Monday, 18 July 2016

The Hamilton Baronetcy (1683)

THE HAMILTON BARONETCY, OF MOUNT HAMILTON, COUNTY ARMAGH, WAS CREATED IN 1683 FOR SIR ROBERT HAMILTON, KNIGHT

    JOHN HAMILTON (1576-1639), of Corraneary, County Cavan, and Hamiltonsbawn, County Armagh, next brother of James Hamilton (created Viscount Claneboye, 1622), married Sarah, daughter of Sir Anthony Brabazon, Governor of Connaught, and had issue,
    HANS, his heir;
    James;
    Francis, of Tullybrick;
    Mary; Eleanor.
    The eldest son,

    SIR HANS HAMILTON, Knight, of Hamiltonsbawn, MP for County Armagh, High Sheriff, 1669, married Magdalene, daughter of Sir Edward Trevor, Knight.

    Sir Hans was created a baronet in 1662.

    He had an only daughter, SARAH, married to Sir Robert Hamilton, Knight, of Mount Hamilton, County Armagh.

    Sir Hans died suddenly, in 1681, and the baronetcy expired; but the estates devolved upon Sir Hans's son-in-law,

    SIR ROBERT HAMILTON, Knight, of Mount Hamilton, who was appointed Sir Hans's successor as custos rotulorum of the county.

    In 1683, Sir Robert was created a baronet. 

    He was appointed a privy counsellor in 1685.

    Sir Robert died in 1703, and was succeeded by his son,

    SIR HANS HAMILTON, 2nd Baronet (1673-1731), MP for County Armagh, 1703-13, who married Jane, eldest daughter of Clotworthy, 2nd Viscount Massereene, and had an only daughter and heiress,


    ANNE HAMILTON, who married James Campbell, of London, banker and founder of the great house of Coutts and Co, of The Strand, who assumed the surname of HAMILTON to possess her estate and was well known in the family as "Campbell Hamilton".

    Sir Hans died at Utrecht, and with him the second baronetcy expired.

    First published in February, 2011.

    1 comment :

    Anonymous said...

    Interesting; a glance at google and it seems that the castle (bawn!) at Hamilton's Bawn was burnt during the Rebellion.

    W.