James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Clanbrassil (second creation)

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James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Clanbrassil PC(I) (14 August 1694 – 17 March 1758) was a British politician and peer.

Hamilton was the son of James Hamilton and Hon. Anne Mordaunt, the daughter of John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt. He first stood for elected office in Ireland, and sat as the Member of the Irish House of Commons for Dundalk between 1715 and 1719. On 13 May 1719 he was created Baron Clanboye and Viscount of the City of Limerick in the Peerage of Ireland.[1] As his titles were in the Irish peerage, he was not barred from election to the House of Commons of Great Britain and served as the MP for Wendover (1735-1741), Tavistock (1741-1747) and for Morpeth (1747-1754). On 14 April 1746 he was invested as a member of the Privy Council of Ireland. On 24 November 1756 was created Earl of Clanbrassil, also in the Peerage of Ireland, and subsequently served as Governor of County Louth between 1756 and his death in 1758.[1]

He married Lady Harriet Bentinck, daughter of William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland and Jane Martha Temple, on 15 October 1728. Together they had two children. He was succeeded by his only son, James Hamilton.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland: The peerage of Ireland (W. Owen [and 2 others], 1790), 89-90.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Bellingham
Henry Brooke
Member of Parliament for Dundalk
1715–1719
With: Henry Brooke
Succeeded by
Henry Brooke
Henry Morrison
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Richard Hampden
Sir Richard Steele
Member of Parliament for Wendover
17271734
With: Richard Hampden 1727–1728
John Hamilton 1728–1734
Succeeded by
John Boteler
John Hampden
Preceded by
John Boteler
John Hampden
Member of Parliament for Wendover
1735–1741
With: John Hampden
Succeeded by
John Hampden
The Earl Verney
Preceded by
Hon. Charles Fane
Lord Sherard Manners
Member of Parliament for Tavistock
1742–1747
With: The Viscount Fane
Succeeded by
Richard Leveson-Gower
Thomas Brand
Preceded by
Robert Ord
Sir Henry Liddell
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
17471754
With: Robert Ord
Succeeded by
Robert Ord
Thomas Duncombe
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl of Clanbrassil
2nd creation
1756–1758
Succeeded by
James Hamilton
New creation Viscount of the City of Limerick
1719–1758
Succeeded by
James Hamilton
New creation Baron Clanboye
1719–1758
Succeeded by
James Hamilton