David Boyle 1st Earl of Glasgow

Biography of David Boyle 1st Earl of Glasgow

David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow (c1666-1733) was Rector of the University from 1690 to 1691.

David Boyle of Kelburn was a Scottish politician who was Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland, representing Bute, from 1689 to 1699. He was created Lord Boyle of Kelburn, Stewarton, Cumbrae, Largs and Dalry in 1699 and Viscount of Kelburn 1703, when he was also created 1st Earl of Glasgow. After the Union, he sat as a Scottish representative peer at Westminster from 1707 to 1710.

The Earl was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1706 to 1710. He was also Lord Clerk Register, 1708 to 1714.


David Boyle 1st Earl of Glasgow

Born 1666, Scotland.
Died 19 October 1733.
University Link: Rector
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P125876
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