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Stair, Earl of (S, 1703)

 

Creation: let. pat. 8 Apr 1703

 

Family name: Dalrymple later Dalrymple-Crichton later Dalrymple later Hamilton-Dalrymple later Dalrymple

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st grandquarter, Or on a Saltire Azure nine Lozenges of the field (Dalrymple);  2nd grandquarter, Or a Chevron chequy Sable and Argent between three Water Bougets of the second (Ross);  3rd grandquarter, quarterly:  1st and 4th counterquartered:  1st and 4th, Gules three Cinquefoils Ermine; 2nd and 3rd, Argent a Galley sales furled Sable;  the whole within a Bordure company Argent and Azure, the first charged with Hearts Gules and the second with Mullets Argent (Hamilton of Bargany);  2nd and 3rd, Gules on a Fess between three Crescents Or as many Mullets Azure (de Franquetot);  4th grandquarter, quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules on a Chevron between three Cinquefoils Argent as many Round Buckles Azure (Hamilton of Fala);  2nd and 3rd, Gules three Martlets Argent (Makgill)

Crest:

A Rock proper

Supporters:

On either side a Stork holding in its beak a Fish all proper

Motto:

Firm

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John [Dalrymple], 2nd Viscount of Stair later 1st Earl of Stair, PC

1st son of James [Dalrymple], 1st Viscount of Stair, by his wife Margaret Ross, 1st dau. and cohrss. of James Ross of Balneil, co. Wigton

born

1648

mar.

after 19 Jan 1668/9 Elizabeth Dundas (d. 25 May 1731), dau. and hrss. of Sir John Dundas of Newliston, by his wife Agnes Gray, sister of William Gray, Master of Gray, and 1st dau. of Sir William Gray of Pittendrum

children

1. James Dalrymple (b. 19 Feb 1670; dvp. Apr 1682)

2. Hon John Dalrymple, later 2nd Earl of Stair

3. James Dalrymple (b. 24 Jun 1676; d. young)

4. Charles Dalrymple (bapt. 9 Sep 1677 ; d. young)

5. Col Hon William Dalrymple of Glenmure, Member of Parliament for Ayrshire 1702-08, for Clackmannanshire 1708-10, for Wigtown Burghs 1722-27 and for Wigtownshire and Wigtown Burghs 1734-41 (bapt. 11 Oct 1678; d. 3 Dec 1744), mar. 26 Feb 1697/8 his cousin Lady Penelope Crichton, suo jure Countess of Dumfries, sister and hrss. of line of William [Crichton], 3rd Earl of Dumfries, and 1st dau. of Hon Charles Crichton, styled Lord Crichton (by his wife Hon Sarah Dalrymple, 3rd dau. of James [Dalrymple], 1st Viscount of Stair), 1st son and heir ap. of William [Crichton], 2nd Earl of Dumfries, and had issue:

1a. Hon William Dalrymple later Dalrymple-Crichton, later 5th Earl of Dumfries and 4th Earl of Stair

2a. Capt Hon John Dalrymple, Member of Parliament for Wigtown Burghs 1728-34 (dvp. 23 Feb 1742)

3a. Hon James Dalrymple, later 3rd Earl of Stair

4a. Hon Charles Dalrymple (dvp. 1729)

5a. Cornet Hon Hugh Dalrymple (dvp. 24 Sep 1737)

6a. Ensign Hon George Dalrymple (d. bef. 1760)

1a. Lady Elizabeth Dalrymple, mar. John McDouall of Freugh, and had issue

2a. Lady Penelope Crichton Dalrymple (d. 11 Feb 1785)

6. Hon George Dalrymple of Dalmahoy, Member of Parliament for Stranraer 1703-07, Baron of the Scottish Exchequer 1709 (bapt. 10 Mar 1680; d. 29 Jul 1745), mar. after 23 Apr 1720 Eupheme Myreton (d. 8 Jul 1761), 1st dau. of Sir Andrew Myreton of Gogar, 1st Bt., by his wife Jean Murray, and had issue:

