John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway

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John Viscount Garlies, Later 7th Earl of Galloway, as Master of Garlies (Anton-Raphael Mengs, 1758)
Anne Stewart, née Dashwood, and daughter Susan Stewart, later Duchess of Marlborough (1767-1841) (Angelica Kauffmann)
John Stewart depicted in James Gillray's An Old Encore at the Opera! of 1803

John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway KT (13 March 1736 – 13 November 1806) was a Scottish peer, styled Viscount Garlies from 1747 until 1773. He succeeded his father Alexander in 1773. He was elected one of the representative peers, representing the Peerage of Scotland in the House of Lords, in 1774 and sat there until the 1790s. From 1783 until his death he was a Lord of the Bedchamber to King George III.

The Earl, a Tory, was the target of two hostile poems by Robert Burns, John Bushby's Lamentation and On the Earl of Galloway.

Galloway, a frequent opera-goer, was caricatured by James Gillray in An Old Encore at the Opera! of 1803. In 1762 James Boswell wrote of him that he had "a petulant forwardness that cannot fail to disgust people of sense and delicacy".[1]

On 14 August 1762, he married Lady Charlotte Greville (died 1763), the daughter of Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick. They had two sons, both of whom died in infancy. After Charlotte's death, he married Anne Dashwood, daughter of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Baronet, on 13 June 1764. They had sixteen children:[2]


  1. ^ Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  2. ^ Retrieved 7 December 2008.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Duncombe
Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
With: Thomas Duncombe
Succeeded by
Peter Beckford
Sir Matthew Ridley
Preceded by
Thomas Whately
John Paterson
Member of Parliament for Ludgershall
With: Sir Peniston Lamb
Succeeded by
Sir Peniston Lamb
Whitshed Keene
Honorary titles
New office Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown
Succeeded by
The Earl of Galloway
Preceded by
Viscount Garlies
Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright
Succeeded by
The Earl of Selkirk
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Alexander Stewart
Earl of Galloway
Succeeded by
George Stewart