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Charlotte (Hamilton) Edwin (abt. 1704 - 1777)

Lady Charlotte Edwin formerly Hamilton
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Charlotte (Hamilton) Edwin was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.


Lady Charlotte Hamilton, was probably born in early 1704[1] the daughter of James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, and his second wife, Elizabeth Gerard.

She married 1 May 1736, Charles Edwin, of Llanvihangel (or Llanmihangel Plas), Glamorganshire, and Dunraven. He was a Member of Parliament for Westminster and then Glamorgan from 1741 until his death at Kensington, on 29 June 1756,[2] There were no children from this marriage.

She was a supporter of the early Methodist Church, and gave the living of Llan-gan, in Glamorganshire to David Jones in 1767 (though it may have been her sister-in-law, Catherine Edwin, who did this).[3] She was also a lady of the bedchamber to Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales.[4]

She died on 5 February 1777 at London, aged 73, leaving a large fortune, most of which went to her great nephew, Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton.[5]


  1. she was 73 when she died 5 February 1777 - Anderson, p. 171 (in her 74th year); Paul, p. 391 (aged 73), but Marshall, table 3, has a different daughter Henrietta, born in 1704, (who is not named in any other source) and has Charlotte as the youngest daughter, born circa 1707 - none of these though cite any primary sources
  2. Anderson, p. 171; Cruickshanks; Paul, p. 391
  3. Jenkins; Roberts
  4. Anderson, p. 171
  5. Anderson, p. 171
  • Anderson, John, Historical and genealogical memoirs of the House of Hamilton: with genealogical memoirs of the several branches of the family, Edinburgh: John Anderson Jun., 1825. Digitised by National Library of Scotland, available at Internet Archive, ( : viewed 8 November 2015).
  • Marshall, Rosalind K., The days of Duchess Anne: Life in the household of the Duchess of Hamilton 1656-1716, 2nd ed., East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press, 2000.
  • Paul, James Balfour (ed.), The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, vol. 4, Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1907. Digitised by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, available at Internet Archive ( : viewed 19 September 2015).
  • Roberts, Gomer Morgan, 'Jones, David (1736-1810)', in Dictionary of Welsh Biography, digitised by Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (National Library of Wales) 2009, ( : viewed 08 November 2015).

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