Cracroft's Peerage
The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage

If you have found this page useful, why not make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust so that we can continue to maintain and develop Cracroft's Peerage?

| Search this site | Introduction | Contents | The Monarchy | The Peerage | The Baronetage | Untitled Families | Orders of Chivalry | Miscellaneous | Forums | Contact Us | Links |



Clanbrassill, Earl of (I, 1756 - 1798)


Creation: let.pat. 14 Nov 1756


Extinct: 6 Feb 1798


Family name: Hamilton




Gules three Cinquefoils pierced Ermine on a Chief Or a Lion passant of the field


A Demi Antelope erect and affrontée Ermine horned and unguled Or holding between the hoofs a Human Heart Gules


Dexter:  A Lion Gules armed and langued Azure gorged with a Double Tressure flory counterflory Or;  Sinister:  an Heraldic Tiger Ermine armed langued and gorged with a Double Tressure flory counterflory Gules


 Qualis Ab Incepto



James [Hamilton], 1st Viscount Limerick later 1st Earl of Clanbrassill, PC

son and heir of James Hamilton, of Tollymore, co. Down, by his wife Hon Anne Mordaunt, sister of Charles [Mordaunt], 3rd Earl of Peterborough, and 3rd dau. of John [Mordaunt], 1st Viscount Mordaunt



15 Oct 1728 Lady Henrietta Bentinck (d. 10 Jun 1792), 3rd dau. of William [Bentinck]. 1st Earl of Portland, by his second wife Jane Martha Berkeley, widow of John [Berkeley], 3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton, and 6th dau. of Sir John Temple, of East Sheen, co. Surrey, and Palmerston, co. Dublin


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

1. Lady Anne Hamilton (d. 16 Apr 1802), mar. 11 Dec 1752 Robert [Jocelyn], 1st Earl of Roden, and had issue

2. Lady Caroline Hamilton (d. unm.)


17 Mar 1758


13 May 1719 Baron Claneboye, of Claneboye in the County of Down, and Viscount of the City of Limerick

24 Nov 1756 Earl of Clanbrassill

suc. by



Member of Parliament [I] for Dundalk 1715-19; a Member of the Common Council for the Province of Georgia 1733; Member of Parliament [GB] for Wendover 1735-41, for Tavistock 1741/2-47 and for Morpeth 1747-54; Privy Councillor [I] 1746; Governor of co. Louth 1756-58


James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Clanbrassill, KP PC


23 Aug 1730


21 May 1774 Hon Grace Foley (b. 1 Jan 1743; dsp. 9 Jan 1813), 1st dau. of Thomas [Foley], 1st Baron Foley, by his wife Hon Grace Granville, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of George [Granville], 1st Baron Lansdowne


s.p. 6 Feb 1798


Chief Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer [I] 1757-98; Sheriff of co. Louth 1757-98 and Custos Rotulorum of co. Louth 1769-98; Governor of co. Louth 1758-98; Privy Councillor [I] 1766; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Helston 1768-74; Founder Knight of St Patrick 1783


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


 First written 29 Oct 2003



ã Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.