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Rachel Lavien (Faucette)

Also Known As: "Rachel Faucette Lavien", "Faucett"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Isle of Nevis, British West Indies
Death: February 19, 1768 (39)
St Croix, US Virgin Islands
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Fawcette, IV; <private> Faucette; Mary Fawcett, 2nd wife and <private> Faucette (Uppington)
Wife of James Hamilton and <private> Lavien
Ex-wife of Johann Michael Lavien
Partner of James Alexander Hamilton
Mother of <private> Hamilton; <private> Lavien; Peter Lewine; James Hamilton, Jr. and Alexander Hamilton, 1st Secretary of the United States Treasury
Sister of <private> Lytton (Faucette) and <private> Faucette
Half sister of Anne Lytton

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About Rachel Lavien

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Alexander Hamilton was born in Charlestown, the capital of Nevis in the British West Indies. He was born out of wedlock to Rachel Faucett Lavien, of partial French Huguenot descent, and James A. Hamilton, the fourth son of Scottish laird Alexander Hamilton of Grange, Ayrshire.[7]

Hamilton's mother had been separated previously from Johann Michael Lavien of St. Croix, a much older German Jewish merchant-planter.[7][11] To escape an unhappy marriage, Rachel left her husband and first son for St. Kitts in 1750, where she met James.[12] They moved together to Rachel's birthplace of Nevis, where she had inherited property from her father.[8] Their two sons were James, Jr., and Alexander.


heiress of her father


Surname at time of death has also been erroneously reported to be Hamilton.

Given name has also been erroneously reported to be Rachel Faucette.


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Rachel Lavien's Timeline

Isle of Nevis, British West Indies
Age 13
January 11, 1757
Age 28
Charlestown, Nevis, British West Indies
February 19, 1768
Age 39
St Croix, US Virgin Islands