Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gavin Rowan Hamilton 1923-2014

_. Gawaine Leslie (Gavin) Rowan Hamilton, who died 6 February, 2014, aged 90, was a cousin of the Queen, a descendant of the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

He was born 2 Apr, 1923, third son of Big. Gawain Basil Rowan Hamilton (1884-1947), by his wife Phyllis Frances Blackburn, who was a daughter of the Hon Robert Blackburn, styled Lord Blackburn (d 1944), a Lord of Sessions in Scotland, by his wife the former Lady Constance Frances Bowes Lyon (1865-1951), aunt of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, daughter of the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, &c.

He married 4 Sept, 1956, Mary Bridget Blakiston-Houston (b 1932), scion of the baronets of that name, dau of Lt-Col John Blakiston-Houston (1898-1984), by his wife the former Lettice Arden Stobart, by whom he had issue, Catherine (b 1957), James Hamish John (b 1961), and Patrick Gawaine (1964-2000).

The funeral is at Stenton Church, Dunbar, East Lothian, 18 Feb.


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