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Alfred Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
Death: Died in Ferne House, Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire, England
Place of Burial: Dungavel, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Henry Douglas-Hamilton and Elizabeth Douglas-Hamilton
Husband of Nina Mary Benita Douglas-Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton
Father of Air Commodore Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton; Lady Jean Norton-Bell (Douglas-Hamilton); George Douglas-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Selkirk; Lady Margaret Drummond-Hay (Douglas-Hamilton); Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton and 2 others
Brother of Flora Maria Ida Hamilton

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About Alfred Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton

"Lieutenant Alfred Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton and 10th Duke of Brandon TD, DL (6 March 1862 – 16 March 1940) was a Scottish nobleman and sailor."

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Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Douglas-Hamilton,_13th_Duke_of_Hamilton

http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=127759

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I90074&tree=Nixon

http://thepeerage.com/p10948.htm#i109479

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Citations / Sources:

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, pages 276-277. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 1286. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 3565. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1747.

[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."


13th Duke of Hamilton

Lieutenant RN Alfred Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton and 10th Duke of Brandon, TD, DL(Lanarkshire) (6th March 1862–16th March 1940) was a Scottish Nobleman and sailor .

[edit] Life and Succession

Hamilton was born at Shanklin, Isle of Wight in 1862. Hamilton served as a young man in the Royal Navy. He gained a reputation for being able to dive under the keels of the Dreadnoughts on which he served without any equipment, reappearing on the opposite side of the ship to the amazemnt of his crewmates. He was persuaded to leave in 1888 by his fourth cousin the twelfth Duke in 1890. There was a quite serious possibility that Alfred would provide a good match for the heirless tweflth duke's daughter, Lady Mary. Theses hopes of maintaining continuity were dashed however in 1890, when Hamilton was partially paralysed by a rare tropical disease he had caught whilst on his last tour of duty. Hamilton recovered however and succeeded in 1895. Whilst inheriting all entailed property and assets from his cousin and a £1 million debt, a large share of the Hamilton lands and properties went to Lady Mary, latterly the Marchioness of Montrose. The properties that left the Hamilton family at this time included Brodick Castle on Arran, which had been owned by the Hamiltons for 500 years. One property that did not leave the family was Hamilton Palace, the main family seat. However the Duke had offered the palace to the Navy during WWI for use as a hospital. Following the end of the war it was considered necessary to demolish it due to subsidence, blamed on the families' own coal mines. Hamilton moved to Dungavel House, which had priorly been a Hamilton shooting lodge on moorland close to Strathaven.

Hamilton was Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the 4th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

He was also Honorary Colonel of the 6th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Hamilton died shortly after his 78th birthday, on the 16th of March 1940 at the family's property in Dorset, Ferne House.

[edit] Marriage and issue

In 1901 he married Nina Mary Benita Poore. and they had four sons and three daughters:

Douglas, Marquess of Douglas & Clydesdale

Lady Jean Douglas-Hamilton

Lord George Nigel Douglas-Hamilton

Lady Margaret Douglas-Hamilton

Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

Lord David Douglas-Hamilton

Lady Mairi Nina Douglas-Hamilton

Hamilton's sons made aviation history by all being of the rank of Squadron Leader or above at the outbreak of WWII.

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Alfred Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton's Timeline

1862
March 6, 1862
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
1903
February 3, 1903
Age 40
71 Eccleston Square, Pimlico, London, England
1904
June 11, 1904
Age 42
1906
January 4, 1906
Age 43
1907
October 13, 1907
Age 45
1909
November 12, 1909
Age 47
Dungavel, UK
1912
November 8, 1912
Age 50
1914
August 27, 1914
Age 52
1940
March 16, 1940
Age 78
Ferne House, Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire, England