Ian Keith, 12th Earl of Kintore


Ian Keith, 12th Earl of Kintore

James Ian Keith, 12th Earl of Kintore (25 July 1908 – October 1, 1989), was a Scottish nobleman, the son of the 1st Viscount Stonehaven and the 11th Countess of Kintore.

Born James Ian Baird, he changed his name from Baird to Keith by Interlocutor of the Lyon Court 28 June 1967. He worked as a labourer in Britain and Canada in his youth. In 1935, he married Delia Loyd and had three children:
*The Lady Dianna Keith
*Michael Keith, 13th Earl of Kintore
*The Hon. David KeithHe succeeded his father as 2nd Viscount Stonehaven in 1941. During World War II, he joined the Royal Marine Engineers and rose to the rank of major. He lived in South Africa from 1947 to 1952, when he returned to manage the family estate at Rickarton. In 1974, he succeeded his mother as 12th Earl of Kintore.

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before=Sydney Keith-Falconer
title=Earl of Kintore |years=1974–1989
after=Michael Keith
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before=John Baird
after=Michael Keith
title=Viscount Stonehaven|years=1941–1989

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External links

* [http://www.clankeithusa.org/history-chiefs-earls-kintore-12.htm Clan Keith]
* [http://www.kittybrewster.com/ancestry/baird.htm Baird family tree]


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