Sir David Cunynghame, 1st Baronet
Sir David Cunyninghame of Milncraig, 1st Baronet (died 28 January 1708) was a distinguished advocate, an eloquent Member of the pre-1707 Scottish Parliament, and the friend and coadjutor of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun. He was created a baronet of Nova Scotia on 3 February 1702, to him and his "heirs successive."
He was the son of David Cunynghame of Milncraig (d. Dec 1659) by his spouse Margaret, daughter of John Masoun of Rosebank, Burgh Clerk of Ayr. His paternal inherited estates were Milncraig, Ayrshire, and Livingston, West Lothian.
He was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir James Cunynghame of Milncraig, 2nd Baronet, Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire 1715-1722, who died unmarried on 1 February 1747. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his next brother:
- Sir David Cunynghame, 3rd Baronet of Milncraig, a Lieutenant-General in the Army.
- The Scottish Nation, by William Anderson, 1867 edition, volume 3, p. 747.
- Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, edited by Peter Townend, 105th edition, London, 1970, page 712.
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