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Mary Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn

Mary Anna Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn (née Curzon-Howe; 23 July 1848 – 10 May 1929), was an English aristocrat. She was the daughter of Richard Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe and Anne Gore.

Mary Anna Curzon-Howe
Duchess of Abercorn
Born(1848-07-23)23 July 1848
Died10 May 1929(1929-05-10) (aged 80)
Spouse(s)James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn
James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn
Lady Alexandra Phyllis Hamilton
Gladys, Countess of Wicklow
Lord Arthur John Hamilton
Lord Claud Nigel Hamilton
FatherRichard Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe
MotherAnne Gore


Her Grace held the office of Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Alexandra.

Marriage and issueEdit

She married James Hamilton, Marquess of Hamilton, eldest son of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn and Lady Louisa Jane Russel on 7 January 1869[1] at St. George's Church, St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, England.

They had seven sons and two daughters:

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) was the Duchess's great-great-granddaughter, through Mary's granddaughter, Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer.


Titles, styles, honours and armsEdit

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 1848–1869 Lady Mary Anna Curzon-Howe
  • 1869–1885 Marchioness of Hamilton
  • 1885–1913 Her Grace The Duchess of Abercorn
  • 1913–1929 Her Grace The Dowager Duchess of Abercorn


  1. ^ Jackson, Alvin (2004). "Hamilton, James, second duke of Abercorn (1838–1913)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33669.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)