David Wemyss 1678-1720
David WEMYSS 4th earl of Wemyss, 1678-1720
The eldest son of Margaret, countess of Wemyss and Cromartie (1659–1705), only surviving daughter of David Wemyss, 2nd earl. He succeeded his mother in 1705 and entered the Scottish Parliament in the same year. He was named one of the commissioners for the treaty of Union with England and subsequently was chosen as one of the sixteen representative Scottish peers in the Parliment of Great Britain. He also held office as vice-admiral of Scotland.
Used an engraved bookplate (Franks 31223): The Right Honble. The Earle of Weems. 1706.
The extent and disposition of his library is not known.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
- Sorensen, Janet. "Wemyss, David, fourth earl of Wemyss [formerly Lord Elcho (bap. 1678, d. 1720), politician."] Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.