George Baillie-Hamilton-Arden, 11th Earl of Haddington

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George Baillie-Hamilton-Arden, 11th Earl of Haddington FRSE KT DL (26 July 1827 – 11 June 1917) was a Scottish landowner and representative peer.

Life[edit]

Tyninghame House

Lord Haddington was the son of George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington and Georgina Markham.

Lord Haddington was elected a representative peer from 1874 until his death. He was High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1871.[1] He was created Lord Lieutenant of Haddingtonshire in 1874. He was honorary Colonel of the Lothians and Border Horse and an officer in the Royal Company of Archers.

In 1886, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Sir Thomas Grainger Stewart, Robert Grey, Sir William Turner, and Peter Guthrie Tait. He resigned from the Society in 1892.[2]

Lord Haddington was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle (KT) in the 1902 Coronation Honours list published on 26 June 1902,[3] and was invested by King Edward VII at Buckingham Palace on 8 August 1902.[4]

He lived at Tyninghame House near Prestonkirk in East Lothian.[5]

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 17 October 1854, he married Helen Katharine Warrender (1834-1889),[6] heiress and grand-daughter of Richard Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley, and had issue:[7]

  • Isabel Baillie-Hamilton (d. 1859)
  • Lady Ruth Baillie-Hamilton (1855–1941)
  • George Baillie-Hamilton, Lord Binning (1856–1917)
  • Lt. Hon. Richard Baillie-Hamilton (1858–1881)
  • Lady Grisell Baillie-Hamilton (1861–1957)
  • Captain Hon. Henry Robert Baillie-Hamilton-Arden (1862–1949)
  • Lady Cecely Baillie-Hamilton (1868–1950)

His eldest son George predeceased him by a few months, dying in January 1917, and so the title passed to his grandson George Baillie-Hamilton, 12th Earl of Haddington.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 23704". The London Gazette. 8 February 1871. p. 473. 
  2. ^ BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X. 
  3. ^ "The Coronation Honours". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 5. 
  4. ^ "Court Circular". The Times (36842). London. 9 August 1902. p. 6. 
  5. ^ http://www.newtons-online.net/getperson.php?personID=I5137&tree=OurGenealogy
  6. ^ http://www.newtons-online.net/getperson.php?personID=I5137&tree=OurGenealogy
  7. ^ Burke's Peerage

Sources[edit]

Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Blythswood
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1892–1893
Succeeded by
Charles Dalrymple
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess of Tweedale
Lord Lieutenant of East Lothian
1876–1917
Succeeded by
The Earl of Wemyss
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Baillie-Hamilton
Earl of Haddington
1870–1917
Succeeded by
George Baillie-Hamilton