Mary Abercromby, 1st Baroness Abercromby

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Mary Abercromby, 1st Baroness Abercromby
suo jure Baroness Abercromby
Reign 1801–21
Predecessor New Creation
Successor George Abercromby
Spouse(s) Captain Ralph Abercromby
Father John Menzies
Mother Ann Campbell
Born Before 1752
Died 11 February 1821

Mary Anne Abercromby, 1st Baroness Abercromby (née Menzies, born before 1752 – 11 February 1821) was a Scottish socialite and suo jure peeress.


Mary Anne was the daughter of John Menzies and Ann, daughter of Patrick Campbell.[1] She was created suo jure 1st Baroness Abercromby, of Aboukir and of Tullibody, in the County of Clackmannanshire, by Letters Patent on 28 May 1801. The barony was awarded in recognition of her late husband's gallantry at the Battle of Alexandria, at which he was mortally wounded. On her death in 1821 she was succeeded in the barony by George, her eldest son.[1]


She married Captain Ralph Abercromby (later Lt.-Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby), son of George Abercromby and Mary Dundas, on 17 November 1767.[1] They had children:


  1. ^ a b c d Lundy 2011, p. 3 § 28 cites Cokayne 2000, p. 12
  2. ^ a b c d e f Lundy 2011, p. 3 § 28 cites Pine 1972, p. 1


  • Lundy, Darryl (9 February 2011), "Mary Anne Menzies, Baroness Abercromby of Aboukir and Tullibody", Mary Anne Menzies, The Peerage, p. 3 § 28  Endnotes:
    • Cokayne, G.E.; et al. (2000), The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, I (reprint in 6 volumes ed.), Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, p. 12 
    • Pine, L.G. (1972), The New Extinct Peerage 1884–1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms, London: Heraldry Today, p. 1 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
Baroness Abercromby
Succeeded by
George Abercromby