Dalrymple, John, first earl of Stair (1648–1707)

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Abstract

Dalrymple, John, first earl of Stair (1648–1707), politician and lord advocate, was the eldest son of James Dalrymple, first Viscount Stair (1619–1695), and Margaret Ross (d. 1692), widow of Fergus Kennedy of Knockdaw, and daughter of James Ross of Balneil. Among his brothers were Sir James Dalrymple (1650–1719), Sir Hew Dalrymple (1652–1737), and Sir David Dalrymple (c.1665–1721).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Dictionary of National Biography
PublisherOxford University Press
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Scottish history
  • John Dalrymple
  • first earl of Stair
  • politician
  • Lord Advocate

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