James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn

James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn

Born Nov 30, 1869

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1869 Birth Born on November 30, 1869.


1892 22 Years Old He was educated at Eton and subsequently served first in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers until 1892 when he joined the 1st Life Guards. … Read More
1894 24 Years Old Abercorn married Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham (1869–1958), only daughter of Charles Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan and his wife Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox (1838–1910, daughter of Charles Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond) at St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, on 1 November 1894. … Read More


1900 30 Years Old In the 1900 general election, Hamilton stood successfully as Unionist candidate for Londonderry City, and three years later he became Treasurer of the Household, a post he held until the fall of Balfour's Conservative administration in 1905.


1913 43 Years Old After serving for a time as an Opposition whip, Hamilton succeeded his father as third Duke of Abercorn in 1913. … Read More
1917 47 Years Old He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone from 1917 until his death, having previously been a Deputy Lieutenant for County Donegal.


1928 58 Years Old Abercorn proved a popular royal representative in Northern Ireland, and was reappointed to the post in 1928 after completing his first term of office.


1931 61 Years Old In 1931, he declined the offer of the Governor Generalship of Canada, and three years later he was again reappointed Governor for a third term.
1945 75 Years Old 1 More Event
He remained in this capacity until his resignation in July 1945. … Read More
1953 84 Years Old Abercorn died at his London home in 1953, and was buried at Baronscourt in County Tyrone.
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