James Wemyss (1726–1786)
James Wemyss (23 February 1726 – 10 May 1786) was a Scottish Member of Parliament.
He was the third son of James Wemyss, 5th Earl of Wemyss by his wife Janet Charteris. The eldest son David, Lord Elcho was attainted in 1746, and the second son Francis had adopted the name Charteris as heir to his maternal grandmother Francis Charteris, so James was named heir to the Wemyss estates by a new entail of 31 July 1750. The 5th Earl of Wemyss died in 1756.
On 29 August 1757 James Wemyss married his cousin Lady Elizabeth Sutherland, daughter of William Sutherland, 17th Earl of Sutherland by his wife Lady Elizabeth Wemyss, daughter of David Wemyss, 4th Earl of Wemyss. Their children included the soldier and MP William Wemyss.
- Theroff, Paul. "wemyss". www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/ (Paul Theroff’s Royal Genealogy Site).[self-published source][better source needed]
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