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The Right Honourable
 Earl of Kintore 

In office
11 April 1889 – 10 April 1895
Monarch Victoria
Premier Thomas Playford II (1889)
John Cockburn (1889-90)
Thomas Playford II (1890-92)
Frederick Holder (1892)
Sir John Downer (1892-93)
Charles Kingston (1893-95)
Preceded by Sir William Robinson
Succeeded by Sir Thomas Buxton

Nationality British

Algernon Hawkins Thogond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore PC, GCMG, (12 August 1852 – 3 March 1930) was a British politician and colonial governor.

Born at Lixmount House, near Edinburgh, he was the eldest son of the 8th Earl and his wife Louisa Madaleine, née Hawkins.[1] An extravagant fete was held at Inglismaldie Castle to Celebrate the Birth of Lord Inverury. Lord Kintore was educated at Eton College and at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He married Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu, second daughter of the 6th Duke of Manchester on 14 August 1873.

In 1880, Lord Kintore was unsuccessful Conservative candidate for Chelsea. Also in 1880, he succeeded his father's titles after his death.

He was appointed First Government Whip in the House of Lords in 1885 and was a Lord-in-Waiting from 1885 to 1886 and from 1895 to 1905. One year after his appointment, he became a member of the Privy Council. In 1913 he was made Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.

The Earl received a Grand Cross of the GCMG on his appointment to Governor of South Australia. Further he held a Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Italy, a 1st Class Order of the Red Eagle of Prussia, a Grand Cross of the Military Order of Christ of Portugal and a Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star of Sweden.

In between his terms in conservative British Governments, Lord Kintore was Governor of South Australia until 10 April 1895. He arrived with his family at Adelaide in South Australia on 11 April 1889 aboard the Orient and was formally welcomed by the administrator, Chief Justice Samuel Way, who later resigned as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of South Australia in his favour.

The Earl's death certificate shows he died on 3 March 1930 aged 77 at 10 Park Place, St James Street London of acute bronchitis and periurethral abscess. He was interred on 7 March 1930 at Keith Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeen, survived by his wife Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu (14 October 1851 – Keith Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeen, 21 September 1932), daughter of the 6th Duke of Manchester, whom he married at St George's, Hanover Square, London, 14 August 1873, two sons and two daughters. He was succeeded as Earl of Kintore first by his son Arthur, and second by his daughter Ethel, wife of the 1st Viscount Stonehaven.


Party political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Lathom
Conservative Chief Whip in the Lords
Succeeded by
The Earl of Limerick
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Dalhousie
Succeeded by
The Lord Camoys
Preceded by
The Lord Monson
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
Succeeded by
The Earl of Limerick
Preceded by
The Lord Henniker
Succeeded by
The Earl of Granard
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Robinson
Governor of South Australia
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Buxton


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