James Hamilton 3rd Earl of Arran

(circa 1537 - March 1609)
     James Hamilton 3rd Earl of Arran was born circa 1537 in Scotland. Wikipedia states: He was next in line for the Crown of Scotland after Mary, Queen of Scots. After the assassination of Cardinal Beaton in 1546, he was held prisoner by his father's enemies at St Andrews, before going to France where he became Commander of the Scots Guards.
In 1558, with the support of John Knox, he became a pawn in his father's aspirations when he tried to negotiate his marriage to Elizabeth I of England to seal an Anglo-Scottish alliance. Arran was at his father's French estates in Chatelherault and his father's change in allegiance made him a fugitive. He was rescued by the English agent Thomas Randolph (diplomat) alias Barnaby and fled to Scotland via Geneva and London where he had an interview with Queen Elizabeth. During this escape, masterminded by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and the English ambassador in Paris, Sir Nicolas Throgmorton, Arran was known by the codename 'Crito', and Randolph as 'Pamphilus' in the letters of John Jewel, Bishop of Salisbury, and Peter Martyr. In Scotland he fought tirelessly against the French and Mary of Guise in the cause of the Scottish Reformation. Guise died in June 1560, and following the death of Francis II of France in 1560, his father tried to arrange for his marriage to the widowed Mary Queen of Scots. All these manoeuvrings upset the balance of his mind and in 1562, after accusing the Earl of Bothwell of conspiring to abduct Queen Mary, he was judged insane and confined for the rest of his life.
In 1575 he inherited his father's estate, but because of his insanity he was placed under the care of his brother John. In 1581 his Earldom was taken by James Stewart (d. 1595), but later restored in 1585
. He was the son of James Hamilton Duke of Chatelherault and Lady Margaret Douglas.
     James died in March 1609. He was insane and died without issue.

James Hamilton 3rd Lord, Baron Strabane

(before June 1633 - 16 June 1655)
     James Hamilton 3rd Lord, Baron Strabane was born before June 1633 in Ireland. He was the son of Claud Hamilton 2nd Lord Hamilton, Baron Strabane and Lady Jane Gordon.
On 20 July 1650 James Hamilton, 3rd Lord Strabane, joined with the forces of Sir Phelim O'Neill [his step-father], who at that time were in possession of the fort of Charlemont, co. Armagh. Sir Phelim who was one of the principal instigators fo the Rebellion in 1641, had by this time married the young Lord Strabane's mother. In August 1650 Charlemont was attacked and captured by Paliamentarians. Hamilton, fled, but was taken prisoner shortly afterwards. He then accepted a protection from Sir Charles Cooote, the commander in chief fo the army of the Commonwealth. However at the end of December 1650 Hamilton rejoined his stepfather in open rebellion..
     James died by drowning while bathing in the river Mourne on 16 June 1655 in Ballyfatton, Urney parish near Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland. He was aged 22 and left no issue. On account of his treason his lands were forfeited and in 1658 were in possession of Edward Roberts, the Baptist auditor general in Ireland. He was eventually succeeded by his brother George.
     James Hamilton 3rd Lord, Baron Strabane was the subject of an Inquisition Post Mortem held in Strabane, Tyrone, on 9 August 1658. It was found that the manor of Strabane had been 'forfeited to the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England' on account of the young Lord Strabane's treason. He had died a "Roman Catholick and papist recusant".

James Hamilton 4th Earl of Arran

(1589 - 2 March 1624/25)
      2nd Marquis of Huntly, 4th Earl of Arran. He was also Earl of Cambridge.. James Hamilton 4th Earl of Arran was born in 1589. He was the son of John Hamilton Marquis of Hamilton.
     James died on 2 March 1624/25 in Whitehall, London, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

Children of James Hamilton 4th Earl of Arran

James Hamilton 6th Earl of Abercorn

(circa 1661 - 28 November 1734)
     James Hamilton 6th Earl of Abercorn was born circa 1661. He was the son of Col James Hamilton and Elizabeth Culpepper. James became the 6th Earl of Abercorn on the failure of the Strabane and Abercorn lines in 1701 in June 1701. James was created Baron Mountcastle & Viscount Strabane on 2 December 1701.
     James died on 28 November 1734. He married in Jan 1684 Elizabeth Reading and had 9 sons & 5 daughters - see Burke etc.

