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  • * The History of Parliament *

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    WEMYSS, William (1760-1822), of Wemyss, Fife.

    retired from Parliament in 1796 in favour of his brother-in-law, Sir William Erskine.In 1797 he dealt with a riot at Tranent provoked by hostility to the Militia Act, and in 1798, placed on the Irish staff, he defeated the rebels

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