Johnstone, James, 2nd Marquess of Annandale (1685 -1730)
James, 2nd Marquess of Annandale, was the son of William the 1st Marquess and his first wife Sophia, only daughter and heir of John Fairholm of Craigiehall in West Lothian. He was elected Member of Parliament for the County of Dumfries in 1708, but as the eldest son of a peer was not allowed to take his seat. He succeeded his father in 1721, and died unmarried at Naples in 1730. On the death of his half brother, George the 3rd Marquess, in 1792, the title became extinct and the estates were divided between the two surviving half brothers by the second husband of the third Marquess's mother, and his half sister the Countess of Hopetoun. The Scottish estates passed to James Hope, 3rd Earl of Hopetoun, and books from his library are in the library of Hopetoun House.