Baron Abercromby

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Baron Abercromby
Creation date 28 May 1801
Created by George III of the United Kingdom
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Mary Abercromby
Last holder John Abercromby, 5th Baron
Remainder to heirs male of the body of the 1st Baroness by her husband, Ralph Abercromby

Baron Abercromby, of Aboukir and of Tullibody in the County of Clackmannan, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 28 May 1801 for Mary, Lady Abercromby, in honour of her late husband, the noted military commander Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby, who died from wounds received in the Battle of Aboukir in 1801. The latter was the grandson of Alexander Abercromby, Member of The Scottish Parliament for Clackmannanshire from 1703 to 1707, younger son of Sir Alexander Abercromby, 1st Baronet, of Birkenbog (see Abercromby baronets). Lady Abercromby was succeeded by her eldest son George, the second Baron. He represented Edinburgh and Clackmannan in the House of Commons. On his death the title passed to his son George, the third Baron. He sat as Member of Parliament for Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Clackmannan and Kinross. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the fourth Baron. He was Deputy Lieutenant of Stirlingshire in 1860. He was childless and was succeeded by his younger brother John, the fifth Baron. He was President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. On his death in 1924 without male issue the barony became extinct.

The Hon. James Abercromby, third son of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Baroness Abercromby, served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1835 to 1839 and was created Baron Dunfermline in 1839.

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