Sir George Hamilton 1st Baronet, of Donalong1

Male, #9255, (say 1601 - 1679)
Birth*say 1601 George was born at co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland, say 1601. 
Marriage*say 1619 He married Mary Butler say 1619.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1620 His son James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II was born circa 1620 at Ireland.2 
Death of Son6 Jun 1673 His son James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II died on 6 Jun 1673.2 
Death*1679 He died in 1679.1 
Biography* Sir George Hamilton, 1st Baronet (c. 1607–1679), an Irish baronet, was the fourth son of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn and Marion Boyd.

He was one of the proprietors of the silver mines of Knockaunderrig before the English Civil War.

Hamilton's early advancement was hindered by his Catholicism, but he was appointed a colonel of foot in 1649, and upheld the Royalist cause in Ireland. He was the commander at Nenagh when Ireton arrived to besiege it for the Parliamentarians in October 1650. Initially defiant, he surrendered to Ireton when the latter threatened to breach the walls with artillery. Hamilton's Irish lands were confiscated and he went into exile in Paris. Upon the Restoration, he was high in favor with Charles II and was created a baronet in 1660.

He married Mary Butler, sister of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde. They had nine children, several of whom gained advancement in French service:
     1. Col. James Hamilton (c. 1620–1673)
     2. Sir George Hamilton (bef. 1621–1676), Comte de Hamilton, Maréchal de Camp (A french army rank equivalent to major general), married Frances Jennings, sister of the Duchess of Marlborough and had issue. He commanded an Irish regiment under Turenne at the battles of Sinzheim and Enzheim, and covered the retreat at Altenheim after Turenne's death at Sasbach. He was killed while serving under Luxembourg at Zebernsteeg.
     3. Elizabeth Hamilton (c. 1641–1708), married in 1664 Philibert, comte de Gramont (d. 1707) and had issue
     4. Antoine Hamilton, Comte de Hamilton (1646–1720) was a Jacobite and a noted author.
     5. Thomas Hamilton
     6. Lt.-Gen. Richard Hamilton (d. 1717), who commanded the infantry defending the ford at Oldbridge during the Battle of the Boyne.
     7. Col. John Hamilton (d. July 12, 1691, Battle of Aughrim), Comte de Hamilton, married in January 1690 Elizabeth Macan and had issue
     8. Lucia Hamilton (d. 1676), married Sir Donough O'Brien, 1st Baronet in 1674
     9. Margaret Hamilton, married in January 1688 Matthew Forde.1 

Family

Mary Butler (say 1603 - )
Child
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited9 Mar 2008

Citations

  1. Sir George Hamilton, 1st Baronet, of Donalong. (2008, March 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:20, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sir_George_Hamilton%2C_1st_Baronet%2C_of_Donalong&oldid=195573083
  2. James Hamilton (British army officer). (2007, October 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:04, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton_%28British_army_officer%29&oldid=167800406