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Abercorn, Earl of (S, 1606)

 

Creation: let. pat. 10 Jul 1606

 

Family name: Hamilton

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Arms:

See Duke of Abercorn

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James [Hamilton], 1st Lord of Abercorn later 1st Earl of Abercorn, PC

1st son and heir ap. of Claud [Hamilton], 1st Lord Paisley, by his wife Hon Margaret Seton, only dau. of George [Seton], 5th Lord Seton

born

 

mar.

Hon Marian Boyd (d. 26 Aug 1632), 1st dau. of Thomas [Boyd], 6th Lord Boyd, by his first wife Margaret Campbell, dau. of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudoun

children

1. Hon James Hamilton, later 2nd Earl of Abercorn

2. Claud [Hamilton], 2nd Baron Hamilton (b. c. 1606; d. 14 Jun 1638[ bur. at Leckpatrick. co. Tyrone), mar. 28 Nov 1632 Lady Jean Gordon (mar. (2) c. 1649 Sir Phelim O'Neill ; d. after 9 Apr 1668), 4th dau. of George [Gordon], 1st Marquess of Huntly, by his wife Lady Henrietta Stuart, 1st dau. of Esmé [Stuart], 1st Duke of Lennox, and had issue:

1a. James [Hamilton], 3rd Baron Hamilton (b. 1633 ; d. 16 Jun 1655)

2a. George [Hamilton], 4th Baron Hamilton (b. c. 1636; d. 14 Apr 1668), mar. bef. 1659 Elizabeth Fagan (d. after 12 Jan 1683/4), only dau. and hrss. in her issue of Christopher Fagan, of Feltrim, co. Dublin, by his wife Anne White, dau. of Sir Nicholas White, of Leixlip, co. Kildare, and had issue:

1b. Hon Claud Hamilton, later 5th Baron Hamilton later 4th Earl of Abercorn

2b. Hon Charles Hamilton, later 5th Earl of Abercorn

1b. Hon Anne Hamilton (dsp. 14 Aug 1680), mar. 27 May 1680 as his first wife Sir John Browne, 3rd Bt., of Palmerstown, co. Mayo

2b. Hon Mary Hamilton, mar. Gerald Dillon MP, Recorder of Dublin, Prime Serjeant of Ireland, and had issue

1a. Hon Catherine Hamilton, mar. (1) 1647 her cousin James Hamilton, of Manor Hamilton, Dromahaire, co. Leitrim, elder brother of Gustavus [Hamilton], 1st Viscount Boyne, and 1st son of Hon Sir Frederick Hamilton, of Manor Hamilton, Dromahaire, co. Leitrim (by his first wife Sidney Vaughan, dau. and hrss. of Sir John Vaughan, Governor of Londonderry), yst. son of Claud [Hamilton], 1st Lord Paisley, (2) Owen Wynne, and (3) John Bingham, of Castlebar, co. Mayo, and had issue by her first husband

2a. Hon Cecilia Hamilton, mar. Richard Perkins, of Lifford, co. Donegal

3. Hon Sir George Hamilton, 1st Bt. (cr. c. 1660), of Donalong, co. Tyrone, and Nenagh, co. Tipperary (d. 1679), mar. after 2 Jun 1629 Lady Mary Butler (d. Aug 1680), sister of James [Butler], 1st Duke of Ormonde, and 3rd dau. of Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Thurles (by his wife Elizabeth Poyntz, dau. of Sir John Poyntz, of Iron Acton, co. Gloucester), 1st son and heir ap. of Walter [Butler], 11th Earl of Ormonde and 4th Earl of Ossory, and had issue:

1a. Col James Hamilton, a Groom of the Bedchamber (dvp. 6 Jun 1673), mar. 1661 Hon Elizabeth Colepepper, Maid of Honour to Mary, Princess of Orange (b. 1637; d. 1709; bur. at Hollingbourne, co. Kent), 1st dau. of John [Colepeper], 1st Baron Colepeper, by his second wife and cousin Judith Colepepper, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Colepepper, of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, and of Leeds Castle, co. Kent, and had issue:

