George Boyle, 4th Earl of Glasgow

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George Boyle, 4th Earl of Glasgow, GCH FRS (26 March 1766 – 6 July 1843), styled Lord Boyle until 1775, was a British peer.

He was the son of John Boyle, 3rd Earl of Glasgow and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of George Ross, 13th Lord Ross. In 1775, he inherited his father's titles, was a Tory Representative peer for Scotland from 1790 to 1815 and created Baron Ross in the Peerage of the United Kingdom that year[1] to give him a seat in the House of Lords. From 1810–20, he was Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Rector of the University of Glasgow from 1817–19 and Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire from 1820–1842. He was appointed a GCH in 1830.

On 7 March 1788, Glasgow married Lady Augusta Hay (1766–1822), the third daughter of James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll. They had six children:

After the death of his wife in 1822, Glasgow married Julia Sinclair, the third daughter of Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet. They had two children:

On his death in 1843, Glasgow's titles passed to his eldest son, James, by his first wife.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
William McDowall
Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire
1810–1820
Succeeded by
The Lord Blantyre
Preceded by
The Earl of Eglinton
Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire
1820–1842
Succeeded by
The Earl of Eglinton
Academic offices
Preceded by
Lord Boyle
Rector of the University of Glasgow
1817–1819
Succeeded by
Kirkman Finlay
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John Boyle
Earl of Glasgow
1775–1843
Succeeded by
James Boyle
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Ross
1815–1843
Succeeded by
James Boyle