Baron Hamilton of Dalzell
- Baron Hamilton of Dalzell
Baron Hamilton of Dalzell, in the County of Lanark, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1886 for the Liberal politician John Hamilton. He had previously represented Falkirk and Lanarkshire South in the House of Commons and after his elevation to the peerage served under William Gladstone as a Government Whip from 1892 to 1894. His eldest son, the second Baron, was a Government Whip from 1905 to 1911 in the Liberal administrations of Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith and also served as Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire. His nephew, the third Baron, was Lord Lieutenant of Surrey. As of 2007 the title is held by the latter's grandson, the fifth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2006.
The Conservative politician Archibald Hamilton, Baron Hamilton of Epsom, is the second son of the third Baron.
The title of the barony is pronounced "Hamilton of Dee-el".
Barons Hamilton of Dalzell
*John Glencairn Carter Hamilton, 1st Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1829-1900)
*Gavin George Hamilton, 2nd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1872-1952)
*John d'Henin Hamilton, 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1911-1990)
*James Leslie Hamilton, 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1938-2006)
*Gavin Goulburn Hamilton, 5th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (b. 1968)
The Heir Apparent is the present holder's brother Hon. Robert Pierson Hamilton (b. 1971)
*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
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