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Abercromby, Baron (UK, 1801 - 1924)

 

Creation: let.pat. 28 May 1801

 

Extinct: 7 Oct 1924

 

Family name: Abercromby

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Arms:

Argent a Fess embattled Gules therefrom issuant in chief a Dexter Arm embowed in Armour proper garnished Or encircled by a Wreath of Laurel the hand supporting the French Standard in bend sinister also proper in base (for Abercromby) a Chevron indented Gules between three Boars' Heads erased Azure

Crest:

A Bee volant proper

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound per fess Argent and Or each plain collared with a Line reflexed over the back Gules and charged on the shoulder with a Thistle proper

Motto:

 Vive ut vivas

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Mary Anne Menzies later Abercromby, suo jure Baroness Abercromby

2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Menzies, of Ferntower in Crieff, co. Perth, by his wife Ann Campbell. dau. of Patrick Campbell of Monzie

born

 

mar.

17 Nov 1767 Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Ralph Abercromby KB, Member of Parliament for Clackmannan 1774-80 and 1796-98, Commander-in-Chief of the West Indies 1795, Chief Commander of the Forces in Ireland 1798, Privy Councillor [I] 1798, Governor of Inverness 1798-1801, commanded the British Forces in Egypt 1801, landing his troops at Aboukir and fighting the Battle of Alexandria, where he was mortally wounded and died on board HMS Foudroyant in Aboukir Bay (b. 25 Oct 1734; d. 28 Mar 1801), 1st son of George Abercromby of Tullibody, by his wife Mary Dundas, dau. of Ralph Dundas of Manour

children

1. Hon George Abercromby, later 2nd Baron Abercromby

2. Gen Hon Sir John Abercromby GCB, captured Mauritius 1809 (b. 2 Apr 1772; d. 14 Feb 1817)

3. Hon James Abercromby, later 1st Baron Dunfermline

4. Lt Col Hon Alexander Abercromby CB, served in the Peninsular war and fought at the Battle of Waterloo 1815, Member of Parliament for Clackmannanshire 1817 (b. 4 Mar 1784; d. 27 Aug 1853)

1. Hon Anne Abercromby (d. 17 Sep 1844), mar. 1795 Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 22nd Chief of Clan Cameron (b . 1769; d. 1832), and had issue

2. Hon Mary Abercromby (d. 1825)

3. Hon Catherine Abercromby (d. 7 May 1841), mar. Dec 1817 Thomas Buchanan

died

11 Feb 1821

created

28 May 1801 Baroness Abercromby, of Aboukir and of Tullibody in the County of Clackmannan, with remainder to the heirs male of her body by her late husband, Sir Ralph Abercromby

suc. by

son

note

granted an annual pension of £2,000, this being settled on herself and her three successors in the Barony of Abercromby

 

George [Abercromby], 2nd Baron Abercromby

born

14 Oct 1770

mar.

25 Jan 1799 Hon Montague Dundas (b. 29 Apr 1772; d. 10 Mar 1837), 3rd dau. of Henry [Dundas], 1st Viscount Melville, by his first wife Elizabeth Rennie, dau. of David Rennie of Melville Castle, Edinburgh

children

1. Hon George Ralph Abercromby, later 3rd Baron Abercromby

1. Hon Montague Abercromby (b. 23 May 1807; dsp. 11 Nov 1853), mar. 4 Aug 1831 Fox [Maule later Maule-Ramsay], 11th Earl of Dalhousie

2. Hon Mary Anne Abercromby (b. 7 Dec 1811; d. 24 Sep 1898), mar. 13 Jul 1857 Col N R Brown

died

15 Feb 1843

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Edinburgh 1805-06 and for Clackmannanshire 1806-07 and 1812-15; Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire 1837-43

 

George Ralph [Abercromby], 3rd Baron Abercromby

born

30 May 1800

mar.

3 Apr 1832 Louisa Penuel Forbes (d. 20 Apr 1882), only dau. of John Hay Forbes, a Lord of Session by the style of Lord Medwyn, by his wife Louisa Gordon-Cumming, dau. of Sir Alexander Penrose Cumming of Altyre later Gordon-Cumming of Altyre, 1st Bt.

children

1. Hon George Ralph Campbell Abercromby, later 4th Baron Abercromby

2. Hon John Abercromby, later 5th Baron Abercromby

3. Lt Hon Ralph Abercromby (b. 11 Feb 1842; d. 21 Jun 1897)

1. Hon Montague Abercromby (b. 11 Aug 1835; d. 22 Apr 1931), mar. 29 Apr 1856 George Frederick [Boyle], 6th Earl of Glasgow, and had issue

died

25 Jun 1852

suc. by

son

note

Maj later Col, 3rd Dragoons; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Clackmannanshire 1824-26 and 1830-31, for Stirlingshire 1838-41 and for Clackmannanshire and Kinross 1841-42; Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire 1840-52

 

George Ralph Campbell [Abercromby], 4th Baron Abercromby, DL

born

23 Sep 1838

mar.

1858 Lady Julia Janet Georgiana Haldane-Duncan VA, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1874-85 (b. 24 Jan 1840; dsp. 8 Dec 1915), only dau. of Adam [Haldane-Duncan], 2nd Earl of Camperdown, by his wife Juliana Cavendish Philips, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir George Richard Philips, 2nd Bt., of Weston, co. Warwick

died

s. p.

suc. by

brother

note

Justice of the Peace for Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire; Deputy Lieutenant for Stirlingshire 1860

 

John [Abercromby], 5th Baron Abercromby

born

15 Jan 1841

mar.

26 Aug 1876 (div. 1879) his cousin Adele Wilhelmina Marika von Heidenstern, dau. of Chev Charles von Heidenstern, Swedish Minister at Athens

only child

1. Hon Edla Louisa Montague Abercromby (b. 23 Aug 1877), mar. 10 Oct 1906 Georges N Nasos, Director of Athens Conservatoire of Music

died

s.p.m. 7 Oct 1924

note

President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

 

On the death of the 5th Baron Abercromby the Barony of Abercromby became extinct.

 

 First written 19 Feb 2005

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