James Cunningham 1749-1781
James CUNNINGHAM, 14th Earl of Glencairn, 1749-1791
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.)
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
- Henderson, T. F. "Cunningham, James, fourteenth Earl of Glencairn (1749–1791)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.