Updated 4 Dec 2009
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
9th Earl of Airlie writing from Kirriemuir, Scotland 19 Sep 1833
to Mrs Gell of Stone Cliff, Wirksworth (near Darley Dale)
Photo taken: 1833
Source: John Palmer
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David Ogilvy was a British peer based in Scotland. Mrs Gell was probably
a member of the Gell family who were based at
The letter was sent 7 years before the introduction of the pre-paid
stamp system, and postage was paid by the recipient, so the sender's name
and address were required on the envelope.
Stone Cliff was probably Stancliffe Hall in the Parish of
Darley Dale. However a Stonycliff existed in Hulland Ward, part of Wirksworth
Parish. It looks like the words "Darley Dale" were inserted later, to make
sure the letter was delivered to the Hall.
Letter from David Ogilvy 1785-1849
David Ogilvy, 9th Earl of Airlie (16 December 1785 – 20 August 1849) was
a British peer.
David was the youngest son of Walter Ogilvy, who was de jure
8th Earl of Airlie and Jean Ogilvy.
On 26 May 1826 he succeeded to the title of 9th Earl of Airlie , after his
honours were restored by Act of Parliament.
He succeeded also the titles of 10th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie and 4th Lord
Ogilvy of Alith and Lintrathen.
He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 42nd Regiment of Foot.
Between 1833 and 1849 he held the office of Representative peer of Scotland.
David held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Angus which in that time
it was known as Forfarshire.
He died aged 63 at Regent Street, London, England.
In May 1851 his will was probated.
On 7 October 1812 he married, firstly, Clementina Drummond, daughter of
Gavin Drummond and Clementina Graham.
The had three children
Lady Jean Graham Drummond Ogilvy (27 February 1818 – 4 March 1902)
Walter Ogilvy (21 September 1823 – 27 March 1824)
David Graham Drummond Ogilvy, 10th Earl of Airlie
(4 May 1826 – 25 September 1881)
On 15 November 1838 he married, secondly, Margaret Bruce, daughter of
William Bruce, at 6 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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