Neil Primrose

James Primrose, second Earl of Rosebery, 1769-1755, 'a very eccentric person, and numerous stories are told of his doings. He was in continual litigation with other members of his family, an was ultimately declared a lunatic.' (3)
Mary Campbell, daughter of Hon John Campbell of Mamore.
Dalmeny: his seat was Barnbougle Castle, which was becoming delapidated: a wave supposedly washed into the dining room during supper. His son abandoned it in favour of the new Dalmeny House.
Political views
Whig. His daughter Charlotte was born at Holland House.
Third Earl of Rosebery. He was a younger son and began a mercantile career in London, but his brother died in 1755 just before their father. He travelled on the continent and was elected a representative peer 1768-1780.
Chapel connection
funeral, 1814
1764 and 1775
1.Susan Randall, daughter of William Randall of Yarmouth (d. 1771). 2. Mary Vincent, daughter of Sir Francis Vincent of Stoke d'Abernon (3) She died 1823 at Somerset House, London, but was buried by Bishop Sandford at Dalmeny.
Archibald, Francis, Charlotte, Mary, Dorothea, Hester


  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. James Balfour (ed), The Scots Peerage, vol.7 (David Douglas, Edinburgh 1810) p.223-227

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