House of Hamilton and Douglas-Hamilton

Barons of Cadzow (c. 1315 to 1651)

Lords Hamilton (1445, dormant 1651)

Earls of Arran (1503, dormant 1651)

Duc de Châtellerault in the Peerage of France (1548-1559)

Marquesses of Hamilton (1599 to extinct 1651)

Lord Aberbrothwick (1608 to extinct 1651)

Earls of Cambridge, in the Peerage of England (1619 to extinct 1651)

Dukes of Hamilton (1643)

with a special remainder allowing succession through the female line should his and his brother's heirs male fail.

Earl of Lanark and Lord Machanshire and Polmont (1639)

  • Sir Walter fitz Gilbert, 1st Baron of Cadzow (c. 1250– bef. 1336)
  • Sir David fitz Walter, 2nd Baron of Cadzow (c. 1310–1374/1378)
  • David Hamilton, 3rd Baron of Cadzow (c. 1333–c. 1392)
  • Sir John Hamilton, 4th Baron of Cadzow (d. bef. 1410)
  • James Hamilton, 5th Baron of Cadzow (d. bef. 1441)
  • Sir James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, 6th Baron of Cadzow (d. 1479)
  • James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran, 2nd Lord Hamilton (c. 1475–1529)
  • James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran, Duc de Châtellerault, Knight of the Order of Saint Michael (1515–1575)
  • James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran (1533–1609) (under attainder 1579–1585), next in line for the Crown of Scotland after Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton, Earl of Arran and Lord Aven (created Marquess of Hamilton in the lifetime of his elder brother, the 3rd Earl of Arran) (c. 1535 –1604)
  • James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, 1st Earl of Cambridge and Baron Innerdale, 1st Lord Aberbrothwick, 4th Earl of Arran KG (1589–1625)
  • James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Marquess of Clydesdale, Earl of Arran and Cambridge and Lord Aven and Innerdale 3rd Marquess of Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Cambridge KG (1606–1649)
  • William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Cambridge, 1st Earl of Lanark and Lord Machanshire and Polmont KG (1616–1651)
  • Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton (c. 1631–1716) (resigned the Dukedom in her son's favour in 1698) married William Douglas later Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk KG (1635–1694) (created Duke of Hamilton for life in 1660)

Dukes of Hamilton (1643)

Earl of Lanark and Lord Machanshire and Polmont (1639)

Earl of Selkirk (1646, resigned in 1688)

Duke of Hamilton (1660, for life)

Duke of Brandon in the Peerage of Great Britain (1711)

Marquess of Douglas (1633 from 1761)

Barons Hamilton of Hameldon in the Peerage of Great Britain (1776 to 1799)

Earl of Selkirk (1646, 1886 to 1940)

  • Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton (c. 1631–1716) married William Douglas later Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk and Lord Daer and Shortcleuch KG (1635–1694) (created Duke of Hamilton for life in 1660)
  • James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, 1st Duke of Brandon and Baron Dutton KG KT (1658–1712)
  • James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Brandon KT (1703–1743)
  • James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Brandon KT (1724–1758) married Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton, Duchess of Argyll & 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon (c. 1733 –1790)
  • James Hamilton, 7th Duke of Hamilton, 4th Duke of Brandon, 4th Marquess of Douglas, 2nd Baron Hamilton of Hameldon (1755–1769)
  • Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton, 5th Duke of Brandon KT (1756–1799)
  • Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton, 6th Duke of Brandon (1740–1819)
  • Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton, 7th Duke of Brandon KG (1767–1852)
  • William Hamilton, 11th Duke of Hamilton, 8th Duke of Brandon (1811–1863)
  • William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton, 9th Duke of Brandon, 8th Earl of Selkirk KT (1845–1895)
  • Alfred Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton, 10th Duke of Brandon, 9th Earl of Selkirk (1862–1940)
  • Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, 11th Duke of Brandon KT (1903–1973)
  • Angus Alan Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton, 12th Duke of Brandon (1938–2010)
  • Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton, 13th Duke of Brandon (b. 1978)

Barons Hamilton of Hameldon in the Peerage of Great Britain (1776)

  • Elizabeth Gunning, 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon (1733–1790)
  • Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton, 2nd Baron Hamilton of Hameldon (1756–1799)
  • George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll, 3rd Baron Hamilton of Hameldon (1768–1839)

Dukes of Argyll for further succession.

