James Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie

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James Hubert Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie, DL (b. 17 January 1948), styled Lord Ramsay between 1950 and 1999, is a British land-owner.[1][2]

The Earl was appointed, in succession to the Duke of Abercorn, as Lord Steward of Her Majesty's Household in 2009. He was appointed as Commander of the Venerable Order of Saint John (CStJ) in 2012.

The son of the 16th Earl of Dalhousie and Margaret Elizabeth Mary Stirling, Dalhousie inherited his title in 1999 on the death of his father. He is married to Marilyn Davina Butter, by whom he has two daughters and a son.[3] He is Chief of the Clan Ramsay.[4] The Countess is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball. [5]



Arms of James Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie
A Coronet of an Earl
An Unicorn's Head couped at the neck armed maned and tufted Or
Argent an Eagle displayed Sable beaked and membered Gules
On the dexter side a Griffin Argent, and on the sinister side a Greyhound Argent gorged with a Collar Gules charged with three Escallops of the first
Ora Et Labora (Pray and work!)


  1. ^ "James Hubert Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie". thePeerage.com. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Pelham, Amanda (17 February 2010). "The Lord speaks". Dal News (Dalhousie University). Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Peter Beauclerk Dewar (2001). Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain (19th ed.). Burke's Peerage and Gentry LLC. ISBN 0-971196-0-5 Check |isbn= value (help).  Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain (19th ed.) at Google Books
  4. ^ "The Clan Ramsay". Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. 

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Court offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Abercorn
Lord Steward
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Simon Ramsay
Earl of Dalhousie