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Anne Hamilton

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Whitehall Palace, City of London, Middlesex, England
Death: October 17, 1716 (85)
Hamilton Palace, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of General Sir James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton and Lady Mary Fielding
Wife of Sir William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk
Mother of Lt. Gen. James Douglas-Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton; William Douglas-Hamilton; Charles Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Selkirk; Catherine Hamilton; John Hamilton, 1st Earl of Ruglen and 3rd Earl of Selkirk and 6 others
Sister of Lord Charles Hamilton, Earl of Arran; Susannah Kennedy; Galatin Hamilton and Lord James Hamilton
Half sister of Marion Hamilton

Occupation: Countess Consort of Selkirk, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, Created Duchess in her own right (exceptionally)
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About Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton

Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton

Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton (6 January 1631, London – 17 October 1716) was a Scottish peeress.

The daughter of Sir James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton and 3rd Marquess of Hamilton, Scottish General and premier peer of the realm, and Lady Mary Feilding, daughter of William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh and Lady Susan Villiers, a sister of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham.

She was born at the Palace of Whitehall in London, where her mother was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Henrietta-Maria, Queen-consort of Charles I.

Following the 1st Duke's execution for his part in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms in 1649, his brother, William, Earl of Lanark, inherited the titles and lands. William died from wounds received at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, whilst leading his regiment into some of the thickest of the fighting. In his will made at the Hague in 1650, he stipulated that the Lady Anne was his heir, over and above his own children, (all daughters, his only son having died in childhood).

Lady Anne became the Duchess of Hamilton, with the subsidiary titles Marchioness of Clydesdale, Countess of Arran, Lanark and Cambridge, the Lady Aven, Innerdale, Machanshire and Polmont. [1][2]

Through paternal descent, Anne had a claim to the throne of Scotland, although this was dependent upon the failure of the House of Stewart. She was descended from James II through the marriage of the 1st Lord Hamilton to the Princess Mary of Scotland. Her great great grandfather, the 2nd Earl of Arran, had been heir presumptive from the death of Regent Albany until the birth of James VI, and had served as Regent of Scotland during Queen Mary's childhood and absence in France.

She was wed in 1656, at the kirk of Corstorphine near Edinburgh, to William Douglas, 1st Earl of Selkirk, a younger son of William, 1st Marquess of Douglas. William was created Duke of Hamilton, and given the rest of his wife's subsidiary titles, for his lifetime, and in 1660 assumed the surname Douglas-Hamilton. Between 1657 and 1671, the couple would produce 13 children.

  • Lady Mary Hamilton (1657-1666)
  • James Hamilton (1658-1712), later 4th Duke of Hamilton
  • Lord William Hamilton (1659-1681)
  • Lady Anna Hamilton (1661-1663)
  • Lady Catherine Hamilton (1662-1707), married John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl
  • Charles Hamilton (1664-1739), later 2nd Earl of Selkirk
  • John Hamilton (1665-1744), later 1st Earl of Ruglen and 3rd Earl of Selkirk
  • George Hamilton (1666-1737), later 1st Earl of Orkney
  • Lady Susan Hamilton, married 1st John Cochrane, 4th Earl of Dundonald, 2nd John Hay, 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale
  • Lady Anna Hamilton (1669 died in infancy)
  • Lord Basil Hamilton (1671-1701)
  • Lord Archibald Hamilton (1673-1701)

Duchess Anne died at Hamilton on the 17th of October 1716, and is buried there, in the Bent Cemetery.

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Lord Selkirk, married Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton and bore eleven children by her:[5]

  • Lady Mary Hamilton[5] (1657–1666)
  • James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton[6] (1658–1712)
  • Lord William Hamilton[7] (abt 1659–1688)
  • Lady Catherine Hamilton[5] (1662–1707)
  • Charles Douglas, 2nd Earl of Selkirk[6] (abt 1662-abt 1739)
  • John Hamilton, 1st Earl of Ruglen[8] (abt 1664–1744)
  • George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney[8] (1666-abt 1737)
  • Lady Susannah Hamilton[5] (1667-abt 1737
  • Lady Margaret Hamilton[5] (1668–1731)
  • Lord Basil Hamilton[9] (1671–1701)
  • Lord Archibald Hamilton[8] (1673–1754)
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Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton's Timeline

January 6, 1631
City of London, Middlesex, England
April 11, 1658
Age 27
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age 27
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
February 3, 1662
Age 31
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January 1664
Age 32
February 9, 1666
Age 35
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age 35
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