1b. James Hamilton, later 6th Earl of Abercorn

2b. Col George Hamilton (killed 1692 at the Battle of Steinkirk)

3b. William Hamilton, of Chilston Park, co. Kent (bur. 20 Jul 1737; bur. at Lenham, co. Kent), mar. his cousin Margaret Colepepper (d. 19 Oct 1736; bur. with her husband at Lenham, co. Kent), 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Colepepper. of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, and had issue

2a. Sir George Hamilton, Count Hamilton and Maréchal du Camp (d. 1676), mar. 1665 Frances Jennings (mar. (2) 2 Nov 1681 as his second wife Richard [Talbot], 1st Duke of Tyrconnel; dspm. 6 Mar 1730/1; bur. in the Scots College, Paris), sister of Sarah Jennings, Duchess of Marlborough, and 1st dau. and cohrss. of Richard Jennings, of Sandridge, co. Hertford, by his wife Frances Thornhurst, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Giffard Thornhurst, 1st Bt., of Agnes Court, co. Kent, and had issue

3a. Lt Gen Anthony Hamilton, Count Hamilton (b. c. 1645; d. 20 Apr 1719)

4a. Capt Thomas Hamilton RN (d. in New England)

5a. Lieut Gen Richard Hamilton, in the French Service (d. 1717)

6a. Col John Hamilton (d. at the Battle of Aughrim 1691)

1a. Elizabeth Hamilton, Dame du Palais to Queen Maria Theresa of France (b. 1641; d. 3 Jun 1708), mar. 1664 Count Philibert de Gramont (b. 1621; d. 30 Jan 1707), and had issue

2a. Lucia Hamilton (d. 1676), mar. after 24 Jul 1674 Sir Donogh O'Brien, 1st Bt., of Lemineagh, co. Clare, and had issue

3a. Margaret Hamilton, mar. Jan 1688 Matthew Ford, of Coolgreeny, co. Wexford, and had issue

1. Lady Anne Hamilton (dspm. 1620), mar. 7 Nov 1611 as his first wife Hugh [Sempill], 5th Lord Sempill, and gad issue

died

v.p. 23 Mar 1617/8

created

v.p. 5 Apr 1603 Lord of Abercorn, to him and his heirs male and assigns whatever

v.p. 10 Jul 1606 Lord of Paisley, Hamilton, Mountcastell and Kilpatrick and Earl of Abercorn, to him and his heirs male whatever

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament of Linlithgow 1597;  Privy Councillor [S];  Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King James VI;  Hereditary Sheriff of Linlithgowshire 1600;  a member of the Council of the Province of Munster 1615

 

James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Abercorn

born

c.1604

mar.

c.1632 Hon Katherine Clifton, suo jure Baroness Clifton of Leighton Bromswold (widow of Esmé [Stuart], 3rd Duke of Lennox;  d. 17 Sep 1637)), dau. and hrss. of Gervase [Clifton], 1st Baron Clifton of Leighton Bromswold, by his wife Katherine Darcy, dau. and hrss. by his second wife of Sir Henry Darcy

children

1. Hon James Hamilton, styled Lord Paisley (d.vp. and spm. bef 1670), mar. 28 Apr 1653 Catharine Lenthall (d. c.1696), dau. of Sir John Lenthall, Marshal of the King's Bench, by his wife Hester Temple, dau. of Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Bt., of Stowe, co. Buckingham, and had issue:

1a. Hon Catherine Hamilton (b. c. 1653; d. 24 May 1723), mar. (1) her cousin William Lenthall, of Burford, co. Oxford (bur. 5 Sep 1686), and (2) her second cousin Charles [Hamilton], 5th Earl of Abercorn

2. Col Hon William Hamilton (dvp. fighting in Germany)

3. Hon George Hamilton, later 3rd Earl of Abercorn

died

1670

created

8 May 1617 Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane (Peerage of Ireland), with remainder to the heirs male of the body of his father

suc. by

son

note

suc. his grandfather May 1621 as 2nd Lord Paisley;  on 11 Nov 1633 he resigned the Barony of Hamilton in favour of his next brother, Hon Claud Hamilton;  on 11 Sep 1651 suc. his cousin William [Hamilton], 2nd Duke of Hamilton, as heir male of the House of Hamilton

 

George [Hamilton], 3rd Earl of Abercorn

born

c.1636

died

bef. 1683

suc. by

first cousin once removed

 

Claud [Hamilton], 5th Baron Strabane later 4th Earl of Abercorn, PC

bapt.

