Arthur Ramsay, 14th Earl of Dalhousie

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The Earl of Dalhousie.

Arthur George Maule Ramsay, 14th Earl of Dalhousie JP (4 September 1878 – 23 December 1928), styled Lord Ramsay between 1880 and 1887, was a Scottish peer and soldier.

Ramsay was born at Atkinson's Hotel, Torquay, Devon, the son of John Ramsay, 13th Earl of Dalhousie, and Lady Ida Louisa Bennet, daughter of Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville. He was educated at Eton College and the University College, Oxford. He succeeded in the earldom in 1887 on the death of his father.

Lord Dalhousie was attached to the Forfar and Kincardine Artillery, a Militia regiment, when he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Scots Guards on 10 February 1900.[1] He fought in the Second Boer War (1899-1901), and was promoted a lieutenant on 14 December 1901.[2] He later fought as a Captain in the First World War.

He was a Justice of the Peace for Forfarshire, and was commissioned a Deputy Lieutenant of the county in December 1901.[3]


Earl of Dalhousie, John Singer Sargent, 1900

Lord Dalhousie married Lady Mary Heathcote-Drummond on 14 July 1903. They had four children:

  • John Gilbert Ramsay, 15th Earl of Dalhousie (25 July 1904-3 May 1950)
  • Lady Ida Mary Ramsay (29 January 1906) she married Maj.-Gen. Sir George Frederick Johnson on 4 January 1938. They have three children:
    • Sheena Margaret Johnson (28 December 1938)
    • Peter David Johnson (12 June 1940)
    • Robert George Johnson (23 September 1946)
  • Lady Jean Maule Ramsay (16 April 1909-16 January 1997) she married Lt.-Col. David McNeil Campbell Rose, son of Brig.-Gen. John Latham Rose on 28 April 1945. They have two children:
    • Hugh Ramsay Rose (4 July 1946) he married Flora Campbell Adamson on 5 March 1977.
    • Mary Janet Rose (22 April 1948) she married Major Anthony James Herbert Davies in 1976.
  • Simon Ramsay, 16th Earl of Dalhousie (b. 17 October 1917-15 July 1999) he married Margaret Stirling on 26 June 1940. They have five children.


Lord Dalhousie died on 23 December 1928 at Brechin Castle.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "No. 27163". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 February 1900. p. 910. 
  2. ^ "No. 27389". The London Gazette. 20 December 1901. p. 8983. 
  3. ^ "No. 27387". The London Gazette. 13 December 1901. p. 8845. 

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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John William Ramsay
Earl of Dalhousie
Succeeded by
John Gilbert Ramsay