Harriet Stewart

Harriet Stewart

Died 1788


Daughter of Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway and Catherine Cochrane. Sister of Keith Stewart and John Stewart. Married (1765) to Archibald Hamilton (1740-1819), who inherited the title of 9th Duke of Hamilton 11 years after her death. They had at least six children.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell met her at Galloway House on September 25, 1762. He described her as "well-looked, sensible and agreeable when her mother is not present, of whom she stands most prodigiously in awe, which makes her appear to disadvantage".