John Hamilton, 4th Earl of Haddington

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John Hamilton, 4th Earl of Haddington (1626 - 31 August 1669) was a Scottish nobleman.


Haddington was born in 1626, second son of Thomas Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Haddington and Lady Mary Stuart, a daughter of Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox.

Lord Haddington was a minor in 1645, when he succeeded his brother Thomas who had died from cconsumption in that year. Owing to lameness, Haddington did not participate in the military, but was a conscientious attender of Parliament. Haddington attended the coronation of Charles II at Scone Abbey in 1651, and was later fined the sum of £555 11s 8d under Cromwell's Act of Grace.[1]

Haddington died on 31 August 1669 at Tyninghame House, East Lothian.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1648, Lord Haddington wed Lady Christian Lindsay (d.1704), daughter to the Lord Treasurer of Scotland, John Lindsay, 17th Earl of Crawford, and had issue:



  1. ^ Balfour Paul, vol iv, p318


  • [1] Anderson, J., Historical and genealogical memoirs of the House of Hamilton; with genealogical memoirs of the several branches of the family, Edinburgh 1825.
  • [2] Balfour Paul, Sir J., Scots Peerage IX vols. Edinburgh 1904.