David Scott (of Scotstarvit)

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David Scott (1689 – 1 December 1766), of Scotstarvit, was a Scottish Member of Parliament. He was the son of David Scott of Scotstarvit (died 1718).

He was returned for Fife in 1741,[1] and held that seat for a decade. In 1751, he was returned for Aberdeen, for which he sat until his death. By his wife Lucy, daughter of Sir Robert Gordon, he had several children, including:


  1. John Wilson (of Thornly.) (1833). The Political State of Scotland. Part I. Containing Representation in Parliament, from 1707 to 1832. Part II. Members Returned to the Reformed Parliament, Etc. Longmans&Company. pp. 12–.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Melville Henry Massue Ruvigny et Raineval (1 April 2013). The Jacobite Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Grants of Honour, Extracted, by Permission, from the Stuart Papers Now in Possession of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle, and Supplemented by Biographical and Genealogical Notes. Genealogical Publishing Com. pp. 68–9. ISBN 978-0-8063-1716-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir John Anstruther, Bt
Member of Parliament for Fife
Succeeded by
James Oswald
Preceded by
Charles Maitland
Member of Parliament for Aberdeen Burghs
Succeeded by
Sir John Lindsay