1a. John Dalrymple, later 5th Earl of Stair

2a. Gen William Dalrymple, Member of Parliament for Wigtown Burghs 1784-90, Lieutenant-Governor of the Chelsea Hospital 1798 (b. 1735; d. 23 Feb 1807), mar. 16 Sep 1783 Marianne Dorothy Harland (b. 1759; d. 28 Oct 1785), 2nd dau. of Admiral Sir Robert Harland, 1st Bt., of Sproughton Hall, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1b. John William Henry Dalrymple, later 7th Earl of Stair

3a. Capt Argyle Dalrymple (d. 14 Jun 1766)

1a. Elizabeth Dalrymple (b. 31 Jan 1721; d. 14 Oct 1816), mar. 12 Jan 1755 Lieut Gen Humphrey Bland, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Scotland (d. 8 May 1763)

2a. Eleanor Dalrymple (d. 12 Dec 1788), mar. 8 Jan 1751 James Fergusson of Craigdarroch (d. 1771), and had issue

3a. Euphemia Dalrymple (b. 4 Nov 1734; d. 8 Sep 1770)

4a. Margaret Dalrymple (d. 10 Apr 1766)

1. Lady Elizabeth Dalrymple (b. 11 Apr 1671)

2. Lady Agnes Dalrymple (bapt. 3 May 1675)

3. Lady Margaret Dalrymple (bapt. 25 Aug 1684; d. 3 Apr 1779), mar. 6 Apr 1700 her cousin Hugh [Campbell], 3rd Earl of Loudoun, and had issue

4. Lady Elizabeth Dalrymple (bapt. 31 Aug 1687)

died

8 Jan 1706/7

created

8 Apr 1703 Lord Newliston, Glenluce and Stranraer, Viscount Dalrymple and Earl of Stair, with a remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to those of his father

suc. by

son

note

knighted bef. 1668; a Commissioner of Militia for Renfrewshire and Ayrshire 1668 and for Wigtownshire 1689; Commissioner of Excise and Militia for Linlithgowshire 1671; advocate [S] 1672; a Commissioner of Supply for Ayrshire, Wigtownshire and Linlithgowshire 1678-1704; signed the Test Act 1681; Dean of the Faculty of Advocates 1690/1; Privy Councillor [S] 1687 to James II; Lord Justice Clerk 1687 ands a Lord of Session under the style of Lord Stair 1688; a strong supporter of the claims of William of Orange; Member of Parliament for Stranraer 1689; one of the three Scottish Commissioners who offered the Crown of Scotland to William and Mary at Whitehall 1689; Privy Councillor [S] to Mary Ii and William III 1689; King's Advocate for Scotland 1689-92; Commissioner of the Scottish Exchequer 1689; Visitor of all Universities, Colleges and Schools in Scotland 1690; Joint Secretary of State for Scotland 1690 suc. his father 20 Nov 1695 as 2nd Viscount of Stair; resigned as Joint secretary of State for Scotland in 1695 following the finding of the Royal Commission to enquire into his authorisation of the treacherous and barbarous massacre of the Clan Macdonald at Glencoe in 1692 - although found responsible the King gave him immunity from all legal consequences resulting from this slaughter; Privy Councillor [S] and a Commissioner of the Scottish Exchequer 1703 to Queen Anne; a Councillor of Scottish Trade 1705; a Commissioner for the Union with England 1702 and 1706

 

John [Dalrymple], 2nd Earl of Stair, KT PC

born

20 Jul 1673

mar.

