George Abercromby, 4th Baron Abercromby

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George Ralph Campbell Abercromby, 4th Baron Abercromby DL, JP (23 September 1838 – 30 October 1917), styled The Honourable from 1843 to 1852, was a Scottish peer and politician.

Background[edit]

Abercromby was the oldest son of George Abercromby, 3rd Baron Abercromby.[1] His mother Louisa Penuel Forbes was the daughter of the judge John Forbes, Lord Medwyn and sister of the clergyman Alexander Penrose Forbes.[1]

Career[edit]

Abercromby succeeded his father as baron in 1852 and joined the House of Lords.[1] He was Justice of the Peace for Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire and was nominated a Deputy Lieutenant for the latter county in 1860.[1]

Family[edit]

Abercromby married Lady Julia Janet Georgiana Duncan (b. 1840), the daughter of Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown and his wife Juliana Cavendish Philips, at the earl's residence Camperdown House on 6 October 1858. The marriage produced no children.

Lady Abercromby served Queen Victoria as a Lady of the Bedchamber 1874-1885. She died in 1915.[2]

Abercromby survived her for two years. He was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother John.

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References[edit]

  • Charles Roger Dod and Robert Phipps Dod (1915). Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for 1915. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Ltd. 
  • thePeerage.com

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Abercromby
Baron Abercromby
1852–1917
Succeeded by
John Abercromby