Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne

Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne PC (Ire) (1710 – 18 April 1746) was an Irish peer and politician. He was the oldest son of Hon. Frederick Hamilton, oldest son of Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne, and his wife Sophia Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton. His uncles were Gustavus Hamilton and Henry Hamilton. After his father's death in 1715, he was taken to London by his mother and was educated at Westminster School. In 1723, he succeeded his grandfather as viscount, and in 1736, he was sworn of the Privy Council of Ireland. In the latter year, he entered the British House of Commons for Newport (Isle of Wight) and sat as Member of Parliament for the constituency until 1741. In 1737, he was appointed a Commissioner of the Irish Revenue and held this post until his death in 1746. Boyne died unmarried and was buried at Stackallen. His cousin Frederick Hamilton succeeded to the viscountcy.

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April 18th, 1746 at age of 36


1. Westminster School Independent school

The Royal College of St. Peter in Westminster, better known as Westminster School, is one of Britain's leading independent schools, with the highest Oxford and Cambridge acceptance rate of any secondary school or college in Britain. Standing in the precincts of Westminster Abbey in central London, and with a history stretching back to the 11th century, the school's notable alumni include Ben Jonson, Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, John Locke, Jeremy Bentham, Edward Gibbon, Henry Mayhew, A. A. Milne, Tony Benn and seven Prime Ministers. The school traditionally encourages independent and individual thinking. Boys are admitted to the Under School at age seven, and to the senior school at age thirteen; girls are admitted only at sixteen. The school has around 750 pupils; around a quarter are boarders, most of whom go home at weekends, after Saturday morning school. It is one of the original nine British public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868.

Type Independent school
Little Dean's Yard, SW1P 3PF - Westminster, Greater London
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People attended Westminster School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1713., Chivalric Order Member
b. 1709., Politician
b. 1713., Military Person
b. 1713., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1708., Noble person
b. 1715., Noble person
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