David Kennedy, 9th Marquess of Ailsa

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David Thomas Kennedy, 9th Marquess of Ailsa, (3 July 1958) is a Scottish peer and the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Kennedy.[1][2]


David Thomas Kennedy was born on 3 July 1958, the younger son of Archibald Kennedy, 7th Marquess of Ailsa.[3] Lord Ailsa is the younger brother of Archibald Kennedy, 8th Marquess of Ailsa, whom he succeeded after his death in January 2015.[1]

He hit the news in 2015 after applying for planning permission to build eight large wind turbines within sight of Culzean Castle, a scheme which was opposed by Donald Trump, owner of the nearby Ailsa golf course. At the end of April, Ailsa withdrew his application.[4]

Before inheriting the title and estates, Ailsa had a farm near Maybole in Ayrshire.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Ailsa has two children, one daughter and one son:

  • Lady Katherine Jean Kennedy (b. 22 Oct 1993)
  • Archibald David Kennedy Earl of Cassillis (b. 7 Sep 1995)[1]



  1. ^ a b c Charles Mosley, ed. (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage. Burke's Peerage (106 ed.). ISBN 1579580831. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ Ailsa, 9th Marquess of. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2016 (November 2015 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. closed access publication – behind paywall
  3. ^ "- Person Page 2565". thepeerage.com.
  4. ^ "US tycoon Donald Trump wins battle against a beauty spot wind farm in sight of Culzean Castle and Ailsa championship golf course". Daily Record. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Maize brings rotation and soil benefits to South Ayrshire farm". Farmers Guardian. 23 January 2014. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.

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