Rosalind Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn

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The Duchess of Abercorn

The Duchess of Abercorn in 1914.
The Duchess of Abercorn in 1914.
Born26 February 1869 (1869-02-26)
London, England
Died18 January 1958 (1958-01-19) (aged 88)
Westminster, London, England
ChildrenLady Mary Gilmour
Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer
Lady Katherine Seymour
James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn
Lord Claud Hamilton
Parent(s)Charles George Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan
Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox

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


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:

Titles, styles, and honours[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 26 February 1869 – 10 November 1888: The Honourable Rosalind Bingham
  • 10 November 1888 – 1 November 1894: Lady Rosalind Bingham
  • 1 November 1894 – 3 January 1913: Marchioness of Hamilton
  • 3 January 1913 – 12 September 1953: Her Grace The Duchess of Abercorn
  • 12 September 1953 – 18 January 1958: Her Grace The Dowager Duchess of Abercorn


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.



  1. ^ Daily Telegraph: royal wedding photograph
  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.