LOCKHART, James (?1675-1718), of Lee, Lanark.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 19 Oct. 1718

Family and Education

b. ?1675, 7th s. of Sir William Lockhart of Lee, M.P. [S], by his 2nd w. Robina, da. of John Sewster of Wistow, Hunts., niece of Oliver Cromwell. educ. ?Edinburgh, M.A. 1693. m. Dorothy, da. and coh. of Sir William Luckyn, 1st Bt., of Little Waltham, Essex, 3s. 4da. suc. bro. John 1707.

Offices Held

Commr. of the equivalent 1717-d.1


Lockhart’s family had been at Lee since the thirteenth century. Six members of it, including two of his brothers, had represented Lanarkshire in the Parliament of Scotland. His father, Sir William Lockhart, was a distinguished soldier and diplomat, lord justice clerk, and ambassador to France under Cromwell, to whom he was related by marriage. Returned for Lanarkshire as a Whig in 1715, he voted with the Administration on the septennial bill in 1716, dying 19 Oct. 1718.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. M. Simpson


  • 1. See BOTELER, John.