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  1. John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, KT, KP, GCMG, GCVO, PC (3 August 1847 – 7 March 1934), known as The 7th Earl of Aberdeen from 1870 to 1916, was a British politician.

    • Early Life and Education
    • Marriage and Family
    • Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
    • The Okanagan Valley
    • Governor General of Canada
    • Relationship with Canadian Prime Ministers
    • Sports and Travel
    • Social Welfare and Philanthropy
    • The British Empire and Dominions
    • Later Life

    Aberdeen was the third son of George Hamilton-Gordon, 5th Earl of Aberdeen and Mary Baillie, the sister of George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington. Both the Hamilton-Gordons and the Baillies were active in politics and evangelical religion. Aberdeen’s grandfather served as prime minister of Britain from 1852 to 1855, while his father was i...

    On 7 November 1877, Aberdeen married Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks, the daughter of Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth and Isabella Weir Hogg. The Aberdeens shared interests in politics, religion and social reform. Lady Aberdeen became a prominent public figure in her own right during the couple’s time in Canada as the founder of the Victorian O...

    After taking his seat in the House of Lords as Earl of Aberdeen in 1870, following the death of one elder brother at sea and another in a rifle accident, Aberdeen became a friend and political ally in the House of Lords. From 1881 to 1885, he served as Lord High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland, and then became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1...

    Following a three-month holiday in Canada in 1890, Aberdeen purchased the Coldstream Ranch near Vernon in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valleyin 1891. The property included 13,261 acres, 2,000 cattle, 62 horses, 70 hogs, 70 sheep and 50 poultry. Aberdeen commissioned the planting of 25,000 apple, pear and cherry trees on 100 acres of the ranch, begin...

    When William Ewart Gladstone returned to office as British prime minister in 1892, he appointed Aberdeen governor general of Canada, succeeding Lord Stanley. The appointment was well received, particularly among Scottish and Irish Canadians. His support for French Canada’s constitutional rights and his practice of alternating French and English in ...

    Aberdeen’s years as governor general overlapped with the terms of four Canadian prime ministers: John Thompson (1892–94), Mackenzie Bowell (1894–96), Charles Tupper (1896) and Wilfrid Laurier (1896–1911). Aberdeen discussed his relations with these prime ministers in his memoirs, written jointly with Lady Aberdeen. The Aberdeens described Thompson ...

    Aberdeen and his family were enthusiastic about winter sports and helped popularize skiing in Canada. The Aberdeens explained in their memoirs, “The sunny winters were in themselves a joy, with their winter sports on our own ice rinks at Government House, skating, hockey, tobogganing, sleighing to which we ourselves added skiing, as it was through ...

    The Aberdeens demonstrated their strong interest in social welfare through their philanthropic activities in Canada. As their biographer Veronica Strong-Boag concluded, “Many initiatives were discreet. Private papers have left a trail of appeals, often answered with kind words and cold cash.” The focus of their initiatives was the development of co...

    Aberdeen promoted stronger communication and trade links between the British Dominions and was interested in technological advances that contributed to this connection. During a tour of the Maritime Provinces, he met Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, and his wife, Mabel, at their home in Baddeck, where they were “making experime...

    Aberdeen returned to Britain in 1898 and was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1905 to 1915. He then received the title of first Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair. The Aberdeens wrote their memoirs in the 1920s. Aberdeen retired to Aberdeenshire where he died in 1934 at the age of 86.

  2. John Hamilton-Gordon, 1er marqués de Aberdeen y Temair John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, primer marqués de Aberdeen y Temair KT KP GCMG GCVO PC (3 de agosto de 1847 - 7 de marzo de 1934), conocido como El conde de Aberdeen de 1870 a 1916, fue un político escocés.

  3. The other major group is the John Campbell Hamilton Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair fonds (R5319-0-1) at LAC. Additional sources for Lord Aberdeen’s life and career can be found in the author’s Liberal hearts and coronets: the lives and times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens (Toronto, 2015).

  4. John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 7th Earl of Aberdeen and (from 1916) 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, KT, GCMG, GCVO, PC, lived from 3 August 1847 to 7 March 1934. He was a politician who served as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland and Governor General of Canada. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in our Historical Timeline.

  5. 15/04/2020 · John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair. Birthdate: August 03, 1847. Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Death: March 07, 1934 (86) Immediate Family: Son of George John James Gordon, 5th Earl of Aberdeen and Mary Baillie-Hamilton, Countess of Aberdeen.