James Moodie

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James Moodie (b. Unknown - d. 4 February 1724) of Orkney was a Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland from 1715 to 1722.

He was the second son of Royal Navy Captain James Moodie of Melsetter, Orkney. His mother was the daughter of James Douglas, 11th Earl of Morton.

Political Career

Moodie first stood for the Orkney and Shetland seat in 1713 against his cousin George Douglas, losing 5 votes to 9. He was then elected unopposed in 1715. At the 1722 election, he stood again against his cousin George but failed to get elected. The vote count of that election is not known, but Douglas received more votes than Moodie, ending Moodie's political career.

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Douglas
Member of Parliament for
Orkney and Shetland

Succeeded by
George Douglas
Members of the Parliament of Great Britain
MPs Alexander Douglas (1707-1713) • George Douglas (1713-1715) • James Moodie (1715-1722) • George Douglas (1722-1730) • Robert Douglas (1730-1747) • John Halyburton (1747-1754) • James Douglas (1754-1768) • Thomas Dundas (1768-1771) • Thomas Dundas (1771-1780) • Robert Baikie (1780-1781) • Charles Dundas (1781-1784) • Thomas Dundas (1784-1790) • John Balfour (1790-1796) • Robert Honyman (1796-1801)