7 Mar 1714 Lady Eleanor Primrose (widow of James [Primrose], 1st Viscount Primrose; d. 21 Nov 1759), 4th dau. of James [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Loudoun, by his wife Lady Margaret Montgomerie, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Hugh [Montgomerie], 7th Earl of Eglinton

died

s.p. 9 May 1747

suc. by

nephew

note

served under William III in Flanders, being at the Battle of Steinkirk 1692; a Commissioner of Supply for Wigtownshire and Ayrshire 1695 and 1704, and for Linlithgowshire 1695; Lt Col, Scots Foot Guards 1702, Col in the Dutch Service 1703, Col, The Cameronians 1705/06 and of the Scots Greys 1706-14; took a prominent part in the Duke of Marlborough's campaigns 1702-11, being present at Peer and the Siege of Venlo 1702, the Battles of Ramillies 1706 and Oudenarde 1708, the capture of Lille 1708, the Battle of Malplaquet 1709 and the sieges of Douai 1710 and Bouchain 1711; on 27 Feb 1706/07 had a novadamus of all his peerage titles to himself and the heirs male of his body whom failing to such of the male descendants of the 1st Viscount of Stair as he should appoint, and failing such appointment, to his brother William for life, and to the second and other younger sons of his said brother in tail male with certain complicated provisos, and a final remainder to the heirs male of the body of the 1st Viscount of Stair;  Brig Gen 1706, Maj Gen 1708/9, Lieut Gen 1709/10 and General 1712; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1707-08, 1715-34 and 1744-47; Envoy Extraordinary to King Augustus of Poland 1709-10; Knight of the Thistle 1710; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1714-27; Privy Councillor 1714; Lieut-General of the Foot in Scotland 1714; Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of France 1715-20; Col, Inniskilling Dragoons 1714/5-34 and 1743-45 and of the Scots Greys 1745-47; Vice-Admiral of Scotland 1729-33; following the fall of Walpole Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Hague 1742-43; Field Marshal 1742; Governor of Minorca 1742; Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in Flanders 1742; distinguished himself at the Battle of Dettingen, being made Knight Banneret on the field by the King 1743; Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in South Britain 1743-4; General of the Marines 1746-47; on 31 Mar 1747 he appointed his nephew John Dalrymple, 1st son of his 2nd brother, Hon George Dalrymple of Dalmahoy, as his successor but this nomination was contested by his nephew Hon James Dalrymple, 2nd surv. son of his 1st brother, Col Hon William Dalrymple of Glenmure, by his wife Lady Penelope Crichton, suo jure Countess of Dumfries;  this nomination was found by the House of Lords on 2 May 1748 to be valid as to the estates but invalid as to the peerage titles, presumably on the ground of having been executed after the Union

 

James [Dalrymple], 3rd Earl of Stair

born

died

s.p. 13 Nov 1760

suc. by

elder brother

note

advocate, 1728; he suc. his uncle in the Earldom of Stair but not to the family estates

 

William [Dalrymple-Crichton], 5th Earl of Dumfries later 4th Earl of Stair, KT

born

1699

mar. (1)

c. 1734 Lady Anne Gordon (bur. 15 Apr 1755), 1st dau. of William [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Aberdeen, by his first wife Lady Mary Leslie, only dau. of David [Melville later Leslie], 5th Earl of Leven

only child by first wife

1. Hon William Dalrymple-Crichton, styled Lord Crichton (b. 12 Dec 1734; dvp. 9 Sep 1744)

mar. (2)

19 Jun 1762 his second cousin once removed Anne Duff (b. c. 1738; mar. (2) 26 Jul 1769 Hon Alexander Gordon, a Lord of Session under the style Lord Rockville, 4th son of William [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Aberdeen), 1st dau. of William Duff of Crombie, by his wife Elizabeth Dalrymple, 3rd dau. of Sir Robert Dalrymple of Castleton (by his first wife Joanna Hamilton, only child of Hon John Hamilton, styled Master of Bargeny (by his wife Jean Sinclair, dau. of Sir Robert Sinclair of Longformacus, Bt.), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John [Hamilton], 2nd Lord Bargeny), 1st surv. son and heir ap. of Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick, 1st Bt. (by his first wife Marion Hamilton, dau. of Sir Robert Hamilton of Presmennan, a Lord of Session under the style Lord Presmennan), 3rd son of John [Dalrymple], 1st Viscount of Stair

died

s.p.s. 27 Jul 1768

suc. by

cousin

note

served in the Army 1721-47, being ADC to his uncle, the 2nd Earl of Stair, at the Battle of Dettingen 1743; suc. his mother 6 Mar 1742 as 5th Earl of Dumfries and his younger brother 13 Nov 1760 as 4th Earl of Stair;  Knight of the Thistle 1751/2; on his death the Earldom of Dumfries passed to his nephew, Patrick [MacDowall-Crichton], 6th Earl of Dumfries

