Charles, 5th Earl of Abercorn

Charles, fifth Earl of Abercorn, who, obtaining a reversal of his brother's attainder, succeeded also to the title of Strabane and the family estate, to both which, he was restored by their Majesties' letters, dated at Whitehall 24 May 1692, and by patent at Dublin, 1 July 1693. He took his seat in the House of Peers in Ireland 31 August 1695; and 2 December 1697 signed the declaration and association in defence of the person and government of King William, and the succession to the crown, according to Act of Parliament. He died at Strabane in June 1701. His will, dated 7 August 1697, was proved 16 May 1704. He married his cousin Catherine, only child of James, Lord Paisley, relict of William Lenthall of Burford, and by her, who died 24 May 1723, and was buried in the Duke of Richmond's vault in Henry the Seventh's chapel in Westminster Abbey, he had an only daughter:-
  • Elizabeth, who died young, and was buried in the chancel of St. Michan's Church, Dublin, 22 February 1699; the male line of this branch failed, and the titles devolved on James Hamilton, descended from Sir George Hamilton, fourth son of James, first Earl of Abercorn.


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