James Hamilton

James Hamilton (1606 - abt. 1648)

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James "Duke of Hamilton" Hamilton
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Categories: Dukes of Hamilton | Second English Civil War | Clan Hamilton.

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James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton

Preceded by
James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton
Duke of Hamilton
Succeeded by
Anne Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton
James Hamilton was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.


James, 3rd Marquis of Hamilton, born 19th June 1606; executed 9th March 1648-49. He sided with King Charles I., and on 12th April 1643 the King created him DUKE OF HAMILTON, Marquis of Clydesdale, Earl of Arran and Cambridge, Lord Avon and Innerdale. Like the King he was sentenced to death and beheaded on the date mentioned above. He married, in 1620, Margaret Fielding, daughter of William, Earl of Denbigh, who died 10th May 1638, having had :

By his wife Mary Feilding, Hamilton had six children, of whom four died in childhood.

  1. Henrietta Mary (1631–1632)
  2. Anne (1632–1716), later suo jure Duchess of Hamilton[1]
  3. Susannah (1633–1694), married John Kennedy, 7th Earl of Cassilis in 1668[2]
  4. Charles, Earl of Arran (ca. 1630 – buried 30 April 1640 in Westminster Abbey)[3]
  5. James (1635–1639)
  6. William (1636–1638)

Click the links below for a comprehensive biography.




  • Vol. 1, Page 118: "James, Marquis of Hamilton, created Duke of Hamilton in 1643. In 1648, the army he commanded was put to flight, and himself compelled to become prisoner upon articles of capitulation. On the 9th of March 1649, he was murdered, at Westminster, by the self-styled high court of justice."
  • “The Heraldry of the Hamiltons with notes on all the males of the family, descriptions of the arms, plates and pedigrees” by G. Harvey Johnston, Published by W & A. K. Johnston, LTD., Edinburgh and London 1909
  1. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 264
  2. Burkes Peerage 1999 volume 1, page 1283
  3. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 262.


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