William Hamilton KB PC FRS

William Hamilton KB PC FRS (1731 - 1803)

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Sir William Hamilton KB PC FRS
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Husband of — married in St Marylebone parish church, Londonmap
Died in London, Englandmap
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Categories: Naples, Campania | Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Naples | Members of Parliament, Great Britain | Westminster School | Members of Parliament, Midhurst | Palermo, Sicily | Knights Companion of the Order of the Bath | Privy Counsellors of Great Britain | Douglas of Hamilton (The Douglas-Hamiltons).

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Note that Emma was married to Sir William, but was mistress to at least two men before him and to Lord Horatio Nelson throughout the marriage. Her child was Nelson's and not her husband's.

Sir William Hamilton died in London on 6 April 1803, at his leased house at 23 Piccadilly, with Emma and Nelson at his side; he was buried beside Catherine at Slebech church on 19 April. In his will and codicil, last amended on 31 March 1803, he left the bulk of his estate to his nephew George Greville and bequeathed Emma £800 and a further annual allowance of £800; to Nelson he left the portrait of Emma by Elizabeth Vigée le Brun.


  • Johnston, George Harvey. "The Douglases of Angus." The Heraldry of the Douglases: With Notes on All the Males of the Family, Descriptions of the Arms, Plates and Pedigrees. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, Limited, 1907.51. Print.

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A Cognoscenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antinque
A Cognoscenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antinque


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