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Most Hon. John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn KG PC
b.Jul 1756 London, England
m. 13 Oct 1749
  1. Most Hon. John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn KG PC1756 - 1818
  2. Anne Hamilton - 1764
  • HMost Hon. John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn KG PC1756 - 1818
  • WCatherine CopleyAbt 1760 - 1791
m. 20 Jun 1779
  1. Lady Harriet Margaret Hamilton1781 - 1803
  2. Katherine Constantia Hamilton1782 - 1783
  3. Lady Catherine Elizabeth Hamilton1784 - 1812
  4. Lady Maria Hamilton1785 - 1814
  5. Rt. Hon. James Hamilton, Viscount Hamilton1786 - 1814
  6. Lord Claud Hamilton1787 - 1808
  • HMost Hon. John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn KG PC1756 - 1818
  • WLady Cecil Hamilton1770 - 1819
m. 4 Mar 1792
  1. Lady Cecil Frances Hamilton1795 - 1860
  • HMost Hon. John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn KG PC1756 - 1818
  • WLady Anne Jane Gore1763 - 1827
m. 3 Apr 1800
Facts and Events
Name[2] Most Hon. John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn KG PC
Alt Name[3] Rt. Hon. John James Hamilton, 9th Earl of Abercorn
Gender Male
Birth[1] Jul 1756 London, England
Christening[1] Westminster St. George Hanover Square, London, England
Marriage License 19 Jun 1779 St. Marylebone, London, Englandto Catherine Copley
Marriage Bond 19 Jun 1779 St. Marylebone, London, Englandto Catherine Copley
Marriage 20 Jun 1779 St. Marylebone, London, Englandto Catherine Copley
Marriage 4 Mar 1792 Mayfair, London, Englandin Grosvenor Square
to Lady Cecil Hamilton
Separation 1798 from Lady Cecil Hamilton
Divorce Apr 1799 by Act of Parliament
from Lady Cecil Hamilton
Marriage 3 Apr 1800 Westminster St. George Hanover Square, London, Englandto Lady Anne Jane Gore
Will[7] 18 Mar 1809
Death[1] 27 Jan 1818 Stanmore, Middlesex, Englandat Bentley Priory
Burial[2] 5 Feb 1818 Stanmore, Middlesex, England
Probate[7] 9 May 1818 will proved
Reference Number? Q3809310?

Contents

Personal History

John James Hamilton,[3][8] only son of the Hon. John Hamilton, Capt. R.N.,[8] was born July 1756,[1] in London,[8] and baptized at St George, Hanover Square.[1]

John entered Harrow School.[8]

On 30 July 1773,[8] John matriculated as fellow-commoner (the first of three ranks) from Pembroke College, Cambridge, and he earned the Master of Arts in 1776.

Upon the death of his uncle, James Hamilton, in 1789, John succeeded as Earl of Abercorn (9th, created 1606), Lord Paisley (9th, 1587), Lord Abercorn (9th, 1603), and Lord Paisley, Hamilton, Mountcastell, and Kilpatrick (9th, 1606), in Scotland; Viscount Strabane (4th, 1701), Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane (8th, 1617), and Baron of Mountcastle, co. Tyrone (4th, 1701), in Ireland; and under a special remainder as Viscount Hamilton (2nd, 1786), in Great Britain.

On 17 March 1790,[4] John was appointed to be Governor of the counties of Donegal and Tyrone, in Ireland.

On 1 October 1790,[3][5] King George III granted to John and the heirs-male of his body the dignities of a Marquess in the peerage of Great Britain, and on 15 October,[1] James was created Marquess of Abercorn.

On 1 February 1794,[1] John was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland.

On 17 January 1805,[6] John was knighted before being elected and invested a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (KG) by King George III; he was installed at Windsor on 23 April (St. George's Day).

First Marriage and Family

(see the Family page for references)

On 19 June 1779, in the Diocese of London, John James Hamilton Esq. of the parish of St. George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, appeared to make oath that he was a bachelor aged 21 years and up and intended to marry Catherine Copley of the parish of St. Marylebone, Middlesex, a spinster and minor aged 19 years. Her father Sir Joseph Copley Bt. also appeared to make oath and give his consent. Both men signed a bond in the amount of £200. On the next day, John and Catherine were married by licence in the parish of St. Marylebone by Joseph Turner. It was witnessed by [Earl of] Abercorn (John's uncle) and Jos. Copley (Catherine's father).

Third Marriage and Family

(see the Family page for references)

On 3 April 1800, in the dwelling house of Lord Sudley on Dover Street, in Mayfair, Middlesex, England, the Most Noble John James Marquis of Abercorn and the Rt. Hon. Lady Anne Jane Hatton, widow, were married by special licence of the Archbishop of Canterbury in a ceremony officiated by H. Howley M.A. in the presence of [Lord] Sudley and Mary Sudley.

Death and Probate

The Marquess of Abercorn died 27 January 1818, at Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex, England,[1] and was buried 5 February in the parish of Great Stanmore.[2]

Administration of his will dated 18 March 1809,[7] with four codicils annexed, was granted on 9 May 1818.

Because his first son had died in 1814, the Marquess's titles were inherited by his grandson, James.

