JOHNSTONE, Sir William, 2nd Bt. (d.1727), of Westerhall, Dumfries.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1708 - 1710
9 May 1713 - 1715
1713 - 1722

Family and Education

2nd s. of Sir James Johnstone, M.P. [S], of Westerhall by Margaret, da. of John Bannatyne of Core house, Lanark. m. bef. Mar. 1701, Henrietta, da. and coh. of James Johnston of Sheens, Edinburgh, 2s. suc. bro. as 2nd Bt. 30 Sept. 1711.

Offices Held

M.P. [S] Annan 1698-1702, 1703-7.


Johnstone was related to the 1st Marquess of Annandale, on whose interest he was returned for Dumfriesshire. His only recorded vote was for the peerage bill in 1719, when he was classed as a government supporter. He did not stand again, dying 8 Oct. 1727.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick