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Hamilton Emma

Hamilton, Emma, Lady (1763-1815), notorious through her connection with Lord Nelson, is said to have been the daughter of a labourer named Lyon and to have been born in Cheshire. In 1791 she was married to Sir William Hamilton, the English ambassador at Naples, and it was during her residence at that court that Nelson made her acquaintance. Their daughter, Horatia, was born in 1801. Lady Hamilton died, in extreme poverty, at Calais.