DALRYMPLE, Sir James, 2nd Bt. (1692-1751), of Hailes, Haddington.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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5 Jan. 1722 - 1734

Family and Education

b. 24 July 1692, 1st s. of Hon. Sir David Dalrymple, 1st Bt.. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1708. m. (contract 17 Dec. 1725) Lady Christian Hamilton, 2nd da. of Thomas, 6th Earl of Haddington [S], 10s. 6da. suc. fa. 3 Dec. 1721.

Offices Held

Auditor gen. of the Exchequer [S] 1721-d.


Dalrymple, like his father, to whose seat and office he succeeded, followed the head of their family, the Earl of Stair. After voting with the Government on the Hessians in 1730, he went into opposition with Stair, voting against the excise bill in 1733, and for the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734. As a result he was opposed at the 1734 election, losing his seat but retaining his office.

He died 24 Feb. 1751.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. M. Simpson