 

Duke of Hamilton (1660, for life)

Earls of Selkirk (1646)

In 1688, the Duke of Hamilton surrendered his previous titles, and they were reconferred on his second son, Lord Charles Hamilton, who became 2nd Earl of Selkirk, and who changed his surname to Douglas with a special remainder designed to prevent them becoming merged with the Dukedom.

Earls of Ruglen (1697 to 1744)

  • William Douglas later Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk and Lord Daer and Shortcleuch (1635–1694) , third son of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas
  • Charles Douglas, 2nd Earl of Selkirk (1663–1739) (younger brother of 4th Duke)
  • John Hamilton, 1st Earl of Ruglen, 3rd Earl of Selkirk (1664–1744) (younger brother of 2nd Earl)
  • Dunbar Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk (1722–1799) (grandson of younger brother of 3rd Earl)
  • Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk (1771–1820) (son of 4th Earl)
  • Dunbar James Douglas, 6th Earl of Selkirk (1809–1885) (son of 5th Earl)
  • Charles George Hamilton, 7th Earl of Selkirk (1847–1886) (younger brother of 12th Duke of Hamilton)
  • William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton, 8th Earl of Selkirk (1845–1895) (older brother of 7th Earl)
  • Alfred Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton, 9th Earl of Selkirk (1862–1940) (4th cousin of 12th Duke)
  • George Nigel Douglas-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Selkirk (1906–1994) (younger brother of the 14th Duke of Hamilton)
  • James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 11th Earl of Selkirk, Baron Selkirk of Douglas (b. 1942) (younger brother of the 15th Duke of Hamilton; disclaimed 1994)

Earls of Ruglen (1697 to 1810)

  • John Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Ruglen, Viscount of Riccartoun and Lord Hillhouse, 3rd Earl of Selkirk (1664–1744)
  • Anne Hamilton, 2nd Countess of Ruglen (1698–1748), daughter of 1st Earl married William Douglas, 2nd Earl of March
  • William Douglas, 3rd Earl of March, 3rd Earl of Ruglen, 5th Marquess of Queensberry, 4th Duke of Queensberry (1725–1810)

Earls of Orkney (1696)

  • George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, Viscount of Kirkwall and Lord Dechmont (1666–1737), fifth son of William Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton and 1st Earl of Selkirk and his wife Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton.
  • Anne O'Brien, 2nd Countess of Orkney (d. 1756), daughter of 1st Earl married William O'Brien, 4th Earl of Inchiquin.
  • Mary O'Brien, 3rd Countess of Orkney (c. 1721–1791), daughter of 2nd Countess married Murrough O'Brien, 1st Marquess of Thomond
  • Mary FitzMaurice, 4th Countess of Orkney (1755–1831), daughter of 3rd Countess married the Hon. Thomas Fitzmaurice, second son of John Petty, 1st Earl of Shelburne
  • Thomas John Hamilton FitzMaurice, 5th Earl of Orkney (1803–1877)
  • George William Hamilton FitzMaurice, 6th Earl of Orkney (1827–1889)
  • Edmond Walter FitzMaurice, 7th Earl of Orkney (1867–1951)
  • Cecil O'Bryen FitzMaurice, 8th Earl of Orkney (1919–1998)
  • Oliver Peter St John, 9th Earl of Orkney (b. 1938), son of Frederick Oliver St John, son of Isabella Annie Fitzmaurice, daughter of the Hon. James Terence Fitzmaurice, fifth son of the fifth Earl of Orkney.

