James Cunningham 1749-1781

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James CUNNINGHAM, 14th Earl of Glencairn, 1749-1791

Biographical Note

Second son of William Cunningham, 13th Earl of Glencairn; succeeded following the death of his older brother. Succeeded by his younger brother John Cunningham, 15th Earl.

Captain of a company of the West Fencible regiment; one of the sixteen Scottish representative peers in the parliament of 1780–1784. Friend and patron of Robert Burns.


Used an engraved bookplate:

Franks 7595 (Cunningham), James Earl of Glencairn. (The plate of William Earl of Glencairne with inscription altered. Succeeded 1775 as 14th Earl; died 1791.)