Andrew Johnston (Scottish politician)

Andrew Johnston (c. 1798 – 24 August 1862)[1][2] was an abolitionist and Whig politician in Scotland. His wife was Priscilla Buxton.

The burial vault for Andrew and Priscilla Johnston in Overstrand church


Johnston was elected in 1831 as a member of parliament (MP) for the Anstruther District of Burghs,[2] and when that constituency was abolished by the Reform Act 1832 he was elected at the 1832 general election for the new St Andrews District of Burghs.[3] He held that seat until he stood down from the House of Commons at the 1837 general election.[3]

He married Priscilla Buxton, the daughter of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bt and they had two sons and four daughters.[4] They were parents of MP Andrew Johnston and grandfather of designer Edward Johnston (the son of his younger son Fowell Buxton Johnston).[5]


  1. ^ "Mr Andrew Johnston". Hansard 1803–2005. Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "A" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Archived from the original on 17 June 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 560. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  4. ^ Clare Midgley, ‘Buxton , Priscilla (1808–1852)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2015 accessed 25 June 2017
  5. ^ Foster, J. The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families. p. 138.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Balfour
Member of Parliament for Anstruther Burghs
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for St Andrews Burghs
Succeeded by
Edward Ellice