Lords Bargany (1639 to 1736)

  • John Hamilton, 1st Lord Bargany (d. 1658), only son of Sir John Hamilton of Letterick, natural son of John, 1st Marquess of Hamilton
  • John Hamilton, 2nd Lord Bargany (d. 1693)
  • William Hamilton, 3rd Lord Bargany (d. 1712)
  • James Hamilton, 4th Lord Bargany (1710- 1736)

Hamilton Baronets of Broomhill (1634 to 1679)

Lords Belhaven and Stenton (1647, dormant 1868 to 1875)

Baron Hamilton (1831 to 1868)

  • Sir James Hamilton, 1st Baronet (died c. 1645)
  • Sir John Hamilton, 2nd Baronet, 1st Lord Belhaven and Stenton (d. 1679)
  • John Hamilton, 2nd Lord Belhaven and Stenton (1656–1708), married Margaret, granddaughter of John Hamilton, 1st Lord Belhaven and Stenton. His father was Sir Robert Hamilton, a Lord of Session under the judicial title of Lord Pressmennan.
  • John Hamilton, 3rd Lord Belhaven and Stenton (d. 1721)
  • John Hamilton, 4th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (d. 1764)
  • James Hamilton, 5th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (d. 1777)
  • Robert Hamilton, 6th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (1731–1784)
  • William Hamilton, 7th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (1765–1814)
  • Robert Montgomery Hamilton, 1st Baron Hamilton, 8th Lord Belhaven and Stenton KT (1793–1868) (dormant 1868)
  • James Hamilton, 9th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (1822–1893) (revived 1875)
  • Alexander Charles Hamilton, 10th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (1840–1920)
  • Robert Edward Archibald Hamilton-Udny, 11th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (1871–1950)
  • Robert Alexander Benjamin Hamilton, 12th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (1903–1961)
  • Robert Anthony Carmichael Hamilton, 13th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (born 1927)

 

Lords Paisley (1587)

Lord Abercorn (1603)

Earls of Abercorn (1606)

Lords Hamilton, Barons of Strabane in the Peerage of Ireland (1617, resigned 1633, 1668 onwards)

Hamilton Baronets of Donalong and Neneagh (1660)

Viscount Strabane in the Peerage of Ireland (1701)

Viscount Hamilton in the Peerage of Great Britain (1786)

Marquesses of Abercorn in the Peerage of Great Britain (1790)

Dukes of Abercorn in the Peerage of Ireland (1868)

  • Claud Hamilton, 1st Lord Paisley (1543–1621), third son of James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran
  • James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn and Lord of Paisley, Hamilton, Mountcastell and Kilpatrick, 1st Lord Abercorn, 1st Baron Hamilton of Strabane (1575–1618)
  • James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Abercorn, 2nd Lord Paisley (c. 1604–c. 1670), eldest son of the 1st Earl, succeeded his grandfather as 2nd Lord Paisley
  • George Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Abercorn (c. 1636–c. 1680)
  • Claud Hamilton, 4th Earl of Abercorn (c. 1659–c. 1691)
  • Charles Hamilton, 5th Earl of Abercorn (d. 1701)
  • James Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn, 1st Viscount Strabane and Baron Mountcastle (c. 1661–1734)
  • James Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn, 1st Viscount Hamilton (1685–1744)
  • James Hamilton, 8th Earl of Abercorn (1712–1789)
  • John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn, 9th Earl of Abercorn KG (1756–1818)
  • James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn and Marquess of Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Abercorn KG (1811–1885)
  • James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn KG (1838–1913)
  • James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn KG, KP (1869–1953)
  • James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn (1904–1979)
  • James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn KG (b. 1934)

Lords Hamilton, Barons of Strabane in the Peerage of Ireland (1617 to 1701, attainted 1691 to 1692)

  • James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Abercorn and 1st Baron Hamilton of Strabane (c. 1614 – c. 1670) (resigned 1633)
  • Claud Hamilton, 2nd Baron Hamilton of Strabane (d. 1638) br. of prec.
  • James Hamilton, 3rd Baron Hamilton of Strabane (1633–1655)
  • George Hamilton, 4th Baron Hamilton of Strabane (d. 1668) br. of prec.
  • Claud Hamilton, 4th Earl of Abercorn and 5th Baron Hamilton of Strabane (1658–1691)
  • Charles Hamilton, 5th Earl of Abercorn and 6th Baron Hamilton of Strabane (d. 1701)

See above

 Hamilton baronets, of Donalong and Neneagh in the Baronetage of Ireland (1660)

  • Sir George Hamilton, 1st Baronet (c. 1607–1679)
  • Sir James Hamilton, 2nd Baronet, 6th Earl of Abercorn (c. 1661–1734)

See above

Baron Hamilton of Stackallan in the Peerage of Ireland (1715)

Viscounts Boyne in the Peerage of Ireland (1717)

Baron Brancepeth in the Peerage of the United Kingdom (1866)

  • Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne, 1st Baron Hamilton of Stackallan (1642–1723), youngest son of Claud Hamilton, 1st Lord Paisley
  • Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne (1710–1746)
  • Frederick Hamilton, 3rd Viscount Boyne (1718–1772)
  • Richard Hamilton, 4th Viscount Boyne (1724–1789)
  • Gustavus Hamilton, 5th Viscount Boyne (1749–1816)
  • Gustavus Hamilton, 6th Viscount Boyne (1777–1855)
  • Gustavus Frederick Hamilton-Russell, 7th Viscount Boyne, 1st Baron Brancepeth (1798–1872) took the additional name of Russell by Royal Licence 1850
  • Gustavus Russell Hamilton-Russell, 8th Viscount Boyne (1830–1907)
  • Gustavus William Hamilton-Russell, 9th Viscount Boyne (1864–1942)
  • Gustavus Michael George Hamilton-Russell, 10th Viscount Boyne (1931–1995)
  • Gustavus Michael Stucley Hamilton-Russell, 11th Viscount Boyne (b. 1965)

Barons Hamilton of Dalzell in the Peerage of the United Kingdom (1886)

  • John Glencairn Carter Hamilton, 1st Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1829–1900), descended from James Hamilton, 5th Baron of Cadzow
  • Gavin George Hamilton, 2nd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1872–1952)
  • John d'Henin Hamilton, 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1911–1990)
  • James Leslie Hamilton, 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1938–2006)
  • Gavin Goulburn Hamilton, 5th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (b. 1968)

Hamilton Baronets, of West Port in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia (1627 to 1680)

  • Sir William Hamilton, 1st Baronet (1627–c. 1680), second son of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn

Hamilton Baronets of Silvertonhill in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia (1646)

  • Sir Robert Hamilton, 1st Baronet (d. c. 1670), descendant of Alexander Hamilton of Silvertonhill, brother of James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton
  • Sir Robert Hamilton, 2nd Baronet (d. 1708)
  • Sir John Hamilton, 3rd Baronet (d. 1748)
  • Sir Robert Hamilton, 4th Baronet (d. 1786)
  • Sir Frederic Hamilton, 5th Baronet (1777–1853)
  • Sir Robert North Collie Hamilton, 6th Baronet (1802–1887)
  • Sir Frederic Harding Anson Hamilton, 7th Baronet (1836–1919)
  • Sir Robert Caradoc Hamilton, 8th Baronet (1877–1959)
  • Sir (Robert Charles) Richard Caradoc Hamilton, 9th Baronet (1911–2001)
  • Sir Andrew Caradoc Hamilton, 10th Baronet (born 1953)

Hamilton Baronets of Rosehall in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia (1703 to 1755)

  • Sir Archibald Hamilton, 1st Baronet (d. 1709), his brother Sir Robert Hamilton was a Lord of Session under the judicial title of Lord Pressmennan. He was the father of John Hamilton, 2nd Lord Belhaven and Stenton, see above
  • Sir James Hamilton, 2nd Baronet (1682–1750)
  • Sir Hugh Hamilton, 3rd Baronet (d. 1755)

Hamilton Baronets of Trebinshun House in the Baronetage of Great Britain (1776 to 2008)

Hamilton baronets, of Marlborough House in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom (1819 to 2008)

  • Sir John Hamilton, 1st Baronet (1726–1784)
  • Sir Charles Hamilton, 2nd Baronet (1767–1849)
  • Sir Charles John James Hamilton, 3rd Baronet (1810 –1892)
  • Sir Edward Joseph Hamilton, 1st Baronet (1771–1851), younger son of Sir John Hamilton, 1st Baronet, of Trebinshun House
  • Sir Edward Archibald Hamilton, 4th and 2nd Baronet (1843–1915)
  • Sir (Charles Edward) Archibald Watkin Hamilton, 5th and 3rd Baronet (1876-1939)
  • Sir (Thomas) Sydney Percival Hamilton, 6th and 4th Baronet (1881–1966)
  • Sir Edward Sydney Hamilton, 7th and 5th Baronet (1925–2008)

Proby Baronets, of Elton Hall in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom (1952)

  • Sir Richard George Proby, 1st Baronet (1886-1979), son of Colonel Douglas Hamilton, who assumed by Royal license the surname of Proby in 1904, son of Lord Claud Hamilton and his wife Lady Elizabeth Emma Proby, daughter of Granville Leveson Proby, 3rd Earl of Carysfort
  • Sir Peter Proby, 2nd Baronet (1911-2002)
  • Sir William Henry Proby, 3rd Baronet (born 1949)

Lord Binning (1613)

Earl of Melrose (1619, relinquished 1627)

Earls of Haddington (1627)

Baron Melros in the Peerage of the United Kingdom (1827 to 1858)

  • Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington and Lord Binning and Byres, 1st Earl of Melrose, 1st Lord Binning (1563–1637), descended from John de Hamilton, younger son of Walter de Hamilton
  • Thomas Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Haddington (1600–1640)
  • Thomas Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Haddington (1626–1645)
  • John Hamilton, 4th Earl of Haddington (1626–1669)
  • Charles Hamilton, 5th Earl of Haddington (c. 1650–1685), married Margaret Leslie, 8th Countess of Rothes (d. 1700), daughter of John Leslie, 1st Duke of Rothes, who had received a re-grant of the Earldom of Rothes in 1663 which allowed it to be passed on to his daughter. According to the regrant of 1663, the Earldom of Rothes was not allowed to be united with the Earldom of Haddington.
  • Thomas Hamilton, 6th Earl of Haddington KT (c. 1680–1735), second son of 5th Earl of Haddington.
  • Thomas Hamilton, 7th Earl of Haddington (1721–1794)
  • Charles Hamilton, 8th Earl of Haddington (1753–1828)
  • Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington, 1st Baron Melros KT (1780–1858)
  • George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington (1802–1870), son of George Baillie of Jerviswood (who had assumed the surname of Baillie in lieu of Hamilton), son of the Hon. George Hamilton, younger brother of 7th Earl.
  • George Baillie-Hamilton-Arden, 11th Earl of Haddington KT (1827–1917), married Helen Katharine Warrender, heiress and granddaughter of Richard Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley
  • George Baillie-Hamilton, 12th Earl of Haddington KT (1894–1986)
  • John George Baillie-Hamilton, 13th Earl of Haddington (1941–2016)
  • George Baillie-Hamilton, 14th Earl of Haddington (b. 1985)

Barons Alvanley in the Peerage of the United Kingdom (1801)

  • Richard Pepper Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley (1744–1804)
  • William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley (1789–1849), the famous Regency buck and member of the Prince Regent's circle.
  • Richard Pepper Arden, 3rd Baron Alvanley (1792–1857)