Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1845 - 1914)

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Gilbert John "4th Earl of Minto" Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound
Born in Mayfair, Middlesex, Englandmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Minto, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2015 | Last significant change: 15 Oct 2018
08:19: Dave Rutherford edited the Biography for Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound. [Thank Dave for this]
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Categories: Governors General of Canada.

Preceded by
John Hamilton-Gordon
8th Governor General of Canada
November 12, 1898 - December 10, 1904
Succeeded by
Albert Grey


The 4th Earl of Minto was Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound b=1891 d=1914 who was succeeded by Victor Gilbert Lariston Garnet Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound b=1914 d=1975.

Upon the death of his grandfather in 1859, Gilbert Elliot inherited the title of Lord Meglund. In 1867 he graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, England. After his marriage to Mary Grey in 1883, he accepted the position of military secretary to Lord Lansdowne, Governor General of Canada. After a few years in Canada, he returned to Britain and managed his family's estates.

In 1891 he became Earl of Minto and in 1898 he was appointed governor general of Canada.[1]

Lord and Lady MInto Skating on the Ottawa River


  1. Carman Miller, “ELLIOT, GILBERT JOHN MURRAY-KYNYNMOUND, Viscount MELGUND and 4th Earl of MINTO,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography v14, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed January 24, 2016,

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Earl of Minto and Lady Minto
Earl of Minto and Lady Minto

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4. Earl of Minto, governor general of Canada and viceroy of India
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4. Earl of Minto, governor general of Canada and viceroy of India


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