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James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn

James Edward Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn (29 February 1904 – 4 June 1979) was a British peer.[1] He was the son of James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, and Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham. He was variously styled Viscount Strabane (1904–1913), Marquess of Hamilton (1913–1953), and finally inherited his father's peerages on 12 September 1953.[citation needed]

The Duke of Abercorn
Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone
In office
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byJames Ponsonby Galbraith
Succeeded byJohn Hamilton-Stubber
Member of the Senate of Northern Ireland
In office
22 March 1949 – 8 May 1962
Personal details
James Edward Hamilton, Viscount Strabane

(1904-02-29)29 February 1904
Died4 June 1979(1979-06-04) (aged 75)
Political partyUnionist
Children3, including James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn


The then-Lord Hamilton attended Eton. He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards, where he rose to the rank of captain. In 1946, he was elected to the County Council of County Tyrone, served as High Sheriff of Tyrone, and then served in the Senate of Northern Ireland. He became Lord Lieutenant of County Tyrone on his father's death, a position he held for the remainder of his life. He was appointed honorary colonel of the 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (a Territorial Army unit), and died at age 75.[where?]


In 1928 he married Lady Kathleen Crichton (1905–1990), a daughter of Henry Crichton, Viscount Crichton (1872–1914, son of the 4th and father of the 5th Earl of Erne) and Lady Mary Cavendish Grosvenor (1883–1959, daughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster).[citation needed]

They had two sons and a daughter:

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  1. ^ Cokayne, George Edward (2000) [1982]. Gibbs, Vicary; Doubleday, H. A.; White, Geoffrey; Warrand, Duncan; de Walden, Lord Howard (eds.). The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. I. Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 0904387828. OCLC 60066829.
  2. ^ a b c d Montague-Smith, Patrick W., ed. (2008). "Abercorn, Duke of (Hamilton) sat as Marquess of Abercorn (GB 1790) (Duke I 1868, Bt I 1660)". Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage 2008. London, UK: Debrett's Peerage Limited.
  3. ^ Ostler, Catherine (17 May 2013). "The Pippas of their day! They were the aristocratic beauties who almost stole the show at the Coronation 60 years ago. Now they share their behind the scenes stories". Daily Mail. London, UK.

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