Sir James Hamilton 7th Earl of Abercorn1

Male, #58222, (22 Mar 1686 - 11 Jan 1744)
Father*Sir James Hamilton 6th Earl of Abercorn1 (c 1661 - 28 Sep 1734)
Mother*Elizabeth Reading1 (s 1665 - )
Birth*22 Mar 1686 He was born on 22 Mar 1686.1 
Marriage*Apr 1711 He married Anne Plummer in Apr 1711 at age 25.1 
Birth of Son2 Mar 1714 His son Captain John Hamilton (Royal Navy Officer) was born on 2 Mar 1714.2 
Death of Father28 Sep 1734 His father Sir James Hamilton 6th Earl of Abercorn died on 28 Sep 1734.3 
Death*11 Jan 1744 He died on 11 Jan 1744 at age 57.1 
Biography* James Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn FRS PC (March 22, 1686 – January 11, 1744) was a Scottish and Irish nobleman, the son of James Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn and Elizabeth Reading. He was styled Lord Paisley from 1701 until his accession in 1734.

In April 1711, he married Anne Plumer (1690–1776), by whom he had eight children:
     1. James Hamilton, 8th Earl of Abercorn (1712–1789)
     2. Captain Hon. John Hamilton (c. 1714–1755)
     3. Hon. William Hamilton, died young
     4. Reverend Hon. George Hamilton (August 11, 1718 – November 26, 1787), Canon of Windsor, married Elizabeth Onslow (d. 1800) and had issue
     5. Hon. Plumer Hamilton, died young
     6. Hon. William Hamilton (February 18, 1721 – 1744)
     7. Lady Anne Hamilton (June 12, 1715 – December 14, 1792), married on August 16, 1746 Sir Henry Mackworth, 6th Baronet

A scientist, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society on November 10, 1715, and published Calculations and Tables on the Attractive Power of Lodestones, a book on magnetism, in 1729.

He was sworn a Privy Counsellor in Great Britain on July 20, 1738 and a Privy Counsellor in Ireland on September 26, 1739. On October 17 of that same year, George II issued a royal charter to the nation's first orphanage for abandoned children, the Foundling Hospital, of which Hamilton was a founding Governor.1 

Family

Anne Plummer (1690 - 1776)
Child
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
The Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Mar 2008

Citations

  1. James Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn. (2008, March 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:58, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton%2C_7th_Earl_of_Abercorn&oldid=196266746
  2. John Hamilton (Royal Navy officer). (2007, December 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:06, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Hamilton_%28Royal_Navy_officer%29&oldid=175508412
  3. James Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn. (2008, March 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:45, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton%2C_6th_Earl_of_Abercorn&oldid=196266660