James Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie

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The Earl of Dalhousie
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Born James Hubert Ramsay
(1948-01-17) 17 January 1948 (age 68)
Title Lord Ramsay (1950-1999)
Other titles Chief of Clan Ramsay
Residence Brechin Castle, Angus, Scotland
Offices Lord Steward of the Household
Deputy Lieutenant of Angus
Predecessor 16th Earl of Dalhousie
Heir Simon Ramsay, Lord Ramsay
Spouse(s) Marilyn Ramsay, Countess of Dalhousie
Issue 3
Parents Simon Ramsay, 16th Earl of Dalhousie
Margaret Stirling

James Hubert Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie, DL (born 17 January 1948), styled Lord Ramsay between 1950 and 1999, is a British land-owner.[1][2]

The Earl was appointed, in succession to the Duke of Abercorn, as Lord Steward of Her Majesty's Household in 2009. He was appointed as Commander of the Venerable Order of Saint John (CStJ) in 2012.

The son of the 16th Earl of Dalhousie and Margaret Elizabeth Mary Stirling (sister of SAS pioneer and World War II hero Sir David Stirling), Dalhousie inherited his title in 1999 on the death of his father. He was educated at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire.[3] He is married to Marilyn Davina Butter, by whom he has two daughters and a son.

  • Lady Lorna Theresa Ramsay (b. 1975), married with children
  • Lady Alice Magdalene Ramsay (b. 1977)
  • Simon David Ramsay, Lord Ramsay (b. 1981)

[4] He is Chief of the Clan Ramsay.[5]

The Countess is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball.[6]




  1. ^ "James Hubert Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie". thePeerage.com. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Pelham, Amanda (17 February 2010). "The Lord speaks". Dal News (Dalhousie University). Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "OAs in the Royal Household". Ampleforth Diary. Ampleforth College. December 2010. 
  4. ^ Peter Beauclerk Dewar (2001). Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain (19th ed.). Burke's Peerage and Gentry LLC. ISBN 0-9711966-0-5.  Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain (19th ed.) at Google Books
  5. ^ "The Clan Ramsay". Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. 

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Court offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Abercorn
Lord Steward
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Simon Ramsay
Earl of Dalhousie