William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton1

M, #109411, b. 14 December 1616, d. 12 September 1651
Last Edited=25 Nov 2013
Consanguinity Index=1.16%
William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton
by Adrian Henneman 2
     William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton was born on 14 December 1616 at Hamilton, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton and Lady Anne Cuninghame.1 He married Lady Elizabeth Maxwell, daughter of James Maxwell, 1st Earl of Dirletoun and Elizabeth de Boussoyne, on 26 May 1638 at St. Anne's Church, Blackfriars, London, England.1 He died on 12 September 1651 at age 34 from wounds sustained 9 days earlier, without surviving male issue.1 He was buried at Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.1 His will (dated 28 May 1650) was probated on 28 September 1652.
     He was educated at University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 He was created 1st Earl of Lanark [Scotland] on 31 March 1639.1 He was created 1st Lord Machansyre and Polmont [Scotland] on 31 March 1639.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Portsmouth in 1640.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] after 1640.1 He held the office of Secretary of State [Scotland] between 1640 and 1644.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 10 June 1640.1 He was a Covenanter in 1644.3 He held the office of Secretary of State [Scotland] between 1646 and 1649.1 He was a Commissioner from the Parliament [Scotland] to the King in 1647.1 He was commander of the King's forces in Scotland in 1648.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Marquess of Hamilton [S., 1599] on 9 March 1649.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Arran [S., 1503] on 9 March 1649.4 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Marquess of Clydesdale [S., 1643] on 9 March 1649.4 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron of Innerdale, co. Cumberland [E., 1619] on 9 March 1649.4 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Cambridge [E., 1619] on 9 March 1649.4 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Duke of Hamilton [S., 1643] on 9 March 1649.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Arran and Cambridge [S., 1643] on 9 March 1649.4 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Aven and Innerdale [S., 1643] on 9 March 1649.4 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 12 January 1649/50.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1651 in the service of the Royalist Scottish Army.1 He fought in the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651 at Worcester, Worcestershire, England, where he was mortally wounded.1
     Lord Clarendon describes him as "of great parts and industry, though loving pleasure too, both proud and ambitious, of an openess and clearness, more to be relied upon than most men of that nation;" and comparing him with his brother, says of him that "he was in all respects to be much preferred before the other; a much wiser, though it may be, a less cunning man; for he did not affect dissimulation, which was the other's masterpiece. He had unquestionable courage ... which the other did not abound in."1
     On his death, the Earldom of Arran became dormant, and all his other honours in England and Scotland became extinct, except the Dukedom of Hamilton and the minor honours created with it in 1643, which passed according to the special remainder to his neice.5

Children of William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton and Lady Elizabeth Maxwell

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 263. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  3. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1283. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 262.
  5. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1744. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 264.

Lady Elizabeth Maxwell1

F, #109412, b. circa 1620, d. before September 1659
Last Edited=9 Dec 2002
     Lady Elizabeth Maxwell was born circa 1620.1 She was the daughter of James Maxwell, 1st Earl of Dirletoun and Elizabeth de Boussoyne.1 She married, firstly, William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton, son of James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton and Lady Anne Cuninghame, on 26 May 1638 at St. Anne's Church, Blackfriars, London, England.1 She married Thomas Dalmahoy on 19 June 1655 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Covent Garden, London, England.2 She died before September 1659.1 She was buried on 2 September 1659 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Covent Garden, London, England.2
      From 26 May 1638, her married name became Lady Hamilton. As a result of her marriage, Lady Elizabeth Maxwell was styled as Duchess of Hamilton on 9 March 1649. From 19 June 1655, her married name became Lady Dolmahoy.

Children of Lady Elizabeth Maxwell and William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 263. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 264.
  3. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1283. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

James Maxwell, 1st Earl of Dirletoun1

M, #109413
Last Edited=10 Nov 2013
     James Maxwell, 1st Earl of Dirletoun married Elizabeth de Boussoyne.1
     He gained the title of 1st Earl of Dirletoun.1

Children of James Maxwell, 1st Earl of Dirletoun and Elizabeth de Boussoyne

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 263. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume III, page 59. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.

Elizabeth de Boussoyne1

F, #109414, b. 1590, d. 1659
Last Edited=31 Aug 2010
     Elizabeth de Boussoyne was born in 1590.2 She married, firstly, William Ryder.3 She married, secondly, James Maxwell, 1st Earl of Dirletoun.1 She died in 1659.2
     She was also known as Elizabeth Besyne de Podolska.2 Her married name became Ryder.3 Her married name became Maxwell.1

Children of Elizabeth de Boussoyne and William Ryder

Children of Elizabeth de Boussoyne and James Maxwell, 1st Earl of Dirletoun

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 263. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S4870] Eric Whorwood, "re: Bowyer Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 30 August 2010. Hereinafter cited as "re: Bowyer Family."
  3. [S3645] Virginia DeMacre, "re: Morgan Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 1 March 2009 and 8 April 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: Morgan Family."

Thomas Dalmahoy1

M, #109415, d. 24 May 1682
Last Edited=22 Nov 2004
     Thomas Dalmahoy married Lady Elizabeth Maxwell, daughter of James Maxwell, 1st Earl of Dirletoun and Elizabeth de Boussoyne, on 19 June 1655 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Covent Garden, London, England.2 He died on 24 May 1682.1 He was buried on 27 May 1682 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Covent Garden, London, England.2
     He held the office of Gentleman of the Horse before 1655, to the 2nd Duke of Hamilton.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Guildford between 1664 and 1679.2

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 263. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 264.


James Hamilton, Lord Polmont1

M, #109416, b. circa 1645, d. March 1647/48
Last Edited=12 Apr 2011
     James Hamilton, Lord Polmont was born circa 1645.1 He was the son of William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton and Lady Elizabeth Maxwell.1 He died in March 1647/48 in infancy.1 He was buried on 12 March 1647/48 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.2,1
     He was styled as Lord Polmont.1

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 264. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1283. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk1

M, #109417, b. 24 December 1634, d. 18 April 1694
Last Edited=12 Apr 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.87%
William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk
by Godfrey Kneller, 1682 2
     William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk was born on 24 December 1634.1 He was the son of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas and Lady Mary Gordon.3,1 He married Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton and Lady Margaret Feilding, on 29 April 1656.1 He died on 18 April 1694 at age 59 at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, from paralysis.1 He was buried at Hamilton, Scotland.1
     He was given the name of William Douglas at birth.1 He was created 1st Lord Daer and Shortcleuch [Scotland] on 4 August 1646.1 He was created 1st Earl of Selkirk [Scotland] on 4 August 1646.1 On 20 September 1660 his name was legally changed to William Douglas-Hamilton.1 As a result of his marriage, William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk was styled as Lord Machansyre and Polmont on 20 September 1660.1 As a result of his marriage, William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk was styled as Duke of Hamilton on 20 September 1660.1 As a result of his marriage, William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk was styled as Marquess of Clydesdale on 20 September 1660.1 As a result of his marriage, William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk was styled as Earl of Arran, Lanark and Selkirk on 20 September 1660.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] on 13 February 1660/61.1 In 1676 he was deprived of his Privy Counsellorship [Scotland].1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 25 September 1682.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] in 1685.1 He held the office of a Commissioner of the Treasury [Scotland] between 1686 and 1689.1 He held the office of an Extraordinary Lord of Session [Scotland] between 1686 and 1689.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 14 October 1687.1 He abdicated as Earl of Selkirk and Lord Daer and Shortcleuch on 6 October 1688.4 He held the office of High Commissioner [Scotland] from 1689 to 1690.1 He held the office of President of the Convention at Edinburgh on 14 March 1688/89, which declared the Scottish throne vacant.1 He held the office of High Admiral [Scotland] between 1692 and 1694.1 He held the office of High Commissioner [Scotland] from 1692 to 1693.1 He held the office of an Extraordinary Lord of Session [Scotland] from 1693 to 1694.1 Cockayne states that "the Latin inscription on the monument put up by his widow at Hamilton records that he was 'often viceroy in the meetings of the three estates; president of the secret council in Scotland; secret counsellor in England to three successing Kings.' The character given of him by Bishop Burnet, who knew him well, is that 'he wanted all sorts of polishing; he was rough and sullen, but candid and sincere. His temper was boisterious, neither fit to submit nor to govern. He was mutinous when out of power and imperious in it.' " Gibbs goes on to quote " '... he seemed always to have a regard to justice and the good of his country; but a narrow and selfish temper brought such an habitual madness on him, that he was not capable of designing or undertaking great things'. His nephew, William, Earl of Annandale, writes of him at the time of his death in a similar strain. 'If his temper, constancy, and good humour had been suitable to his aprts, his loss had been a great deal more sensible to the nation'. He was 'a cunning man for his own interest, but else his parts indifferent,' according to Lord Ailesbury, who also alleges that he put into his own pocket large sums paid to him by King Charles II to appease 'the great discontents of the Highlanders.1' "
     On his death, his life peerages granted in 1660 became extinct.5 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of Nationary Biography.6
     

Children of William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk and Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 265. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IV, page 437.
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XI, page 616.
  5. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1744. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  6. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  7. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1284. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  8. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 266.
  9. [S8] BP1999. [S8]
  10. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XI, page 618.

William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas1

M, #109418, b. 1589, d. 19 February 1659/60
Last Edited=12 Apr 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.42%
     William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas was born in 1589.1 He was the son of William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus and Elizabeth Oliphant.2,1 He married, firstly, Hon. Margaret Hamilton, daughter of Claud Hamilton, 1st Lord Paisley and Margaret Seton, in 1601.1 He married, secondly, Lady Mary Gordon, daughter of George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly and Lady Henrietta Stuart, on 15 September 1632 at Bellie, Scotland.1 He died on 19 February 1659/60.1
     He succeeded to the title of 11th Earl of Angus [S., 1389] on 3 March 1611.1 He resigned as Earl of Angus on 13 June 1633.1 He was created 1st Marquess of Douglas [Scotland] on 14 June 1633.1 He was created 1st Earl of Angus [Scotland] on 14 June 1633.1 He was created 1st Lord Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest [Scotland] on 14 June 1633.1 He held the office of Chief Lieutenant of the Borders.1 In 1644 he joined the Marquess of Montrose, fought at Philiphuagh, and escaped, but was later taken prisoner.1 Between April 1646 and 1647 at Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, he was held prisoner.1 In 1654 he was fined £1,000 by Cromwell's Act of Grace.1 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of Nationary Biography.3
     

Children of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas and Hon. Margaret Hamilton

Children of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas and Lady Mary Gordon

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 437. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 160.
  3. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  4. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1282. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IV, page 438.

Lady Mary Gordon1

F, #109419, b. circa 1600, d. 1674
Last Edited=25 Apr 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.62%
     Lady Mary Gordon was born circa 1600.2 She was the daughter of George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly and Lady Henrietta Stuart.1,2 She married William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas, son of William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus and Elizabeth Oliphant, on 15 September 1632 at Bellie, Scotland.2 She died in 1674.2 She was buried at Douglas, Scotland.2
      From 15 September 1632, her married name became Douglas.

Children of Lady Mary Gordon and William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 265. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IV, page 437.
  3. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1282. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly1

M, #109420, b. circa 1563, d. 13 June 1636
Last Edited=25 Apr 2011
Consanguinity Index=3.3%
     George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly was born circa 1563.1 He was the son of George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly and Lady Anne Hamilton.2 He married Lady Henrietta Stuart, daughter of Esmé Stuart, 1st Duke of Lennox and Catherine de Balsac, on 21 July 1588.2 He died on 13 June 1636.3
     He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Huntly [S., 1445] on 19 October 1576.2 He held the office of Captain of the Guard in 1588.2 In 1588 he rebelled in concert with Spanish forces.2 Between 24 May 1588 and September 1589 at Borthwick Castle, Midlothian, Scotland, he was captured and imprisoned for treason.2 He murdered James Stuart, 2nd Lord Doune on 7 February 1591/92, slashed to death.2 In 1594 he again rebelled.2 He fought in the Battle of Glenlivet on 3 October 1594, where he overcame the Government force under the Earl of Argyll.2 He was pardoned.2 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] in February 1598/99.2 He was created 1st Earl of Enzie [Scotland] on 17 April 1599.2 He was created 1st Marquess of Huntly [Scotland] on 17 April 1599.2 He was created 1st Lord Gordon of Badenoch [Scotland] on 17 April 1599.2

Children of George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly and Lady Henrietta Stuart

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 265. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2012. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 52.
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 319.