David Ogilvy, 10th Earl of Airlie
The Earl of Airlie
David Graham Drummond Ogilvy
4 May 1826
|Died||25 September 1881(aged 55)|
Hon. Henrietta Blanche Stanley (m. 1851)
|Parents||David Ogilvy, 9th Earl of Airlie|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford (B.A., 1847)|
Background and education
He was the oldest son of David Ogilvy, 9th Earl of Airlie, and his first wife, Clementina, daughter of Gavin Drummond. Ogilvy was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1847. Two years later, he succeeded his father as earl. In 1879, Ogilvy received a Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Glasgow.
Ogilvy became a Deputy Lieutenant for Forfarshire in 1847. He was elected a representative peer to the House of Lords in 1850 and served as captain of the Forfarshire Yeomanry Cavalry and the 12th Forfarshire Rifle Volunteers from 1856. Ogily was invested as a Knight of the Order of the Thistle in 1862. 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.
Family and death
On 23 September 1851, he married Hon. (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. Ogilvy died in Denver, Colorado, in 1881 and was succeeded in his titles by his older son, David.
- Lady (Henrietta) Blanche Ogilvy (8 November 1852 – 23 March 1925); married on 28 September 1873 Colonel Sir Henry Montague Hozier and had issue, including Clementine Ogilvy Hozier (who in 1908 became the wife of Winston Churchill) and Nellie Hozier (the mother of the British socialist Esmond Romilly and the journalist Giles Romilly).
- Lady Clementina Gertrude Helen Ogilvy (19 June 1854 – 30 April 1932); married 31 December 1874 Algernon Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale; they were the grandparents of the Mitford sisters, including Nancy, who edited the letters of the Stanley family, and Jessica, who married her second cousin Esmond Romilly (grandson of Lady Blanche Hozier).
- Lt.-Col. David Stanley William Ogilvy, 11th (or 6th) Earl of Airlie (20 January 1856 – 11 June 1900, killed in action in the Boer War); married Lady Mabell Gore, and had issue. They were grandparents of Angus Ogilvy, who married Princess Alexandra of Kent.
- Lady Maude Josepha Ogilvy (16 November 1859 – 3 April 1933); married on 12 October 1886 Theodore George Willan Whyte, and had issue.
- Hon. Lyulph Gilchrist Stanley Ogilvy (25 June 1861 – April 1947); he married 27 August 1902 Edith Gertrude Boothroyd, in Colorado, USA, and had issue.
- Lady Griselda Johanna Helen Ogilvy (20 December 1865 – 12 February 1934); married on 22 December 1897 James Cheape, and had issue.
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- Debrett, John (1876). Debrett's Illustrated Peerage and Titles of Courtesy. London: Dean & Son. pp. 16–17.
- "ThePeerage - David Graham Drummond Ogilvy, 5th Earl of Airlie". Retrieved 15 July 2009.
- "Leigh Rayment - Knights of the Thistle". Retrieved 15 July 2009.
- Douglas, Sir Robert (1904). Sir James Balfour Paul (ed.). The Scots Peerage. vol. I. Edinburgh: David Douglas. pp. 131–132.
- 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
- The Peerage, downloaded 01-10-2012
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