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Clanbrassill, Earl of (I, 1647 - 1675)


Creation: let.pat. 7 Jun 1647


Extinct: 12 Jan 1675


Family name: Hamilton




Gules three Cinquefoils Argent on a Chief Or a Lion passant guardant of the first holding in his dexter paw a Caltrap Azure


A Demi Antelope Argent armed Or supporting a Heart proper


Dexter:  A Lion Gules gorged with the Royal Tressure Or;  Sinister:  An Antelope Argent gorged with a Royal Tressure Gules


 Qualis Ab Incepto



James [Hamilton], 2nd Viscount Claneboye later 1st Earl of Clanbrassill

son and hr. of James [Hamilton], 1st Viscount Claneboye, by his third wife Jane Philipps, dau. of Sir John Philipps, Bt., of Picton


c. 1618


after 23 Sep 1641 Lady Anne Carey (mar. (2) 1668 as his first wife Sir Robert Maxwell, 2nd Bt., of Waringstown, co. Down (dsp. 1693);  d. 15 Jan 1688/9), 1st dau. of Henry [Carey], 2nd Earl of Monmouth, by his wife Lady Martha Cranfield, 1st dau. by his first wife of Lionel [Cranfield], 1st Earl of Middlesex


1. Hon James Hamilton, styled Viscount Claneboye (b. 7 Sep 1642;  dvp. 8 May 1658;  bur. at Rickmansworth, co. Hertford)

2. Hon Henry Hamilton, later 2nd Earl of Clanbrassill

3. Hon Hans Hamilton (dsp.; bur. at Bangor, co. Down)

1. Lady Jane Hamilton (d. unm.)


20 Jun 1659 (bur. at Bangor, co. Down)


7 Jun 1647 Earl of Clanbrassill

suc. by



Member of Parliament for co Down 1634-35;  suc. his father as 2nd Viscount Claneboye Jan 1643/4;  raised a Regiment of Foot and a Troop of Horse in support of King Charles I;  submitted to the Commonwealth 1649;  compounded for his estates 1654 for £9,435


Henry [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Clanbrassill, PC


c. 1647


May 1667 Lady Alice Moore (mar. (2) Sep 1677 as his second wife John [Hamilton], 2nd Lord Balgeny; dsp. 25 Dec 1677), 1st dau. of Henry [Moore], 1st Earl of Drogheda, by his wife Hon Alice Spencer, sister of Henry [Spencer], 1st Earl of Sunderland, and 5th dau. of William [Spencer], 2nd Baron Spencer


s.p. 12 Jan 1675 (bur. at Christ Church, Dublin)


Privy Councillor [I] 1670/1


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Clanbrassil all his peerage titles became extinct.


 First written 4 Oct 2007



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