Archibald Kennedy, 2nd Marquess of Ailsa

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Archibald Kennedy, 2nd Marquess of Ailsa, KT (25 August 1816 – 20 March 1870) was a Scottish peer.

Born at Dunottar, he was the eldest son of Archibald Kennedy, Earl of Cassilis, himself the oldest son of Archibald Kennedy, 1st Marquess of Ailsa, and his wife Eleanor, only child of Alexander Allerdice.[1] His father having predeceased him in 1832, Kennedy succeeded to his grandfather's titles in 1846.[1] Kennedy served in the British Army as a lieutenant in the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own).[1] Having been previously a Deputy Lieutenant, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire in 1861, an office he held until his death nine years later.

On 10 November 1846, Kennedy married Julia Jephson, daughter of Sir Richard Jephson, 1st Baronet, and had by her three sons and three daughters:

  • Archibald Kennedy, 3rd Marquess of Ailsa (1847–1938)
  • Lady Julia Alice Kennedy (1849–1936)
  • Lady Evelyn Anne Kennedy (1851–1936)
  • Lt.-Col. Lord Alexander Kennedy (1853–1912)
  • Lady Constance Eleanor Kennedy (1855–1946)
  • Lt. Lord John Kennedy (1859–1895)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 85.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Eglinton
Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire
1861 – 1870
Succeeded by
The Earl of Stair
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Archibald Kennedy
Marquess of Ailsa
1846 – 1870
Succeeded by
Angus Kennedy