REPRESENTATIVE PEERS OF ScorLAN - D.—The election of sixteen Peers to represent
the Peerage of Scotland in the ensuing Parliament, took place on Thursday, last week, at the Palace of Holyrood House. The number of Scotch Peers, according to the Union roll, is at present eighty-six ; of whom the Duke of Roxburgh, the Marquis of Abercorn, the Earls of Rothel and Eglinton, are minors. The titles of Sutherland, Loudon, Dysart, and Orkney, are in the persons of females. The Earls Of Traquair and Newburgh, who profess the Ronan Catholic religion, are now, by the Relief Act, entitled to vote. There are thirty Peers of Great Britain, besides the heirs of the Countesses of Sutherland and Loudon, who on the death of these ladies become Peers of Scotland. All the British Peers are entitled to vote at elections. The number of Peers out of whom the Sixteen are elected is forty.eight. The only change in the present election is the substitution of the Earl of Northesk, in the room of the Earl of Rosebeilr, elevated to the British Peerage. The following are the names of the Peers elected, and the votes for each :—
Charles Marquis of Queensberry .. GO James Viscount Strathallan 59
George Marquis of Tweeddaie .... 61 James Lord Forbes St
William George Earl of Errol .... 60 Alexander George Lord Saltoun 63 George Sholto Earl of Morton .... 58 Francis Lord Gray 60 Alexander Earl of Home ..... 50 Charles Lord Sinclair 45 Thomas Earl of Elgin ....... ..... 59 John Lord Colville . 53 William Earl of Nortbesk ........ 56 William John Lord Napier. 60 John Viscount Arbuthnot 60 Robert Lord Belhaven 61
The Earl of Caithness and Lord kinnaird were also candidates; the Earl of Caithness received 21, and Lord Kinnaird 31 votes. Among the voting by signed lists, 7 voted for the Earl of Kintore, 4 for the Earl of Mar, 3 for Lord Reay, 2 for the Earl of Buchan, and 1 each for the Earls of Breadalbane, Moray, Dunmore, and rSelkirk, and Viscount Kenmure ; but none of these noblemen were candidates.