Dictionary of National Biography

Dictionary of National Biography

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...daughters, but his only' son died an infant. The estates and Scottish titles of the family therefore devolved upon' his elder brother's daughter, Lady Anne Hamilton see under Douglas, William, third Duke Of Hamilton, 1635-1694 (CoL-j LINS, Peernge, ed. Brydges, i. 540). Burnet's Lives of the Hamiltons, ed. 1852;! Hii-t. MSS. Comm. llth Rep. pt. vi., Mamiflcripts of the Duke of Hamilton, 1887; Hamilton Papers, Camd.Soe., 1880; Clarendon's Rebellion, ed. Macray; Historical Works of Sir James lJnlfour, ed. Haig. C. H. Y. HAMILTON, WILLIAM (d. 1724), antiquary, was son of William Hamilton of Wishaw, and grandson of John Hamilton of Udston, who was descended from Thomas, younger brother of James, first lord Hamilton q. v. His mother was Beatrix, daughter of James Douglas of Morton, and though he was a younger son in a large family, he ultimately succeeded to the estate of Wishaw, as his elder brothers died during their father's lifetime. The family to which he belonged claimed descent from John Hamilton of Broomhill, natural but legitimated brother of James, first earl of Arran, and he was nearly related to Baron Belhaven and Stenton, to which dignity his own descendant afterwards attained. William Hamilton seems to have enjoyed a high reputation among his contemporaries as an antiquary and genealogist. He is referred to by George Crawford, the historian of Renfrewshire, as ' that fam'd antiquary, William Hamilton of Wishaw, ' and Jusbet acknowledges his obligations to him in the production of his standard book on ' Heraldry.' The only work which Hamilton has left is a manuscript ' Account of the Shyres of Renfrew and Lanark, ' which is now preserved in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh. The date of this manuscript is variously given as...show more

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