Archibald Primrose, 4th Earl of Rosebery
He was the eldest son of Neil Primrose, 3rd Earl of Rosebery, and his second wife, Mary Vincent. Primrose was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, gaining his MA in 1804. He was Member of Parliament for Helston from 1805 to 1806 and Cashel from 1806 to 1807.
He succeeded to the earldom in 1814, and was created Baron Rosebery, of Rosebery in the County of Edinburgh, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, in 1828. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1831 and a Knight of the Thistle in 1840. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Lord Rosbery married firstly Harriett Bouverie in 1808. They had four children:
- Archibald John Primrose, Lord Dalmeny (1809–1851)
- Lady Harriet Primrose (born 1810)
- Lady Mary Anne Primrose (1812–1826)
- Hon. Bouverie Francis Primrose FRSE (1813–1898)
Lord and Lady Rosebery were divorced in 1815. He married secondly Anne Margaret Anson in 1819. They had two children:
- Lady Anne Primrose (22 Aug 1820-17 Sept 1862).
- Lady Louisa Primrose1 (4 May 1822–23 Mar 1870).
- "Primrose, Archibald John (Lord Dalmeny) (PRMS801AJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- "Archibald John Primrose, 4th Earl of Rosebery". www.thepeerage.com. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
- Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. .
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Rosebery
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Helston
With: Davies Giddy 1805–1806
Sir John Shelley, Bt 1806
John Du Ponthieu
| Member of Parliament for Cashel
The 5th Earl of Hopetoun
| Lord Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire
The 6th Earl of Hopetoun
|Peerage of Scotland|
| Earl of Rosebery
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
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