Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown

Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown (25 March 1812 – 30 January 1867), styled Viscount Duncan between 1831 and 1859, was a British nobleman and politician.


Born in Edinburgh, the Hon. Adam Duncan was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He first entered parliament as a member for Southampton in 1837, which seat he held until 1841 when he exchanged it for Bath. He was briefly out of parliament between 1852 and 1854, when he was returned again, this time for Forfarshire. He held this seat until he was elevated to the House of Lords in 1859 on the death of his father, the first earl. His children included his heir Robert, George and Julia who was a courtier and notable artist.

Lord Camperdown died on 30 January 1867 at the age of 54.


  1. ^ "Duncan, the Hon. Adam, afterwards Earl of Camperdown (DNCN829A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Barlow-Hoy
Abel Rous Dottin
Member of Parliament for Southampton
With: Abel Rous Dottin
Succeeded by
Lord Bruce
Charles Martyn
Preceded by
The Viscount Powerscourt
William Bruges
Member of Parliament for Bath
With: John Arthur Roebuck to 1847;
Anthony Ashley-Cooper1847–1851;
George Treweeke Scobell, from 1851
Succeeded by
Thomas Phinn
George Treweeke Scobell
Preceded by
Hon. Lauderdale Maule
Member of Parliament for Forfarshire
Succeeded by
Charles Carnegie
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Alfred Hervey
Lord Elcho
Junior Lord of the Treasury
Succeeded by
Lord Henry Lennox
Thomas Edward Taylor
Henry Whitmore
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Haldane-Duncan
Earl of Camperdown
Succeeded by
Robert Haldane-Duncan