Francis William Ogilvy-Grant (Ogilvie-Grant), 6th Earl of Seafield (1778 - 1853)

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About Francis William Ogilvy-Grant (Ogilvie-Grant), 6th Earl of Seafield

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"Francis William Ogilvy-Grant, 6th Earl of Seafield (6 March 1778 – 30 July 1853), known as Francis William Ogilvy-Grant until 1840, was a Scottish nobleman and Member of Parliament.

Seafield was the son of Sir James Grant, 8th Baronet, and Jane Duff. He achieved the rank of Colonel in the army. In 1802 he was elected to the House of Commons for Elgin Burghs, a seat he held until 1806, and then represented Inverness Burghs from 1806 to 1807, Elginshire from 1807 to 1832 and Elginshire and Nairnshire from 1832 to 1840. In 1840 he succeeded his elder brother as sixth Earl of Seafield, and sat in the House of Lords as a Scottish Representative Peer from 1841 until his death in 1853. Apart from his political career he also served as Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire from 1809 to 1853.

Lord Seafield was married twice. He married firstly Mary Anne Dunn, daughter of John Dunn, in 1811. They had five children. After his first wife's death in 1840 he married secondly Louisa Emma, daughter of Robert George Maunsell, in 1843. He died in July 1853, aged 75, and was succeeded by his son from his first marriage, John Charles Ogilvy-Grant."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Francis Ogilvy-Grant, 6th Earl of Seafield', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 30 May 2012, 21:36 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Francis_Ogilvy-Grant,_6th_Earl_of_Seafield&oldid=495197536> [accessed 4 December 2012]

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