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Herbert John Cairns (July 17 1863 – January 14 1905) was the 3rd Earl Cairns, succeeding to the title on the death of his older brother Arthur William Cairns, the 2nd Earl, in 1890.[1]

Born in London in 1863, he was the third son of Hugh MacCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns, a British statesman who served as Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom during the first two ministries of Benjamin Disraeli, and Mary Harriet MacNeile. Cairns was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire.[2] He was a partner in the Elswick Ordnance Company.[1] On the death of his older brother Arthur William Cairns on January 14 1890 Cairns succeeded to the titles of 3rd Baron Cairns of Garmoyle, Co. Antrim, 3rd Viscount Garmoyle, Co. Antrim and 3rd Viscount Garmoyle, Co. Antrim.

He died on 14 January 1905 aged 41 at Union Golf Club, Cannes, France; he was unmarried.[1] Cairns was buried on 23 January 1905 at Bournemouth in Hampshire.

He was succeeded to the title Earl Cairns by his younger brother Wilfred Dallas Cairns, 4th Earl Cairns

References

  1. ^ a b c G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 472
  2. ^ Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 471

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur William Cairns
Earl Cairns
1890 – 1905
Succeeded by
Wilfred Dallas Cairns

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