James Hamilton

James Hamilton (1703 - 1743)

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Lord James "5th Duke of Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Brandon" Hamilton
Born in Englandmap
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Husband of — married 14 Feb 1723 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1727 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 21 Aug 1737 [location unknown]
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Died in Bath, Somerset, Englandmap
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Biography

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

James Hamilton KT FRS, 5th Duke of Hamilton and 2nd Duke of Brandon, was born on 5th January 1703. He was the son of Lieutenant General James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton and his wife, Elizabeth (nee Gerard), Duchess of Hamilton.[citation needed]

He succeeded his father as the 6th Duke of Hamilton on 15th November 1712, after his father lost the celebrated duel in Hyde Park, Westminster, with Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, over a disputed inheritance. Lord Hamilton attended Winchester College from 1716 to 1717. Hamilton matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 2nd May 1718 and was created a Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) on 6th June 1719.

At the foundation of the noted charity, the Foundling Hospital in London, Hamilton was one of the charity's first governors and his name is listed on the organisation's royal charter, granted in October 1739.

He married Lady Anne Cochrane, a daughter of the 4th Earl of Dundonald, on 14th February 1723 and they had one child:

Anne died from the effects of her first and only childbirth a month later. Hamilton married, secondly, Elizabeth Strangways, but she died childless on 3rd November 1729.

Still yearning company and intimacy, he then married Anne Spencer on 21st August 1737 and they had three children:

Death

This appears to be the same Sir James Hamilton that is Inscripted on the Monument...
Burial: Hamilton Old Parish Churchyard, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
This may be a Cenotaph for one or all.
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 JAMES, 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 [1] [citation needed]
Beside the Cenotaph........ what are their sources

Sources


  • Johnston, George Harvey. "The Douglases of Angus." The Heraldry of the Douglases: With Notes on All the Males of the Family, Descriptions of the Arms, Plates and Pedigrees. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, Limited, 1907.47. Print.


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5th Duke of Hamilton

b. 5 Jan 1702/3

d. 2 Mar 1742/43

Child of James Hamilton Anne Cochrane

James Hamilton b. 5 Jul 1724, d. 17 Jan 1758

Children of James Hamilton & Anne Spencer

Lady Anne Hamilton b. Nov 1738, d. 11 Nov 1780

Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton+7 b. 15 Jul 1740, d. 16 Feb 1819

Lt.-Col. Lord Spencer Hamilton. Jun 1742, d. 20 Mar 1791

posted by Rebecca Butler

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