Arthur Kinnaird, 10th Lord Kinnaird

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"Piety and Banking". Caricature by Ape published in Vanity Fair in 1876.

Arthur FitzGerald Kinnaird, 10th Lord Kinnaird (8 July 1814-26 April 1887), was a Scottish banker, Liberal politician and evangelical clergyman.

Background[edit]

Kinnaird was a younger son of Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird, and Lady Olivia Letitia Catherine, daughter of William FitzGerald, 2nd Duke of Leinster.

Political career[edit]

Kinnaird sat as Member of Parliament for Perth from 1837 to 1839 and again from 1852 to 1878. The latter year he succeeded his elder brother in the Scottish lordship as well as in the barony of Kinnaird, and took his seat in the House of Lords.

In 1847, Kinnaird represented the British Association for the Relief of Distress in Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland, in distributing relief to the Scottish poor (Christine Kinealy, 'Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland. The Kindness of Strangers (Bloomsbury, 2013). He was treasurer of the Highland Emigration Fund [1]

Family[edit]

Lord Kinnaird married Mary Jane, daughter of William Henry Hoare, in 1843. They had several children. He died in April 1887, aged 72, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Arthur. Lady Kinnaird died the following year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, Jun 03, 1852; pg. 2; Issue 21132; Col D: (Appeal for Subscrptions)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Laurence Oliphant
Member of Parliament for Perth
1837–1839
Succeeded by
David Greig
Preceded by
Hon. Fox Maule
Member of Parliament for Perth
1852–1878
Succeeded by
Charles Stuart Parker
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George William Fox Kinnaird
Lord Kinnaird
1878–1887
Succeeded by
Arthur FitzGerald Kinnaird
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George William Fox Kinnaird
Baron Kinnaird
1878–1887
Succeeded by
Arthur FitzGerald Kinnaird