 

John [Dalrymple], 5th Earl of Stair

born

mar.

Margaret Middleton (d. 3 Feb 1798), dau. of George Middleton of Erroll, a banker in London, by his wife Mary Campbell

children

1. Hon John Dalrymple, later 6th Earl of Stair

1. Lady Mary Dalrymple (bapt. 3 Jun 1754; d. young)

died

13 Oct 1789

suc. by

son

note

advocate, 1741; suc. to the family estates on the death of his uncle, the 2nd Earl of Stair, in 1747; a Representative Peer (Whig) for Scotland 1771-74; in Parliament he opposed any measures against the interests of the American colonies, for which he received the thanks of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1774

 

John [Dalrymple], 6th Earl of Stair

born

24 Sep 1749

died

1 Jun 1821

suc. by

cousin

note

Capt, 27th Regiment of Foot 1779; served in the American War, taking part in the attack on New London and Fort Griswold 1781; Minister Plenipotentiary to Poland 1782-84; Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Berlin 1785-87; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Whig) 1790-1807 and 1820-21

 

John William Henry [Dalrymple], 7th Earl of Stair

born

16 Nov 1784

mar. (1)

28 May 1804 (annulled Jun 1820) Johanna Gordon (d. 16 Feb 1847), dau. of Charles Gordon of Clunie, by his wife Joanna Trotter, dau. of Thomas Trotter, of Morton Hall, co. Midlothian

mar. (2)

23 Jun 1808 (dissolved 11 Jul 1811) Lady Laura Manners (b. 1780; dsp. 11 Jul 1834), 6th dau. of John Manners MP, of Hanby Hall, co. Lincoln, by his wife Lady Louisa Tollemache, suo jure Countess of Dysart

died

s.p. 20 Mar 1840

suc. by

third cousin once removed

note

Cornet, 5th Dragoon Guards 1803; Lieut, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot 1805-08; his second marriage was set aside following a decision in the Consistorial Court of London in 1811 that his first marriage was good

 

John [Hamilton-Dalrymple], 8th Earl of Stair, KT

4th but 1st surv. son and heir of Sir John Dalrymple later Hamilton-Dalrymple-Macgill of Cousland and Oxenfoord, 4th Bt. (by his wife and cousin Elizabeth Hamilton, only child and hrss. of Thomas Hamilton of Fala), 1st son and heir of Sir William Dalrymple of Killock, 3rd Bt. (by his first wife Agnes Crawford, dau. of William Crawford, of Glasgow), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Sir John Dalrymple of Killock, 2nd Bt. by his first wife Elizabeth Fletcher, dau. of James Fletcher, of New Cranston), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Hon Sir James Dalrymple of Killock, 1st Bt. (by his first wife Catherine Dundas, 3rd dau. of Sir James Dundas of Arniston), 2nd son of James [Dalrymple], 1st Viscount of Stair, and younger brother of John [Dalrymple], 1st Earl of Stair

born

15 Jun 1771

mar. (1)

23 Jun 1795 Harriet Johnson (dsp. 16 Oct 1823), 1st dau. of Rev Robert Augustus Johnson, of Kenilworth, co. Warwick, by his wife Anne Rebecca Craven, sister of William [Craven], 6th Baron Craven, and dau. of Rev John Craven, Vicar of Stanton Lacy and Rector of Felton, co. Salop, by his wife Mary Hickes, dau. of Rev Baptist Hickes, of Stretton-on-the-Foss

mar. (2)

