David Boyle, 7th Earl of Glasgow
|The Right Honourable
The Earl of Glasgow
|The 7th Earl of Glasgow|
|12th Governor of New Zealand|
6 June 1892 – 8 February 1897
|Preceded by||The Earl of Onslow|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Ranfurly|
|Born||31 May 1833|
|Died||13 December 1915(aged 82)|
|Relations||Sir James Fergusson (cousin)|
Boyle was the son of Patrick Boyle, eldest son of David Boyle, Lord Boyle, by his first wife Elizabeth Montgomerie. His mother was Mary Frances Elphinstone-Dalrymple, daughter of Sir Robert Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone, 1st Baronet. He succeeded in the earldom in 1890.
Governor of New Zealand
Boyle was the Governor of New Zealand from 1892 to 1897. He was the cousin of another Governor, Sir James Fergusson. The Wellington suburb of Kelburn in New Zealand is named after Viscount Kelburn, the son of Boyle.
Upon his return to the UK, Lord Glasgow was elevated to the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1897 as Baron Fairlie, of Fairlie in the County of Ayr, to enable him to sit in the House of Lords (the Earldom of Glasgow and all its subsidiary titles being in the Peerage of Scotland).
Lord Glasgow took an active interest in the city of Glasgow.
Lord Glasgow married Dorothea Elizabeth Thomasina Hunter Blair, (eldest daughter of Sir Edward Hunter Blair, 4th Baronet and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of George Wauchope), on 23 July 1873. They had five sons and three daughters. He died in December 1915, aged 82, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, Patrick. The Countess of Glasgow died in January 1923.
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- Mennell, Philip (1892). " Glasgow, His Excellency the Right Hon. David (Boyle), Earl of". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
- "Western suburbs". Te Ara. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
- "Glasgow University jubilee" The Times (London). Friday, 14 June 1901. (36481), p. 10.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Glasgow
The Earl of Onslow
|Governor of New Zealand
The Earl of Ranfurly
|Peerage of Scotland|
|Earl of Glasgow