Henry Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough1

M, #109441, b. 1743, d. 8 April 1798
Last Edited=9 Apr 2011
     Henry Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough was born in 1743.2 He was the son of Baptist Noel, 4th Earl of Gainsborough and Elizabeth Chapman.1,2 He died on 8 April 1798, unmarried.2
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.2 He was educated at King's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.2 He succeeded to the title of 9th Viscount Campden, co. Gloucester [E., 1628] on 27 May 1759.2 He succeeded to the title of 9th Baron Hicks of Ilmington, co. Warwick [E., 1628] on 27 May 1759.2 He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Noel of Titchfield, co. Southampton [E., 1661] on 27 May 1759.2 He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Gainsborough, co. Lincoln [E., 1682] on 27 May 1759.1,2 He succeeded to the title of 8th Baronet Noel [E., 1611] on 27 May 1759.2 He succeeded to the title of 8th Baron Noel of Ridlington, co. Rutland [E., 1617] on 27 May 1759.2 On his death, all of his titles became extinct.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 270. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1504. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Sir Gerard Noel Noel, 2nd Bt.1

M, #109442, b. 17 July 1759, d. 25 February 1838
Last Edited=30 Jun 2008
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Sir Gerard Noel Noel, 2nd Bt. was born on 17 July 1759 at Tickencote, Rutland, England.2 He was the son of Gerard Anne Edwardes and Lady Jane Noel.1 He married, firstly, Diana Middleton, Baroness Barham, daughter of Admiral Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham and Margaret Gambier, on 20 December 1780 at St. George's Church, St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, England.2 He married, secondly, Harriet Gill, daughter of Reverend J. Gill, on 4 May 1823.3 He married, thirdly, Isabella (?) on 13 August 1831.3 He died on 25 February 1838 at age 78 at Exton Park, Rutland, England.2 He was buried at Exton Park, Rutland, England.2
     He was given the name of Gerard Noel Edwardes at birth.1 On 5 May 1798 his name was legally changed to Gerard Noel Noel by Royal Licence.2 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Middleton, of Barham Court and Teston, Kent [G.B., 1781] on 17 June 1813.2 He lived at Exton Park, Rutland, England.2

Children of Sir Gerard Noel Noel, 2nd Bt. and Diana Middleton, Baroness Barham

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 270. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 424.
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1504. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  4. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Diana Middleton, Baroness Barham1

F, #109443, b. 18 September 1762, d. 12 April 1823
Last Edited=9 Apr 2011
     Diana Middleton, Baroness Barham was born on 18 September 1762.2 She was the daughter of Admiral Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham and Margaret Gambier.2 She married Sir Gerard Noel Noel, 2nd Bt., son of Gerard Anne Edwardes and Lady Jane Noel, on 20 December 1780 at St. George's Church, St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, England.2 She died on 12 April 1823 at age 60 at Fairy Hill, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.2 She was buried at Teston, Kent, England.2
      Her married name became Noel. She succeeded to the title of 2nd Baroness Barham [U.K., 1805] on 17 June 1813.2

Children of Diana Middleton, Baroness Barham and Sir Gerard Noel Noel, 2nd Bt.

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 270. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 424.
  3. [S37] BP2003 See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  4. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Charles Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough1

M, #109444, b. 2 October 1781, d. 10 June 1866
Last Edited=9 Apr 2011
     Charles Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough was born on 2 October 1781.2 He was the son of Sir Gerard Noel Noel, 2nd Bt. and Diana Middleton, Baroness Barham.1 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Welman, daughter of Thomas Welman, on 1 July 1809.3 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Grey, daughter of Captain Hon. Sir George Grey, 1st Bt. and Mary Whitbread, on 13 May 1817.3 He married, thirdly, Arabella Hamlyn-Williams, daughter of Sir James Hamlyn-Williams, 2nd Bt. and Diana Anne Whitaker, on 29 June 1820.3 He married, fourthly, Lady Frances Jocelyn, daughter of Robert Jocelyn, 3rd Earl of Roden and Hon. Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton, on 25 July 1833.4 He died on 10 June 1866 at age 84.3
     He was also known as Charles Edwardes.3 On 5 May 1798 his name was legally changed to Charles Noel by Royal Licence.3 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Rutland between 1808 and 1814.3 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Barham, of Barham Court and Teston, Kent [U.K., 1805] on 12 April 1823.2 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Middleton, of Barham Court and Teston, Kent [G.B., 1781] on 25 February 1838.2 He was created 1st Viscount Campden of Campden, co. Gloucester [U..K.] on 16 August 1841.3 He was created 1st Earl of Gainsborough, co. Lincoln [U..K.] on 16 August 1841.1 He was created 1st Baron Noel of Ridlington, co. Rutland [U..K.] on 16 August 1841.3

