HAMILTON, Gustavus, 2nd Visct. Boyne [I] (c.1710-46).
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Family and Education
b. c.1710, o. surv. s. of Hon. Frederick Hamilton of Stackallan, co. Meath by Sophia, da. of James Hamilton of Tollymore. educ. Westminster 1719-24; Grand Tour. unm. suc. fa. 1715; gd.-fa. Gustavus Hamilton as 2nd Visct. Boyne 16 Sept. 1723.
P.C. [I] 9 Aug. 1736; commr. of revenue [I] 1737-d.
Hamilton inherited a large fortune from his grandfather, Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne, in 1723. Returned for Newport on the government interest in 1736, he was made a commissioner of the revenue in Ireland with a salary of £1,000 a year.1 He voted with the Administration on the Spanish convention in 1739 and the place bill in 1740 but did not stand again, dying 20 Apr. 1746.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Paula Watson
- 1. Gent. Mag. 1739, p. 304.