Frederick Hamilton (Donegal politician)
|Died||13 December 1715|
Gustavus & others
|Father||Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne|
Birth and origins
Frederick was born in the 1680s in Ireland.[a] He was the eldest 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. His mother was a daughter of Sir Henry Brooke of Brookeborough in Fermanagh.
|Frederick listed among his siblings|
|He heads the list of siblings below as the eldest:|
Marriage and children
On 1 September 1707, Mr Hamilton married Sophia Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton of Tollymore, near Newcastle, County Down, and sister of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Clanbrassil of the second creation.
Frederick and Sophia had four children, two sons:
- Gustavus (1710–1746), succeeded his grandfather as Viscount Boyne;
- James (died 1740), lieutenant in the navy;
—and two daughters:
- Anne (born 1712), died young; and
- Elizabeth (born 1715), died young.
Frederick Hamilton was a Member of Parliament from 1707 to 1715 for Donegal County, the same constituency his father had represented. He entered parliament in 1707 as a replacement for Henry Conyngham (soldier), who had been killed in the Battle of St Estevan of the War of the Spanish Succession.
Frederick was reelected for that same seat in the Irish general elections of 1713 and 1715. The latter parliament lasted from 12 November 1715 to 11 June 1727, but Frederick died on 10 December 1715 and was after not even a month's service replaced by his brother Gustavus.
Death, succession, and timeline
Frederick Hamilton died on 10 December 1715 predeceasing his father, who died in 1723, and his mother, who died in 1721. At the time of Frederick's death his father had just been ennobled as Baron Stackallan and was not yet Viscount Boyne. Frederick therefore died as an heir apparent without a courtesy title. His father was succeeded by Frederick's son Gustavus as the 2nd Viscount Boyne.
|0||1686, estimate||Born in Ireland.[a]|
|21||1707||Elected as MP for Donegal County.|
|21||1707, 1 Sep||Married Sophia Hamilton, sister of the Earl of Clanbrassil.|
|27||1713||Re-elected as MP for Donegal County.|
|28||1714, 1 Aug||Accession of King George I, replacing Queen Anne.|
|27||1715||Again re-elected as MP for Donegal county.|
|29||1715, 20 Oct||Father created Baron Hamilton of Stackallan.|
|29||1715, 10 Dec||Died.|
- His birth year is estimated 1786 because he must have been at least 21 when he was elected MP in 1707.
- Lodge 1789, p. 172: "This noble branch of the house of HAMILTON derives from Sir Frederick, the fifth and youngest son of Claud Lord Paisley ..."
- 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 ..."
- Cokayne 1910, p. 4: "Tabular pedigree of the Earls of Abercorn"
- Burke 1949, p. 239, right column, line 44: "Gustavus of Red Wood, King's co., M.P. for the co. Donegal ..."
- Burke 1949, p. 240, left column: "Elizabeth, m. Charles Lambart, of Painstown, M.P., grandson of the 1st Earl of Cavan, and had issue."
- Burke 1949, p. 239, right column, line 52: "Henry, M.P. for Donegal ..."
- Burke 1949, p. 239, right column, line 40: "Frederick, m. 1 September 1707, Sophia, sister of the 1st Earl of Clanbrassil and dau. of James Hamilton, of Tollymore."
- House of Commons 1878, p. 645: "Frederick Hamilton, esq., in place of H. Cunningham, deceased / DONEGAL County"
- Dalton 1896, p. 183, Note 2: "Killed at the battle of St. Estevan, in Spain,in Jan. 1706."
- House of Commons 1878, p. 649: "Frederick Hamilton, esq. / DONEGAL County"
- House of Commons 1878, p. 652 above: "Frederick Hamilton, esq. / DONEGAL County"
- House of Commons 1878, p. 652 below: "Gustavus Hamilton, esq., on the room of Frederick Hamilton, esq., deceased./ DONEGAL County"
- "Institute of Historical Research - Vice Admirals of the Coasts from 1660". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
- Cokayne 1912, p. 267: "... [Frederick] d. v.p. 10 Dec. 1715."
- Lodge 1789, p. 176, line 11: "... departed this life 16 September 1723, in the 84 year of his age ..."
- Cokayne 1912, p. 267, line 3: "... she [Elizabeth] d. at Stackallan, co. Meath, 28 Dec. 1721."
- Debrett 1828, p. 765 line 35: "The viscount d. 16 Sept. 1723 and was succeeded by his grandson GUSTAVUS, 2nd Viscount ..."
- Smyth 1839, p. xiii, line 23: "George I. / [Accession] / 1 August, 1714"
- Cokayne 1912, p. 266, line 34: "He was on 20 October 1715, cr. BARON HAMILTON OF STACKALLAN [I.]."
- Burke, Bernard (1949), A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (99th ed.), London: Burke's Peerage Ltd. (for Boyne)
- Cokayne, George Edward (1910), Gibbs, Vicary (ed.), The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant, 1 (2nd ed.), London: St Catherine Press – Ab-Adam to Basing (for Family tree)
- Cokayne, George Edward (1912), Gibbs, Vicary (ed.), The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant, 2 (2nd ed.), London: St Catherine Press – Bass to Canning (for Boyne)
- Dalton, Charles (1896), English Army Lists and Commission Registers, 1661 – 1714, 3, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode – 1689 to 1694
- Debrett, John (1828), Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 2 (17th ed.), London: F. C. and J. Rivington – Scotland and Ireland
- House of Commons (1878), Return. Members of Parliament – Part II. Parliaments of Great Britain, 1705–1796. Parliaments of the United Kingdom, 1801–1874. Parliaments and Conventions of the Estates of Scotland, 1357–1707. Parliaments of Ireland, 1599–1800., London: H. M. Stationery Office (for MP of Donegal County)
- Lodge, John (1789), The Peerage of Ireland, 5, Dublin: James Moore – Viscounts (for Boyne)
- Smyth, Constantine (1839), Chronicle of the Law Officers of Ireland, London: Henry Butterworth (for Table of reigns)
|Parliament of Ireland|
| Member of Parliament for Donegal County
With: Gustavus Hamilton 1707–1713
Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt 1713–1715
Hon. Gustavus Hamilton
Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt
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