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|Full Name:||William Douglas Hamilton|
- Title: Duke of Hamilton, Earl of Selkirk
- Estate: Hamilton, Selkirk
- Age 41 (b.1634)
- Eyes: Brown
- Haircolour: Brown
Married to Anne Douglas-Hamilton.
William supported Lauderdale in the early stages of his Scottish policy, in which he adopted a moderate attitude towards the Presbyterians, but the two were soon alienated, through the influence of the Countess of Dysart, according to Gilbert Burnet, who spent much time at Hamilton Palace in arranging the Hamilton papers. With other Scottish noblemen who resisted Lauderdale’s measures Hamilton was twice summoned to London to present his case at court, but without obtaining any result.
He was dismissed from the Privy Council in 1676.