Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton

Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton (18 May 1726 – 30 October 1796) was a Scottish soldier and Member of Parliament (MP) in the British Parliament. He was the second son of Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton.

Montgomerie was educated at Eton College and Winchester School. He joined the Army in 1743, becoming a major general in 1772, a lieutenant general in 1777 and a general in 1793.

During his army career Montgomerie raised a Highland battalion. He participatred, along with George Washington in the Forbes expedition against Fort Duquesne in 1758. In 1760, he commanded an expedition against the Cherokee during the Anglo-Cherokee War.

He was elected for two seats in the 1761 general election. He chose to give up Wigtown Burghs, to sit for Ayrshire. He served in the House of Commons 1761-1768.

He inherited the Earldom on 25 October, 1769 when his brother Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton was murdered. He served as a Scottish representative peer 1776-1796. He was Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire 1794-1796.

On his death the Earldom passed to a third cousin, Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton.

ee also

*Clan Montgomery
*Barony and Castle of Giffen

References

*"History of Parliament: House of Commons 1754-1790", by Sir Lewis Namier and James Brooke (Sidgwick & Jackson 1964)
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