Robert Montgomerie Hamilton, 8th Lord Belhaven, Baron Hamilton of Wishaw, K.T. (1793 - 1868)

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About Robert Montgomerie Hamilton, 8th Lord Belhaven, Baron Hamilton of Wishaw, K.T.

Biographical Summary

"Robert Montgomerie, eighth Lord Belhaven, K.T., was born in 1793, and succeeded his father in 1814. He was for some time a Representative Peer of Scotland; was on 19 September 1831 created a Baron of the United Kingdom by the title of Baron Hamilton of Wishaw, in the country of Lanark, with remainder to the heirs-male of his body, and took his seat in the House of Lords 28 June 1833. He married, at Pencaitland, 16 December 1815, Hamilton, daughter of Walter Frederick Campbell of Shawfield and Islay, and by her, who survived him, and died on 8 September 1873, had no issue. Lord Belhaven died 22 December 1868, when the Barony of Hamilton of Wishaw became extinct. In him ended the whole male issue of Robert Hamilton, sixth of Wishaw, de jure sixth Lord Belhaven."

SOURCE: The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, page 54

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Arms - Gules, a sword erect argent, pommelled, or between three cinquefoils argent. CREST: A nag's head argent, bridled guiles. SUPPORTS: Two horses argent, bridled gules. MOTTO: Ride through

SOURCE: The heraldry of the Hamiltons, page 83

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