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Eleonora Hamilton, the youngest daughter of Robert Hamilton of Bourtreehill and Rozelle (see Rozelle under property) married Hugh Montgomerie of Coilsfield near Tarbolton, who was a third cousin of Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton. When Archibald died without an heir in 1796, Hugh as the nearest relative became 12th Earl of Eglinton. In 1817 Eleonora inherited the Bourtreehill and Rozelle estates in Ayrshire and a half share of the Pemberton Valley plantation in Jamaica, which thus passed into the possession of the earls of Eglinton.

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