Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox

(circa 1592 - before 17 September 1637)
     Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox was born circa 1592. Catherine, Dowager Duchess of Lennox, daughter & heir of Gervase (Clifton, Lord Clifton of Leighton Bromswold, by Catherine, daughter & heir of Sir Henry Darcy, of Leighton afsd. By Royal Lic. 28 Nov 1632 she was entitled, notwithstanding her marriage, to retain her title, rank, and precendency as Duchess of Lennox..
     Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox married Esme Stuart 3rd Duke of Lennox, son of Esme Stewart Duke of Lennox and Catherine de Balsac.
     Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox married James Hamilton 2nd Earl of Abercorn as her second husband, circa 1632. According to Burke's Extinct peerage p.513, Katherine Clifton, the widow of Esme, 3rd Duke of Lennox (who died in 1624) married secondly James, Earl of Abercorn and was granted by King Charles I, a Royal Licence dated 28 Nov 1632 was entitled, notwithstanding her marriage, to retain her title, rank, and precendency as Duchess of Lennox.
     Catherine died before 17 September 1637. She died in Scotland and was buried "without ceremonie" 17 Sep 1637 aged about 45. Her will was dated 12 Aug 1637, and proved 15 Jan 1638/9. Her husband James was then living but more than 400,000 merks in debt..

Children of Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox and Esme Stuart 3rd Duke of Lennox

Children of Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox and James Hamilton 2nd Earl of Abercorn

Catherine Lenthall

(circa 1635? - before 20 July 1696)
     Catherine Lenthall was born circa 1635?. Daughter of Sir John Lenthall, Marshall of the King's Bench, by Hester, daughter of Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Bart., of Stowe, which John was a brother of William Lenthall, of Burford, Oxfordshire, Speaker of the House of Commons..
     Catherine Lenthall married James Hamilton Lord Paisley, son of James Hamilton 2nd Earl of Abercorn and Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox, on 28 April 1653 in St Bartholomew the Less, London, England.
     Catherine died before 20 July 1696 in Burford, Oxfordshire.
     The administration of her estate was granted on 20 July 1696 "Of Burford, Oxon, widow."

Child of Catherine Lenthall and James Hamilton Lord Paisley

William Lenthall

( - before 5 September 1686)
     William Lenthall married Catherine or Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton Lord Paisley and Catherine Lenthall, circa 1675?. She had previously born "some children" to Sir William Fleming..
     William died before 5 September 1686 in Burford, Oxfordshire. He was buried on 5 September 1686 in Burford, Oxfordshire.