8 Jun 1825 Lady Adamina Duncan (dsp. 1 Aug 1857), 4th dau. of Adam [Duncan], 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown, by his wife Henrietta Dundas, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Rt Hon Robert Dundas of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Session

created

11 Aug 1841 Baron Oxenfoord, of Cousland in the County of Midlothian, with special remainder failing male issue to his brother Hon North Hamilton-Dalrymple

died

s.p. 10 Jan 1853

suc. by

brother

note

Ensign, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot 1790; Lieut, 1792; Capt, 19th (1st North Yorkshire) Regiment of Foot 1793; Capt 1793 and Lt Col 1798-1814, 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards; served in Flanders 1794-95, in the expedition to Hanover 1805-06 and in Denmark, being present at the Siege of Copenhagen 1807; Col, 1808; suc. his father 26 Feb 1810 as 5th Baronet of Killock; Maj Gen, 1811, Lieut Gen 1821 and General 1838; Col, 92nd Regiment of Foot (Gordon Highlanders), 1831-43 and of the 48th (South Devon) Regiment of Foot 1843-53; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for the County of Edinburgh 1833-34; Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland 1840-41 and 1846-52; Knight of the Thistle 1847

 

North [Hamilton-Dalrymple], 9th Earl of Stair

born

1776

mar. (1)

27 May 1817 Margaret Penny (d. 23 Apr 1828), yst. dau. of James Penny, of Arrad and Liverpool, co. Lancaster

children by first wife

1. Hon John Hamilton-Dalrymple, later 10th Earl of Stair

2. James Johnson Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 11 Jun 1824; dvp. 15 Sep 1825)

3. William Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 26 Oct 1825; dvp. 20 Jun 1826)

1. Lady Elizabeth Hamilton Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 19 Feb 1818; d. 10 Apr 1884)

2. Lady Anne Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 2 Jul 1820; d. 10 Aug 1919), mar. 22 May 1845 Sir John Dick-Lauder of Fountainhall, 8th Bt., and had issue

3. Harriet Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 19 Feb 1822; dvp. 28 Aug 1822)

4. Lady Agnes Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 14 Feb 1823; d. 17 Jul 1900), mar. 4 Apr 1848 John More Nisbet of Cairnhill (d. 29 Jan 1904), and had issue

5. Lady Margaret Penny Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 15 Feb 1828 ; dsp. 11 Oct 1888), mar. 27 Apr 1859 Alan Maconochie Welwood of Meadowbank and Garvock (dsp. 29 May 1885), 1st son of Alexander Maconochie Welwood of Meadowbank and Garvock, a Lord of Session under the style of Lord Meadowbank

mar. (2)

23 Mar 1831 his fourth cousin Martha Willett Dalrymple (b. 3 May 1790; d. 5 Jun 1869), 2nd dau. of Col George Dalrymple, of North Berwick, by his wife Martha Willet Miller

only child by second wife

4. Hon George Grey Hamilton-Dalrymple DL, of Elliston, St Boswell's, co. Lanark (b. 22 May 1832; d. 30 Nov 1900), mar. 10 Nov 1853 Hon Ellinor Alice Napier (d. 11 May 1903), 5th dau. of William John [Napier], 9th Lord Napier of Merchistoun, by his wife and third cousin Elizabeth Cochrane-Johnstone, only dau. and hrss. of Col Hon Andrew James Cochrane later Cochrane-Johnstone (by his first wife Lady Georgiana Hope-Johnstone, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of James [Hope later Hope-Johnstone], 3rd Earl of Hopetoun), 8th son by his second wife of Thomas [Cochrane], 8th Earl of Dundonald, and had issue

died

9 Nov 1864

suc. by

son by first wife

note

a volunteer with the 24th Regiment of Foot at the taking of the Cape, 1806; Lieut, 22nd Light Dragoons1806; Capt, 25th Light Dragoons 1810-18

 

John [Hamilton-Dalrymple], 10th Earl of Stair, KT DL

born

1 Apr 1819

mar.

