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Lord George Francis Hamilton (17 December 1845 - 22 September 1927) was a British Conservative politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A courtesy title is a form of address in the British peerage system used for wives, children, and other close relatives of a peer. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ...


Life

A son of the 1st Duke of Abercorn, Hamilton was M.P. for Middlesex (1868-85) and for Ealing (1885-1906). He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Rifle Brigade and Coldstream Guards and received the degree of honorary L.L.D. from Glasgow University and of honorary D.C.L. from Oxford University. He was Justice of Peace in Middlesex and Westminster. He was invested as Privy Counsellor in 1878 and as GCSI in 1903. He served as Under-Secretary of State for India (1874-78) and Vice-President for Committee on Education (1878-80). He served also as First Lord of the Admiralty in the first two governments of Lord Salisbury (1885-1886; 1886-1892). In 1894 he was elected as Chairman of the London School Board, standing down after one year when the Unionists won the general election and he became Secretary of State for India under Salisbury and Balfour (1895-1903). He was Captain of Deal Castle (1899-1923) and Major of Deal (1909). His Grace The Duke of Abercorn James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, KG (January 21, 1811 - October 31, 1885) was a British Conservative nobleman and statesman who twice served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The Coldstream Guards is a regiment of the British Army, part of the Guards Division. ... The University of Glasgow is the largest of the three universities in Glasgow, Scotland. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a magistrate appointed by a commission to keep the peace, dispense summary justice and deal with local administrative applications in common law jurisdictions. ... This article concerns the British Sovereigns Privy Council. ... The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1861. ... Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State for India, 1858-1937, for India and Burma, 1937-1948 to be added Permanent Under-Secretaries of State for India, 1858-1937, for India and Burma, 1937-1948 1858: Sir George Russell Clerk 1860: Herman Merivale 1874: Sir Louis Mallet 1883: (Sir) Arthur Godley 1909... The First Lord of the Admiralty was a British government position in charge of the Admiralty. ... Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (February 3, 1830–August 22, 1903). ... The London School Board (sometimes School Board for London) was an institution of local government. ... The office of Secretary of State for India or India Secretary was created in 1858 when India was brought under direct British rule (British Raj). ... The Right Honourable Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British statesman and the thirty-third Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ...


Family and children

In 1871 he married Lady Maud Caroline Lascelles (1846-1938), daughter of Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood (1797-1857) and Lady Louisa Thynne (d. 1859, daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Bath). They had three sons: 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... -1... The Right Honourable Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood (June 11, 1797–February 22, 1857) was an English peer and the son of Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood. ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The title of Marquess of Bath was created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1789 for Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, a former Secretary of State. ...

  • Ronald James Hamilton (1872-1958), who fought in the First World War, was wounded and in 1919 invested as O.B.E. He was awarded with the decoration of the Order of the Crown of Belgium. He served as First Secretary in the Diplomatic Service. In 1915 he married Florence Marguerite (Sarah Brooke) Hanna (d. 1959). They had one daughter:
    • Maud Sarah Hamilton (1917-1995). In 1939 she married Count Manfred Maria Edmund Ralph Beckett Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (1913-1962), S/Ldr in the Royal Air Force, D.F.C., M.C., D.S.O. With him she has one son and one daughter.
  • Anthony George Hamilton (1874-1936, who fought in the First World War and gained the rank of Major in the service of the East Kent Regiment. He died unmarried and without issue.
  • Robert Cecil Hamilton (1882-1947), who fought in the First World War and gained the rank of Vice-Admiral in the service of the Royal Navy. In 1911 he married Edith Maud Paley (d. 1967), daughter of the barrister Algernon Herbert Paley.
Preceded by:
The Earl of Northbrook
First Lord of the Admiralty
1885–1886
Succeeded by:
The Marquess of Ripon
Preceded by:
The Marquess of Ripon
First Lord of the Admiralty
1886–1892
Succeeded by:
The Earl Spencer
Preceded by:
Henry Hartley Fowler
Secretary of State for India
1895–1903
Succeeded by:
William St John Brodrick

 
 

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