© Lennoxlove House Ltd
Formerly hanging in Hamilton Palace, South
Lanarkshire, now at Lennoxlove, East Lothian
William Alexander Anthony Archibald, 11th Duke
of Hamilton, was born 18th February 1811, the son of Alexander,
10th Duke and Susan Beckford,
daughter of William Beckford of Fonthill Gifford.
In 1843 he married Princess Marie, daughter of
Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, by whom he had three children, the
eldest of whom, William Alexander Louis Stephen, succeeded as 12th
Duke in 1863.
After his marriage he lived chiefly in Paris and
Baden, taking very little interest in British affairs even after
his succession to the dukedom in 1852.