of the University of Glasgow 1793-1795; grandson of William Mure, MP for Renfrewshire 1742-1761 and Rector of Glasgow 1764-1765; younger brother of William Mure, MP for Renfrewshire 1846-1855 and Rector of Glasgow 1847-1848, and uncle of William Mure, MP for Renfrewshire 1874-1880.


He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland in 1858 and Lord Advocate in 1859. He elected at the 1859 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Buteshire,[2] and held the seat until January 1865, when he was appointed as a Senator of the College of Justice and with the judicial title Lord Mure.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Helen Clementina Tod (d.1849) and together they had William John Mure (1845-1924). They lived at 8 Albyn Place on the Moray Estate near Charlotte Square.[4]

He died on 11 April 1891 and is buried in Dean Cemetery in western Edinburgh with his wife and son. The grave lies in the north-west corner of the original cemetery, backing onto the first north extension.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)
  2. ^ "No. 22262". The London Gazette. 13 May 1859. p. 1939.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 576. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  4. ^ Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1840


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Stuart-Wortley
Member of Parliament for Buteshire
Succeeded by
George Boyle