Baronry Hamilton of Hameldon

Arms of Gunning, Baroness Hamilton: Gules, on a fess ermine between three doves argent ducally crowned or as many crosses pattée of the first[1]
Creation date20 May 1776
MonarchGeorge III
PeeragePeerage of Great Britain
First holderElizabeth Hamilton, 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon
Present holderTorquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll
Heir apparentArchibald Campbell, Marquess of Lorne
Remainder toThe baroness' heirs male of the body lawfully begotten[1]
Elizabeth Hamilton, 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

Baron Hamilton of Hameldon, of Hambledon in the County of Leicester, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain, held by the Duke of Hamilton from 1790 to 1799 and by the Duke of Argyll since 1799.[2]

It was created in 1776 for Elizabeth Gunning (Duchess of Hamilton), wife since 1752 of James Douglas-Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton. The Duke of Hamilton died in 1758, and his widow remarried the following year, to John Campbell, who later became Marquess of Lorne in 1761 and 5th Duke of Argyll in 1770. She died in 1790, and her Barony passed to her only surviving son from her first marriage, the 8th Duke of Hamilton. On his death without male issue, the barony passed to his half-brother the Marquess of Lorne, the Duchess's eldest surviving son by her second marriage. Lord Lorne succeeded his father as 6th Duke of Argyll in 1806, and the Barony of Hamilton has since remained united with that title.[2]

The arms of Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, were her paternal arms of Gunning augmented with a fess ermine and ducal crowns for the doves: Gules, on a fess ermine between three doves argent ducally crowned or as many crosses pattée of the first.[1]

Coat of arms of Arms of Gunning, borne by Elizabeth Gunning (Duchess of Hamilton), suo jure Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon
Adopted
1776
Coronet
Coronet of a Baroness
Escutcheon
Gules, on a fess ermine between three doves argent ducally crowned or as many crosses pattée of the first
Supporters
Supporters: on the dexter side, a sphynx, guardant, and winged, Or, the face, proper, charged on the hip and shoulder with 2 crosses pattée, gules: on the sinister, a man armed with Mail, a sword by his side, proper; his exterior hand sustaining a Standard, the Staff, Or, the Banners Gules, fringed Or, and charged with Doves, as in the Arms
Previous versions

Barons Hamilton of Hameldon (1776)

see Duke of Argyll for further succession.

References

  1. ^ a b c Collins, Arthur (1779). The Peerage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the Peers of that Kingdom, Now Existing, Either by Tenure, Summons, Or Creation, Their Descents and Collateral Lines, Their Births, Marriages and Issues. pp. 369–372. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 1745. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.