Rosalind Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn

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Her Grace
The Duchess of Abercorn
The Duchess of Abercorn in 1914.
The Duchess of Abercorn in 1914.
Born 26 February 1869 (1869-02-26)
Died 18 January 1958 (1958-01-19) (aged 88)
Spouse(s) James Hamilton, Marquess of Hamilton (m. 1884; his death 1953)
Children 5
Parent(s) Charles George Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan
Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox

Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn, DBE (26 February 1869 – 18 January 1958) (née Lady Rosalind Bingham) was a British aristocrat and the Duchess of Abercorn by marriage. She was a great-grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales.


She was born on 26 February 1869 to Charles George Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan, and Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox.

She married, James Hamilton, Marquess of Hamilton, eldest son of James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn, on 1 November 1894 at St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge.

They had five children:

Titles, styles, and honours[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 26 February 1869 – 10 November 1888: The Honourable Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham
  • 10 November 1888 – 1 November 1894: The Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham
  • 1 November 1894 – 3 January 1913: Marchioness of Hamilton
  • 3 January 1913 – 12 September 1953: Her Grace The Duchess of Abercorn
  • 12 September 1953 – 18 January 1958: Her Grace The Dowager Duchess of Abercorn


Rosalind, Duchess of Abercorn, was invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1936.[2]

She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by Queen's University, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, in 1944.[2] She died in 1958, aged 88.



  1. ^ Daily Telegraph: royal wedding photograph
  2. ^ a b Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 6. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.