Gladys Mary Hamilton

Female10 December 1880–12 March 1917

Brief Life History of Gladys Mary

When Gladys Mary Hamilton was born on 10 December 1880, in Knightsbridge, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Hamilton 2nd Duke of Abercorn, was 42 and her mother, Mary Anna Curzon-Howe, was 32. She married Ralph Francis Howard 7th Earl of Wicklow on 14 January 1902, in City of London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 12 March 1917, in Dublin South, County Dublin, Ireland, at the age of 36, and was buried in Kilbride, County Wicklow, Ireland.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Francis Howard 7th Earl of Wicklow
Gladys Mary Hamilton
Marriage: 14 January 1902
William Cecil James Philip John Paul Howard 8th Earl of Wicklow

Sources (4)

  • Gladys Mary Counters Of Wichlow in household of Ralph Francis Earl Of Wichlow, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Gladys Mary Hamilton, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Gladys Mary Wicklow, "Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1902City of London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 4

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1888 · The Whitehall Mystery

    Age 8

    The Whitehall Mystery has some ties to Jack the Ripper, the victim was female and had been dismembered. The arms were found first; the headless torso to which they belonged was found a month later. The rest of the body was never discovered and the mystery was never solved.

    1894 · Tower Bridge Completed

    Age 14

    Tower Bridge was completed in 1894. It is built across the Thames and is a suspension bridge. It has gothic towers on either side of it and is sometimes confused with the London Bridge. It is also the oldest bridge in London.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the English Hamiltons and named after them, and later bearers took their surname from the Scottish place. In the north of Ireland, where many Hamiltons settled in the 17th century, this surname may sometimes have been adopted for Hamill . It has also been adopted as an Anglicized form of southern Irish Ó hUrmholtaigh.

    History: This name is borne by one of the most distinguished families of the Scottish nobility; they hold many titles, including marquessate and dukedom of Hamilton, the marquessate of Douglas, the dukedom of Abercorn, and the earldom of Haddington. They are descended from Walter FitzGilbert de Hameldone, a Norman baron who gave his support to Robert the Bruce in the 13th century. A member of this family was Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803), a British diplomat and archaeologist, whose wife, Lady Emma Hamilton (c. 1765–1815), became the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. A branch of the family was established in Ireland by Sir Frederick Hamilton (died 1646), who served in the Swedish army of Gustavus Adolphus. He later became governor of Ulster, and his descendants were created viscounts Boyne. The family have given their name to Newtownhamilton and Hamiltonsbaron in County Armagh. Another branch of the family were to be found in Denmark, where Henrik Albertsen Hamilton (1588–1648) was a noted Latin poet. A 17th-century example of a Hamilton from Glasgow, Scotland, is recorded in the Netherlands, where the name is found in the form Hamelton. Another Scottish Hamilton, James, went to the West Indies in the 18th century and was the father of Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), who arrived in NY in 1772 and became the first US secretary of the Treasury.

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