9 Dec 1846 his fifth cousin once removed Comtesse Louisa Jane Henrietta Emily de Franquetot (b. 1 Mar 1824; d. 30 Jun 1896), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Augustin Louis Joseph Casimir Gustave de Franquetot, 3rd Duc de Coigny, by his wife Henrietta Dundas Hamilton-Dalrymple, only dau. and hrss. of Lt Col Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple of North Berwick, 4th Bt., Member of Parliament for Haddingtonshire 1795-1800, for Ayrshire 1803-06 and for Haddington Burghs 1820-26, by his wife Hon Jane Duncan, 1st dau. of Adam [Duncan], 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown

children

1. Hon John Hew North Gustave Henry Hamilton-Dalrymple, later 11th Earl of Stair

2. Col Hon North de Coigny Hamilton-Dalrymple later Dalrymple-Hamilton of Bargany MVO DL (b. 31 Oct 1853; d. 4 Nov 1906), mar. 7 Sep 1880 Marcia Kathleen Anne Liddell (d. 1 Jul 1907), 4th dau. of Hon Sir Adolphus Frederick Octavius Liddell KCB DL (by his wife Frederica Elizabeth Lane-Fox, dau. of George Lane-Fox), 6th son of Thomas Henry [Liddell], 1st Baron Ravensworth, and had issue

3. Lt Col Hon Sir Hew Hamilton Hamilton-Dalrymple KCVO, Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire 1915-18, Chairman of the Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland, Vice-Chairman of the National Library of Scotland, Captain of the Royal Company of Archers (b. 27 Sep 1857; d. 11 Jul 1945)

4. Rev Hon Robert Makgill Hamilton-Dalrymple, Vicar of Sneinton, co. Nottingham, 1902-17 (b. 11 Oct 1862; d. 9 Apr 1938)

1. Margaret Elizabeth Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 28 Apr 1850; dvp. 8 Jun 1851)

2. Lady Jane Georgina Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 28 Apr 1850; d. 8 Jun 1914), mar. 10 Mar 1880 as his second wife Brig-Gen Sir Arthur Pendarvis Vivian KCB DL, of Bosahan, co. Cornwall, Member of Parliament for West Cornwall 1868-85 (b. 4 Jun 1834; d. 18 Aug 1926), younger brother of Henry Hussey [Vivian], 1st Baron Swansea, and 3rd son of Maj John Henry Vivian MP DL, of Singleton, co. Glamorgan, by his wife Sarah Johnes, dau. of Arthur Jones, of The Priory, Reigate, co. Surrey, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Evelyn Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 15 Jul 1852; dvp. 8 Sep 1889)

4. Lady Anne Henrietta Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 10 Nov 1855; dvp. and sp. 18 Feb 1898), mar. 19 Nov 1881 as his first wife Maj Gen William Vesey Brownlow CB (d. 15 Mar 1928), only surv. son of William Brownlow DL. of Knapton House, Queen's County

5. Lady Emily Eileen Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 22 Feb 1859; dvp. 29 May 1881)

died

3 Dec 1903

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Scots Fusilier Guards 1836, Capt 1842 and retired 1842; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Wigtownshire 1841-56; Lord Lieutenant of Wigtownshire 1851-1903; Knight of the Thistle 1865; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1869-71; Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire 1870-97; Governor of the Bank of Scotland 1870-1903; Chancellor of the University of Glasgow 1884-1903

 

John Hew North Gustave Henry [Hamilton-Dalrymple], 11th Earl of Stair

born

12 Jun 1848

mar.

