George Traill

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George Traill (5 November 1787 – 29 September 1871)[1][2] was a Liberal Party politician in Scotland.

He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Orkney and Shetland from 1830[1] until his defeat at the 1835 general election.[3]

In 1837 he stood unsuccessfully in Caithness,[4] but at the 1841 general election he was returned unopposed for that seat.[4] He was re-elected at the six further general elections,[4] and held the seat until he resigned from the House of Commons on 8 August 1869 by becoming Steward of the Manor of Northstead.[5]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O" [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 596. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ a b c Craig, op. cit., page 578
  5. ^ Department of Information Services (9 June 2009). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Dundas
Member of Parliament for Orkney & Shetland
Succeeded by
Thomas Balfour
Preceded by
George Sinclair
Member of Parliament for Caithness
Succeeded by
John Sinclair