HAMILTON, William Gerard (1729-96), of Hampton Court, Mdx.
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Family and Education
b. 28 Jan. 1729, 1st surv. s. of William Hamilton, barrister, of L. Inn by his 1st w. Helen, da. of David Hay of Woodcockdale, West Lothian. educ. Harrow 1742-5; L. Inn 1744; Oriel, Oxf. 1745. unm. suc. fa. 1754.
M.P. [I] 1761-8.
Ld. of Trade 1756-61; chief sec. to ld. lt. [I] 1761-4; chancellor of Exchequer [I] 1763-84.
William Gerard (‘single speech’) Hamilton was returned for Petersfield as a government supporter on the Jolliffe interest a few weeks before the general election of 1754. He died 16 July 1796.