The name derives from the
Barony of Dalrymple, Ayrshire. James Dalrymple of Stair (1619-1695) was created Viscount
of Stair by King William in 1690. His third son, Hew Dalrymple (1652-1737), Lord North
Berwick, was created a baronet on Nova Scotia in 1698. His second son, Sir Robert Dalrymple of Castleton (d.1734) was a member of the Faculty of Advocates.
I found a review of three
books about the Dalrymples in the Edinburgh Review and so have made this
Arnold thinks, the virtue of
an aristocracy lies in openness to ideas, never was a body less worthy of
the name than the nobility of Scotland. Happily, influences were now at work
which opened a career to 'new men.' It is our purpose, with the aid of the
books which are at the head of this article, to give some account of the
foremost of these-the two Dalrymples, father and son-founders of a family
which, through several generations, produced men eminent in literature, law,
arms, and diplomacy.
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