- George Abercromby, 3rd Baron Abercromby
George Ralph Campbell Abercromby, 3rd Baron Abercromby (
30 May 1800– 25 June 1852), was a Scottish soldier, politician and peer. The son of George Abercromby, 2nd Baron Abercrombyand Hon. Montague Dundas, on his death in 1852 he was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son.
He was commissioned into the
51st Foot. In 1817 he purchased a Lieutenancy in the 3rd Foot Guardsand in 1818 exchanged into the 3rd Dragoon Guardsas a Cornet. In 1821 he purchased a Lieutenantcy in the regiment and in 1822 he purchased a Captaincy in the 12th Light Dragoons. By 1828 he was back in the 3rd Dragoon Guards as a Majorand in that year he purchased an unattached infantry Lieutenant-Colonelcy. By 1842 he was a Coloneland in that year he exchanged into the Coldstream Guardsas Lieutenant-Colonel. On the death of his father on 15 February 1843he succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Abercromby.
He was a Whig
Member of Parliamentfor Clackmannanshire, 1824-26 and 1830-1831; for Stirlingshire, 1838-1841; and for Clackmannanshire and Kinross, 1841-1842. He was Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire, 1840-1852. Upon his death, he was buried at Tullibody.
He married Louisa Penuel Forbes, daughter of
John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwynand Louisa Cumming-Gordon, on 3 April 1832and had issue:
*Hon. Montague Abercromby (1835–1931), married
George Boyle, 6th Earl of Glasgow(1856)
*George Ralph Campbell Abercromby, 4th Baron Abercromby (1838-1917)
John Abercromby, 5th Baron Abercromby(1841-1924)
*Lt. Hon. Ralph Abercromby (1842–1897)
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p4.htm#i33 thePeerage.com]
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