Child of Charles Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough and Elizabeth Grey

Children of Charles Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough and Arabella Hamlyn-Williams

Children of Charles Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough and Lady Frances Jocelyn

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 270. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 424.
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1506. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  4. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  5. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 370. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  6. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume III, page 338.

James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton1

M, #109445, b. 5 July 1724, d. 17 January 1758
Last Edited=12 Apr 2011
Consanguinity Index=3.37%
James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton
by Gavin Hamilton, 1750 2
     James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton was born on 5 July 1724.1 He was the son of James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton and Lady Anne Cochrane.1 He married Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, daughter of Colonel John Gunning and Hon. Bridget Bourke, on 14 February 1752.1 He died on 17 January 1758 at age 33 at Great Tew, Oxfordshire, England, from a cold caught while out hunting.1 He was buried in February 1758 at Hamilton, Scotland.1
     He was styled as Marquess of Clydesdale between 1724 and 1743.1 He was educated in 1734 at Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire, England.3 He matriculated at St. Mary Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 23 February 1740/41.3 He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Machansyre and Polmont [S., 1639] on 2 March 1743.4 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron of Dutton [G.B., 1711] on 2 March 1743.4 He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Lanark [S., 1639] on 2 March 1743.4 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Duke of Brandon [G.B., 1711] on 2 March 1743.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Duke of Hamilton [S., 1643] on 2 March 1743.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Marquess of Clydesdale [S., 1643] on 2 March 1743.4 He succeeded to the title of 6th Lord Aven and Innerdale [S., 1643] on 2 March 1743.4 He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Arran and Cambridge [S., 1643] on 2 March 1743.4 He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 14 April 1743.3 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Thistle (K.T.) on 8 April 1755.3

Children of James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton and Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

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 271. 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 VI, page 270.
  4. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1745. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  5. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1284. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]


Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon1

F, #109446, b. circa December 1733, d. 20 December 1790
Last Edited=26 Jan 2011
Elizabeth, Duchess of Argyll
by Allan Ramsay 2
     Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon was born circa December 1733 at Hemingford Greys, Huntingdonshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Colonel John Gunning and Hon. Bridget Bourke.1 She was baptised on 7 December 1733 at Hemingford Greys, Huntingdonshire, England.1 She married, firstly, James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton, son of James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton and Lady Anne Cochrane, on 14 February 1752.1 She and Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgwater were engaged circa 1759.3 She married, secondly, Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, son of General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll and Hon. Mary Bellenden, on 3 February 1759 at London, England.1,4 She died on 20 December 1790 at Argyll House, Great Argyll Street, St. James's, London, England.1 She was buried at Kilmun, Argyllshire, Scotland.1
      From 14 February 1752, her married name became Hamilton. As a result of her marriage, Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon was styled as Duchess of Hamilton on 14 February 1752.1 As a result of her marriage, Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon was styled as Dowager Duchess of Hamilton on 17 January 1758. As a result of her marriage, Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon was styled as Duchess of Argyll on 3 February 1759. From 3 February 1759, her married name became Campbell.1,4 She held the office of Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Consort Charlotte between 1761 and 1784.1 She was created 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, co. Leicester [Great Britain] on 20 May 1776, suo jure.1
     Gibbs states that she was "of irreproachable character, and the object of long admiration of [King] George III. By her two husbands she was mother of 4 Dukes and one courtesy Earl."5 "Elizabeth was an excellent wife and mother, and only too indulgent ... Her personal courage was remarkedly shown on two occasions ," in dealing with the Wilkes mob, and with the rabble when passing through France in 1790.1 She has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.6
     

Children of Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon and James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton

Children of Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon and Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll

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 271. 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 II, page 315.
  4. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 34. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 210.
  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. [S8] BP1999. [S8]
  9. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 280.
  10. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 211.

Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll1

M, #109447, b. June 1723, d. 24 May 1806
Last Edited=26 Jan 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.81%
John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll
by Thomas Beach 2
     Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll was baptised in June 1723.1,3 He was the son of General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll and Hon. Mary Bellenden.3 He married Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, daughter of Colonel John Gunning and Hon. Bridget Bourke, on 3 February 1759 at London, England.1,4 He died on 24 May 1806 at age 82 at Inverary Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland.5 He was buried on 10 June 1806 at Kilmun, Cowal.5 His will was probated in January 1807.5
     He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Glasgow Burghs between 1744 and 1761.6 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1745.3 He held the office of Provost of Dunbarton in 1754.6 He was Colonel of the 56th Foot (afterwards 54th Foot) between 1755 and 1757.3 He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to the King between 1755 and 1759.3 He was Colonel of the 14th Dragoons between 1757 and 1765.3 He gained the rank of Major-General in 1759.3 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1765.3 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Dover between 1765 and 1766.6 He was Colonel of the 1st Foot (Royal Regiment) between 1765 and 1782.3 He was created 1st Baron Sundridge, of Coomb Bank, Kent [Great Britain] on 23 December 1766.6 He was Commander in Chief of the Scotland between 1767 and 1778.3 He succeeded to the title of 15th Lord Campbell [S., 1445] on 9 November 1770.3 He succeeded to the title of 14th Lord Lorne [S., 1470] on 9 November 1770.3 He succeeded to the title of 14th Earl of Argyll [S., 1457] on 9 November 1770.3 He succeeded to the title of 5th Duke of Argyll [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770.1 He succeeded to the title of 8th Lord of Kintyre [S., 1626] on 9 November 1770.3 He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Campbell and Cowall [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770.3 He succeeded to the title of 5th Viscount of Lochow and Glenyla [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770.3 He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord of Inverary, Mull, Morvern and Tirie [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770.3 He succeeded to the title of 7th Baronet Campbell, of Lundy in Angus, co. Forfar [N.S., 1627] on 9 November 1770.7 He succeeded to the title of 5th Marquess of Kintyre and Lorn [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770.3 He gained the rank of General in 1778.3 He was Colonel of the 13rd Regiment of Foot Guards (afterwards Scots Guards) between 1782 and 1806.3 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Argyllshire between 1794 and 1800.5 He gained the rank of Field Marshal on 30 July 1796.6

Children of Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll and Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

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 271. 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 I, page 209.
  4. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 34. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 212.
  6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 210.
  7. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 334. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  8. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 105. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  9. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 280.
  10. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 140.
  11. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 211.

James George Hamilton, 7th Duke of Hamilton1

M, #109448, b. 18 February 1755, d. 7 July 1769
Last Edited=26 Jan 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
James Hamilton, 7th Duke of Hamilton (l),
Lady Elizabeth (c) and Lord Douglas (r)
by Catherine Read, 1765 2
     James George Hamilton, 7th Duke of Hamilton was born on 18 February 1755 at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton and Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon.1 He died on 7 July 1769 at age 14 at Hamilton Palace, Hamilton, Scotland, from a fever.1 He was buried at Hamilton, Scotland.1
     He was styled as Marquess of Clydesdale between 1755 and 1758.1 He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Aven and Innerdale [S., 1643] on 17 January 1758.3 He succeeded to the title of 7th Earl of Arran and Cambridge [S., 1643] on 17 January 1758.3 He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron of Dutton [G.B., 1711] on 17 January 1758.3 He succeeded to the title of 6th Lord Machansyre and Polmont [S., 1639] on 17 January 1758.3 He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Lanark [S., 1639] on 17 January 1758.3 He succeeded to the title of 4th Duke of Brandon [G.B., 1711] on 17 January 1758.1 He succeeded to the title of 7th Duke of Hamilton [S., 1643] on 17 January 1758.1 He succeeded to the title of 7th Marquess of Clydesdale [S., 1643] on 17 January 1758.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Angus [S., 1633] on 21 July 1761.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest [S., 1633] on 21 July 1761.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Marquess of Douglas [S., 1633] on 21 July 1761.1 He was educated between 1763 and 1767 at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.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 271. 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. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1746. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton1

