Rosalind Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn

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Her Grace
The Duchess of Abercorn
DBE
The Duchess of Abercorn in 1914.
The Duchess of Abercorn in 1914.
Born 26 February 1869 (1869-02-26)
Died 18 January 1958 (1958-01-19) (aged 88)
Occupation Great-grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales

Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Hamilton, DBE (26 February 1869 – 18 January 1958) was a British aristocrat and the Duchess of Abercorn by marriage. She was a great-grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Biography[edit]

She was born on 26 February 1869 to Charles George Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan and Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox.

She married, James Hamilton, Marquess of Hamilton, eldest son of James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn, on 1 November 1894 at St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge.

They had five children:

Rosalind, Duchess of Abercorn was invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1936.[2] She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by Queen's University, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, in 1944.[2] She died in 1958, aged 88.

Ancestry[edit]

Titles[edit]

  • The Honourable Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham (1869–1888)
  • Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham (1888–1894)
  • Marchioness of Hamilton (1894–1913)
  • Her Grace The Duchess of Abercorn (1913–1953)
  • Her Grace The Dowager Duchess of Abercorn (1953–1958)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Telegraph: royal wedding photograph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/royalty/9176069/The-Queen-Mother-in-pictures.html?frame=2181538
  2. ^ a b Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 6. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.