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George Abercromby, 4th Baron Abercromby

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Name  George 4th

Died  October 30, 1917

George Ralph Campbell Abercromby, 4th Baron Abercromby DL, JP (23 September 1838 – 30 October 1917), styled The Honourable from 1843 to 1852, was a Scottish peer and politician.

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Background

Abercromby was the oldest son of George Abercromby, 3rd Baron Abercromby. His mother Louisa Penuel Forbes was the daughter of the judge John Forbes, Lord Medwyn and sister of the clergyman Alexander Penrose Forbes.

Career

Abercromby succeeded his father as baron in 1852 and joined the House of Lords. He was Justice of the Peace for Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire and was nominated a Deputy Lieutenant for the latter county in 1860.

Family

Abercromby married Lady Julia Janet Georgiana Duncan (b. 1840), the daughter of Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown and his wife Juliana Cavendish Philips, at the earl's residence Camperdown House on 6 October 1858. The marriage produced no children.

Lady Abercromby served Queen Victoria as a Lady of the Bedchamber 1874-1885. She died in 1915.

Abercromby survived her for two years. He was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother John.

References

George Abercromby, 4th Baron Abercromby Wikipedia


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