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Dunfermline, Baron  (UK, 1839 - 1868)


Creation: let.pat. 7 Jun 1839


Extinct: 12 Jul 1868


Family name: Abercromby




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


A Bee erect proper


On either side a Greyhound per fess Argent and Or each plain collared with a Line reflexed over the back Gules and suspended from the collar a Shield Azure charged with the Speaker's Mace in pale gold and and charged on the shoulder with a Thistle proper


 Vive ut vivas



James [Abercromby], 1st Baron Dunfermline, PC

3rd son of Mary Anne Menzies later Abercromby, suo jure Baroness Abercromby, by her husband Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Ralph Abercromby KB MP


7 Nov 1776


14 Jun 1802 Mary Anne Leigh (b. c. 1778; d. 2 Aug 1874), 1st dau. of Egerton Leigh, of high Leigh, co. Chester, by his wife Elizabeth Jodrell, dau. and cohrss. of Francis Jodrell, of Twemlow, co. Chester

only child

1. Hon Ralph Abercromby, later 2nd Baron Dunfermline


17 Apr 1858


7 Jun 1839 Baron Dunfermline, of Dunfermline in the County of Fife

suc. by



barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1800; Commissioner of Bankruptcy 1801-27; M ember of Parliament (Whig) for Midhurst 1807-12, for Calne 1812-30 and for Edinburgh 1832-39; Privy Councillor 1827; Judge Advocate General 1827-28; Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1830-32; Master of the Mint and a member of the Cabinet 1834; Speaker of the House of Commons 1835-39; granted a pension of £4,000 a year on his retirement from the Speakership; Dean of Faculties, University of Glasgow 1841-44


Ralph [Abercromby], 2nd Baron Dunfermline, KCB


6 Apr 1803


18 Sep 1838 Lady Mary Eliza Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (b. 14 Feb 1811; d. 10 Apr 1874), 1st dau. of Gilbert [Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 2nd Earl of Minto, by his wife Mary Brydone, 1st dau. of Patrick Brydone, of Lennuel House, co. Berwick

only child

1. Hon Mary Catherine Elizabeth Abercromby, mar. 27 Oct 1876 Capt John Mowbray Trotter, 4th son of Archibald Trotter, of Dreghorn, co. Midlothian, and had issue


s.p.m. 12 Jul 1868


entered the Diplomatic Service 1821; Secretary of Legation, Berlin 1831-35; British Minister at Florence 1835-38, to the German Confederation 1838-40, at Turin 1840-51 and at the Hague 1851-58; KCB 1851


On the death of the 2nd Baron Dunfermline the Barony of Dunfermline became extinct.


 First written 19 Feb 2005



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