Peebles (Parliament of Scotland constituency)

Peebles was a royal burgh that returned one commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland and to the Convention of Estates.

After the Acts of Union 1707, Peebles, Lanark, Linlithgow and Selkirk formed the Lanark district of burghs, returning one member between them to the House of Commons of Great Britain.

List of burgh commissionersEdit

  • 1661–83, 1665 convention, 1667 convention: Alexander Williamson, provost [1]
  • 1669–70: John Plenderleith [2]
  • 1672–74: Alexander Williamson [2]
  • 1681–82: William Williamson, town clerk [3]
  • 1678: Gawin Thompson, provost [4]
  • 1689–1702: John Muir, merchant burgess [5]
  • 1702–07: Archibald Shiells, provost [6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 574,576,578.
  2. ^ a b Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 580.
  3. ^ Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 585.
  4. ^ Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 583.
  5. ^ Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 595.
  6. ^ Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 601.