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Friday, July 08, 2016

The 13th Earl of Haddington 1941-2016

_. The 13th Earl of Haddington (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1627), died 5 July, 2016. He was 74.

John George Baillie-Hamilton was born 21 Dec, 1941, son of the 12th Earl of Haddington, KT (1894-1986) by his wife the former Sarah Cook (d 1995), and succeeded to the family honours on his father's demise, 17 Apr, 1986.

He married twice, firstly, 1 Dec, 1975 (div 1981), Prudence Elizabeth Hayles; married 2ndly, 2 Dec, 1984, Jane Heyworth (a descendant of the extinct Barons Tweedmouth). He leaves a widow, and a son and two daughters from the second marriage, George Edmund Baldred, styled Lord Binning, Lady Susan Baillie-Hamilton, and Lady Isobel Baillie-Hamilton.

The son, who was born 27 Sept, 1985, inherirs the earldom and the Lordship of Binning and the Lordship of Byres & Binning.

The Earl's funeral takes place at Galashiels Catholic Church of Our Lady & St Andrew, Saturday 23 July, 2016.

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