Hamilton, James

Person Key: 
HAM011
Family Name: 
Hamilton
First Name(s): 
James
Person Title: 
4th Duke of Abercorn
Titular Place: 
Abercorn
Rank In Peerage: 
Duke
Birth Year: 
1904
Death Year: 
1979
Century: 
20
County: 
Tyrone
Biography: 
James Edward Hamilton was the son of James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, and Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham. He was variously styled Viscount Strabane (1904–1913), Marquess of Hamilton (1913–1953), before finally inheriting his father's peerages on 12 September 1953. Lord Hamilton attended Eton. He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards, where he rose to the rank of captain. In 1946, he was elected to the County Council of County Tyrone, served as High Sheriff of Tyrone, and then served in the Senate of Northern Ireland. He became Lord Lieutenant of County Tyrone on his father's death, a position he held for the remainder of his life. In 1928 he married Lady Kathleen Crichton (1905–1990), the daughter of Henry Crichton, Viscount Crichton (1872–1914), son of the 4th and father of the 5th Earl of Erne, and Lady Mary Cavendish Grosvenor (1883–1959), daughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster. They had two sons and a daughter.
Seat / Residence(s): 
Baronscourt