Ross-shire (UK Parliament constituency) -

Ross-shire (UK Parliament constituency)

Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandRoss-shire
Number of membersOne
Replaced byRoss & Cromarty
Created fromRoss-shire

Ross-shire was a Scottish county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832.



The British parliamentary constituency was created in 1708 following the Acts of Union, 1707 and replaced the former Parliament of Scotland shire constituency of Ross-shire


The constituency elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system until the seat was abolished for the 1832 general election.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] In 1832 it was merged with Cromartyshire to form Ross and Cromarty.

Members of Parliament

Election Member ! Party
1708 Hugh Rose
1709 Charles Rosse Independent Whig
1722 Alexander Urquhart
1727 Charles Rosse
1733 John Munro
1734 Hugh Rose
1741 Charles Ross
1746 Sir Harry Munro, 7th Baronet Whig
1747 Kenneth Mackenzie, Lord Fortrose
1761 James Stuart-Mackenzie
1780 John Mackenzie
1784 Francis Mackenzie
1790 William Adam Whig
1794 Francis Mackenzie
1796 Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross, 7th Baronet
1806 Alexander Mackenzie-Fraser
1809 Hugh Innes
1812 William Frederick Mackenzie
1814 Charles Mackenzie Fraser
1818 Thomas Mackenzie
1822 Sir James Wemyss Mackenzie, 5th Baronet Tory
1831 James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie Whig
1832 constituency abolished


  1. ^ "Ross-shire" . History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Ross-shire" . History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Ross-shire" . History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Ross-shire" . History of Parliament Online (1790-1820). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Ross-shire" . History of Parliament Online (1820-1832). Retrieved 9 June 2019.

Categories: Historic parliamentary constituencies in Scotland (Westminster) | United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies established in 1708 | United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies disestablished in 1832

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