Thomas Kennedy (1673 – 19 May 1754) was a Scottish lawyer from Dunure, Ayrshire, and a Tory politician. He sat in the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1720 to 1721, and then became a judge of the Scottish Court of Exchequer.
Early life and family
He was the oldest son of Sir Thomas Kennedy of Kirkhill and Dunure (Lord Provost of Edinburgh from 1685 to 1687) and Agnes Halden. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh and at Utrecht University, and was admitted as an advocate in 1698.
Kennedy was joint Solicitor General for Scotland from 1709 to 1714, sharing the office with Sir James Stewart, 1st Baronet. He was appointed as Lord Advocate in March 1714, but he was dismissed in October 1714 after George I succeeded to the throne. He later supported the 2nd Duke of Argyll, who organised his return at a by-election in January 1720 as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayr Burghs.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 3)
- Simpson, J. M. (1970). R. Sedgwick (ed.). "KENNEDY, Thomas (1673-1754), of Dunure, Ayr". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754. Boydell and Brewer. Retrieved 4 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
|Parliament of Great Britain|
| Member of Parliament for Ayr Burghs
| Solicitor General for Scotland
With: Sir James Stewart, Bt
John Carnegie of Boyseck
Sir James Stewart
| Lord Advocate
Sir David Dalrymple, Bt