Robert Pringle (politician)

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Robert Pringle
Secretary at War
In office
18 May 1718 – 24 December 1718
Preceded byThe Viscount Castlecomer
Succeeded byGeorge Treby
Personal details
Died13 September 1736

Robert Pringle (died 1736) was a Scottish lawyer and politician.


He was the third son of Sir Robert Pringle, 1st Baronet, of Stitchel, by his wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Hope, Lord Craighall, a lord of session; and a younger brother of Sir Walter Pringle of Lochton, Lord Newhall. After studying at the University of Leyden, which he entered 19 November 1687, he took service under William, Prince of Orange, with whom he went over to England at the Glorious Revolution of 1688.[1]

Pringle was in practice as an attorney, and was then appointed under-secretary of state for Scotland in 1695. In this capacity he attended King William in his campaigns abroad.[2]

On 18 May 1718, Pringle was appointed Secretary at War, and he held that office until 24 December. Subsequently he became registrar-general of the shipping.[1]

Pringle died at Rotterdam on 13 September 1736.[1]


Pringle married a Miss Law, and had one son, Robert.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Pringle, Robert" . Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. ^ Venning, Timothy. "Pringle, Robert". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22806. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Pringle, Robert". Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co.