George Abercromby, 2nd Baron Abercromby

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George Abercromby, 2nd Baron Abercromby (14 October 1770 – 15 February 1843) was a Scottish lawyer, politician and peer. The eldest son of Lt.-Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby and Mary Abercromby, 1st Baroness Abercromby, he became, like his grandfather, a lawyer, and was called to the Bar in 1794. On his death in 1843 he was succeeded in the barony by his son.

Career[edit]

He was a Whig Member of Parliament for Edinburgh, 1805–1806; and for Clackmannanshire, 1806–1807 and 1812–1815. On the death of his mother on 11 February 1821 he succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Abercromby. He also inherited the estate of Airthrey from his uncle, Robert Abercromby of Airthrey, in 1827. He was Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire, 1837–1843 and, despite his age and illness, greeted Queen Victoria on her progress through Scotland in 1842. Upon his death, he was buried at Tullibody.

Family[edit]

He married Hon. Montague Dundas, daughter of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville and Elizabeth Rennie, in Edinburgh on 25 January 1799 and had issue:

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Hope
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh
1805–1806
Succeeded by
Sir Patrick Murray
Preceded by
Sir Robert Abercromby
(until 1802)
Member of Parliament for Clackmannanshire
1806–1807
1812–1815
Succeeded by
Sir John Abercromby
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Montrose
Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire
1837–1843
Succeeded by
The Duke of Montrose
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Mary Anne Abercromby
Baron Abercromby
1821–1843
Succeeded by
George Abercromby