Frederick Hamilton (Donegal politician)

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The Honourable Frederick Hamilton (c. 1663 – 13 December 1715),[1] was an Irish politician.

He was the oldest son of Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne and his wife Elizabeth Brooke, daughter of Sir Henry Brooke.[2] His younger brothers were Gustavus Hamilton and Henry Hamilton.[3] In 1707, he entered the Irish House of Commons for Donegal County, the same constituency his father also represented, and sat as Member of Parliament until his death in 1715.[1] Hamilton was appointed Vice-Admiral of Ulster in 1710.[4]

On 1 September 1707, he married Sophia Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton and sister of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Clanbrassil.[5] They had two sons and two daughters.[5] The older son Gustavus succeeded his grandfather as Viscount Boyne.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "ThePeerage - Hon. Frederick Hamilton". Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 136. 
  4. ^ "Institute of Historical Research - Vice Admirals of the Coasts from 1660". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c Lodge, John (1789). Mervyn Archdall, ed. The Peerage of Ireland or A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. vol. V. Dublin: James Moore. p. 179. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Conyngham
Gustavus Hamilton
Member of Parliament for Donegal County
With: Gustavus Hamilton 1707–1713
Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt 1713–1715
Succeeded by
Hon. Gustavus Hamilton
Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt
Military offices
Preceded by
Gustavus Hamilton
Vice-Admiral of Ulster
Succeeded by
Gustavus Hamilton