Patrick Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Glasgow
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Personal details
Born 30 July 1939
Political party Liberal Democrat
Spouse(s) Isabel James
Children Lady Alice Dorothy Boyle
David Michael Douglas Boyle, Viscount Kelburn
Parents David Boyle, 9th Earl of Glasgow
Dorothea Lyle
Education Eton College
University of Paris
Occupation Politician

Patrick Robin Archibald Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow, DL (born 30 July 1939) is a British peer, politician and the current chief of Clan Boyle. The family seat is Kelburn Castle in Ayrshire. He currently sits as a Liberal Democrat peer in the House of Lords.[1]

Early life[edit]

The son of the 9th Earl of Glasgow and Dorothea Lyle, he was educated at Eton College, Berkshire and at the Sorbonne in Paris.


In 1960, he served in the Royal Naval Reserve, receiving the rank of Sub-Lieutenant. He subsequently worked as an assistant director in films and as a television documentary producer, he founded Kelburn Country Centre in 1977.

He succeeded to his father's titles in 1984, and became a Deputy Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran in 1995. He was elected in 2005 to succeed the 5th Earl Russell as one of the 92 hereditary peers to remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999.

Personal life[edit]

He married Isabel James, daughter of George Douglas James, on 30 November 1974.[2] They have two children:

  • David Michael Douglas Boyle, Viscount Kelburn (b: 15 Oct 1978)
  • Lady Alice Dorothy Boyle (b: 10 Jun 1981)

[3] [4]


  1. ^ Sophia Money-Coutts, The Future of Scotland?, Tatler, 8th December 2014
  2. ^ "Patrick Robin Archibald Boyle, DL". Boyle Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2006. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Robin Archibald Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow". thePeerage. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Robin Archibald Boyle, DL, 10th Earl of Glasgow". Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
David William Maurice Boyle
Earl of Glasgow