10 Apr 1878 (div. 1905) Susan Harriet Grant-Suttie (b. 11 Feb 1859; mar. (2) 15 Jul 1905 Sir Neil James Menzies, 8th Bt.;  d. 9 Feb 1946), 1st dau. of Sir James Grant-Suttie, 6th Bt., by his wife Lady Susan Harriet Innes-Ker, 1st dau. of James Henry [Innes-Ker], 6th Duke of Roxburghe

children

1. Hon John James Hamilton-Dalrymple later Dalrymple, later 12th Earl of Stair

1. Lady Beatrice Susan Hamilton-Dalrymple (b. 2 Sep 1881; d. 10 May 1962), mar. 1 Jun 1908 (div. 1922) as his first wife Archibald Seton [Montgomerie], 16th Earl of Eglinton, and had issue

2. Lady Marjorie Louise Hamilton-Dalrymple OBE DGStJ (b. 23 Feb 1888; d. 10 Jun 1971)

died

2 Dec 1914

suc. by

son

note

Cornet, Royal Horse Guards 1870, Lieut 1871, Capt 1879 and Maj, Reserve of Officers 1885; Hon Lt Col, Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry; Brigadier, Royal Company of Archers; Provost of Stranraer 1900-09; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1910

 

John James [Hamilton-Dalrymple later Dalrymple], 12th Earl of Stair, KT DSO DL

born

1 Feb 1879

mar.

20 Oct 1904 Violet Evelyn Harford (d. 22 Feb 1968), only dau. of Col Frederick Henry Harford, of Down Place, Windsor, by his wife Florence Helen Isabel Parsons, 2nd dau. of Hon Laurence Parsons (by his second wife Hon Jane Duncombe, 1st dau. of William [Duncombe], 2nd Baron Feversham), 3rd son of Laurence [Parsons], 2nd Earl of Rosse

children

1. Hon John Aymer Dalrymple, later 13th Earl of Stair

2. Capt Hon Hew North Dalrymple DL, of Castlehill, Ballantrae, Girvan, co. Ayr (b. 27 Apr 1910; d. 24 May 2012), mar. (1) 20 Jun 1938 Mildred Helen (b. 15 Nov 1903; former wife of Dominick Geoffrey Edward [Browne], 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne; d. 1980), 1st dau. of Hon Thomas Henry Frederick Egerton (by his wife Lady Bertha Anson, 1st dau. of Thomas Francis [Anson], 3rd Earl of Lichfield), 3rd son of Francis Charles Granville [Egerton], 3rd Earl of Ellesmere, and (2) 20 Jan 1983 Helen M W Phillips, and has issue by his first wife

3. Hon Andrew William Henry Dalrymple (b. 10 May 1914 ; dvp. 25 Dec 1945)

4. Maj Hon Colin James Dalrymple DL, of Oxenfoord Mains, Dalkeith, co. Midlothian (b. 19 Feb 1920), mar. (1) 25 Aug 1945 (div. 1954) Pamela Mary Wickham, only dau. of Maj John Lamplugh Wickham CVO, and (2) 12 Mar 1956 Fiona Jane Edwards, only dau. of Admiral Sir Ralph Alan Bevan Edwards KCB CBE, of Empshott, co. Hampshire, and has issue by both wives

1. Lady Jean Margaret Florence Dalrymple DCVO, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1946-2001 (b. 15 Aug 1905; d. Oct 2001), mar. 10 Oct 1931 Lt Col Arthur Niall Talbot Rankin (b. 6 Aug 1904; d. 7 Apr 1965), 2nd son of Sir (James) Reginald Lea Rankin, 2nd Bt., by his wife Hon Nest Rice, 2nd dau. of Arthur de Cardonnel [Rice], 6th Baron Dynevor, and had issue

2. Lady Marion Violet Dalrymple (b. 1 Feb 1908; d. 18 Jun 1995), mar. 10 Jun 1930 Maj Hon (Richard) Hanning Phillips MBE, Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire 1958-74 (b. 14 Feb 1904; d. 29 Jan 1998), 2nd son of Laurence Richard [Philipps], 1st Baron Milford, by his wife Ethel Georgina Speke, only dau. of Rev Benjamin Speke, Rector of Dowlish Wake, co. Somerset, and had issue

died

4 Nov 1961

suc. by

son

note

served in the Boar War 1900-02 and World War I 1914-18, where he was captured and imprisoned by the Germans; DSO 1919; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Wigtownshire 1906-14; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1927-29; Deputy Lieutenant of Midlothian 1931; Lord Lieutenant of Wigtownshire 1935-61; Knight of the Thistle 1937; Convener, Wigtown County Council; Captain-General, Royal Company of Archers

 

John Aymer [Dalrymple], 13th Earl of Stair, KCVO MBE DL

born

9 Oct 1906

mar.

