Alexander Abercromby was born 1603 to Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog (-c1645) and Elizabeth Bethune (-1623) and died December 1684 of unspecified causes. He married Jane Urquhart (-) .


Offspring of Alexander Abercromby and Jane Urquhart (-)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alexander Abercromby (-)Christian Abercromby (-)Marie Abercromby (-)
Violet Abercromby (-)

Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Baronet (c. 1603 – December 1684)[1] was a Scottish politician.

He was the oldest son of Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog and his wife Elizabeth Bethune, daughter of David Bethune.[2] On 20 February 1636, he was created a Baronet, of Birkenbog, in the County of Banff.[3] Abercromby entered the Parliament of Scotland in 1640, sitting for Banffshire until the following year.[4] He represented the constituency also in 1643 and after a break of three years, he was returned for it in 1646, a seat he held for the next two years.[4] In 1661, he was again successful for Banffshire until 1663.[4] Abercromby was a Covenanter and in 1645 took part at the Battle of Auldearn under command of John Hurry.[5]

He married firstly Jane Urquhart, daughter of Sir Thomas Urquhart, and had by her a son and three daughters.[6] After her death, Abercromby remarried Jane Sutherland.[6] On 22 August 1668 he married thirdly Elizabeth Baird, daughter of Sir James Baird.[6] Abercromby had another daughter by his second wife and three sons and a daughter by his third wife.[6] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his second and oldest surviving son James.[5] His third son Alexander was also a Member of Parliament and ancestor of the Barons Abercromby.[7]


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  2. ^ Collins, Arthur (1812). Sir Egerton Brydges. ed. Collin's Peerage of England. vol. IX. London: T. Bensley. pp. 151. 
  3. ^ Lodge, Edmund (1859). The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (28th ed.). London: Hurst and Blackett. pp. 591. 
  4. ^ a b c Foster, Joseph. Members of Parliament, Scotland, including the Minor Barons, the Commissioners for the Shire. BiblioBazaar Llc.. pp. 1. ISBN 1-113-82016-0. 
  5. ^ a b Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. pp. 5. 
  6. ^ a b c d Burke, John (2001). Peter de Vere Beauclerk-Dewar. ed. Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain. pp. 1. ISBN 0-9711966-0-5. 
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Baronetage of Nova Scotia
New creation Baronet
(of Birkenbog)
1636 – 1684
Succeeded by
James Abercromby

NAME Abercromby, Alexander
SHORT DESCRIPTION Scottish baronet and politician
DATE OF DEATH December 1684

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¢ Children
  • Children also from his second and third wives

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