George Hamilton-Gordon (28 January 1784-14 December 1860), 4. Earl of Aberdeen

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Parents
Father1George Gordon (28 January 1764-2 October 1791), Lord Haddo
Mother2Charles Baird (-8 October 1793)
Spouses and relationship events
married328 July 1805Katherine Elizabeth Hamilton (10 January 1784-29 February 1812)Stanmore [Unknown/Unspecified], Harrow [municipality], Greater London [county], England [country], United Kingdom [country]
married48 July 1815Harriet Douglas (-26 August 1833)Stanmore [Unknown/Unspecified], Harrow [municipality], Greater London [county], England [country], United Kingdom [country]
Children
Children with Katherine Elizabeth Hamilton:
Jane Gordon (11 February 1807-18 August 1824)5
Caroline Katherine Hamilton-Gordon (28 March 1808-24 July 1818)6
Alice Hamilton-Gordon (12 July 1809-)7
Children with Harriet Douglas:
George John James Hamilton-Gordon (28 September 1816-22 March 1864), 5. Earl of Aberdeen8
Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon (11 December 1817-19 May 1890)9
Frances Hamilton-Gordon (1819-20 April 1834)10
Douglas Hamilton-Gordon (13 March 1824-6 September 1901), Chaplain in Ordinary to Queen Victoria11
Arthur Hamilton-Gordon (26 November 1829-), 1. Baron Stanmore of Great Stanmore12
Attributes
Occupation13from 1 June 1814Viscount Gordon of Aberdeen
Occupation14from December 1852 until February 1855Prime Minister
Occupation154. Earl of Aberdeen
Events
Buried:16Stanmore [Unknown/Unspecified], Harrow [municipality], Greater London [county], England [country], United Kingdom [country]
Born:1728 January 1784Edinburgh [city/town], Edinburghshire (Midlothian) [county], Scotland [country], United Kingdom [country]
Died:1814 December 1860Westminster [municipality], Greater London [county], England [country], United Kingdom [country]
He died in his house called Argyll House, near Regent Street.
Personal Info
During his minority he was a ward of Mr. Pitt and Viscount Melville, and was early initiated to political life, and in 1813 was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary to the Emperor of Austria. He signed the Treaty of Paris on behalf of His Britannic Majesty 1814. Having previously served as a representative peer he was on 1 June 1814 created VISCOUNT GORDON OF ABERDEEN in the County of Aberdeen in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. As a mark of affection for his first wife's family he obtained a royal warrant authorising him to assume the additional surname and arms of Hamilton. His lordship, who was in political association and intimate friendship with the Duke of Wellington a.nd Sir Robert Peel, was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1828-30 and 1841-6, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1834-5. Upon the fall of the Earl of Derby's administration in December 1852 the Queen commissioned Lord Aberdeen to form a Government. The well-known coalition between Sir Robert Peel's free trade party and the Whigs then took place, and the Earl of Aberdeen became First Lord of the Treasury and Prime Minister. The Government resigned in February 1855 on a vote of censure in connection with the conduct of the Crimean War, and the Earl of Aberdeen, who was inclined to a policy of non-intervention, did not again take office. He had been created a Knight of the Thistle in 1808, and was elected a Knight of the Garter, being invested at Windsor 7 February 1855. He was, as a mark of special favour, directed to retain both orders. He was also a knight of the Hungarian Order of S. Stephen, a unique distinction for a British subject. The earl was Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, Chancellor of Aberdeen University, Fellow of the Royal Society, and a trustee of the British Museum.19
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1 Sir James Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms, The Scots Peerage Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, Volume I: (: David Douglas, 1904), Aberdeen p. 93-94, III George Gordon.
2 Ibid
3 Sir James Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms, The Scots Peerage Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, Volume I: (: David Douglas, 1904), Abercorn, p. 66-68, John James Hamilton.
4 Sir James Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms, The Scots Peerage Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, Volume I: (: David Douglas, 1904), Aberdeen p. 94-97, IV George Gordon.
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