James Hamilton Duke of Chatelherault

(circa 1519 - 22 January 1574/75)
      He was the second Earl of Arran. Upon the death of James V in 1542 was unanimously chosen Regent of Scotland by the nobles assembled for that purpose; the next year he was declared by Parliament, heir presumptive to the crown, appointed guardian to Queen Mary and Governor of the realm during her majesty's minority. James Hamilton Duke of Chatelherault was born circa 1519 in Scotland. He was the son of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran and Janet Beaton.
James Hamilton Duke of Chatelherault married Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of James Douglas 3rd Earl of Morton and Catherine Stewart, on 23 September 1532 in Scotland. James was Regent of Scotland between 1542 and 1554.
In 1548 his lordship was invested with the French order of St Michael and made, 8 Feb 1548/9 by Henry II of France, Duke of Chatellerault, in Poitou. (The regent was gratifed by the Dukedom of Chatellerault conferred upon him by the French King, with a considerable pension, in order to induce his to consent to the projected match between Mary, the infant Queen of Scotland, and the Dauphin of France [Walter Scott, Complete peerage, vol.1 appendix B]. He resigned the Regency 10 Apr 1554. James was created duke of Chatellerault in 1548/49 in France.
James Hamilton, Bishop of Argyll in 1560 was natural brother to James Duke of Castelherault. He died at Monkland 6 Jan 1579 having had a lawful son William, Burgess of Canongate.
     James died on 22 January 1574/75 in Kinneil, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Children of James Hamilton Duke of Chatelherault and Lady Margaret Douglas

James Hamilton Duke of Hamilton

(circa 1605 - 9 March 1647/48)
     James Hamilton Duke of Hamilton was born circa 1605 in Scotland. He was the son of James Hamilton 4th Earl of Arran.
He was third Marquess and 1 st Duke of Hamilton.
     James died on 9 March 1647/48 in London, England.

