Person:James Hamilton (160)

James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton
d.2 Mar 1625
  1. James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton1589 - 1625
  1. Lady Margaret Hamiltonbet 1605 and 1625 -
  2. James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton1606 - 1649
  3. William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton1616 - 1651
  4. Lady Anne Hamilton - 1632
  • HJames Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton1589 - 1625
  • WAnne Stewart
  1. Margaret Hamilton
Facts and Events
Name James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1589
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Anne Stewart
Death[1] 2 Mar 1625
Reference Number? Q335611?

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James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton and 4th Earl of Arran KG PC (1589 – 2 March 1625), styled Lord Aven from 1599 to 1604, was a Scottish politician. He was the son of John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton.

He inherited his father's titles and estates in 1604. In 1608 he was created Lord Aberbrothwick, and the following year he inherited the earldom of Arran from his insane and childless uncle James Hamilton. He moved to England with King James VI, and invested into the Somers Isles Company, an offshoot of the Virginia company, buying the shares of Lucy Harrington, Countess of Bedford. The Parish of Hamilton in the Somers Isles (alias Bermuda) is named for him. He was created Earl of Cambridge and Baron of Innerdale in the peerage of England on 16 June 1619. In 1621 he served as Lord High Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland, the King's representative in the Parliament of Scotland.

In 1603, he married Lady Ann Cunningham, a daughter of James Cunningham, 7th Earl of Glencairn and they had five children:

He also had an illegitimate daughter, Margaret (who married John Hamilton, 1st Lord Belhaven and Stenton and had issue) by Anne Stewart, a daughter of Walter Stewart, 1st Lord Blantyre.

Hamilton died on 2 March 1625 at Whitehall, London, from a fever and was buried in the family mausoleum at Hamilton, on 2 September of that year.

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