Sutherland (Parliament of Scotland constituency)

Sutherland was a constituency that returned shire commissioners to the Parliament of Scotland and to the Convention of the Estates.

Sutherland became a sheriffdom after the resignation of the heritable jurisdiction by the Earl of Sutherland on 28 June 1633.[1]

List of shire commissionersEdit

During the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, the sheriffdoms of Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty were jointly represented by one Member of Parliament in the Protectorate Parliament at Westminster. After the Restoration, the Parliament of Scotland was again summoned to meet in Edinburgh.

After the Act of Union 1707 Sutherland was represented by one Member of Parliament in the House of Commons at Westminster.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Return of Members of Parliament, Part II (1878) p. 561.
  2. ^ Joseph Foster, Members of Parliament, Scotland (1882) p. 271.
  3. ^ Records of the Parliaments of Scotland, 1641/7/2.
  4. ^ RPS, 1641/8/2.
  5. ^ a b c Foster, p. 163.
  6. ^ a b Foster, p. 338.
  7. ^ a b c d G. E. C., The Complete Baronetage, volume II (1902) p. 392.
  8. ^ a b RPS, 1661/1/2.
  9. ^ RPS, 1662/5/2.
  10. ^ RPS, 1663/6/2.
  11. ^ Foster, p. 259.
  12. ^ a b G. E. C., vol. II, p. 278.
  13. ^ RPS, 1678/6/3.
  14. ^ RPS, 1685/4/2.
  15. ^ a b Foster, p. 150.
  16. ^ G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, vol. IV (1904) p. 423.
  17. ^ Foster, p. 152.