Archibald Orr-Ewing

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Archibald Orr-Ewing
1st Baronet
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Dunbartonshire
In office
1868 (1868) – 1892 (1892)
Personal details
Born (1818-01-04)4 January 1818
Died 28 November 1893(1893-11-28) (aged 46)
Citizenship United Kingdom
Nationality Scottish
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Lindsay Reid
Children 4
Occupation politician

Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, 1st Baronet (4 January 1818 – 28 November 1893) was a Scottish Conservative Party politician.

The Orr Ewing Baronetcy, of Ballikinrain in the County of Stirling and of Lennoxbank in the County of Dunbarton, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 8 March 1886 for the Conservative politician Archibald Orr-Ewing.[1] He was the seventh son of William Ewing, a merchant of Glasgow, and Susan, daughter of John Orr, Provost of Paisley.

Archibald was Member of Parliament (MP) for Dunbartonshire from 1868 to 1892[2]

Sir Archibald was Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Dunbartonshire and for Stirlingshire. He was Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Inverness-shire and for Stirlingshire. He was the Ensign-General of the Royal Company of Archers and Dean of Faculties at Glasgow University [3]

On 27 April 1847, he married Elizabeth Lindsay Reid and they had four children:

In 1864 Sir Archibald commissioned David Bryce to design his new home, Ballikinrain Castle, which was completed in 1868.


  1. ^ "no. 25564". The London Gazette. 2 March 1886. p. 1027. 
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 582. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Patrick Boyle Smollett
Member of Parliament for Dunbartonshire
Succeeded by
John Sinclair
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Ballikinrain)

1886 – 1893
Succeeded by
William Orr-Ewing