About Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell of Monreith, 7th Baronet
Wikipedia Biographical Summary
"The Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, 7th Baronet of Monreith, KT, PC, FRS, FRGS (8 January 1845 – 30 October 1937) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, horticulturalist and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1906.
Maxwell was eldest surviving son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Maxwell, 6th Baronet and his wife Helenora Shaw-Stewart, daughter of Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 5th Baronet. He was educated at Eton, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He was a captain in the 4th batn. Royal Scots Fusiliers and a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Wigtownshire.
Maxwell was elected Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire in the 1880 general election and held the seat until 1906. He served in the Conservative administration of Lord Salisbury as a Junior Lord of the Treasury from 1886 to 1892 and was admitted to the Privy Council in 1897. He was Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown from 1903 to 1935.
Maxwell married Mary Fletcher-Campbell, daughter of Henry Fletcher Campbell, of Boquhan, Stirling, on 20 January 1869. She predeceased him on 3 September 1910. By her, he had two children who also both predeceased him:
- Ann Christian Maxwell (5 September 1871 – 5 April 1937), wife of Sir John Stirling-Maxwell, 10th Baronet
- Lt. Col. Aymer Edward Maxwell, (26 October 1877 - died from wounds in World War I, 9 October 1914). Aymer Maxwell married Lady Mary Percy, daughter of Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland and by her had one daughter and three sons one of which was naturalist and author, Gavin Maxwell."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Baronet', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 December 2012, 09:41 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sir_Herbert_Maxwell,_7th_Baronet&oldid=527499100> [accessed 17 January 2013]
- Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 312