Neil Primrose, 7th Earl of Rosebery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other people of the same name, see Neil Primrose (disambiguation).
Dalmenyhouselightened.gif

Neil Archibald Primrose, 7th Earl of Rosebery (born 11 February 1929), styled Lord Primrose between 1931 and 1974, is a Scottish nobleman.

Biography[edit]

The eldest surviving son of the 6th Earl of Rosebery, his paternal grandmother was the heiress Hannah, Countess of Rosebery (daughter of Mayer de Rothschild) reputed during the late 19th century to be the richest woman in England.[1] After the death of his elder brother Archibald in 1931, he became heir apparent to his father and was styled Lord Primrose, as the courtesy title Lord Dalmeny was reserved for his late elder brother. Rosebery was educated at Stowe School and New College, Oxford. He married Alison Mary Deirdre Reid in 1955. He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Midlothian in 1960 and succeeded his father as Earl in 1974.

Rosebery currently resides at the family seat Dalmeny House near Edinburgh with his wife. The Earl and Countess of Rosebery have five children, four daughters and a son. The Countess is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball. [2] Their son and youngest child, Harry, bears the courtesy title Lord Dalmeny as heir to the Rosebery Earldoms, Viscountcies and Baronies.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cowles, Virginia (1975). The Rothschilds, a Family of Fortune. London: First Futura Publications. ISBN 0-86007-206-1. Page 145
  2. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. 

External links[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Harry Primrose
Earl of Rosebery
1974 – present
Incumbent
Heir:
Harry Primrose
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harry Primrose
Earl of Midlothian
1974 – present
Member of the House of Lords
(1974–1999)
Incumbent
Heir:
Harry Primrose