Haddington Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

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Haddington Burghs
Former District of Burghs constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlements Haddington, Dunbar, North Berwick, Lauder, Jedburgh
Number of members one
Replaced by Berwickshire, Haddingtonshire, Roxburghshire
Created from Dunbar, Haddington, Jedburgh, Lauder, North Berwick

Haddington Burghs was a Scottish district of burghs constituency of the House of Commons of Great Britain (at Westminster) from 1708 to 1801 and of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom (also at Westminster) from 1801 until 1885. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.


The constituency consisted of the Haddingtonshire burghs of Haddington, Dunbar, and North Berwick, the Berwickshire burgh of Lauder, and the Roxburghshire burgh of Jedburgh.

In 1885, Haddington, Dunbar, and North Berwick were merged into the county constituency of Haddingtonshire, Lauder was merged into the county constituency of Berwickshire, and Jedburgh was merged into the county constituency of Roxburghshire.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1708 Sir David Dalrymple, 1st Baronet
1722 Sir James Dalrymple, 2nd Baronet
1734 James Fall
1742 Sir Hew Dalrymple, 2nd Baronet
1747 Andrew Fletcher
1761 Sir Hew Dalrymple, 2nd Baronet
1768 Patrick Warrender
1774 John Maitland
1780 Francis Charteris
1787 William Fullarton
1790 Thomas Maitland
1796 Robert Baird
1802 Thomas Maitland
1805 Sir John Hamilton-Dalrymple, 5th Baronet
1806 Henry Erskine Whig
1806 William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne Whig
1807 Sir George Warrender, 4th Baronet
1812 Thomas Maitland
1813 Anthony Maitland
1818 Dudley North Whig
1820 Sir Hew Dalrymple-Hamilton, 4th Baronet
1826 Sir Adolphus Dalrymple, 2nd Baronet Tory
May 1831 Robert Steuart Tory
(Unseated on petition)
August 1831 Sir Adolphus Dalrymple, 2nd Baronet Tory
1832 Robert Steuart Whig
1841 James Maitland Balfour Conservative
1847 Sir Henry Ferguson Davie Liberal
1878 Lord William Hay Liberal
1879 Sir David Wedderburn, 3rd Baronet Liberal
1882 Alexander Craig Sellar Liberal

Election results[edit]

General Election 1868: Haddington Burghs [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sir Henry Ferguson Davie unopposed


  1. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1870