William Finnie (MP)

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William Finnie (6 November 1827 in Kilmarnock – 3 December 1899 in St Leonards-on-Sea) was a Scottish lawyer and Liberal Party politician.


The third son of James Finnie, a merchant in London, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, and Mary Ann Brown,[1] he was educated at Merchiston Castle Academy, King's College London, and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2]

He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1853, but never practised.[2]

He was a justice of the peace for Ayrshire.

He was elected as Liberal Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire at the 1868 general election, but was defeated at the 1874 election.[3] He married Antoinette BURNARD d/o George BURNARD in 1853


  1. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1870, p. 101
  2. ^ a b "Finnie, William (FNY846W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 572. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Succeeded by
Roger Montgomerie