1st Earl of Glasgow, David Boyle, b.1666, a.1703, d.1733
Son of John Boyle of Kelburn (b.b.?, d.1685) and Marion
Steuart. The name comes from Beauville near Caen in Normandy, and as with many
other families which can derive their name from old French, a member of this
family accompanied David I when he became King and was granted the lands of
Kelburn in North Ayrshire. David Boyle attended the
2nd Earl of Glasgow, John Boyle, b.1688, a.1733, d.1740
Son of the 1st Earl and Margaret Lindsay (b.?, d.1695), a grand-daughter of John Lindsay, 17th Earl of Crawford.
3rd Earl of Glasgow, John Boyle, b.1714, a.1740, d.1775
Son of the 2nd Earl and Helen Morison (b.?, d.1770). He served in the Scots Greys before succeeding to his fatherís titles. He later became High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
4th Earl of Glasgow, George Boyle, b.1765, a.1775, d.1843
Son of the 3rd Earl and Elizabeth Ross (b.?,
d.1791), daughter of William Ross, 12th Lord Ross of Halkhead. He
was a Representative Peer from 1790 to 1815, and created 1st Baron
Ross of Hawkhead (from the title held by his maternal grandfather) in the
Peerage of the
5th Earl of Glasgow, James Carr-Boyle, b.1792, a.1843, d.1869
Son of the 4th Earl and his first wife Lady Augusta Hay (b.?, d.1822), daughter of James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll.† The name Carr was his wifeís motherís maiden name. He served in the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Commander, and held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire. He married but had no children.
6th Earl of Glasgow, George Frederick Boyle, b.1825, a.1869, d.1890
Son of the 4th Earl and his second wife Julia
Sinclair (b.?, d.1868), daughter of Sir John Sinclairn, 1st Baronet
Sinclair of Ulbster. He held the post of Lord Clerk Register of
7th Earl of Glasgow, David Boyle, b.1833, a.1890, d.1915
The 6th Earl having two daughters, a search
was made of the extended family to find a male heir. The Reverend Patrick
Boyle, younger brother of the 3rd Earl, married Elizabeth Dunlop
(b.?, d.1832). Their son David Boyle (b.1772, d.1853) married Elizabeth
Montgomerie (b.?, d.1822) (of the Montgomeries of Eglinton).
Their son Patrick Boyle (b.1806, d.1874) married Mary Frances
Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone (b.?, d.1880), daughter of Sir Robert Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone,
1st Baronet of Horn and Westhall. Their son became the next earl. David
Boyle served in the Royal Navy, and also as an MP, JP and Deputy-Lieutenant of
Ayrshire. In 1892 he was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St
Michael and St George (GCMG). He served as Governor-General and
Commander-in-Chief of New Zealand from 1892 to 1897 and created 1st
Baron Fairlie of Fairlie in Ayrshire, in the Peerage of the
8th Earl of Glasgow, Patrick James Boyle, b.1874, a.1915, d.1963
Son of the 7th Earl and Dorothea Elizabeth Thomasina Hunter-Blair (b.?, d.1923), daughter of Sir Edward Hunter-Blair, 4th Baronet Hunter-Blair of Blairquhan and Dunskey. He served in the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Lieutenant in 1897 and Commander in 1909, and fought in the First World War, whence he was decorated with the Distinguished Service Order. He was later admitted into the Royal Company of Archers, and was Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire from 1942 to 1963.
9th Earl of Glasgow, David William Maurice Boyle, b.1910, a.1963, d.1984
Son of the 8th Earl and Hyacinthe Mary Bell
(b.?, d.1977). Educated at
10th Earl of Glasgow, Patrick Robin Archibald Boyle, b.1939, a.1984
Son of the 9th Earl and Dorothea Lyle
(b.c.1914, d.2006), daughter of
The courtesy title for the heir is Viscount Kelburn.