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Anne (Hamilton) Chichester (1738 - 1780)

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Lady Anne "Countess of Donegall" Chichester formerly Hamilton
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Wife of — married 16 Nov 1761 [location unknown]
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Died in Bath, Somerset, Englandmap
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Anne (Hamilton) Chichester was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.


Lady Anne Hamilton, was born in November 1738, the only daughter of James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton, and his third wife, Anne Spencer, a daughter and co-heir of Edward Spencer, of Rendlesham, Suffolk.[1];[2]

She married 16 November 1761, at Easton, Suffolk, Arthur Chichester, 5th Earl and later 1st Marquess of Donegall, son of Hon. John Chichester and Elizabeth Newdegate, and nephew and heir of Arthur Chichester, 4th Earl of Donegall. Lady Anne was only ever known as the Countess of Donegall, as she died before her husband was created Marquess on 4 July 1791.[3]

They had seven children, 3 sons, and 4 daughters[4] but only the following 2 sons survived until adulthood[5];

  1. George Augustus Chichester, born 14 August 1769, who succeeded his father as 6th Earl and 2nd Marquess of Donegall;
  2. Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester, born 20 April 1775, died at Paris 22 or 23 February 1819[6]

Lady Anne died at Bath on 11 November 1780 after a long illness, and was buried on 22 November 1780 at St Michael's, Lichfield.[7]


  1. Cokayne, vol. 4, pp. 391-92
  2. Cokayne, vol. 6, p. 270
  3. Cokayne, vol 4, p. 391-92
  4. Brooke
  5. Lodge, p. 133
  6. Aspinall, has 22 Feb and Paris as place; Lodge has 23 February and no place mentioned
  7. Cokayne, vol. 4, p. 392
  • Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britian and the United Kingdom, 2nd ed. vol. 4, revised and much enlarged by Vicary Gibbs, assisted by H. Arthur Doubleday, London: The St Catherine Press, 1916. Electronic edition by ABC Publications, London, 2003.
  • Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage: or a history of the House of Lords and all its members from the earliest times, 2nd ed., vol. 6, revised and edited by Hon. Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand & Lord Howard de Walden. London: St Catherine Press, 1926. Electronic edition by ABC Publications, London, 2003.
  • Lodge, Edmund, The Peerage of the British Empire as at present existing, London : Saunders and Otley, 1832. Digitised by Google Books.

See also:

  • Burke's PEERAGE (1913), p. 631

Research Notes

A source unknown calls Lady Anne Hamilton's mother Elizabeth Spencer, one of the two daughters and co-heiresses of Edward Spencer of Rendlesham, Suffolk, but Cokayne in two different volumes (see above) gives her name as Anne.

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Hamilton-10122 and Hamilton-11 appear to represent the same person because: Similar birth date and same birth year, from biographies these two profiles are the same person.
posted by John Atkinson

Anne is 18 degrees from Alice Paul, 18 degrees from Michael Schell and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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