Sir Robert Gilmour, 1st Baronet

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Brigadier-General Sir Robert Gordon Gilmour, 1st Baronet, CB, DSO, CVO (27 February 1857 – 24 June 1939), born Robert Gordon Wolrige Gordon (he changed his name in 1887), was a British army officer and Captain of the Royal Company of Archers.


Gilmour joined the army, and served in the Anglo-Zulu War (1879) and in the Sudanese campaign 1884-85. He served as commander of the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, during the Second Boer War 1900-02, and received the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 29 November 1900,[1] and was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1902. He was later a Captain of the Royal Company of Archers, and was on 29 July 1926 created a Baronet, of Liberton and Craigmillar in the County of Midlothian.

He lived in Inch House a large 17th century house on the south side of Edinburgh.[2]


Gilmour married on 19 October 1889 Lady Susan Lygon (24 May 1870 – 28 January 1962), 2nd daughter of the 6th Earl of Beauchamp. They had four children:

  • Mary Gilmour Knatchbull-Hugesson
  • Margaret Gilmour Dugdale
  • Grizel Hope, Lady Rankeillour (d. 1975), their third daughter who was wife since 1919 of Hon Arthur Oswald James Hope, who became 2nd Baron Rankeillour (1897–1958) in 1949.
  • Sir John Little Gilmour, 2nd Bt. (1899–1977)

Lady Susan Gilmour[edit]

Lady Susan Lygon Gilmour (24 May 1870 – 28 January 1962) was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1936 "[f]or services in connection with the Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Scotland." She may also be styled as Dame Susan Gilmour. She died in 1962, aged 91.


  1. ^ "No. 27359". The London Gazette. 27 September 1901. p. 6310. 
  2. ^ Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1911-12
Masonic offices
Preceded by
Robert King Stewart
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

Succeeded by
The Earl of Eglinton
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet Gilmour of Liberton Succeeded by
John Little Gilmour