Biography of Anne Hamilton

Timeline

On 12 Oct 1709 Anne Hamilton was born to James Hamilton 4th Duke Hamilton, 1st Duke Brandon and Elizabeth Gerard Duchess Brandon in St James' Square. He was named after his godmother Anne Stewart I Queen England, Scotland and Ireland. His other godparents were John Churchill 1st Duke Marlborough and Charles Spencer 3rd Earl Sunderland.

In or before 1731 Anne Hamilton and Mary Edwards were married in the Chapel of Fleet Prison. She was the richest woman in England at the time having aounrd £60000. Evidence of the marriage was scant; she never used the Hamilton name, although it was reported in the Gentleman's Magazine. She eventually separated from her husband making her children illegitimate. Somewhat curiously his baptism records show his surname as Edwardes.

In 1734 Gerard Edwardes of Welham Grove was born to Anne Hamilton and Mary Edwards.

In 1734 William Hogarth. Titled "Edwards Hamilton family on a Terrace" the subjects are Anne Hamilton and Mary Edwards and their child Gerard Edwardes of Welham Grove. In her left hand she holds Addison’s Spectator No. 580 that describes the need to fill the mind with an awareness of the Divine Being. The books on the table beside her include poetry or sermons of Edward Young, the works of Swift, Pope’s translation of the Iliad, and the devotional writings of Damuel Bowens and Archbishop Tillotson.

In 1734 William Hogarth 1697-1764.Titled "Edwards Hamilton family on a Terrace" the subjects are Anne Hamilton 1709-1748 and Mary Edwards 1704-1743 and their child Gerard Edwardes of Welham Grove 1734-1773.In her left hand she holds Addison’s Spectator No.580 that describes the need to fill the mind with an awareness of the Divine Being.The books on the table beside her include poetry or sermons of Edward Young, the works of Swift, Pope’s translation of the Iliad, and the devotional writings of Damuel Bowens and Archbishop Tillotson.

On 25 Dec 1748 Anne Hamilton died.

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 26 Grand Son of Egbert King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 17 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 22 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 17 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 10 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 6 Grand Son of James IV King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 16 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 12 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: James Hamilton 4th Duke Hamilton, 1st Duke Brandon Great x 9 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: William Hamilton 3rd Duke Hamilton Great x 8 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: William Douglas 1st Marquess Douglas Great x 8 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Douglas 10th Earl Angus Great x 12 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Douglas 9th Earl Angus Great x 11 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Giles Graham Countess Angus

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Oliphant Countess Angus Great x 7 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Laurence Oliphant 4th Lord Oliphant Great x 11 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Hay Lady Oliphant Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandMother: Mary Gordon Marchioness Douglas Great x 7 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: George Gordon 1st Marquess Huntly Great x 7 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: George Gordon 5th Earl Huntley Great x 6 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Hamilton Countess Huntley Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Henrietta Stewart Marchioness Huntly Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Esmé Stewart 1st Duke Lennox Great x 5 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Catherine Balsac Duchess Lennox

GrandMother: Anne Hamilton 3rd Duchess Hamilton Great x 9 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: James Hamilton 1st Duke Hamilton Great x 8 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: James Hamilton 2nd Marquess Hamilton Great x 7 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Hamilton 1st Marquess Hamilton Great x 6 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Lyon Marchioness Hamilton

Great x 2 GrandMother: Ann Cunningham Marchioness Hamilton

Great x 3 GrandFather: James Cunningham 7th Earl Glencairn

Great GrandMother: Mary Feilding Duchess Hamilton Great x 9 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh

Great x 2 GrandMother: Susan Villiers Countess Denbigh Great x 8 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: George Villiers

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mary Beaumont 1st Countess Buckingham Great x 7 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Mother: Elizabeth Gerard Duchess Brandon Great x 10 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: Digby Gerard 5th Baron Gerard Great x 9 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Charles Gerard 4th Baron Gerard Great x 8 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Dutton Gerard 3rd Baron Gerard

Great x 3 GrandFather: Gilbert Gerard 2nd Baron Gerard

Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Fane Baroness Gerard Great x 7 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Francis Fane 1st Earl Westmoreland Great x 6 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mary Mildmay Countess Westmoreland Great x 10 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Jane Digby Baroness Gerard

Great x 2 GrandFather: George Digby

GrandMother: Elizabeth Gerard Baroness Gerard

Great GrandFather: Charles Gerard 1st Earl Macclesfield

Great x 2 GrandFather: Charles Gerard

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ratcliff Gerard