Robert Harris Dalzell, 11th Earl of Carnwath

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About Robert Harris Dalzell, 11th Earl of Carnwath

Robert Harris Carnwath Dalzell, 11th Earl of Carnwath (1 July 1847 – 8 March 1910) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier.

He was the eldest of five children born to Colonel Robert Alexander George Dalzell (1816–1878) and Sarah Bushby Harris (1821–1916).

His mother was the daughter of John Harris RN (1782–1850), Treasurer of the London District of Upper Canada, and Amelia Ryerse, UE (1798–1882).

The Harris family seat of Eldon House was a major social centre of the District capital of London, Ontario. Eldon House, built in 1834, its 11-acre (45,000 m2) grounds and collections were gifted to the city of London as a museum in 1960.

His paternal grandfather was Robert Alexander Dalzell, 6th Earl of Carnwath, having been restored to the title by an Act of Parliament in 1825. The 5th Earl of Carnwath had been found guilty of treason for taking part in the Jacobite rising of 1715, and though later pardonned, his titles fell under attainder until restored to his grandson. Three of Robert Dalzell's uncles succeeded to the title before he inherited it in 1887.

On 19 August 1873 he married Emily Sulivan Hippisley (1853–1889) and they had four children:

  • Lady Ida Elizabeth Dalzell (9 June 1876 – bef. 1934), married, in 1907, Frederick Ramon de Bertodano, Marques del Moral
  • Robert Hippisley Dalzell, Lord Dalzell (30 September 1877 – 2 August 1904)
  • Lady Violet Charlotte Dalzell (18 March 1879 – 1 October 1956), married, in 1901, Lt.-Col. Hon. Harold Greenwood Henderson
  • Ronald Arthur Dalzell, 12th Earl of Carnwath (1883–1931)

Dalzell served with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. A representative peer for Scotland, he died while walking from his home, Carnwath House, Fulham, to the House of Lords. He was succeeded by his second (but only surviving) son, Ronald.,_11th_Earl_of_Carnwath

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Robert Harris Dalzell, 11th Earl of Carnwath's Timeline

July 1, 1847
Age 28
September 30, 1877
Age 30
Age 31
June 3, 1883
Age 35
March 8, 1910
Age 62