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Charles Hamilton, Lord Binning

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Name  Charles Lord
Died  December 27, 1732
Role  Politician
Parents  Helen Hope, Countess of Haddington

Charles Hamilton, Lord Binning (1697 – 27 December 1732) was a Scottish nobleman, politician and poet.

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Life

The son of Thomas Hamilton, 6th Earl of Haddington and Helen Hope, he used the courtesy title Lord Binning from birth.

Lord Binning was present with his father at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, in 1715. From 1718 until his death he held office as Knight Marischal, an office that had been vacant since the battle following the forfeiture of the Jacobite, Earl of Kintore

He was elected at the 1722 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for borough of St Germans in Cornwall, and held the seat until the 1727 general election.

In 1731, and in increasingly frail health, Lord Binning, left Britain for the continent, and settled in Naples, where he died on 27 December 1732.

Marriage and issue

About 1719, he married Rachel Baillie, the daughter of George Baillie of Jerviswoode and Mellerstain and Lady Grisell Baillie. His wife outlived Binning for 41 years, dying at Mellerstain in 1773.

  • Thomas Hamilton, 7th Earl of Haddington.
  • George Baillie-Hamilton, grandfather to George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington
  • References

    Charles Hamilton, Lord Binning Wikipedia


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