George Abercromby, 4th Baron Abercromby


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.


The Lord Abercromby

4th Baron Abercromby
PredecessorGeorge Abercromby, 3rd Baron Abercromby
SuccessorJohn Abercromby, 5th Baron Abercromby
BornGeorge Ralph Campbell Abercromby
(1838-09-23)23 September 1838
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Died30 October 1917(1917-10-30) (aged 79)
London, England
Spouse(s)
(m. 1858; died 1915)
ParentsGeorge Abercromby, 3rd Baron Abercromby
Louisa Penuel Forbes

Background


Abercromby was born in Leamington, Warwickshire on 23 September 1838. He was the oldest son of George Abercromby, 3rd Baron Abercromby.[1] His mother Louisa Penuel Forbes was the daughter of the judge John Forbes, Lord Medwyn and sister of the clergyman Alexander Penrose Forbes.[1]

Career


Abercromby succeeded his father as baron in 1852 and joined the House of Lords.[1] He was Justice of the Peace for Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire and was nominated a Deputy Lieutenant for the latter county in 1860.[1]

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.[2]

Abercromby survived her for two years, he died in Kensington area of London aged 79. He was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother John.

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References


  • Charles Roger Dod; Robert Phipps Dod (1915). Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for 1915. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Ltd.
  • thePeerage.com