Child of James Hamilton Duke of Hamilton

James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn

(circa August 1575 - 23 March 1617/18)
     James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn was born circa August 1575 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the son of Claud Hamilton (Baron Paisley) and Margaret Seton.
James Hamilton, Master of Paisley, son & heir apparent of Claud, 1st Lord Paisley was MP for Linlithgow 1597, and being PC and a Gent of the bedchamber to James VI (at 23), obtained in 1600 the office of Sherriff of co. Linlithgow to him and his heirs male, and in 1601, a grant of the lands of Abercorn etc. in that co., subsequently erected into a free barony.      
James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn was a Member of Parliament in 1597 for West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), Scotland.
He was made Sheriff of Linlithgow in 1600, received large grants of lands in Scotland and Ireland, was created in 1603 Baron Abercorn, and on 10 July 1606 was rewarded for his services in the matter of the union by being made Earl of Abercorn and Lord Paisley, Hamilton, Mountcastell and Kilpatrick. He was made sheriff of West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) in 1600. The hereditary office of Sheriff of Linlithgow was granted to him and his heirs male.
James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn married Marion Boyd, daughter of Thomas Boyd 6th Lord Boyd and Margaret Campbell, circa 1600. He left nine children: Lady Anne Hamilton (1592–1620), married Hugh Sempill, 5th Lord Sempill and had issue
James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Abercorn (c. 1604 – c. 1670), created Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane in the Peerage of Ireland in his father's lifetime.
Sir William Hamilton, 1st Baronet (c. 1605–1680)
Claud Hamilton, 2nd Baron Hamilton of Strabane (c. 1606–1638)
Sir George Hamilton, 1st Baronet (c. 1607–1679)
Lady Lucy Hamilton (b. bef. 1618)
Sir Alexander Hamilton (d. bef. 4 May 1669), married and had issue
Lady Margaret Hamilton (d. c. 4 May 1642), married Sir William Cuninghame of Caprington
Lady Isobel Hamilton
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In 1601, a grant of the lands of Abercorn, etc. in Linlithgow, were erected into a free barony. James was created Lord Abercorn, co. Linlithgow, to him and his heirs male and assigns whatever on 5 April 1603. James was created Earl of Abercorn, Lord Paisley, Hamilton, Mountcastell and Kilpatrick in 1606, to him and his heirs male whatever on 10 July 1606.
1611 - The precinct of Strabane - The Earl of Abercorn, chief undertaker in the precinct in the county of Tyrone, has taken possession, resident with Lady and family; and built for the present near the town of Strabane some large timber houses, with a court 116 foot in length and 87 foot in breadth, the groundsells of oaken timber and the rest of "Allor" and birch, which is well thatched with heath and finished. Has built a great brew house without his court 46 foot long and 25 foot wide. His followers and tenants have, since May last, bilt 28 houses of fair coples; and before May by his tenants, who are all Scottishmen, the number of 32 houses by like goodness. Is preparing materials for building a fair castle and a bawn which he means to put in hand for the next spring. There are 120 cows in stock for his own use. Sir Thomas Boyde, Knt. has a proportion of land, is resident with his wife and family, is providing materials for building. Sir George Hamilton, Knt. a proportion of land, resident with wife and family. Has built a good house of timber for the present 62 foot long and 30 foot wide. He brought over some families of Scots who have built them a bawn and good timber houses, 80 cows and 16 garrons among them. Sir John Dumonde, Knt. 1000 acres resident, prepares to people his land, competent store of arms in readiness. James Hayge 1500 acres; has not appeared nor any for him; nothing done. Sir Claude Hamylton, Knt. a proportion of 2000 acres has not appeared nor any for him and nothing done. George Hamilton 1000 acres; has taken possession, is resident, making provisions for building.
By 1613 the Earl had acquired the proportion of Shen bordering on the Strabane proportion, which had originally been granted to his brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Boyd.
On 20 May 1615 he was appointed one of the Council of the Province of Munster, having previously by Privy Seal, Westminster 31 Mar 1613, obtained a Royal Warrant "to hold [in Ireland] the place and precendency of an Earl in parliament as he did at the Council table and in all other places". He received large grants of land in the Barony of Strabane, co. Tyrone, and built a castle thereon..
     James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn made a will dated 7 June 1616.
     James died on 23 March 1617/18 in Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland. His sons were placed under the guardianship of their uncle Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw.
His heirs, Earls of Abercorn, heads of the Hamilton family, became Marquesses of Abercorn in 1790, and Dukes of Abercorn in 1868; the 2nd Duke of Abercorn (b. 1838) being a prominent Unionist politician and chairman of the British South Africa Company. The present Dukes are descended from his fourth son, Sir George, the issue of the three elder being extinct.. He was buried on 29 April 1618 in the Abbey church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
     His will was proved on 26 June 1624 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.
Sep 4 1629, James, late Earl of Abercorn, had the custody, wardship and marriage of the body and lands of Randall M'Donald, now Viscount Dunluce, son and heir apparent of Randall, Earl of Antrim, by the name of Sir Randall M'Donald ... Lady Marion Boyd, widow, Countess of Abercorn ... sole executrix of his will.

Children of James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn and Marion Boyd

James Hamilton Lord Paisley

(say 1633 - before 1670)
     James Hamilton Lord Paisley was born say 1633. He was the son of James Hamilton 2nd Earl of Abercorn and Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox.
James Hamilton Lord Paisley married Catherine Lenthall on 28 April 1653 in St Bartholomew the Less, London, England.
     James died before 1670.

Child of James Hamilton Lord Paisley and Catherine Lenthall

Jane Hamilton Countess Eglinton

     Jane died. She married Hugh Montgomer, third earl of Eglintoun. No issue.. She was born in Scotland. She was the daughter of James Hamilton Duke of Chatelherault and Lady Margaret Douglas.

Janet Hamilton (Boswell)

     Janet Hamilton (Boswell) was the daughter of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran and Janet Beaton.

