LORDS BELTIAVICN AND STENTOUN.-Sir James Hamilton of Biel married a natural daughter of the second marquis of Hamilton, and was, in 1647, created lord Belhaven and Stentoun, with remainder to his heirs-male whatever. He resigned the title in 1675, when he had a new patent creating him lord Belhaven and Stentoun for life, with remainder after his death to the husband of one of his granddaughters John Hamilton (son of Robert Hamilton of Barncluith, a judge of the court of session). This gentle man, \rho succeeded to the title and estates in 1679, distinguished himself by his wild but eloquent speeches against the union. He died in 1708, and was succeeded by his son John, who, being drowned in 1721, was succeeded by his son John, who died in 1764, and was succeeded by his brother James, who died in 1777. On his death, the great estates of the family passed to Mrs. Mary Hamilton-Nisbet, wife of Mr. Nisbet of
Dirleton, and are now possessed by her granddaughter, lady Mary Bruce-Nisbet Hamilton. The titles were, in 1799, adjudged by the house of lords to William Hamil ton of Wishaw (as descended from the house of Barncluith). This son, Robert Mont gomery Hamilton, 7th lord Belhaven and Stentoun, was, in 1831, created lord Hamilton of Wishaw in the peerage of the United Kingdom. The title became dormant in 1868, but was adjudged in 1815 to James Hamilton, who thus became the ninth lord.
AT/scoots:Ts BOYNE.-Gustavus Hamilton, the grandson of lord Claud Hamilton, first lord Paisley, was, in 1715, created lord Hamilton of Stackallan, and, in 1717, viscount Boyne, in the peerage of Ireland. His descendant, Gustavus Frederick Russell Hamil ton Russell, created in 1866 baron Brancepeth in the peerage of the United Kingdom, is now the 8th viscount.