William Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton
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The Duke of Hamilton
|Born||12 March 1845|
|Died||16 May 1895 (aged 50)|
|Title||12th Duke of Hamilton|
|Other titles||9th Duke of Brandon|
2nd Duke of Châtellerault
8th Earl of Selkirk
|Spouse(s)||Lady Mary Montagu|
|Issue||Mary Louise Graham, Duchess of Montrose|
|Parents||William Hamilton, 11th Duke of Hamilton|
Princess Marie Amelie of Baden
A description of Hamilton :"at Christchurch he went in for boxing, as he went in later for horse-racing, yachting and other amusements... He was full bodied, of a rudely ruddy complexion, had a powerful neck, and seemed strong enough to fell an ox with his fist... He had a frankness of speech bordering on rudeness".
- Lady Mary Louise Douglas-Hamilton (1 November 1884 – 21 February 1957), she married James Graham, 6th Duke of Montrose on 14 June 1906. They had four children.
In 1867 he was close to financial ruin when his race horse Cortolvin won the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree. In addition to substantial prize money he also took some £16,000 from the bookmakers, restoring his fortune.
- Cokayne, G.E.; Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed.. 13 volumes in 14. 1910–1959. Reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Duke of Hamilton
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