Janet Hamilton (Hamilton)

( - September 1613)
     Janet Hamilton (Hamilton) was born. She was the daughter and heir of Sir Robert Hamilton of Leckprevick and Easster Greenlees..
Janet Hamilton (Hamilton) married Sir Claud Hamilton (of Shawfield), son of Claud Hamilton (Baron Paisley) and Margaret Seton. They had six sons and three daughters, see the Scots peerage for details..
     Janet died in September 1613.

Child of Janet Hamilton (Hamilton) and Sir Claud Hamilton (of Shawfield)

Johanna Hamilton Countess of Glencairn

     Johanna Hamilton Countess of Glencairn was the daughter of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran and Janet Beaton.

John Hamilton

     John resided at Bardowie, Dunbartonshire. He had issue. He was the son of Sir David Hamilton and Janet Keith.

John Hamilton

( - before 23 October 1455)
     John Hamilton was the son of Sir James Hamilton and Janet Livingston.
He had a charter for Whitecamp and Kirkhope 14 June 1449.
     John resided at Whistleberry, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
     John died before 23 October 1455.

John Hamilton

(circa 1580 - before 1610)
     John Hamilton married Johanna Everard in Mechlin, Spain. She remarried the 4th Lord Sempill. John Hamilton was born circa 1580 in Scotland. He was the son of Claud Hamilton (Baron Paisley) and Margaret Seton.
     John died before 1610.

Child of John Hamilton

John Hamilton

(circa 1610 - 1696)
     John Hamilton was born circa 1610. He was the son of Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel and Mary Wilkie.
Hall Hamilton in Sweden, 2007 of CHM John Hamilton is quoted on Wikpedia : Two sons of John, Malcolm and Hugo moved to Sweden and founded the family of Hamilton of Hageby out of which the latter dynasty Hamilton utgrenats.
     John died in 1696.

Colonel John Hamilton

( - 1691)
     Colonel John Hamilton was the son of Sir George Hamilton Bart (of Dunnalong) and Mary Butler.
     John died in 1691 in Dublin, Ireland. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Aughrim on 12 July 1691 and died in captivity in Dublin..

Sir John Hamilton

( - circa 1402)
     Sir John Hamilton was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the son of Sir David Hamilton and Janet Keith.
Sir John Hamilton married Janet Douglas, daughter of Sir James Douglas. He was of Cadzow.
He witnessed a charter 14 May 1392.
He was imprisoned, along with his brothers William and Andrew, in Norwich, in 1396. Richard II of England ordered their release from the Mayor and bailies of that city on 29 June. A John Hamilton, either his brother John Hamilton of Bardowie, or uncle, John Hamilton of Fingalton was released from the Tower of London on the same date. Hamilton and his uncle seem to have found themselves guests of the English again, when at a meeting of Border commissioners at Hawdenstank, on 28 October 1398, the first point of business was the release of Hamilton of Cadzow, and Hamilton of Fingalton and others in their entourage. The Hamiltons had been caught at sea by English privateers, again in violation of the truce. The English were urged to release the ship and restore their goods to them, or alternatively pay suitable recompense.
     John died circa 1402.

Children of Sir John Hamilton and Janet Douglas

Sir John Hamilton (of Clydesdale)

     John died. He left issue.. He was the son of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran and Janet Beaton.

Child of Sir John Hamilton (of Clydesdale)

John Hamilton Archbishop of St Andrews

( - 1 April 1570)
     John Hamilton Archbishop of St Andrews was the son of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran.
     John died on 1 April 1570 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He was Abbott of Paisley and subseqently Bishop of St Andrews..

John Hamilton Marquis of Hamilton

(circa 1535 - 26 April 1604)
     John Hamilton Marquis of Hamilton was born circa 1535 in Scotland. He was the third son. He was the son of James Hamilton Duke of Chatelherault and Lady Margaret Douglas.
     John died on 26 April 1604.
     His will was proved on 30 June 1608.

