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John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway


John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway KT (13 March 1736 – 13 November 1806) was a Scottish peer, styled Viscount Garlies from 1747 until 1773. He succeeded his father Alexander in 1773. He was elected one of the representative peers, representing the Peerage of Scotland in the House of Lords, in 1774 and sat there until the 1790s. From 1783 until his death he was a Lord of the Bedchamber to King George III.

The Earl, a Tory, was the target of two hostile poems by Robert Burns, John Bushby's Lamentation and On the Earl of Galloway.

Galloway, a frequent opera-goer, was caricatured by James Gillray in An Old Encore at the Opera! of 1803. In 1762 James Boswell wrote of him that he had "a petulant forwardness that cannot fail to disgust people of sense and delicacy".[1]

On 14 August 1762, he married Lady Charlotte Greville (died 1763), the daughter of Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick. They had two sons, both of whom died in infancy. After Charlotte's death, he married Anne Dashwood, daughter of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Baronet, on 13 June 1764. They had sixteen children:[2]

  • Lady Catherine Stewart (18 March 1765 – 20 September 1836), married Sir James Graham, 1st Baronet in 1781
  • Hon. Alexander Stewart (18 February 1766 – 29 March 1766)
  • Lady Susan Stewart (10 April 1767 – 2 April 1841), married George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough in 1791
  • Adm. George Stewart, 8th Earl of Galloway (1768–1834)
  • Lady Anne Harriet Stewart (2 November 1769 – 30 January 1850), married Lord Spencer Chichester in 1795
  • Lady Elizabeth Euphemia Stewart (6 October 1771 – 12 November 1855), married William Philips Inge in 1798
  • Hon. Leveson Keith Stewart (4 October 1772 – 12 September 1780)
  • Lady Georgiana Frances Stewart (15 May 1776 – 12 April 1804)
  • Lt.-Gen. Hon. Sir William Stewart (1774–1827)
  • Rt. Rev. Hon. Charles James Stewart (15 April 1775 – 13 July 1837), Bishop of Quebec
  • Lady Charlotte Stewart (7 August 1777 – May 1842), married Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Baronet in 1801
  • Lady Caroline Stewart (23 October 1778 – 1818), married Rev. Hon. George Rushout-Bowles in 1803; mother of George Rushout, 3rd Baron Northwick
  • Hon. Montgomery Granville John Stewart (1780–1860)
  • Hon. Edward Richard Stewart (1782–1851)
  • Lt.-Col. James Henry Keith Stewart (1783–1836)
  • Lady Georgiana Charlotte Sophia Stewart (1 February 1785 – 1809), married Col. Hon. William Bligh in 1806

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Preceded by
Thomas Duncombe
Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1761–1768
With: Thomas Duncombe
Succeeded by
Peter Beckford
Sir Matthew Ridley
Preceded by
Thomas Whately
John Paterson
Member of Parliament for Ludgershall
1768–1773
With: Sir Peniston Lamb
Succeeded by
Sir Peniston Lamb
Whitshed Keene
Honorary titles
New office Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown
1794–1806
Succeeded by
The Earl of Galloway
Preceded by
Viscount Garlies
Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright
1803–1806
Succeeded by
The Earl of Selkirk
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Alexander Stewart
Earl of Galloway
1773–1806
Succeeded by
George Stewart


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