Sir James Hamilton 6th Earl of Abercorn1

Male, #37819, (circa 1661 - 28 Sep 1734)
Father*James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II (c 1620 - 6 Jun 1673)
Mother*Elizabeth Culpeper (c 1637 - Feb 1709)
Birth*circa 1661 James was born at Ireland circa 1661.2 
Death of Father6 Jun 1673 His father James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II died on 6 Jun 1673.3 
Marriage*21 Jan 1684 He married Elizabeth Reading on 21 Jan 1684.2 
Birth of Son22 Mar 1686 His son Sir James Hamilton 7th Earl of Abercorn was born on 22 Mar 1686.4 
Death of MotherFeb 1709 His mother Elizabeth Culpeper died in Feb 1709.5 
Will18 May 1717 He is mentioned in the will of Philippa Culpeper (The Younger Sister) on 18 May 1717.6,7 
Death*28 Sep 1734 He died on 28 Sep 1734.2 
Biography* James Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn, PC (c. 1661 – September 28, 1734) was a Scottish and Irish nobleman, the son of Col. James Hamilton and Elizabeth Colepeper.

He married Elizabeth Reading, daughter of Sir Robert Reading, 1st Baronet, on January 21, 1684. They had the following children:
     1. James Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn (1686–1744)
     2. Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, married on January 2, 1711 William Brownlow (d. 1739), married in 1741 Martin, Comte de Kearnie
     3. The Hon. George Hamilton (d. 1775), married and had issue
     4. Lady Mary Hamilton (b. bef. 1704), married in 1719 Henry Colley
     5. Lady Jane Hamilton (bef. 1704 – December 6, 1753), married on September 29, 1719 Archibald Douglas-Hamilton (d. 1754)
     6. The Hon. Francis Hamilton (1700–1745), married and had issue
     7. The Hon. William Hamilton (1703–1721)
     8. The Hon. Charles Hamilton (1704–1786), married and had issue
     9. Lady Philippa Hamilton (d. January 27, 1767), married Benjamin Pratt (d. 1721), married Michael O'Connell

As Captain James Hamilton, he was appointed by James II to the Privy Council of Ireland, but deserted him for the cause of William, and served in the defence of Londonderry in 1689. He succeeded to his grandfather's baronetcy in 1697. Upon the death of his second cousin Charles in 1701, he succeeded as Earl of Abercorn, Baron Hamilton of Strabane , etc. but continued to live in Ireland. He was rewarded by William with the titles of Viscount Strabane and Baron Mountcastle, in the Peerage of Ireland, on December 2, 1701.2 
Note The connection between the modern day Culpeppers and Diana, Priness of Wales, came about from the marriage of Elizabeth Culpeperand James Hamilton and is through their son James, 6th Earl of Abercorn. 

Family

Elizabeth Reading (say 1665 - )
Marriage*21 Jan 1684 He married Elizabeth Reading on 21 Jan 1684.2 
Child
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
The Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Mar 2008

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. James Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn. (2008, March 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:45, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton%2C_6th_Earl_of_Abercorn&oldid=196266660
  3. James Hamilton (British army officer). (2007, October 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:04, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton_%28British_army_officer%29&oldid=167800406
  4. James Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn. (2008, March 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:58, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton%2C_7th_Earl_of_Abercorn&oldid=196266746
  5. Richard K. Evans, The Ancestry of Diana Princess of Wales for Twelve Generations, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Honourable Francis Philippa Culpeper, 18 May 1717, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Philippa_of_KirbyCane_1720-1.pdf.
  7. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.