M, #109449, b. 24 July 1756, d. 2 August 1799
Last Edited=12 Apr 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton
by Henry Raeburn, 1795 2
     Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton was born on 24 July 1756 at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton and Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon.1 He married Elizabeth Anne Burrell, daughter of Peter Burrell and Elizabeth Lewis, on 5 April 1778.3 He and Elizabeth Anne Burrell were divorced in 1794 by an Act of Parliament, at her suit.3 He died on 2 August 1799 at age 43 at Hamilton Palace, Hamilton, Scotland, without legitimate issue.1
     He was educated between 1763 and 1767 at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest [S., 1633] on 7 July 1769.4 He succeeded to the title of 5th Baron of Dutton [G.B., 1711] on 7 July 1769.4 He succeeded to the title of 5th Marquess of Douglas [S., 1633] on 7 July 1769.4 He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Angus [S., 1633] on 7 July 1769.4 He succeeded to the title of 5th Duke of Brandon [G.B., 1711] on 7 July 1769.1 He succeeded to the title of 8th Earl of Arran and Cambridge [S., 1643] on 7 July 1769.4 He succeeded to the title of 8th Marquess of Clydesdale [S., 1643] on 7 July 1769.4 He succeeded to the title of 8th Duke of Hamilton [S., 1643] on 7 July 1769.1 He succeeded to the title of 7th Earl of Lanark [S., 1639] on 7 July 1769.4 He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Machansyre and Polmont [S., 1639] on 7 July 1769.4 He succeeded to the title of 8th Lord Aven and Innerdale [S., 1643] on 7 July 1769.4 Between 1772 and 1776 he resided on the Continent, under the care of Dr. Moore, father of Sir John Moore.1 He held the office of Keeper of Linlithgow Palace in 1777.1 In 1782 he was adjudged entitled to sit in the British House of Lords.5 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Thistle (K.T.) on 23 December 1785.3 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Hamilton of Hameldon, co. Leicester [G.B., 1776] on 20 December 1790.3 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire between 1794 and 1799.3 He and Harriet Pye Bennett were associated circa 1795.5 He gained the rank of Colonel in 1798 in the service of the British Army.3
     According to Cokayne, "Dr. Moore wrote of his charge during their travels in Europe, 'he has many amenable Qualities and an excellent understanding-his fort is Quickness and penetration into character which often surpises me; his foible is a love of show and an uncontrollable desire for every new object, but however becomes insipid as soon as it is acquired ... He is not fond of the Company of his Superiors either in Rank or Understanding. The first put him under Restarint and the others offend his amour propre ... he is sometimes pevish yet his Temper is not bad, and his dispositions aremuch better than his Temper. He cannot bear contradiction, nad is subject to violent gusts of Passion but is incapable of harbouring malice or Revenge ... The Duke is fitted for the best Company in every sense of the word-among such he is Polite, Modest and Judicious. But with the other class his behaviour may be construed as self-sufficient, arrogant and capricious.3' " Cockayne adds "Lady North writes to Lady Gower on 4 Oct. 1772, 'the Duke of Hamilton is a very pretty young man, perfectly unaffected and well bred, and I dare say will turn out vastly well'. In the Royal Register, 1781, it is stated that his marriage was carried out in opposition not only to the wishes but to the strategems of the Duke's mother, who 'was of the opinion that the daughter of a private gentleman, however accomplished, was not qualified to be alllied to her. Her first husband however was of a different obscurity. It is confidently said that the Duke is now heartily sick of the adventure'. He was fond of boxing, and of low company, and gave dinners to hackney coachmen. 'This nobleman was one of the handsomest men of his day, but having allowed himself to be led astray by the spirit of dissipation, his health was gradually undermined and he died in 1799 in the flower of his age.3' "

Child of Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton and Harriet Pye Bennett

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 271. 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 VI, page 272.
  4. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1746. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  5. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1284. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Colonel John Gunning1

M, #109450, b. 1700, d. 1767
Last Edited=4 Dec 2010
     Colonel John Gunning was born in 1700.2 He married Hon. Bridget Bourke, daughter of Theobald Bourke, 6th Viscount Mayo and Mary Browne. He died in 1767.2
     He lived at Castle Coote, County Roscommon, Ireland.3

Children of Colonel John Gunning and Hon. Bridget Bourke

Child of Colonel John Gunning

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 271. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S4600] Oliver Dashwood, "re: Dashwood Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 23 April 2010. Hereinafter cited as "re: Dashwood Family."
  3. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1284. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 473.
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