James Hamilton, Viscount Hamilton

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James Hamilton
Born (1786-10-07)7 October 1786
Petersham Lodge, Surrey
Died 27 May 1814(1814-05-27) (aged 27)
Mayfair
Title Viscount Hamilton
Nationality British
Offices Member of Parliament
Spouse(s) Harriet Douglas
Parents John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn
Catherine Copley

James Hamilton, Viscount Hamilton (Petersham Lodge, Surrey, 7 October 1786 – 27 May 1814, Mayfair) was a British nobleman and politician, the eldest son of John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn.

He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and matriculated on 24 October 1805.

On 25 November 1809 he married Harriet Douglas, granddaughter of James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton, by whom he had three children:

He died in his house in London at the age of 27, leaving three young children; James, the eldest son, would succeed his grandfather as Marquess of Abercorn four years later. His widow Harriet would in 1815 remarry her brother-in-law, the 4th Earl of Aberdeen, with whom she had another 5 children.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Knox
Member of Parliament for Dungannon
1807
Succeeded by
Lord Claud Hamilton
Preceded by
William Eliot
William Huskisson
Member of Parliament for Liskeard
1807–1812
With: William Eliot
Succeeded by
William Eliot
Charles Philip Yorke