James Hay Erskine Wemyss

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James Hay Erskine Wemyss (29 August 1829 – 29 March 1864) was a Scottish Member of Parliament, representing Fife from 1859 until his death.


He was the son of James Erskine Wemyss by his wife Emma, daughter of William Hay, 17th Earl of Erroll.

On 17 April 1855, at All Saints' Church, Knightsbridge, he married Millicent Anne Mary, daughter of the Hon. John Kennedy-Erskine and his wife Lady Augusta FitzClarence. She was the granddaughter of Archibald Kennedy, 1st Marquess of Ailsa and of King William IV of the United Kingdom. Their children included


He was elected M.P. for Fife at the general election in 1859.[1]

On 5 February 1864, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Fife and Sheriff Principal of the shire of Fife, in the room of the Earl of Elgin, deceased.[2]


  1. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 216 - 1864
  2. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 216 - 1864


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Fergus
Member of Parliament for Fife
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Anstruther
Honorary titles
Preceded by
James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin
Lord Lieutenant of Fife
Jan 1864–Mar 1864
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Anstruther, 5th Baronet