The Duke and Duchess of Abercorn live at their ancestral seat, Baronscourt, in County Tyrone.
The Duchess of Abercorn OBE is sister of the Duchess of Westminster and sister-in-law of the 6th Duke of Westminster KG CB OBE TD DL).
The Baronscourt estate extends to about 15,000 acres.
His Grace was a lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards and later served as Ulster Unionist MP ~ known as James Hamilton MP ~ for Fermanagh & South Tyrone from 1964-70.
He was Lord Steward of the Household, 2001-09, and Lord-Lieutenant for County Tyrone, 1986-2009.
The Duke is a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (KG); indeed the banners of the Dukes of Abercorn and Westminster are displayed at their Garter Stalls in St George's Chapel, Windsor.
In 1996, the Duke's town residence was 10 Little Chester Street, London.
The family had a holiday home, Hamilton House, on Windermere Island in the Bahamas.
His Grace acquired the Belle Isle Estate, County Fermanagh, in 1991 for his younger son, Lord Nicholas Hamilton.
The Duke and Duchess have three children: James, Marquess of Hamilton, who is heir to the Dukedom and married to Tanya, Marchioness of Hamilton; Lady Sophia Hamilton; and Lord Nicholas Hamilton (now married himself).
Lord and Lady Hamilton have two children: James, Viscount Strabane; and Lord Claud Hamilton.
Lord and Lady Nicholas Hamilton live at Belle Isle Castle in County Fermanagh.
First published in 2008.