George Hamilton-Gordon, 6th Earl of Aberdeen

George, sixth Earl of Aberdeen, was born at Holyrood, 10 December 1841. He took his seat in the House of Lords, as Viscount Gordon, 25 July 1864. He and his brother James were conspicuous riflemen in the early stages of the Volunteer movement. He afterwards went to America; made several voyages as a sailor, and was much interested in navigation. While of an adventurous disposition, he had a singularly individual and sympathetic character, and was held in high esteem by all conditions of men whom he met. He was lost at sea 27 January 1870, dying unmarried.


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