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Friday, October 20, 2006

4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell

The 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell died 28 September, 2006. He was aged 68. He was born James Leslie Hamilton, 11 February, 1938, son of the 3rd Baron, GCVO, MC (1911-90), by his wife, the former Rosemary Olive Coke (d. 8 Oct, 1993), scion of the Earls of Leicester. He was educated at Eton and served in the Coldstream Guards, 1956-58; Career: --> Member of the Stock Exchange, 1967-80; Director, Rowton Hotels, plc 1978-84; Chairman, Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for the Disabled, from 1989; Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Surrey from 1993; succeeded his father as 4th Baron (cr. 1886), 10 Feb, 1990; married 1967, Anne Corinna Helena, daughter of Sir Pierson John Dixon, GCMG, CB, by whom he had issue, four sons (inc twins). He is succeeded in the peerage by his eldest son, the Hon Gavin Gouldburn Hamilton, b. 8 Oct, 1968. A Thanksgiving service takes place at St Michael's, Betchworth, 14 Nov 2006, and at St Mary's, Bridgnorth, 6 Dec, 2006.

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