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John Dalrymple, 10th Earl of Stair


John Dalrymple, 10th Earl of Stair

The Earl of Stair
"White Dal"
The Earl of Stair as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, September 1883

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.


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 children:

  • Lady Jane Georgina Dalrymple (twin, died 8 June 1914), married Sir Arthur Vivian and had issue
  • Lady Anne Henrietta Dalrymple (died 18 Feb 1899), married Major-Gen. William Versey Brownlaw and had no issue[1]
  • John Dalrymple, 11th Earl of Stair (1848–1914)
  • Hon. North de Coigny Dalrymple-Hamilton (31 October 1853 – 9 November 1906), married Marcia Liddell and had issue, including Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton
  • Hon. Sir Hew Hamilton Dalrymple KCVO (27 September 1857 – 11 July 1945), unmarried and had no issue[1][2]

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.


  1. ^ a b Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain Accessed 7 September 2009
  2. ^ Death Certificate of Sir Hew, District of Canongate & Portobello, City of Edinburgh, 1945, p. 115, No. 343
  • Oliver & Boyd's new Edinburgh almanac and national repository for the year 1850. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1850
  • "". Retrieved 9 May 2008. 

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Stair
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Blair
Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew Agnew, Bt
Academic offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Chancellor of the University of Glasgow
Succeeded by
Sir William Thomson
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Galloway
Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Maxwell
Preceded by
The Marquess of Ailsa
Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire
Succeeded by
The Earl of Eglinton
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
North Hamilton Dalrymple
Earl of Stair
Succeeded by
John Hamilton-Dalrymple
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