John Hamilton (1656 - 1708) MP

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Birthplace: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Death: Died
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About John Hamilton

Biographical Summary

"John Hamilton of Biel, eldest son of Lord Presmennan, was born at Edinburgh 5 July 1656, and married, 1674, Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir Robert Hamilton of Silvertonhill, Baronet, by his wife, Anne, daughter of John, first Lord Belhaven. She survived him, and died 4 January 1717. On the death of that Lord, in 1679, this John Hamilton succeeded as second Lord Belhaven...

...In 1708 he was arrested and sent in custody to London on suspicion of favouring the attempted French invasion of that year. He was examined by the English Privy Council and admitted to bail. He died a few days afterwards, on 21 June 1708, of infammation of the brain."

SOURCE: The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, page 44

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