He entered the British Army with the rank of Ensign in 1759, and progressed through the ranks until promoted Colonel in 1782. He resigned his commission in 1789 because of bad health, and died at Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France on 20th March 1791.
Paul, Sir James Balfour (ed.), The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, vol. 4; London: David Douglas, 1907. Digitised by the Internet Archive. p. 392
England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGNL-LVDK : 12 March 2020), Spencer Hamilton, 10 Apr 1791; from " Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1913," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d); citing Burial, Lynsted, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Citing Canterbury Cathedral Archives, England.
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