Baron Islington

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Baron Islington, of Islington in the County of London, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1910 for Sir John Poynder-Dickson, 6th Baronet, Governor of New Zealand from 1910 to 1912. The Baronetcy, of Hardingham Hall in the County of Norfolk, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 21 September 1802 for Archibald Dickson, an Admiral in the Royal Navy, with remainder, in default of male issue of his own, to his nephew Archibald Collingwood Dickson and the male issue of his body. Dickson had no sons and was succeeded according to the special remainder by his nephew, the second Baronet. He was the son of Admiral William Dickson. The second Baronet was a Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the third Baronet. He was a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. He was childless and was succeeded by his younger brother, the fourth Baronet. He was a Colonel in the Bengal Army. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the fifth Baronet. He was a Captain in the Royal Navy. He was childless and was succeeded by his nephew, the aforementioned sixth Baronet who was elevated to the peerage in 1910. He was the only son of John Bourmaster Dickson (1815-1876), a Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy and the fifth son of the second Baronet, by his first wife Sarah Matilda (d. 1863), daughter of Thomas Poynder, of Hilmarton near Calne, Wiltshire. In 1888, on succeeding to the estates of his maternal uncle, he assumed by Royal licence...
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