KIRKPATRICK, William (c.1705-78), of Lochmaben, Dumfries.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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13 Feb. 1736 - June 1738

Family and Education

b. c.1705, 3rd s. of Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick, 2nd Bt. of Closeburn, Dumfries by his 2nd w. Isabel, da. of Sir William Lockhart, 1st Bt., of Carstairs, Lanark. educ. Leyden 1726, adv. 1728. m. 21 Dec. 1746, Jean, da. of Charles Areskine of Alva, Clackmannan, and Tinwald, Dumfries, Lord Tinwald S.C.J., and lord justice clerk, 1s.

Offices Held

Professor of public law, Edinburgh 1734-5; principal clerk of court of session 1738-d.; sheriff, Dumfries 1747.


William Kirkpatrick, a lawyer, whose grandfather had represented the county under William III, contested a by-election for Dumfries Burghs in May 1735 on the interest of Charles Areskine, his future father-in-law, who had been elected in 1734 but chose to sit for Dumfriesshire. Awarded the seat on petition after a double return, he vacated it in June 1738 on appointment as clerk of session. He died 22 May 1778.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea