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Hamilton, James, first duke of Abercorn (1811-1885), landowner and politician

George Barnett Smith and Peter Henry Gray

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Hamilton, James, first duke of Abercorn (1811-1885), landowner and politician, eldest son of James, Viscount Hamilton (d. 1814), and his wife, Harriet, daughter of the Hon. John Douglas, was born on 21 January 1811 in Seamore Place, Mayfair, Westminster. He succeeded as second marquess of Abercorn in 1818, on the ...

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