Archibald Kennedy, 4th Marquess of Ailsa

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Archibald Kennedy, 4th Marquess of Ailsa, DL, JP, FSRGS (22 May 1872 – 27 February 1943), styled Earl of Cassilis until 1938, was a Scottish peer, barrister and soldier.

Styled Earl of Cassilis from birth, he was born at Berkeley Square, London, the eldest son of Archibald Kennedy, 3rd Marquess of Ailsa, and the Honourable Evelyn, daughter of Charles Stuart, 12th Lord Blantyre. He was educated at Monkton Combe School, Eton, Trinity College, Cambridge and Edinburgh University, and was admitted as an advocate in 1897.[1]

Lord Cassilis was appointed a captain in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers on 7 January 1900,[2] and served in the Second Boer War 1900-02, where he won two medals and five clasps.

Following the end of hostilities in early June 1902, he left Cape Town on board the SS Wakool,[3] and arrived at Southampton the next month. He was promoted to major, and later served in the First World War. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Ayrshire and a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. In April 1938, aged 65, he succeeded his father in the marquessate.[1]

Lord Ailsa married Frances Emily McTaggart-Stewart, daughter of Sir Mark MacTaggart-Stewart, 1st Baronet, on 20 April 1903. They had no children. He died in February 1943, aged 70, and was succeeded by his younger brother, Charles Kennedy, 5th Marquess of Ailsa. The Marchioness of Ailsa died in October 1949.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Archibald Kennedy, 4th Marquess of Ailsa profile, thepeerage.com; accessed 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ "No. 27159". The London Gazette. 30 January 1900. p. 602. 
  3. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning home". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 10. 
  4. ^ "The Marquess of Alisa" Archived 11 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 16 November 2010; Complete Peerage, Vol I, p.68; Vol. XIV, 12,

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Archibald Kennedy
Marquess of Ailsa
1938–1943
Succeeded by
Charles Kennedy
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Archibald Kennedy
Earl of Cassilis
1938–1943
Succeeded by
Charles Kennedy