Lady Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, Suo Jour

Brief Life History of Anne

When Lady Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, Suo Jour was born on 6 January 1632, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, Sir General James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Earl of Arran and Cambridge, Lord Avon and Innerdale, 3rd Marquess of Hamilton, Marquess of Clydesdale, was 25 and her mother, Lady Mary Margaret Feilding, Duchess of Hamilton, Countess of Arran, was 18. She married Lord William Douglas-Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk - Jure Uxoris in 1656, in St John The Baptist Parish Church, Ecclesmachan, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 17 October 1716, in her hometown, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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Family Time Line

Lord William Douglas-Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk - Jure Uxoris
Lady Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, Suo Jour
Marriage: 1656
Archibald Douglas-Hamilton
Lucy Hamilton
Lady Anna Mary Douglas-Hamilton
James Douglas-Hamilton 4th Duke of Hamilton
Lord William Douglas-Hamilton
Sir Charles Douglas-Hamilton 2nd Earl of Selkirk
Lady Katherine Douglas-Hamilton
John Douglas-Hamilton 1st Earl of Ruglen
George Douglas-Hamilton
Countess Susanna Douglas-Hamilton
Lady Margaret Douglas-Hamilton
Anna Lady of Hamilton Douglas-Hamilton
Lord Basil Douglas-Hamilton
Lord Archibald Hamilton

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  • Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
  • Anne Duchess Of Hamilton Hamilton, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Anne Hamilton, "Find A Grave Index"

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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