CARMICHAEL, Hon. James (c.1705-54), of Carmichael, Lanark.
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Family and Education
b. c.1705, 3rd s. of James Carmichael, 2nd Earl of Hyndford [S], by Lady Elizabeth Maitland, o. da. of John Maitland, M.P. [S], 5th Earl of Lauderdale [S]; bro. of John, 3rd Earl of Hyndford [S], a rep. peer [S]. unm.
James Carmichael was returned unopposed on his family’s interest for Linlithgow Burghs in 1734, voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions. At the 1741 election he was involved in a double return with James Mackye, an opposition candidate, on which he withdrew his petition in January 1742. Defeated in 1747 by Lawrence Dundas, a wealthy contractor, his petition was this time successful. Up to the date of his death, about April 1754, he was drawing a secret service pension of £400.1
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: R. S. Lea
- 1. Add. 33038, ff. 353, 415.