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Stanmore, Baron (UK, 1893 - 1957)


Creation: let.pat. 21 Aug 1893


Extinct: 13 Apr 1957


Family name: Hamilton-Gordon




Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Azure three Boars' Heads couped within a Double Tressure adorned with Roses Thistles and Fleurs-de-lis alternately Or (Gordon);  2nd and 3rd, Quarterly, (i) and (iv), Gules three Cinquefoils pierced Ermine, (ii) and (iii) Argent a Lymphad the sails furled, the whole within a Bordure Sable (Hamilton)


1st:  Two Arms from the shoulder naked proper holding a Bow Or and letting fly an Arrow Argent (Gordon)2nd:  Our of a Ducal Coronet Oran Oak Tree fructed and penetrated transversely in the main stem by a Frame Saw inscribed with the word "Thorough" all proper, the tree charged with an Escutcheon Argent thereon a Heart Gules (Hamilton)


Dexter:  a Chief of the Fiji Islands habited and supporting with the exterior hand a Club all proper;  Sinister:  an Adigar of the Island of Ceylon habited and holding in the exterior hand a Staff of Office all proper


 Haud Immemor



Arthur [Hamilton-Gordon], 1st Baron Stanmore, GCMG

4th son of George Hamilton [Gordon later Hamilton-Gordon], 4th Earl of Aberdeen (First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1852-55), by his second wife  Lady Harriet Hamilton, widow of Lord James Hamilton MP, styled Viscount Hamilton (1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John James [Hamilton], 1st Marquess of Abercorn), sister of George Sholto [Douglas], 17th Earl of Morton, and 2nd dau. of Hon John Douglas (by his wife Lady Frances Lascelles, 1st dau. of Edward [Lascelles], 1st Earl of Harewood), 1st son by his second wife of James [Douglas], 14th Earl of Morton


28 Nov 1829


24 Sep 1865 Rachel Emily Shaw-Lefevre (d. 26 Jan 1889), 1st dau. of Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre KCB, by his wife Rachel Emily Wright, dau. of Ichabod Wright, of Mapperley, co. Nottingham


1. Hon George Arthur Maurice Hamilton-Gordon, later 2nd Baron Stanmore

1. Hon Rachel Nevill Hamilton-Gordon (b. 13 Jul 1869; d. 22 Oct 1947)


30 Jan 1912


21 Aug 1893 Baron Stanmore, of Great Stanmore in the County of Middlesex

suc. by



Assistant Private Secretary to his father when Prime Minister 1852-55; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Beverley, 1854-57; CMG 1859; Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick 1861-66; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Trinidad 1886-70 ; KCMG 1871; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Mauritius 1871-74 ; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Fiji 1875-80; GCMG 1878; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of New Zealand 1880-82; First High Commissioner for the West Pacific 1877-83; Governor of Ceylon 1883-90 ; KStJ


George Arthur Maurice [Hamilton-Gordon], 2nd Baron Stanmore, KCVO PC


3 Jan 1871


13 Apr 1957


Private Secretary to the First Commissioner of Works 1892-95; a Lord-in-Waiting to King George V 1914-22; a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords 191 and 1944-46; Secretary-General of the Most Venerable Order of St John 1921-22; Treasurer of St Bartholomew's Hospital 1921-37; CVO 1922; Chief Liberal Whip in the House of Lords 1923-44; KCVO 1930; Privy Councillor 1932: Chairman of Committees, House of Lords 1944-46


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


 First written 9 May 2003



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