George Ramsay, 12th Earl of Dalhousie

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Admiral George Ramsay, 12th Earl of Dalhousie CB (26 April 1806 – 20 July 1880), known as George Ramsay until 1874, was a British naval officer.

Ramsay was the son of Lieutenant-General the Honourable John Ramsay (1775–1842), fourth son of George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie. He served in the Royal Navy from 1820, rising to the rank of Admiral by 1875. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1856. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the South American Station from 1866 to 1869. He succeeded his cousin, Fox Maule-Ramsay, 11th Earl of Dalhousie, in the earldom in 1874. In 1875 he was created Baron Ramsay, of Glenmark in the County of Forfar, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Dalhousie's fourth son the Honourable Charles Maule Ramsay was a soldier and politician. Dalhousie died in July 1880, aged 74, and was succeeded by his eldest son, John.


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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Fox Maule-Ramsay
Earl of Dalhousie
1874 - 1880
Succeeded by
John William Ramsay