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James Douglas-Hamilton (Hamilton), 6th Duke of Hamilton

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: family mausoleum, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton and Anne Hamilton (Cochrane), Duchess of Hamilton
Husband of Elizabeth Gunning, 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon
Father of Elizabeth Stanley; James Hamilton, 7th Duke of Hamilton and Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton
Brother of Lady Anne Chichester
Half brother of John Hamilton of Woodhall; Margaret Hamilton; Isobel Hamilton; Bethia Hamilton; Lady Anne Chichester and 2 others

Occupation: 6th Duke of Hamilton
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About James Douglas-Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hamilton,_6th_Duke_of_Hamilton

Hamilton was the son of the 5th Duke of Hamilton and was styled as Marquess of Clydesdale from his birth until his father's death. He was educated at Winchester College from 1734 to 1740 and graduated from St Mary Hall, Oxford on 14 April 1743.

On 14 February (St. Valentine's Day) 1752, Hamilton met the society beauty Elizabeth Gunning at Bedford House in London. According to Robert Walpole, the duke wished to marry her that night and he called for a local parson to perform the ceremony. However, without a license, calling of banns and a ring, the parson refused and they were eventually married that night in Mayfair Chapel (which did not require a license) in a clandestine marriage, with a ring from a bed curtain. The couple had three children:

Lady Elizabeth Hamilton (26 January 1753 – 14 March 1797), married Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby James Hamilton, 7th Duke of Hamilton (18 February 1755 – 7 July 1769) Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton (24 July 1756 – 2 August 1799) On 2 March 1743, he succeeded to his father's title of Duke of Hamilton.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Douglas-Hamilton,_6th_Duke_of_Hamilton

http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=155473

http://thepeerage.com/p10945.htm

http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/james6thdukeofhamilton.htm

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James Douglas-Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton's Timeline

1724
July 10, 1724
1752
February 14, 1752
Age 27
1753
January 26, 1753
Age 28
1755
1755
Age 30
1756
July 24, 1756
Age 32
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
1758
January 17, 1758
Age 33
Great Tew, Oxfordshire, England
February 1758
Age 33
family mausoleum, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland