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Hamilton, Marquess of (S, 1599 - 1651)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Apr 1599

 

Extinct: 12 Sep 1651

 

Family name: Hamilton

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Arms:

See Duke of Hamilton

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John [Hamilton], 1st Marquess of Hamilton, PC

3rd son of James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Arran, Regent of Scotland, by his wife Lady Margaret Douglas, 1st dau. and cohrss. of James [Douglas], 3rd Earl of Morton

born

c.1535

mar.

after 30 Dec 1577 his second cousin Hon Margaret Kennedy (widow of Gilbert [Kennedy], 4th Earl of Cassillis;  d. Dec 1625), only dau. of John [Lyon], 7th Lord Glamis, by his wife Lady Janet Keith, sister of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal, and 2nd dau. of Hon Robert Keith, styled Lord Keith (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Douglas, 1st dau. of John [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Morton), 1st son and heir ap. of William [Keith], 2nd Earl Marischal

children:

1. Hon Edward Hamilton (dvp. young)

2. Lord James Hamilton, later 2nd Marquess of Hamilton

1. Lady Margaret Hamilton (d. betw. 10 Jun 1606 and 21 May 1613), mar. bef. 19 Apr 1600 John [Maxwell], 8th Lord Maxwell, and had issue

died

6 Apr 1604

created

17 Apr 1599 Lord Aven, Earl of Arran and Marquess of Hamilton

suc. by

son

note

Governor of Dunbarton Castle 1585;  Privy Councillor (Scotland) 1585;  Lieutenant of the South of Scotland 1589

 

James [Hamilton], 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, KG PC

born

1589

mar.

30 Jan 1602/3 Lady Anne Cunningham (d. 16 Sep 1647), 4th dau. of James [Cunningham], 7th Earl of Glencairn, by his first wife Margaret Campbell, 1st dau. by his 2nd wife of Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy

children:

1. Lord James Hamilton, later 3rd Marquess of Hamilton later 1st Duke of Hamilton

2. Lord William Hamilton, later 2nd Duke of Hamilton

1. Lady Anne Hamilton (d. 16 Oct 1632), mar. 13 Apr 1631 as his first wife Hugh [Montgomerie], 7th Earl of Eglinton, and had issue

2. Lady Margaret Hamilton, mar. c.1640 John [Lindsay], 17th Earl of Crawford, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Hamilton (dsp. 29 Oct 1633), mar. 4 Jun 1630 as his first wife James [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Queensberry

died

2 Mar 1624/5

created

5 May 1608 Lord Aberbrothwick (Peerage of Scotland)

16 Jun 1619 Baron of Innerdale and Earl of Cambridge (Peerage of England)

suc. by

son

note

suc. his uncle May 1609 as 4th Earl of Arran;  Privy Councillor (Scotland) 1613 and (England) 1617;  Lord High Commissioner to the Scottish Parliament 1621;  Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1621-24;  Knight of the Garter 1623;  Lord Steward of the Household 1624-25

 

James [Hamilton], 3rd Marquess of Hamilton later 1st Duke of Hamilton, KG PC

created

12 Apr 1643 Lord Aven, Earl of Arran, Marquess of Clydesdale and Duke of Hamilton in the Peerage of Scotland, with special remainder failing heirs male of his body to his brother William, and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the eldest heir female of his own body, and the heirs of her body bearing the name and arms of Hamilton, with remainder to his own heirs whatsoever

 

The Marquessate of Hamilton was held by the male line of the Dukes of Hamilton from 12 Apr 1643 until 12 Sep 1651, when, on the death of William [Hamilton], 2nd Duke of Hamilton without male heirs, the Marquessate of Hamilton, together with the Scottish titles of Lord Hamilton (cr. 1445), Lord of Aven and Earl of Arran (both cr. 1599), and Lord of Aberbrothwick (cr. 1608) and the English titles of Baron of Innerdale and Earl of Cambridge (both cr. 1619), became extinct.  The older Earldom of Arran (cr. 1503) probably became dormant at this time.

 

 Last updated 29 Apr 2009

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