Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton

For other people named Archibald Hamilton, see Archibald Hamilton (disambiguation).
His Grace
The Duke of Hamilton

Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton
Born (1740-07-15)15 July 1740
Died 16 February 1819(1819-02-16) (aged 78)
Title 9th Duke of Hamilton
Tenure 1799–1819
Other titles 6th Duke of Brandon
Nationality British
Offices Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
Predecessor Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton
Successor Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton
Spouse(s) Lady Harriet Stewart
Parents James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton
Anne Spencer
Lady Anne Hamilton (1766-1846), in 1815

Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton and 6th Duke of Brandon (15 July 1740 – 16 February 1819) was a Scottish peer and politician.

Background and education

Hamilton was the eldest son of the 5th Duke of Hamilton and his third wife, Anne Spencer, and was educated at Eton.

Political career

In 1768, Hamilton became Member of Parliament for Lancashire and held the seat until 1772 when he was appointed a Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. In 1799, he inherited his half-nephew's titles and was appointed his successor as Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.

Horse racing

Hamilton was a prominent figure in the world of Thoroughbred horse racing. Between 1786 and 1814 his horses won seven runnings of the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster.[1]


On 25 May 1765, he married Lady Harriet Stewart (a daughter of the 6th Earl of Galloway) and they had five children:

The duke died in 1819 and was succeeded by his eldest son.


  1. Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1999). Biographical Encyclopedia of British Flat Racing. Macdonald and Jane’s. ISBN 0-354-08536-0.

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Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton
House of Douglas and Angus
Born: 15 July 1740 Died: 16 February 1819
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lord Strange
James Shuttleworth
Member of Parliament for Lancashire
With: Lord Strange 1768–71
The Earl of Sefton 1771–74
Succeeded by
The Earl of Sefton
Sir Thomas Egerton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Hamilton
Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
Succeeded by
Marquess of Douglas
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Douglas Hamilton
Duke of Hamilton
Succeeded by
Alexander Hamilton
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Douglas Hamilton
Duke of Brandon
Succeeded by
Alexander Hamilton
Baron Dutton
(descended by acceleration)


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