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Elizabeth (Villiers) Hamilton (abt. 1657 - 1733)

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Elizabeth "Countess of Orkney" Hamilton formerly Villiers
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British Aristocracy
Elizabeth (Villiers) Hamilton was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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She was born to Colonel Sir Edward Villiers of Richmond, Surrey and Frances Howard, herself the youngest daughter of Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk and Elizabeth Hume. She was the governess to Princesses Mary and Anne, and the reputed mistress of William III & II, King of England and Scotland, from 1680 until 1695.

On 25 November 1695 she m. George Hamilton who was created 1st Earl of Orkney, son of Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, and William Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton,

They had three daughters;

  1. Lady Anne, suo jure Countess of Orkney, married her cousin William O'Brien, 4th Earl of Inchiquin (1700 – 18 July 1777) on 29 March 1720
  2. Lady Frances, married Thomas Lumley-Saunderson, 3rd Earl of Scarbrough
  3. Lady Henrietta, married John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork


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On 12 Feb 2016 at 15:05 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Villiers-144 and Villiers-55 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate - noticed this while i was fixing Villiers-55

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