Archibald Kennedy, 3rd Marquess of Ailsa

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Archibald Kennedy, 3rd Marquess of Ailsa (1 September 1847 – 9 April 1938) was a Scottish peer, the eldest son of Archibald Kennedy, 2nd Marquess of Ailsa. [1]

As a young man he served as an officer in the Coldstream Guards.

He succeeded to the titles of 14th Earl of Cassilis, 16th Lord Kennedy, 3rd Marquess of Ailsa & 3rd Baron Ailsa on 20 March 1870.

In 1885 he founded the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company.

He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire between 1919 and 1937.

Marriage and children[edit]

He married (1) on 7 March 1871, Hon. Evelyn Stuart, daughter of Charles Stuart, 12th Lord Blantyre. They had five children.

He married (2), on 3 November 1891, Isabella MacMaster, and they had two children

  • Lt.-Col. Lord Hugh Kennedy (1895–1970)
  • Lady Marjory Kennedy (b. 4 September 1898)


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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Eglinton
Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire
1919–1937
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Fergusson, Bt
Preceded by
The Marquess of Huntly
Father of the House of Lords
1937–1938
Succeeded by
The Lord Grantley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Archibald Kennedy
Marquess of Ailsa
1870–1938
Succeeded by
Archibald Kennedy
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Archibald Kennedy
Earl of Cassilis
1870–1938
Succeeded by
Archibald Kennedy