VANSE, Patrick (c.1655-1733), of Barnbarroch, Wigtown.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 3 Mar. 1711
1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. c.1655, 1st s. of Alexander Vanse of Barnbarroch by Margaret, da. of William Maxwell of Monreith, Wigtown. m. (1) Margaret, da. of Sir James Campbell of Lawers, Perth, 1s. 1da., (2) 28 Feb. 1715, Barbara, da. of Patrick Macdowall of Freugh, Wigtown, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. c.1712.

Offices Held

In the French service c.1673-89;1 capt. Inniskilling regt. c.1690-92; lt.-col. Lord Mark Kerr’s Ft. c.1708-12; half-pay 1713.


Patrick Vanse, a professional soldier, of an old Wigtownshire family, succeeded his cousin, Sir Alexander Maxwell, 2nd Bt., for Wigtown Burghs at the age of 60 in 1715, voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions, including that on Lord Cadogan in June 1717.2 He did not stand again and died 27 Jan. 1733, ‘owing to the breaking out of a wound he received’ in Spain.3

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. M. Simpson


  • 1. Dalton, English Army Lists, iii. 207..
  • 2. More Culloden Pprs. ii. 173.
  • 3. W. Balbirnie, Account of Fam. of Vanse, 22.