Gustavus Hamilton (politician)

Gustavus Hamilton (c. 1685 – 26 February 1735),[1] styled The Honourable from 1715, was an Irish politician.

He was the second son of Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne and his wife Elizabeth Brooke, daughter of Sir Henry Brooke.[2] His younger brother was Henry Hamilton.[3] In 1716, he entered the Irish House of Commons for Donegal County, the same constituency his father and his older brother Frederick had represented before.[1] Hamilton sat as Member of Parliament until his death in 1735.[1]

In January 1717, he married Hon. Dorothea Bellew, only daughter of Richard Bellew, 3rd Baron Bellew of Duleek.[4] They had five daughters and two sons.[5] Both sons Frederick and Richard succeeded successively as Viscount Boyne.[4]


  1. 1 2 3 "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  2. "ThePeerage - Hon. Gustavus Hamilton". Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  3. Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 136.
  4. 1 2 Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. II (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 765.
  5. Lodge, John (1789). Mervyn Archdall, ed. The Peerage of Ireland or A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. vol. V. Dublin: James Moore. pp. 179–180.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Hon. Frederick Hamilton
Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt
Member of Parliament for Donegal County
With: Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt 1716–1727
Alexander Montgomery 1727–1730
Hon. Henry Hamilton 1730–1735
Succeeded by
George Knox
Hon. Henry Hamilton

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