William Dalrymple (1678–1744)

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William Dalrymple (11 October 1678 – 30 November 1744) was a Scottish politician. He served as Commissioner for Ayrshire to the Parliament of Scotland, and as Member of Parliament (MP) in the Parliament of Great Britain.

He was one of the Scottish representatives to the first Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1708, then MP for Clackmannanshire from 1708 to 1710, for Wigtown Burghs 1722–1727 and Wigtownshire 1727–1741.[1]


  1. Lea, R. S. (1970). R. Sedgwick (ed.). "DALRYMPLE, Hon. William (1678-1744), of Glenmuir, Ayr". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 24 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Parliament of Scotland
Preceded by
Francis Montgomerie
Hugh Buntine
John Crawford
John Campbell
Shire Commissioner for Ayr
With: Francis Montgomerie 1702–1707
Sir Hugh Cathcart 1702–1707
John Crawford 1702–1703
John Brisbane 1704–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
New constituency
Created by Act of Union
Member of Parliament for Clackmannanshire
Alternating constituency
Title next held by
Sir John Erskine, Bt
Preceded by
Sir Patrick Vanse
Member of Parliament for Wigtown Burghs
1722 – 1728
Succeeded by
John Dalrymple
Preceded by
John Stewart
Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire
Succeeded by
James Stewart