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Alexander Charles (10th Lord Belhaven and Stenton) Hamilton

1840 - 1920  (80 years)

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  • Name Alexander Charles (10th Lord Belhaven and Stenton) Hamilton 
    Born 3 Jul 1840 
    Gender Unknown 
    Died 31 Oct 1920 
    Person ID I15250  My Genealogy

    Father William John Hamilton,   b. 5 Jul 1805,   d. 26 Jun 1867  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Hon Margaret Frances Florence Dillon,   b. Abt 1818,   d. 19 Apr 1885  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1838 
    Family ID F10202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Colonel Alexander Charles Hamilton, 10th Lord Belhaven and Stenton gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Royal Engineers.

      He fought in the Zulu War in 1879.3 He was Brigadier of the Surrey Volunteer Infantry Brigade between 1888 and 1902.5 He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (F.R.G.S.).

      He succeeded to the title of 10th Lord Belhaven and Stenton, co. Haddington [S., 1647] on 6 September 1893

      In July 1894 his title of Lord Belhaven and Stenton was confirmed in his favour by the House of Lords.

      He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Lanarkshire. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Lanarkshire. He held the office of Representative Peer (Liberal Unionist) [Scotland] in 1900.

      He was decorated with the award of Territorial Decoration (T.D.).