HALYBURTON, James (d.1765), of Pitcur, Angus, and Firth, Orkney.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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Family and Education

o.s. of James Halyburton of Pitcur. m. 21 Dec. 1735, Anne, da. and h. of Gilbert Burnet, commr. of excise, s.p. suc. fa. 1747.

Offices Held

Ensign 13 Ft. 1735; capt.-lt. 3 Ft. Gds. 1748; capt. and lt.-col. 1750.


Halyburton, whose family had been seated at Pitcur since 1433,1 was returned as a government supporter for Orkney and Shetland by his brother-in-law, the 14th Earl of Morton. He died 10 May 1765, entailing his estates on his sister.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. A. J. Warden, Angus or Forfarshire, 23.