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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Capt North Edward Frederick Dalrymple Hamilton of Bargany, CVO, MBE, DSC 1921-2014

__.Capt North Edward Frederick Dalrymple Hamilton, CVO, MBE, DSC, who died suddenly at Ayr, 8 July, 2014, aged 92, was a scion of the Earls of Stair (Earl, cr 1703). Capt Dalrymple Hamilton, of Bargany, Girvan, Ayrshire, a close friend of HM The Queen, was executive officer, Royal Yacht Britannia 1958-60, 

He was born 17 Feb, 1922, a godson of the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor), son of Admiral Sir Frederick Dalrymple Hamilton, KCB 1890-1974, by his wife Gwendolen (d 1974), dau of Sir Cuthbert Peek, 2nd Baronet. A sister, Graeme Elizabeth, born in 1926, was a goddaughter of the then Duchess of York (afterwards Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) &c.

He married 1stly, 23 July, 1949, the Hon Mary Helen Colville (d 1981), daughter of the 1st Baron Clydesmuir, PC, GCIE, by whom he had issue; married 2ndly, 1983, Geraldine Inez Antoinette, widow of Maj Rowland Beech, MC, and dau of Maj Frank Harding.

He leaves two sons from his 1st marriage, North John Frederick, who served as a Page of Honour to the Queen Mother 1964-66, and James Hew Ronald.

Funeral at Dailly Church, Friday 11 July.

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