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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.[1]


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:

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]


  1. ^ "Person Page". The Peerage. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  • Oliver & Boyd's new Edinburgh almanac and national repository for the year 1850. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1850

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