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P27: John, 9th Earl of Rothes

By John Baptiste de Medina, signed and dated 1694.
Oil on canvas 48 x 37ins.
Three quarter length wearing armour.
Inherited as 9th Earl on the death of his mother 1700. Obtained new patent 1702 confirming the separation of the Rothes and Haddington titles and estates. 1711 sold remaining estates at Rothes. Opposed Jacobites who as revenge sacked Leslie House. Appointed Vice-Admiral of Scotland by George l soon after his Accession 1715, and the following year Governor of Stirling Castle.
Being interested in country pursuits he introduced the cultivation of turnips thereby enabling stock to be kept over winter.
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