David Wemyss, 4th Earl of Wemyss

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David Wemyss, 4th Earl of Wemyss (29 April 1678 – 15 March 1720) son of James Wemyss, Lord Burntisland and Margaret Wemyss, 3rd Countess of Wemyss (1659–1705).

In his 41 years Earl Wemyss married three times:

Entered parliament on 28 June 1705, and was the same year sworn of the privy council. He was one of the commissioners for the treaty of Union with England. In 1706 he was appointed High Admiral of Scotland, and this office having been abolished at the Union, he was then constituted Vice Admiral of Scotland.


Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Margaret Wemyss
Earl of Wemyss
1705 – 1720
Succeeded by
James Wemyss
Military offices
Preceded by
James Graham
Lord High Admiral of Scotland
1706 – 1714
Succeeded by
John Hamilton-Leslie