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Abercromby James

Abercromby, James, Lord Dunfermline, third son of the above, born 1776; called to the bar 1801; entered Parliament for Midhurst 1807; joined the Whig opposition, to which he rendered valuable services. Canning, on coming to power, made him Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland, 1830. He was one of the first members for Edinburgh in the Reformed Parliament, of which he was elected Speaker in 1835. Resigning in 1839, he received a peerage, and passed his remaining years in privacy at Colinton, near Edinburgh, where he died 1858.