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Earl of Seafield

Earl of Seafield

A carte-de-visite portrait of the Earl of Seafield

p>Born John Charles Ogilvy-Grant on 4 September 1815, the eldest son of Francis William Ogilvy-Grant, 6th Earl of Seafield, and Mary Ann (née Dunn), between 1840 and 1853 he was known as Viscount Reidhaven. He succeeded his father as Earl of Seafield in 1853. From 1853 until 1858 he sat in the House of Lords as a Scottish Representative Peer. In 1858 he was created Baron Strathspey, of Strathspey in the Counties of Inverness and Moray, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. This title gave Seafield an automatic seat in the House of Lords. He was further honoured in 1879 when he was made a Knight of the Thistle.

Lord Seafield married Hon. Caroline Henrietta Stuart in 1850. He died on 18 February 1881, aged 65, and was succeeded by his son Ian Charles Ogilvy-Grant. Lady Seafield died in 1911.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London in 1860.


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