George Ramsay

George Ramsay (1770 - 1838)

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Lord George Ramsay aka 9th Earl of Dalhousie
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Died in Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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Categories: Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath | Notables.

Preceded by
Sir John Coape Sherbrooke
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
1816 - 1820
Succeeded by
Sir James Kempt
Preceded by
Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond
11th Governor General of British North America
1820 - 1828
Succeeded by
Major General Sir James Kempt
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General George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie GCB, styled Lord Ramsay until 1787, was a Peer of Scotland, a British soldier and a colonial administrator. In 1815 he was created Baron Dalhousie, of Dalhousie Castle in the County of Edinburgh, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, to allow him to sit in the House of Lords by right (until that point he had sat as a Scottish representative peer). He was Governor of Nova Scotia from 1816 to 1820, Governor General of British North America from 1820 to 1828 and later Commander-in-Chief in India. While serving as Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia he founded Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He was buried 29th March 1838 at Cockpen, Midlothian.


  • The Complete Peerage by G.E.Cockayne, edited by the Hon. Vicary Gibbs and H. Arthur Doubleday, vol.iv, London, 1916, p.34-5.

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