13 Sep 1659

died

Aug 1691

suc. by

brother

note

Privy Councillor [I];  Lord of the Bedchamber to King James II;  outlawed 11 May 1691 as an adherent of King James II

 

Charles [Hamilton], 5th Earl of Abercorn

born

 

mar.

his second cousin Hon Catharine Lenthall (b. c. 1653; widow of William Lenthall, of Burford Priory, co. Oxford;  d. 24 May 1723; bur. in the Duke of Richmond's vault in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey), only dau. and hrss. of Hon James Hamilton, styled Lord Paisley (by his wife Catharine Lenthall, dau. of Sir John Lenthall, Marshal of the King's Bench, by Hester Temple, dau. of Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Bt., of Stowe, co. Buckingham), 1st son and heir ap. of James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Abercorn

only child

1. Lady Elizabeth Hamilton (dvp. 22 Feb 1699; bur. in St Michan's Church, Dublin)

died

s.p.s. Jun 1701

suc. by

second cousin

note

restored to the family estates and titles by letters patent of 24 May 1692

 

James [Hamilton], 6th Earl of Abercorn, PC

born

 

mar.

24 Jan 1683/4 Elizabeth Reading (b. 1668; d. 19 Mar 1754; bur. with her husband in Westminster Abbey), only child of Sir Robert Reading, 1st Bt., of Dublin, by his wife Jane Coote, widow of Charles [Coote], 1st Earl of Mountrath, and dau. of Sir Robert Hannay, 1st Bt., of Mochrum, co. Kirkcudbright

children

1. Robert Hamilton (bapt. 12 Jul 1687; dvp. an infant)

2. Hon James Hamilton, later 7th Earl of Abercorn

3. Robert Hamilton (dvp. very young)

4. Hon John Hamilton (b. 1794; dvp. 1714)

5. George Hamilton (dvp. an infant)

6. Hon George Hamilton. Member of Parliament for St Johnstown, co. Donegal 1727-60, and for Wells 1747-54, Deputy Cofferer to the Prince of Wales 1742 (d. 3 May 1775), mar. Oct 1719 Bridget Coward (d. 24 Aug 1775), dau. of Col William Coward, of Wells, co. Somerset, a Virginia merchant, and had issue

7. Rev Hon Francis Hamilton, Rector and Vicar of Dunleet, Capocke, Disert, Moylare, Monasterboys and Drumcarre (b. 1700; d. 20 May 1746), mar. 20 Oct 1733 Dorothy Forth (d. betw. 3 May 1777 and 13 Oct 1780), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of James Forth, of Redwood, King's County, Secretary to the Commissioners of Revenue, and had issue

8. Hon William Hamilton, accompanied Lord Belhaven on his way to be Governor of Barbados and both were lost at sea in the wreck of HMS Royal Anne off the Lizard Point (bapt. 20 Oct 1703; dvp. 10 Nov 1721)

9. Hon Charles Hamilton, of Cobham and Painshill, co. Surrey, Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth to Frederick, Prince of Wales 1738, Member of Parliament for Strabane 1727-60 and for Truro 1741-47, Receiver-General of the King's Revenues in the Island of Menorca (bapt. 13 Nov 1704; d. 11 Sep 1786), mar., and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, mar. (1) 2 Jan 1711 William Brownlow MP, of Lurgan (d. 27 Aug 1739), and (2) 1741 Marton, Comte de Kearnie, and had issue by her first husband

2. Jane Hamilton (dvp. an infant)

3. Lady Mary Hamilton, mar. Jan 1719 Henry Colley MP, of Castle Carbery, co. Kildare, and had issue

4. Lady Philippa Hamilton (d. 27 Jan 1767), mar. (1) Very Rev Benjamin Pratt DD, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin 1710, and Dean of Down 1717 (d. 6 Dec 1721), and (2) Michael O'Connell, of London, and had issue by her second husband

