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Sophia Hamilton (Mordaunt)

Birthplace: Turvey, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt and Elizabeth Mordaunt
Wife of James Hamilton, of Bangor
Mother of Anna Catharina Ward
Sister of General Sir Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl Peterborough; Charlotte Alston; Rev. Hon. George Mordaunt; Lt-Gen the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, MP; Osmond Mordaunt and 2 others

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Sophia Hamilton

From A Genealogical History of the Dormant. (2017). Google Books. Retrieved 16 March 2017, from page 380

John Mordaunt; this gentleman obtained great fame by his zeal in the cause of King Charles II., and stood a trial during the usurpation for his exertions in behalf of the exiled monarch, but upon which he was acquitted, by the connivance chiefly, as stated by Lord Clarendon, of the celebrated John Lisle, the presiding judge. The other judges were equally divided as to the guilt or innocence of Mr. Mordaunt, and the president gave the casting vote in his favour. He supseqently made several daring but fruitless attempts to restore the king, and for all those faithful services was, eventually, elevated to the peerage, 10 July, 1659, as Baron Mordaunt, of Rygott, со. Surrey, and Viscount Mordaunt, of Avalon, in Somersetshire. His lordship and Sir John Grenvile, were the bearers of the letters which the king, prior to his restoration, addressed to Monk, to parliament, and to the corporation of London. His lordship, after the Restoration, was constituted constable of Windsor Castle, and appointed lord lieutenant, and custos rotulorum of со. Surrey.

He m. Elizabeth, dau. and sole heiress of Thomas Carey, 2nd son of Robert, Earl of Monmouth, by whom he had five sons and three dau's:

  • 2 Sophia, m. to James Hamilton, Esq., of Bangor, In Ireland.

Sophia Mordaunt (b. 1664 - 1734/35) married James Hamilton of Bangor, Ireland. They had no surviving sons. Their daughter Ann had a fine memorial to them erected in Bangor Abbey under the terms of her Will (unfortunately a website with a photo of the memorial has been taken down).

I am very grateful to Christopher Richards, a direct descendent, who wrote to me in August 2015, informing me that Sophia's will was proved in 1735 according to the list of Prerogative Wills of Ireland produced by Arthur Vicars, who was Ulster Herald. A family tree prepared by Edward Michael Ward and Bernard John Ward in Portugal in 1802 states that Sophia made her will on 5th September 1717.

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Turvey, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
Age 38