Sir James Galbraith, 1st Baronet

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Sir James Galbraith, 1st Baronet (c. 1759 – 30 April 1827), was an Irish politician.


Galbraith was the son of James Galbraith, of Derry, by Elizabeth Whitehill, daughter of John Whitehill, of Clagh, County Londonderry.[1] He represented Augher in the Irish House of Commons between 1798 and 1800.[2] In 1813 he was created a baronet, of Shanevalley in the County of Donegall.[3][4] Galbraith married Rebecca Dorothea Hamilton, daughter and co-heir of John Hamilton, of Castlefin. They had five daughters. He died in April 1827 when the title became extinct.[1]


  1. ^ a b Burke, John. Burke, John Bernard. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, p. 212-213. London: Scott, Webster, and Geary, 1838.
  2. ^ Irish House of Commons 1692–1800
  3. ^ "No. 16663". The London Gazette. 31 October 1812. p. 2189. 
  4. ^ Burke's (London, 1838, quoted) refers to the territorial designation as "of Shanwally" while Debrett's Baronetage of England (London, 1824) refers to it as "of Shanwally in the County of Donegal and of Castlefin in the County of Dublin".
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Edmond Stanley
John Stewart
Member of Parliament for Augher
With: William Bailey
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Shanwally)