James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, 1st and last Marquess of Dalhousie of Dalhousie Castle (1812 - 1860) MP

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Birthplace: Dalhousie Castle, Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Dalhousie Castle, Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland
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About James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, 1st and last Marquess of Dalhousie of Dalhousie Castle

"James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie KT, PC (22 April 1812 – 19 December 1860), styled Lord Ramsay until 1838 and known as The Earl of Dalhousie between 1838 and 1849, was a Scottish statesman, and a colonial administrator in British India.

He served as Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856. To his supporters he stands out as the far-sighted Governor-General who consolidated East India Company rule in India, laid the foundations of its later administration, and by his sound policy enabled his successors to stem the tide of rebellion.

To his critics, he stands out as the destroyer of both the East India Company's financial and military position through reckless policies. His critics also hold that he laid the foundations of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and led the final transformation of profitable commercial operations in India into a money-losing colonial administration. His period of rule in India directly preceded the transformation into the Victorian Raj period of Indian administration.

He was denounced by many in England and India on the eve of his death as having failed to notice the signs of the brewing Indian Rebellion of 1857, having aggravated the crisis by his overbearing self-confidence, centralizing activity, and expansive annexations."

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Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Broun-Ramsay,_1st_Marquess_of_Dalhousie

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I82437&tree=Nixon

http://www.thepeerage.com/p2922.htm

(which gives another death date and also doesn't include the Broun-Ramsay surname)

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Citations

1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1019. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

2. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 82. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1020.

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James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie's Timeline

1812
April 22, 1812
Dalhousie Castle, Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland
1836
January 21, 1836
Age 23
Yester, East Lothian, Scotland
1837
1837
Age 24
1860
December 19, 1860
Age 48
Dalhousie Castle, Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland
December 26, 1860
Age 48
Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland
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