From Wikipedia

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John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn KG, PC (Ire) (July 1756 – 27 January 1818) was an Irish peer and politician.

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Resources

Transcribed sources:

  • The Scots Peerage. (Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904–1914). See volume I, chapter “Hamilton, Earl of Abercorn,” in the paragraphs under “John James, ninth Earl of Abercorn.”
  • The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Second edition. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910–59). See volume I, in the section titled “Abercorn,” the paragraphs under “Earldom and Barony IX. [etc.]
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 “Abercorn”, in Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), vol 1, pp 7–8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Church of England. Parish of St John the Evangelist, Stanmore (Middlesex). Parish Registers, 1599–1989. (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969), London Metropolitan Archives, City of London DRO/014/A/01/010 [Register of burials, 1813–1842], p 15, no 113.

    Digital image in London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813–2003 (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1559/31281_a100327-00010 : accessed 16 Feb. 2018).

    “Most Honourable John James Hamilton Marquis of Abercorn, [of] Bentley Priory, [bur.] Feby. 5, [age] 62, [ceremony performed by] A R Chauvel”

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Times. (London, England), no 1690, p 2, col 1, 2 Oct. 1790.

    Digital image (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7019/NEWS-UK-MID-TI.1790_10_02_0002 : accessed 15 Feb. 2018).

    “Yesterday at noon the King came from Windsor Lodge to St. James's; where his Majesty had a Levee which commenced at one o'clock, but being but thin of company was over before two o'clock.
    ...
    “Yesterday the Right Honourable John James Hamilton, Earl of Abercorne in Scotland, had the honour of kissing the King's hand at the Levee at St. James's on being created Marquis of Abercorne in Great Britain.”

  4. England. The London gazette. (London, England), no 13196, p 258, 27 April–1 May 1790.

    Digital image (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/13196/page/258 : accessed 15 Feb. 2018).

    Dublin-Castle, March 17, 1790.
    “His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the Right Honourable John James Earl of Abercorn to be Governor of the Counties of Donegal and Tyrone.”

  5. England. The London gazette. (London, England), no 13241, p 599, 28 Sept.–2 Oct. 1790.

    Digital image (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/13241/page/599 : accessed 15 Feb. 2018).

    Whitehall, October 2.
    “The King has been pleased to grant the Dignity of a Marquess of the Kingdom of Great Britain, to the Right Honourable John James Hamilton, Earl of Abercorn, and the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten, by the Name, Stile and Title of Marquess of Abercorn.”

  6. England. The London gazette. (London, England), no 15772, p 79, 15–19 Jan. 1805.

    Digital image (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15772/page/79 : accessed 15 Feb. 2018).

    St. James's, Thursday, January 17, 1805.
    “A CHAPTER of the Most Noble Order of the Garter having been summoned for this Day, the Knights Companions, in their Mantles and Collars, with the Officers of the Order hereafter-mentioned, in their Mantles, Chains, and Badges, attended the Sovereign in his own Apartment ; and being called over by Garter Principal King of Arms, a Procession was made from thence to the Great Council-Chamber …”

    Also, no 15800, p 549, 23–27 Apr. 1805.
    Digital image (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15800/page/549 : accessed 15 Feb. 2018).

    “CEREMONIES observed at the Installations of the Duke of Rutland, the Earl of Hardwicke, the Duke of Beaufort, the Marquis of Abercorn, the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, the Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, and the Earl of Chesterfield, in Presence of the Sovereign, at Windsor, on Tuesday, the 23d of April 1805, being St. George's Day.”

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 “Will of The Most Noble John James Marquis of Abercorn”, in Church of England. Province of Canterbury. Prerogative Court. Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related probate jurisdictions: Will registers. (Kew, England: The National Archives), PROB 11/1604/136; register Cresswell (1818), qr 209, ff 1–6.

    Digital image in England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384–1858 (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_310839-00003 : accessed 16 Feb. 2018).

    The will of “John James Marquis of Abercorn”, contained in thirteen sheets of paper, dated 18 March 1809; wit. by Rt. Randall, Benjn. Kent, Nichs. Darlington Kent. Codicil dated 2 March 1810, at Baronscourt, co. Tyrone, Ireland; wit. by Geo. Davies, Richd. Turner, Jas. M. Farland. Codicil contained in three sheets of paper, dated 4 May 1811; wit. by Benjn. Kent, David Halloway, Geo. Davies. Codicil dated 3 April 1814; wit. by Benjn Kent, Geo. Davies, Richard Buckland. Codicil dated 11 Aug. 1814; wit. by David Halloway, Geo. Davies, Joseph Scott. Probate 9 May 1818.

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 “Hamilton, John James”, in Venn, John, and John Archibald Venn. Alumni Cantabrigienses: a biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge: from the earliest times to 1900. (Cambridge, England: University Press, 1922-), part 2, vol 3, p 215.

    Digital image (https://archive.org/stream/p2alumnicantabri03univuoft#page/215/mode/1up : accessed 16 Feb. 2018).

    Matric. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at Pembroke, July 30, 1773. Only s. [posthumous] of the Hon. John, Capt., R.N. [and grandson of James, Earl of Abercorn]. B. [July, 1756], in London. School, Harrow. Matric. Michs. 1773; M.A. 1776.”