14 Jan 1960 Davina Katherine Bowes-Lyon, only dau. of Hon Sir David Bowes-Lyon KCVO, of St Paul's, Walden Bury, Hitchin, co. Hertford (by his wife Rachel Pauline Spender-Clay, 2nd dau. of Lt Col Rt Hon Herbert Henry Spender-Clay CMG MC MP, of Ford Manor, Lingfield, co. Surrey, by his wife Hon Pauline Astor, only dau. of William Waldorf [Astor], 1st Viscount Astor), 6th son of Claude George [Bowes-Lyon], 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

children

1. Hon John David James Dalrymple, later 14th Earl of Stair

2. Hon (David) Hew Dalrymple (b. 30 Mar 1963), mar. Emma R Woods, dau. of Peter Woods, of Betchworth, co. Surrey, and has issue:

1a. Alexander John Peter Dalrymple (b. 29 Apr 2007)

2a. Harry David Fergus Dalrymple (b. 6 Apr 2015)

1a. Davina Alice Louisa Dalrymple (b. 19 Apr 2009)

3. Hon Michael Colin Dalrymple (b. 1 Apr 1965), mar. 1991 Harriet Lucy Buxton (b. 29 Dec 1962), 1st dau. of Sir Jocelyn Charles Roden Buxton, 7th Bt., by his wife Ann Frances Smitherman, dau. of Frank Smitherman MBE, and has issue

died

26 Feb 1996

suc. by

son

note

Regimental Adjutant, Scots Guards 1935-38; MBE 1941; Lt Col commanding 1st Battalion, Scots Guards 1942-43, commanding 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards 1946-49, Regimental Lt Col commanding Scots Guards 1949-52; Deputy Lieutenant, Wigtownshire 1953; Lord Lieutenant of Wigtownshire 1961-81; CVO 1964; Captain-General, Royal Company of Archers and Gold Stick for Scotland 1973-88; KCVO 1978

 

John David James [Dalrymple], 14th Earl of Stair

born

4 Sep 1961

mar.

17 Jun 2006 Hon Emily Mary Julia Stonor (b. 6 Oct 1969), 2nd dau. of Ralph Thomas Campion Sherman [Stonor], 7th Baron Camoys, by his wife Elizabeth Mary Hyde Parker, only dau. of Sir William Hyde Parker, 11th Bt., of Melford Hall, Long Melford, co. Suffolk

only child

1. Hon John James Thomas Dalrymple, styled Viscount Dalrymple (b. 3 Jan 2008)

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elected to the House of Lords (Cross Bench) 2008

 

Last updated 29 Jun 2015

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Titles:

14th Earl of Stair

(Scotland, let. pat. 8 Apr 1703)

15th Viscount of Stair

(Scotland, let. pat. 21 Apr 1690)

14th Viscount Dalrymple

(Scotland, let. pat. 8 Apr 1703)

15th Lord Glenluce and Stranraer

(Scotland, let. pat. 21 Apr 1690)

14th Lord Newliston, Glenluce and Stranraer

(Scotland, let. pat. 8 Apr 1703)

7th Baron Oxenfoord, of Cousland in the County of Midlothian

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Aug 1841)

15th Baronet, styled "of Stair"

(Scotland, let. pat. 2 Jun 1664)

11th Baronet, styled "of Cranstoun"

(Scotland, let. pat. 28 Apr 1698)

 

Address:

Lochinch Castle, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 8RT

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