John Dalrymple, 10th Earl of Stair

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John Hamilton Dalrymple, 10th Earl of Stair KT (1 April 1819 – 3 December 1903), styled Viscount Dalrymple from 1853 until 1864, was a Scottish peer and politician, who served as Governor of the Bank of Scotland for thirty-three years. [1]

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He was the eldest son of North Dalrymple, 9th Earl of Stair, and married Louisa-Jane-Henrietta-Emily, eldest daughter of the 3rd Duc de Coigny, in 1846. They had 6 children:

North Hamilton Dalrymple, 9th Earl of Stair was the son of Sir John Dalrymple of Cousland, 4th Baronet and Elizabeth Hamilton.

John Hew North Gustav Henry Hamilton-Dalrymple, 11th Earl of Stair, known as Viscount Dalrymple 1864-1903, was a British army officer and nobleman.

Sir Arthur Pendarves Vivian was a British industrialist, mine-owner and Liberal politician from the Vivian family, who worked in South Wales and Cornwall, and sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1885.

Major-General William Vesey Brownlow was a British Army officer.

He represented Wigtownshire in Parliament from 1841 to 1856. He became Earl of Stair on the death of his father in 1864, and served as Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire from 1870 to 1897. From 1870 to 1903 he was the Governor of the Bank of Scotland. After it was proposed in 1877, he successfully opposed the southward extension to Drummore of the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway. He also served as Lord High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland from 1869 to 1871. [4]

Wigtownshire, was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918. It was represented by one Member of Parliament.

Earl of Stair

Earl of Stair is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1703 for the lawyer and statesman John Dalrymple, 2nd Viscount of Stair.

This is a list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire, Scotland.

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  1. "Person Page". The Peerage. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. 1 2 Dewar, Peter Beauclerk. Burke's Landed Gentry the Kingdom in Scotland. Burke's Peerage and Gentry. ISBN   9780971196605 . Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. Death Certificate of Sir Hew, District of Canongate & Portobello, City of Edinburgh, 1945, p. 115, No. 343
  4. "University of Glasgow :: Story :: Biography of John Hamilton Dalrymple 10th Earl of Stair". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
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James Blair
Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew Agnew, Bt
Academic offices
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The Duke of Buccleuch
Chancellor of the University of Glasgow
Succeeded by
Sir William Thomson
Honorary titles
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The Earl of Galloway
Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Maxwell
Preceded by
The Marquess of Ailsa
Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire
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The Earl of Eglinton
Peerage of Scotland
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North Hamilton Dalrymple
Earl of Stair
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John Hamilton-Dalrymple