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: created from Kent Parish
and Brighton Parish
in 1863 and probably named for George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860) and prime minister of England from 1852-1855: He was the father of Arthur Charles Hamilton Gordon (1829-1912), who was first Baron Stanmore (1829-1912) and lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick from 1861-1866.