Gustavus Hamilton (politician)

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Gustavus Hamilton
Bornc. 1685
Died26 February 1735
Spouse(s)Dorothea Bellew
Issue
Detail
Frederick, Richard, & other
FatherGustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne
MotherElizabeth Brooke

The Honourable Gustavus Hamilton (c. 1685 – 1735) was an Irish politician.

Birth and origins[edit]

Gustavus was born about 1685 in Ireland. He was the second son of Gustavus Hamilton and his wife Elizabeth Brooke. His father was the 1st Viscount Boyne. The viscounts Boyne are a noble branch of the House of Hamilton.[1] His mother was the second daughter of Sir Henry Brooke of Brookeborough in Fermanagh.[2][3]

Family tree
Gustavus Hamilton with wife, parents, and other selected relatives.[a]
Claud
1st Ld
Paisley

1546–1621
Margaret
Seton

d. 1616
James
1st Earl
Abercorn

1575–1618
Claud
of
Shawfield

d. 1614
George
of
Greenlaw
& Roscrea

d. bef. 1657
Frederick
1590–1647
Sidney
Vaughan
Christiana
b. c. 1629
Frederick
d. bef. 1646
James of
Manor-
hamilton

d. 1652
Gustavus
1st
Viscount

1642–1723
Elizabeth
Brooke

d. 1721
Frederick
c. 1663 – 1715
d.v.p.*
Sophia
Hamilton

d. 1748
Gustavus
c. 1685 –
1735
Dorothea
Bellew
Henry
c. 1692 –
1743
Gustavus
2nd
Viscount

1710–1746
Frederick
3rd
Viscount

1710–1746
Richard
4th
Viscount

1724–1789
Georgiana
Bury
Gustavus
5th
Viscount

1749–1816
Martha
Somerville
Legend
XXXSubject of
the article
XXXViscounts
Boyne
XXXEarl of
Abercorn
*d.v.p. = predeceased his father (decessit vita patris)

Gustavus was born about 1685 in Ireland. He was the second son of Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne and his wife Elizabeth Brooke, daughter of Sir Henry Brooke. His younger brother was Henry Hamilton.[5] In 1716, he entered the Irish House of Commons for Donegal County, the same constituency his father and his older brother Frederick had represented before.[6] Hamilton sat as Member of Parliament until his death in 1735.[6]

Marriage[edit]

In January 1717, he married Dorothea Bellew, only daughter of Richard Bellew, 3rd Baron Bellew of Duleek.[7]

Gustavus and Dorothea had seven children, two sons:[8]

  1. Frederick succeeded as 3rd Viscount Boyne
  2. Richard succeeded as 4th Viscount Boyne

—and five daughters.

Death[edit]

The Honourable Gustavus Hamilton died on 26 February 1735.

See also[edit]

Notes, citations, and sources[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ This family tree is partly derived from the Abercorn pedigree pictured in Cokayne.[4] Also see the lists of siblings and children in the text.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lodge 1789, p. 172, line 1: "This noble branch of the house of Hamilton derives from Sir Frederick, the fifth and youngest son of Claud Lord Paisley ..."
  2. ^ Debrett 1828, p. 765 line 26: "... m. Elizabeth, da. of Sir Henry Brooke, of Brooke's-Borough, co. Fermanagh, knt, and by her had issue ..."
  3. ^ Lodge 1789, p. 178, line 3: "He [Gustavus] married Elizabeth, second daughter of Sir Henry Brooke of Brooke's Borough in the county of Fermanagh, Knt. ..."
  4. ^ Cokayne 1910, p. 4: "Tabular pedigree of the Earls of Abercorn"
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ Burke & Burke 1909, p. 259, left column, line 25: "Gustavus of Red Wood, King's co., M.P. for the co. Donegal m. [married] in Jan. 1717 Dorothea, only dau. [daughter] of Richard, Lord Bellew ..."
  8. ^ Lodge1789, p. 179–180.

Sources[edit]

Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Donegal County
1716–1735
With: Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt 1716–1727
Alexander Montgomery 1727–1730
Hon. Henry Hamilton 1730–1735
Succeeded by