5. Lady Jane Hamilton, First Lady of the Bedchamber, Mistress of the Robes, and Mistress of the Privy Purse to Augusta, Princess of Wales (d. 6 Dec 1753; bur. at Montmartre, Paris), mar. 29 Sep 1719 as his third wife Capt Lord Archibald Hamilton of Riccartoun and Pardovan MP RN, of Confey Castle, co. Kildare, Governor of Greenwich Hospital and Governor of Jamaica (bapt. 17 Feb 1673; d. 5 Apr 1754), 7th son of William [Douglas later Hamilton-Douglas, 1st Earl of Selkirk, by his wife Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton, and had issue

died

28 Nov 1734 (bur. in the Duke of Ormond's vault in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey)

created

2 Sep 1701 Viscount Strabane and Baron Mountcastle (Peerage of Ireland)

suc. by

son

note

Groom of the Bedchamber to King Charles II 1673;  Member of Parliament for Tyrone 1692 and 1695;  suc. his grandfather 1679 as 2nd Baronet of Donalong;  Privy Councillor [I] to Queen Anne, King George I and King George II

 

James [Hamilton], 7th Earl of Abercorn, PC

born

22 Mar 1685/6

mar.

26 Mar 1711 Anne Plumer (bapt. 3 Jul 1690; d. 7 Aug 1776; bur. with her husband in Westminster Abbey), 1st surv. dau. of Col John Plumer, of Blakesware, in Ware, co. Hertford, by his wife Mary Hale, 1st dau. of William Hale, of King's Walden, co. Hertford

children

1. Hon James Hamilton, later 3rd Baron Mountcastle later 8th Earl of Abercorn

2. Capt Hon John Hamilton RN (d. 18 Dec 1755, being drowned in Portsmouth Harbour), mar. 13 Oct 1749 Harriet Eliot (widow of Richard Eliot, of Port Eliot, co. Cornwall; d. 1 Feb 1769), illegitimate dau. of Rt Hon James Craggs, Secretary of State, and had issue:

1a. John James Hamilton, later 9th Earl of Abercorn later 1st Marquess of Abercorn

1a. Anne Hamilton (d. 4 Nov 1764)

3. William Hamilton (dvp. young)

4. Rev Hon George Hamilton, Rector of Taughboyne and Donagheady, Prebendary of Salisbury, Canon of Windsor 1783 (b. 11 Aug 1718; d. 26 Nov 1787), mar. Elizabeth Onslow (d. Jan 1802), only dau. of Lt Gen Richard Onslow, Governor of Plymouth, and had issue

5. Plumer Hamilton (dvp. young)

6. Lieut Hon William Hamilton RB, lost in HMS Victory off Alderney (b. 18 Feb 1721; d. 1744)

1. Lady Anne Hamilton (b. 12 Jun 1715; d. 14 Dec 1792), mar. 16 Aug 1746 Sir Henry Mackworth, Bt., and had issue

2. Lady ..... Hamilton (b. 27 Feb 1736; dvp. an infant)

died

11 Jan 1743/4 (bur. in the Duke of Ormond's vault in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey)

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [E] 1738 and [I] 1739

 

James [Hamilton], 3rd Baron Mountcastle later 8th Earl of Abercorn

born

22 Oct 1712

died

9 Oct 1789

created

8 Aug 1786 Viscount Hamilton (Peerage of Great Britain), with remainder, in default of male issue, to his nephew, John James Hamilton

suc. by

nephew

note

sum. v.p. 23 Mar 1735/6 to the Irish House of Lords in his father's Barony of Mountcastle;  a Representative Peer for Scotland (Tory) 1761, 1768, 1774, 1780 and 1784

 

John James [Hamilton], 9th Earl of Abercorn later 1st Marquess of Abercorn, KG PC

created

15 Oct 1790 Marquess of Abercorn (Peerage of Great Britain)

 

The Earldom of Abercorn has been held by the Marquesses of Abercorn since 15 Oct 1790 and by the Dukes of Abercorn since 10 Aug 1868.

 

 Last updated 8 May 2003

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