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Clanbrassill, Earl of (I, 1756 - 1798)

 

Creation: let.pat. 14 Nov 1756

 

Extinct: 6 Feb 1798

 

Family name: Hamilton

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Arms:

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

Crest:

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

Supporters:

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

Motto:

 Qualis Ab Incepto

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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

born

mar.

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

children

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.)

died

17 Mar 1758

created

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

son

note

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

born

23 Aug 1730

mar.

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

died

s.p. 6 Feb 1798

note

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

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