George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington DL (14 April 1802 – 25 June 1870), known as George Baillie until 1858, was a Scottish Conservative politician.

Life[edit]

Haddington was the son of George Baillie and his wife Mary (née Pringle). Charles Baillie, Lord Jerviswoode, was his younger brother.

He succeeded his second cousin Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington in the earldom in 1858, and in 1859 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Hamilton.

The latter year he was also elected a Scottish Representative Peer and took his seat on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords. He served under the Earl of Derby and Benjamin Disraeli as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1867 to 1868. Between 1867 and 1868 he was also Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Lord Haddington died at Tyninghame House on 25 June 1870, aged 68.

Marriage and Issue[edit]

Lord Haddington married Georgina Markham (d. 26 February 1873), daughter of the Venerable Robert Markham, Archdeacon of York, on 16 December 1824 and had issue:

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Thomas Hamilton
Earl of Haddington
1858–1870
Succeeded by
George Baillie-Hamilton-Arden