Archibald Angus Charles Kennedy, 8th Marquess of Ailsa, 19th Earl of Cassilis, 21st Lord Kennedy, 8th Baron Ailsa, (born 13 September 1956), is a Scottish peer, the son of Archibald Kennedy, 7th Marquess of Ailsa.
Lord Ailsa married Dawn Leslie Anne Keen in 1979; they have two children:
- Lady Rosemary Margaret Kennedy (b. 1979)
- Lady Alicia-Jane Lesley Kennedy (b. 1981)
Archibald Angus Charles Kennedy, 8th Marquess of Ailsa succeeded to the titles of 19th Earl of Cassilis, 21st Lord Kennedy, 8th Marquess of Ailsa & 8th Baron Ailsa on 7 April 1994 after the death of his father.
The heir presumptive to the Marquesate and title of Clan Chief, is the Marquess' brother: Lord David Thomas Kennedy (b. 1958). It is unclear who is the heir presumptive to the family's other titles which, depending on the terms original letter patent which granted the peerage, can be inherited by a female; therefore making the Marquess' daughter Lady Rosemary Margaret Kennedy, potentially the heir to these titles.
The name of the title Marquess of Ailsa is taken from the island Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde, which was owned by the family. The island is still owned by the Marquess of Ailsa but was placed up for sale in May 2011; As of March 2013, the asking price is for offers over £1,500,000.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Archibald Kennedy, 8th Marquess of Ailsa
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|Marquess of Ailsa
|Peerage of Scotland|
|Earl of Cassilis
|This biography of a Scottish peer or noble is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.