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Dalrymple, John, first earl of Stair (1648–1707)

Young, John (2004) Dalrymple, John, first earl of Stair (1648–1707). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.

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Abstract

Dalrymple, John, first earl of Stair (1648–1707), politician and lord advocate, was the eldest son of James Dalrymple, first Viscount Stair (1619–1695), and Margaret Ross (d. 1692), widow of Fergus Kennedy of Knockdaw, and daughter of James Ross of Balneil. Among his brothers were Sir James Dalrymple (1650–1719), Sir Hew Dalrymple (1652–1737), and Sir David Dalrymple (c.1665–1721).