William Maule, 1st Earl Panmure

General William Maule, 1st Earl Panmure (1700–1782) was a Scottish soldier and politician.

Maule was born in France to the Honourable Henry Maule, younger brother of James Maule, 4th Earl of Panmure. He returned to his family home in Scotland to become a soldier. He bought back the estate and was created Baron Maule, Viscount Maule and Earl Panmure in the Peerage of Ireland in 1743,[1] his uncle's earldom having been forfeit by attainder in 1716. From 1735 to 1782 he represented Forfarshire in Parliament. Lord Panmure had no children and, on his death, his estates were divided between a cousin George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie, and George's second son, William.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lord Glamis
Member of Parliament for Forfarshire
Succeeded by
Archibald Douglas
Military offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Argyll
Colonel of the 2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons
Succeeded by
George Preston
Preceded by
John Campbell
Colonel of the 21st Regiment of Foot (Royal North British Fuzileers)
Succeeded by
Hon. Alexander Mackay
Preceded by
John Lindsay, 20th Earl of Crawford
Colonel of the The Earl of Leven's, or Edinburgh, Regiment of Foot)
Succeeded by
William Home, 8th Earl of Home
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl Panmure

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