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Glencairn, William Cunningham, 9th earl of

Glencairn, William Cunningham, 9th earl of [S] (c.1610–64). Glencairn succeeded his father as earl in 1631. In 1647 Parliament appointed him lord justice general [S] but he entered into the Engagement in 1648 and was deprived of his post. In 1653 he headed a Scottish rising against the Cromwellian regime but was forced to come to terms. After the Restoration he was appointed chancellor [S] but was on uneasy terms with Lauderdale.

J. A. Cannon

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