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Thomas Hamilton

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Tynninghame, East Lothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Hamilton, 8th Earl of Haddington and Lady Sophia Hope
Husband of Maria, Countess of Haddington
Brother of George Hamilton

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About Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington, KT

Biographical Summary

Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington, Thomas. 21/06/1780-01/12/1858. Ref: 1020. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Baron Melros of Tynninghame (1827), 9th Earl of Haddington (1828), PC(1814).
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Tynninghame House, East Lothian.
  • Profession: Politician, Statesman, Landowner.
  • Appointments Held: MP 1802-6 St Germans, 1807-14 Callington, 1814-18 Michael-Borough, 1818-26 Rochester, 1826 Yarmouth; Indian Commissioner 1814-22; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1834-5; First Lord of the Admiralty 1841-6; Lord Privy Seal 1846.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University, Christ Church, Oxford, MA(Oxon 1815).
  • Postgraduate Studies: Christ Church Oxford (MA Oxon 1815).
  • Marital Status: Married Lady Maria Parker.
  • Family: No issue.
  • Mother: Lady Sophia Hope.
  • Father: Thomas Hamilton, 8th. Earl of Haddington, 1753-1828.
  • References: DNB 24 1890, 213-4; Scots Peerage, 4,1907, 325; Anderson 2, 396.
  • Memberships: FRS (1844), Highland Society (1804).
  • Date of Election: 16/04/1849.
  • Proposers: Sir John Stuart Hepburn Forbes, 6/2/1849, (ms Proposal NLS Acc 10,000/47).
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 410

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Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington, KT's Timeline

June 21, 1780
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
July 3, 1780
St Giles, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
December 1, 1858
Age 78
Tynninghame, East Lothian, Scotland
Ld. Lt. of Ireland, 1st Ld. of Admiralty, Ld. Privy Seal