Person NameMaule family; family; Earls of Panmure
ActivityPatrick Maule, born in 1585, was a favourite of King James VI and was created by him Earl of Panmure. He was an enthusiastic loyalist, a shrewd estate manager and a clever acquirer of land, and also had a monopoly on soapmaking from 1634 to 1655, thus improving the poor fortunes of his father’s estate. He died in 1661 and was succeeded by his son George, also a royalist. He fought Cromwell’s troops at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 but then retired from political life and built a new house at Panmure. He died in 1671. He was succeeded in turn by his son George, the third Earl. His only son died in infancy and he was succeeded by his brother James in 1686. He and his younger brother Harry were Jacobites but also fiercely Protestant: both were involved in the 1715 Rebellion. James’ Panmure estates were the largest forfeited to the Government. He died in France in 1723. Through the energies of his widow, the estates were in a position to be bought back by William Maule in 1764, by which time he had been created the Earl of Panmure of Forth. When he died without heirs in 1782, he left his estate to his sister Jean’s son, Charles, 7th. Earl of Dalhousie, remaindered to Charles’ second son William. William changed his surname from Ramsay to Maule, and his son Fox later became 11th Earl of Dalhousie.
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