Robert Harris Carnwath Dalzell, 11th Earl of Carnwath
(1 July 1847 – 8 March 1910) was a Scottish
nobleman and soldier.
He was the eldest of five children born to Colonel Robert Alexander George Dalzell (1816–1878) and Sarah Bushby Harris (1821–1916).
His mother was the daughter of John Harris RN
(1782–1850), Treasurer of the London District
of Upper Canada
, and Amelia Ryerse, UE
The Harris family seat of Eldon House was a major social centre of the District capital of London, Ontario
. Eldon House
, built in 1834, its grounds and collections were gifted to the city of London as a museum in 1960.
His paternal grandfather was Robert Alexander Dalzell, 6th Earl of Carnwath
, having been restored to the title by an Act of Parliament in 1825. The 5th Earl of Carnwath
had been found guilty of treason for taking part in the Jacobite rising
of 1715, and though later pardonned, his titles fell under attainder
until restored to his grandson. Three of Robert Dalzell's uncles succeeded to the title before he inherited it in 1887.
On 19 August 1873 he married Emily Sullivan Hippisley (1853–1889) and they had four children: