Charles Hamilton (MP)

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Charles Hamilton (13 November 1704 – 18 September 1786), styled The Honourable from birth, was a British politician.

He was a younger son of James Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn. Hamilton matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 4 November 1720. He received his BA in 1723.[1]

Hamilton represented Strabane in the Irish House of Commons between 1727 and 1760. He sat also for Truro in the British House of Commons from 1741 to 1747. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in Mar 1747.[2]

Hamilton's first wife, whose name seems to be unknown, died young, leaving two daughters, Jane and Sarah. He later married Agnes Cockburn of Ayr, Scotland in 1764. She died in 1772, aged 39.[3]

He was the creator of Painshill Park[4]

He died at his house on Lansdown Hill, Bath on 18 September 1786.


  1. ^ Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Hamilton, Charles (1)" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
  2. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  3. ^ "The Honourable". Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ Symes, Michael (2010). Mr Hamilton's Elysium: The Gardens of Painshill. Frances Lincoln. ISBN 978-0-7112-3055-2.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Stewart
John McCausland
Member of Parliament for Strabane
With: John McCausland 1727–1729
Oliver McCausland 1729–1733
William Hamilton 1733–1763
Succeeded by
Robert Lowry
William Hamilton
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Kelland Courtenay
Robert Trefusis
Member of Parliament for Truro
With: James Hammond 1741–1742
Edward Boscawen 1742–1747
Succeeded by
Edward Boscawen
John Boscawen