Person:Harriet Hamilton (3)

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Lady Harriet Hamilton
b.21 Mar 1812
Facts and Events
Name[6][7] Lady Harriet Hamilton
Married Name[5] Lady Harriet Baillie-Hamilton
Gender Female
Birth[1] 21 Mar 1812
Christening[2] 30 Aug 1812 Harrow, Middlesex, England
Marriage 16 May 1836 Lambeth, London, Englandto Adm. William Alexander Baillie-Hamilton
Death[3][4] 19 Mar 1884 Blackheath, London, England
Probate[4] 19 May 1884 London, England
Burial[5] Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Personal History

Harriet Hamilton,[6] (only) daughter of James Hamilton, Viscount Hamilton, of Bentley Priory, Harrow, by Harriet[2] (Douglas), was born on 21 March 1812[1] and was baptized on 30 August in the parish of Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England.[2] Her father died less than two years later. In 1818 she was raised to the rank of Marquess's daughter, becoming Lady by courtesy, upon the death of her grandfather John James Marquess of Abercorn and the succession of her elder brother James.

Marriage and Family

(see the Family page for references)

William Alexander Baillie-Hamilton, Esq., of the parish of St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, and Lady Harriet Hamilton, of the parish of St James Westminster, Middlesex, were married by licence on 16 May 1836, at the Chapel at Lambeth Palace in Lambeth, Surrey, by W. Cantuan.

In 1881, Harriet was the sole executrix of her husband's will.

Death and Probate

The Rt. Hon. Lady Harriet Baillie-Hamilton, then a widow of Macartney House, died on 19 March 1884 at home in Blackheath, Kent[4] (registered in the district of Greenwich[3]), and was buried at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland.[5]

On 19 May 1884,[4] in London, her will was proved by her daughter and sole executrix, Laura Frances Baillie Hamilton. Her personal estate was in the amount of £6,773-2-1.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 “Hamilton, Earl of Abercorn”, in Paul, James Balfour. The Scots peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's ‘Peerage of Scotland’ containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, with armorial illustrations. (Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), vol. 1, p. 67.

    See transcript, issue #1(3) under John James, ninth Earl of Abercorn, ….

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Church of England. Parish of St Mary, Harrow (Middlesex). Parish Registers, 1558–1967, London Metropolitan Archives, City of London DRO/003/A/01/005. Register of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1735–1812, f. 87.

    Digital image in London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538–1812 (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1624/31280_198037-00479 : accessed 16 Oct. 2017).

    Baptized 1812: “[August] 30 Harriot Daughr. of James, Lord Hamilton & Harriot his Wife of Bentley Priory”

  3. 3.0 3.1 Registered during Q1, 1884, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Death Index. (London, United Kingdom: General Register Office, 1837-Present), [digital images, Ancestry.com].

    Baillie-Hamilton, Harriet” and “Hamilton, Harriet Baillie”, age 71, Greenwich dist., vol. 1d, p. 660.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 “Wills and Administrations, 1884”, in Principal Probate Registry (London). Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration: Made in the Principal Registry and in the Several District Registries of Her Majesty's Court of Probate. (London, United Kingdom: HM Stationery Office, [1859?]–present), 6th vol (initial H), p 60, BAILLIE-HAMILTON The Right Honourable Lady Harriett.

    Digital image in England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966, 1973–1995 (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1904/31874_222820-00067 : accessed 14 Nov. 2017).

    … late of Macartney House, Blackheath, co. Kent, widow, d. 19 March 1884; will proved at Principal Registry, 19 May, by Laura Frances Baillie Hamilton of Macartney House, spinster, daughter and sole executrix; personal estate £6,773-2-1.

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2George Hamilton (et al.) grave monument”, in Gravestone Photographic Resource, digital image, grave no. 138749, image name 11832c.

    (https://www.gravestonephotos.com/photos/Sc/Lothian/Edinburgh/Greyfriars/11832c.jpg : accessed 16 Oct. 2017)

    From the grave marker: “IN MEMORY OF/ WILLIAM ALEXANDER BAILLIE HAMILTON/ ADMIRAL R.N./ …/ ALSO OF/ LADY HARRIET BAILLIE HAMILTON/ WIFE OF THE ABOVE/ WHO DIED 19TH MARCH 1884/ AGED 71.”

  6. 6.0 6.1 In the marriage record, she signed her name as “Harriet Hamilton”.
  7. She was styled “The Honourable Harriet” or “Lady Harriet” as the daughter of Viscount Hamilton who was son and heir apparent of the Marquess of Abercorn.