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Abercromby, James, first Baron Dunfermline (1776-1858), speaker of the House of Commons

Thomas Finlayson Henderson and Colin Matthew

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/41
Abercromby, James, first Baron Dunfermline (1776-1858), speaker of the House of Commons

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Abercromby, James, first Baron Dunfermline (1776-1858), speaker of the House of Commons, the third son of General Sir Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801), and his wife, Mary Anne, née Menzies, was born on 7 November 1776. Sir John Abercromby and Alexander Abercromby, both army officers, were his brothers. James Abercromby was educated ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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