David Ogilvy, 10th Earl of Airlie

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The Earl of Airlie
Personal details
David Graham Drummond Ogilvy

4 May 1826
Died25 September 1881(1881-09-25) (aged 55)
Henrietta Blanche Stanley
(m. 1851)
Parent(s)David Ogilvy, 9th Earl of Airlie
Clementina Drummond
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford (B.A., 1847)
OccupationScottish peer

David Graham Drummond Ogilvy, 10th and 5th Earl of Airlie KT, DL (4 May 1826 – 25 September 1881),[1] styled Lord Ogilvy from birth until 1849, was a Scottish peer.

Background and education[edit]

He was the oldest son of David Ogilvy, 9th Earl of Airlie, and his first wife, Clementina, daughter of Gavin Drummond.[2] Ogilvy was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1847.[3] Two years later, he succeeded his father as earl.[3] In 1879, Ogilvy received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Glasgow.[4]


Ogilvy became a Deputy Lieutenant for Forfarshire in 1847.[2] He was elected a representative peer to the House of Lords in 1850[2] and served as captain of the Forfarshire Yeomanry Cavalry and the 12th Forfarshire Rifle Volunteers from 1856.[3] Ogilvy was invested as a Knight of the Order of the Thistle in 1862.[5] In 1872, he was appointed Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, an office he held until the following year.[6]

Family and death[edit]

On 23 September 1851, he married (Henrietta) Blanche (30 July 1830 – 5 January 1921), second daughter of Edward Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley, and his wife, Henrietta, at Alderley, Cheshire, and had by her two sons and four daughters.[6][7] Ogilvy died in Denver, Colorado, in 1881 and was succeeded in his titles by his older son, David.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Peerage". Archived from the original on 8 June 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b c Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 86.
  3. ^ a b c Debrett, John (1876). Debrett's Illustrated Peerage and Titles of Courtesy. London: Dean & Son. pp. 16–17.
  4. ^ "ThePeerage - David Graham Drummond Ogilvy, 5th Earl of Airlie". Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Knights of the Thistle". Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ a b c Douglas, Sir Robert (1904). Sir James Balfour Paul (ed.). The Scots Peerage. Vol. I. Edinburgh: David Douglas. pp. 131–132.
  7. ^ The manner of his proposal and his acceptance in early August is related by Blanche's mother to her husband in a letter date 4 August 1851
  8. ^ The Peerage, downloaded 01-10-2012
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by Earl of Airlie
Succeeded by