Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton

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His Grace
The Duke of Hamilton
9th Duke of Hamilton
Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton
PredecessorDouglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton
SuccessorAlexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton
Other titles6th Duke of Brandon
Born(1740-07-15)15 July 1740
Died16 February 1819(1819-02-16) (aged 78)
OfficesLord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
Spouse(s)Lady Harriet Stewart

Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton and 6th Duke of Brandon (15 July 1740 – 16 February 1819) was a Scottish peer and politician.

Background and education[edit]

Hamilton Palace, Scotland

Hamilton was the second son of the 5th Duke of Hamilton, by his third wife, Anne Spencer, and was educated at Eton.

He was uncle to Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton who died without legitimate issue.

Political career[edit]

In 1768, Hamilton became member of parliament for Lancashire and held the seat until 1772 when he was appointed a Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. In 1799, he inherited his half-nephew's titles and was appointed his successor as Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.

Horse racing[edit]

Hamilton was a prominent figure in the world of Thoroughbred horse racing. Between 1786 and 1814 his horses won seven runnings of the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster.[1]


On 25 May 1765, he married Lady Harriet Stewart (a daughter of the 6th Earl of Galloway) and they had five children:

The duke died in 1819 and was succeeded by his eldest son.


  1. ^ Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1999). Biographical Encyclopedia of British Flat Racing. Macdonald and Jane’s. ISBN 0-354-08536-0.
  2. ^ Museum, Victoria and Albert (1815). "Lady Anne Hamilton | Lonsdale, James | V&A Explore The Collections". Victoria and Albert Museum: Explore the Collections.

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Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton
House of Douglas and Angus
Born: 15 July 1740 Died: 16 February 1819
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Lancashire
With: Lord Strange 1768–71
The Earl of Sefton 1771–74
Succeeded by
Honorary titles
Preceded by Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
Succeeded by
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by Duke of Hamilton
Succeeded by
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by Duke of Brandon
Succeeded by
Baron Dutton
(descended by acceleration)