William Maule, 1st Baron Panmure

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Lord Panmure - patron of (and by) Thomas Musgrave Joy - a painter known principally for his portraits.

William Ramsay, 1st Baron Panmure (27 October 1771 – 13 April 1852 [1]) was a Scottish politician.

Life[edit]

Maule was the younger son of George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie and Elizabeth Glen. His father was the son of Jean Maule, granddaughter of George Maule, 2nd Earl of Panmure.[2] In 1782 he succeeded to the Maule estates on the death of his great-uncle William Maule, 1st Earl Panmure, and assumed by Royal license the same year the additional surname and arms of Maule. He represented Forfarshire in Parliament in 1796 and again between 1805 and 1831, when Maule was raised to the peerage at the coronation of William IV of the United Kingdom, as Baron Panmure, of Brechin and Navar in the County of Forfar, echoing his great-uncle's title.

Grace Darling's father William Darling - one of several paintings commissioned by Panmure which are now in the McManus Galleries.

Panmure was a patron of the artists commissioning several paintings from Thomas Musgrave Joy and paying for him to take on a student.[3]

Family[edit]

Lord Panmure married Patricia Heron Gordon on 1 December 1794. They had nine children, including:

Nevertheless, he was estranged from his wife, and quarrelled with his eldest son for siding with her. Patricia died in 1821, and on 4 June 1822, Maule married Elizabeth Barton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, Friday, 16 April 1852; pg. 8; Issue 21091; col D: "Death of Lord Panmure"
  2. ^ William Maule-Ramsay, 1st Lord Panmure at thePeerage.com
  3. ^ Suzanne Fagence Cooper, ‘Joy, Thomas Musgrave (1812–1866)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 5 Oct 2013

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Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Moira
Acting Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1808–1810
Succeeded by
The Earl of Rosslyn
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
David Scott
Member of Parliament for Forfarshire
April–June 1796
Succeeded by
Sir David Carnegie, Bt
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir David Carnegie, Bt
Member of Parliament for Forfarshire
18051831
Succeeded by
Donald Ogilvy May
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Panmure
1831–1852
Succeeded by
Fox Maule-Ramsay