James Hamilton
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James Hamilton (1606 - abt. 1648)

James "Duke of Hamilton" Hamilton
Born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1620 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 19 Mar 2013
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Scottish Clans
James Hamilton was a prominent member of a Scottish Clan.
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Preceded by
James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton
Duke of Hamilton
1643-1698
Succeeded by
Anne Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton

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Biography

James Hamilton was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
James Hamilton is a member of Clan Hamilton.

James Hamilton was the 1st Duke of Hamilton.

Military

Second English Civil War - Battle of Preston "..... defeated in detail by Oliver Cromwell during the three days 17–19 August 1648 at the Battle of Preston, being himself taken prisoner on 25 August. He was tried on 6 February 1649, condemned to death on 6 March and executed by decapitation on 9 March.[2]

"James, 3rd Marquis of Hamilton, born 19th June 1606; at Hamilton, Scotland. executed 9th March 1648-49. at age 42 beheaded, without a surviving male issue. He was buried at Hamilton, Scotland." (as per the SOURCE listed below)

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.

Marriage

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, 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)

Death

He was buried at Hamilton Old Parish Churchyard, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. This inscription is a Cenotaph for the family. Inscription:

"MEMORIAM
Sir James Hamilton A_TER_ARMS James Lord Hamilton BORN ____
DIED: 12th NOV_ 1479
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE John Hamilton ST MARQUIS OF HAMILTON
3RD DUKE OF CHATELHERAULT BORN 1532 DIED AT HAMILTON 12TH APRIL 1607 (7?)
AGED 72 YEARS
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE JAMES 1ST DUKE OF HAMILTON, 6TH DUKE (?)
OF CHATELHERAULT . 2ND EARL OF CAMBRIDGE BORN AT HAMILTON 19TH JUNE 1608
BEHEADED IN PALAZE YARD 9TH MARCH 1649 AGED 43 YEARS
James Hamilton DUKE OF HAMILTON, BRANDON, CHATELHERAULT IN THE KINGDOM OF
FRANCE, WAS KILLED IN A DUEL IN HYDE PARK 15TH NOVEMBER 1712, IN THE 55TH
YEAR OF HIS AGE.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM Hamilton LORD HAMILTON, SECOND SON OF THE MOST
HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE James Hamilton DUKE OF HAMILTON, BRANDON AND
CHATELHERAULT DIED 11TH JULY 1734 IN THE 28TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE Sir James Hamilton, 5TH DUKE OF HAMILTON AND 9TH DUKE
CHATELHERAULT, 2ND DUKE OF BRANDON BORN 1702 DIED 1ST MARCH 1743
AGED 41 YEARS
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE James Hamilton, DUKE OF HAMILTON AND BRANDON  :AND CHATELHERAULT DIED AT _REAT REW AT OXFORDSHIRE 18TH JANUARY 1757
AGED 34 YEARS
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE Sir James George Hamilton HAMILTON DUKE OF
HAMILTON, BRANDON AND CHATELHERAULT BORN AT HOLYBOND HOUSE 10TH FEBY
1755 DIED AT HAMILTON, 7TH JULY 1763
SOURCE: Monument[4]

Sources

  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.
  4. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 April 2020), memorial page for James Hamilton (19 Jun 1606–9 Mar 1649), Find A Grave: Memorial #196077903, citing Hamilton Old Parish Churchyard, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735). Includes photo of monument and portraits not date of birth or death.

See also:

  • The Peerage
  • BIO in wikiedia.com
  • Edward, Esq., ed. Travels in Holland the United Provinces England Scotland and Ireland 1634-1635 by Sir William Brereton, Bart., Remains Historical & Literary Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester (Printed for the Chetham Society, 1844)
  • 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


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