Sir Robert Abercromby, 5th Baronet (4 February 1784 – 6 July 1855) was a Scottish politician, the 5th Baronet of Birkenbog.

He was the son of Sir George Abercromby, 4th Baronet, and Jane Ogilvie, the daughter of Alexander Ogilvie, 7th Lord Banff. He succeeded to the titles on the death of his father in 1816.[1] Among the properties he inherited were the main family seat, which was Forglen House in Turriff, Aberdeenshire.[2] He commissioned the Aberdeen City Architect, John Smith, to design a new mansion in 1839.[3]

From 1812 to 1818 he was the Member of Parliament for Banffshire. During the first quarter of the 19th-century, Abercromby purchased most of the town and lands of Fermoy in Ireland from fellow Scotsman John Anderson. His grandson, Sir Robert John Abercromby, 7th Baronet is recorded as the owner of 434 acres of land in County Cork during the 1870s.[4][5]

In 1839, a daughter, Georgina Charlotte, died aged only 16 (she is buried in St Johns churchyard in Edinburgh).

In 1852, a daughter, Roberta Henrietta Abercromby, married Sir Edwin Hare Dashwood, 7th Baronet.

In 1862, a daughter, Frances Emily Abercromby, married William Forbes-Sempill, 17th Lord Sempill.[6]



  1. ^ Reitwiesner
  2. ^ Sinclair (1814), p. 44
  3. ^ Miller (2007), p. 299
  4. ^ "Family: Abercromby". National University of Ireland, Galway. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Estate: Abercromby". National University of Ireland, Galway. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Reitwiesner


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Grant
Member of Parliament for Banffshire
Succeeded by
James Duff
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
George Abercromby
(of Birkenbog)
Succeeded by
George Samuel Abercromby
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