Wednesday 5 June 2024

The Hamilton Baronetcy (1814)

JAMES (c1519-75), 2nd Earl of Arran, Duke of Châtellerault in France, and Regent of Scotland, grandson to James, 2nd Lord Hamilton, by the Princess Mary, sister of JAMES III, King of Scots, married the Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of James, 3rd Earl of Morton, and had issue,
James, 3rd Earl of Arran;
Gavin, died young;
John, ancestor of the ducal house of Hamilton;
David, died 1611;
CLAUD, of whom hereafter;
Barbara; Jean; Anne; Margaret.
The youngest son,

THE HON CLAUD HAMILTON (1546-1621), created, in 1587, LORD PAISLEY, wedded Margaret, daughter of George, 7th Lord Seton, and had issue,
James, 1st Earl of Abercorn;
CLAUD, of whom we treat;
The third son

THE HON CLAUD HAMILTON, settled in Ulster, and was, in 1618, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, espoused the heiress of Sir William Hamilton, of Manor Elieston, County Tyrone, and died in 1629, leaving issue,

SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON (c1604-62), Knight, of Manor Elieston, County Tyrone, who, by Beatrix Campbell, his second wife, was father of

CLAUD HAMILTON (c1648-c1695), of Monterloney [sic], County Tyrone, High Sheriff of County Tyrone, 1671 and 1683, who espoused Isabella Wingfield, and had issue (with five daughters, viz. Beatrix, Mary, Agnes, Margaret, and Rebecca), two sons,
William, his successor;
CLAUD, of whom we treat.
The younger son,

CLAUD HAMILTON, of Monterloney, County Tyrone, married Isabella, daughter of ______ Lowry, of Pomeroy, County Tyrone, and had, with other issue,

CLAUD HAMILTON, of Strabane and Monterloney, who was father of

JAMES HAMILTON (c1714-1806), of Woodbrook and Strabane, who wedded Eleanor, sister of Andrew, 1st Earl Castle Stewart, and daughter of Robert Stuart, of Stuart Hall, County Tyrone, and had issue,
JOHN JAMES, his heir;
Claud, died unmarried 1768;
Robert, died unmarried 1785;
Andrew, married Mary, daughter of Sir Samuel Hayes Bt;
Harriett; Eleanor.
Mr Hamilton died at the advanced age of 92, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOHN JAMES HAMILTON (1755-1835), a distinguished military commander, who was created a baronet in 1814, designated of Woodbrook, County Tyrone.

Sir John wedded, in 1794, Emily Sophia, daughter of George Paul Monck and the Lady Aramintha Beresford, sixth daughter of Marcus, 1st Earl of Tyrone, and had issue,
JAMES JOHN, his successor;
Emily Louisa; Harriet Georgiana; Aramintha Anne; Eleanor Frances Elizabeth.
He died at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

Sir John's London residence was 19 Baker Street.

The only son and successor,

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL SIR JAMES JOHN HAMILTON JP DL, 2nd Baronet (1802-76), espoused, in 1834, Marianna Augusta, only daughter of Major-General Sir James Cockburn, Bt, though the marriage was without issue.

From County Families of the UK:
Hamilton, Lady, of Woodbrook, County Tyrone.
Marianna Augusta, daughter of the late Major-General Sir James Cockburn, Bart. (who died 1852) by the Hon Marianna, eldest daughter of John, 13th Viscount Hereford; married 1834 Sir James John Hamilton, Bart., of Woodbrook, a J.P. and D.L. for Middlesex, and for Cos. Carmarthan and Pembroke (High Sheriff of Co. Carmarthan 1887, of Co. Tyrone 1860) and formerly M.P. for Sudbury 1837-8, who d.s.p. 1876. Plas Llanstephan, Carmarthan; Woodbrook, Co. Tyrone; 6 Portman Square, W.
The 2nd Baronet had an address at Plâs Llanstephan, Llansteffan, Carnarvonshire.

I have discovered a further entry which mentions the 2nd Baronet:
"Greys, Governor of Bermuda in 1811, Major-General and Inspector of Marines in 1819. He died in 1852. By his wife, the Hon Marianna Devereux daughter of the 13th Viscount Devereux, he had a daughter, Marianna Augusta who succeeded to the Jordanston estate, and married Colonel Sir James John Hamilton, Baronet, of Tyrone, who died in 1876".
In the 1870s Sir James's address was given as Portman Square, London; and he owned 1,283 acres in County Tyrone.

There is a memorial fountain at Portman Square  in memory of the 2nd Baronet.

I'd be interested to hear from any readers who have information regarding the connection between the Hamiltons and Woodbrook.

First published in April, 2012.


Anonymous said...

Sorry if this sounds a tad tiresome but Marianna's brother, the 14th Viscount Hereford, had a daughter Hon. Frances Catherine Devereux (19 May 1814 – 12 January 1857), who married George Bradford of Bradshaw's Brae near Newtownards. He was a barrister in London connected through his mother to the Hoare banking family. Hon. Frances Catherine Devereux was a lady in waiting to Queen Victoria and they lived for some time at Hampton Court Palace.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, I must look out for the memorial.


vallie said...

As you surmised in the Seaforde comment, Claude Hamilton was Margaret Hamilton's grandfather so John would have been her great-uncle. Another branch of the Hamilton line. Thanks for all the continued info you provide. Only so much I can get from peerage records and look forward to getting over to Ireland next year when I'm prepared to build on current knowledge base.

Anonymous said...

James John Hamilton son of General Sir John Hamilton had a brother called Rev.Andrew Thomas Hamilton he married Mary Hayes (daughter of Sir Samuel Hayes, 1st Baronet (1737-1807) of Drumboe Castle, County Donegal. I think they had no issue? Mary Hamilton
Widow of Earlsgift left a will dated 22 May 1849. For some reason they are linked to a family tree I have but of course they had no children, so my tree must be faulty ....

Jennifer said...

I was wondering if you had any more information on the other children of Claud Hamilton (born around 1670, father of the James who married to Eleanor in your post). I believe he had a son named John who may have had a son named Galbraith, who may have had a son named Claud who had a daughter named Ann Hamilton (my 4th great-grandmother). I know from Burke's Peerage that she links up with this family, but I'm not clear between her and the Claud Hamilton born in 1670. Any help will be greatly appreciated!