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George Hamilton-Gordon (Gordon), 4th Earl of Aberdeen

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: December 14, 1860 (76)
Argyll House, Argyll Street, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Great Stanmore, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of George Gordon, Lord Haddo and Charlotte Baird
Husband of Elizabeth Gordon; Catherine Elizabeth Gordon, Countess of Aberdeen and Harriet Hamilton, Countess of Aberdeen
Father of Alice Hamilton-Gordon; Jane Hamilton-Gordon; Charlotte Catherine Hamilton-Gordon; George John James Gordon, 5th Earl of Aberdeen; Rev. The Hon Douglas-Hamilton-Gordon and 3 others
Brother of William Hamilton-Gordon; Rt Hon Sir Robert Gordon, GCB; Admiral Hon Sir John Gordon, RN; Alice Gordon; Lieutenant Col. Hon. Sir Charles Gordon, KCB and 1 other

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About George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

"George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen KG KT FRSE FRS PC FSA(Scot) (28 January 1784 – 14 December 1860), styled Lord Haddo from 1791 to 1801, was a British politician, diplomat and landowner, successively a Tory, Conservative and Peelite, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1852 until 1855 in a coalition between the Whigs and Peelites, with Radical and Irish support. The Aberdeen ministry was filled with powerful and talented politicians, who Aberdeen was largely unable to control and direct. Despite trying to avoid this happening, it took Britain into the Crimean War, and fell when its conduct became unpopular, after which Aberdeen retired from politics."




Citations / Sources:

[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

[S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume I, page 93. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 10. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, pages 8, 16-18. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 258.

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George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom's Timeline

January 28, 1784
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
July 12, 1809
Age 25
- 1814
Age 28
Vienna, Switzerland
September 28, 1816
Age 32
Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex
December 11, 1817
Age 33
Age 34