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TITLE
Duchess of Hamilton
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_914_117_P018
DATE OF IMAGE
1852
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31360
KEYWORDS
nobility
wives
duchesses
dukes
Duchess of Hamilton

Elizabeth Gunning was born in 1733, the daughter of an Irishman. She and her two sisters were regarded as great beauties. Elizabeth married James, 6th Duke of Hamilton in 1752. He died in 1758 and a year later Elizabeth was remarried to John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll. She was the mother of four dukes, two of Hamilton and two of Argyll. She was created Baroness Hamilton in her own right in 1776. She died in 1790.

This illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)

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Duchess of Hamilton

1770s

nobility; wives; duchesses; dukes

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Elizabeth Gunning was born in 1733, the daughter of an Irishman. She and her two sisters were regarded as great beauties. Elizabeth married James, 6th Duke of Hamilton in 1752. He died in 1758 and a year later Elizabeth was remarried to John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll. She was the mother of four dukes, two of Hamilton and two of Argyll. She was created Baroness Hamilton in her own right in 1776. She died in 1790.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)