Children of John Hamilton Marquis of Hamilton

John William Hamilton

(circa 1890 - 25 April 1915)
     John William Hamilton was born circa 1890.
John William Hamilton married Una Alberta Theresa Bland, daughter of William Bland and Sarah Ann Scott, on 6 February 1911 in teh Wesleyan Church, Yarram, Victoria. The marriage of Captain John William Hamilton of the Australian Intelligence Corps, fourth son of the late W Hamilton, of Dublin, Ireland and Miss Una Alberta Theresa Bland, second daughter of Mr. William Bland, of "Korindah." Yarram Yarram ....
     He served as an Army officer.
     John died on 25 April 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey.

Child of John William Hamilton and Una Alberta Theresa Bland

Leonard Errol Hamilton

(10 June 1976 - August 1976)
     Leonard Errol Hamilton was born on 10 June 1976 in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.
     Leonard died in August 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Lewis Hamilton Baron of Deserf

( - 1662)
     Lewis Hamilton Baron of Deserf was also known as Ludovic in records. Lewis Hamilton Baron of Deserf was also known as Ludwig Hamilton in records. He was born. He was the fifth son and only son by Malcolm's second wife Jane Crawford. He was brother of the first Lord Glenawley, and father of the famous defender of Enniskillin in the time of James II. He was the son of Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel and Jane Crawford.
Lewis Hamilton Baron of Deserf married Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt on 30 July 1651 in Sweden. Lewis Hamilton Baron of Deserf bore arms: Lewis entered the Swedish Army and was created 1 June 1654, Baron Hamilton de Deserf.
     Lewis died in 1662 in Sweden. He was buried in Gottenburg, Sweden.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 19 May 1670 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.

Children of Lewis Hamilton Baron of Deserf and Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt

Lucrece Hamilton

( - circa 9 June 1696)
     Lucrece Hamilton was also known as Lucy in records. She was the daughter of James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn and Marion Boyd.
     Lucrece Hamilton was engaged in 1613. Lucy was engaged to Randal the 4 year old son of Randal McDonnell but it was called off in 1628.
Margaret, Isobel & Lucy or Lucrece were named with their brothers as parties to an action in the Court of Session on 4 November 1620.
     Lucrece died circa 9 June 1696 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. She was buried at Holyrood church on or after that date..

Malcolm Hamilton

( - after 1698)
     Malcolm Hamilton was the son of Lewis Hamilton Baron of Deserf and Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt.
     Malcolm died after 1698 in Ireland. He was a major in his brother's, afterwards Colonel Abraham Creighton's, Regiment of Foot, which was "broke in Ireland" in 1698.

Malcolm Hamilton

(circa 1612 - after 1639)
     Malcolm Hamilton was born circa 1612. He was the son of Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel and Mary Wilkie.
     Malcolm died after 1639.

Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel

(say 1575 - 25 April 1629)
     Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel was born say 1575 in Scotland. He was the son of Archibald Hamilton, 4th son of Hamilton of Deserf. He was the son of Generations? Hamilton.
Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel married Mary Wilkie before 1602. Malcolm HAMILTON (~1612 - )
Hugo HAMILTON af Deserf ((1610?) - 1679).
He moved from Scotland to Ireland in c 1604. He was probably pastor of Kilburnie in 1604.
Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel married secondly Jane Crawford after 1612.
He became Lord of the Manor of Castletown Monea, parish of Devenish, by purchase in 1615 and lived in the Castle of Monea. Malcolm Building of Monea Castle commenced in 1616 by the Rector of Devenish, the Reverend Malcolm Hamilton. Shortly after wards, in 1619, it was described by Pynnar as "a strong castle of lime and stone being 54 feet long and 20 feet broad". The bawn, comprising "a wall 9 feet in height and 300 feet in circuit" was added shortly before Hamilton was promoted in 1618.
In 1623 he was appointed Archbishop of Cashel and in 1624 he sent his son Hugh [and others] to join the army of the Protestant hero, King Gustav Adloph nicknamed "the Lion of the North, and the Bulwark of the Protestant Faith".
The family had obtained Monea and Ballygawley in Tyrone-Fermanagh and Hugh's father had Monea castle built in their hereditary lands in c 1618, in Hugh's adolescence.
     Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel made a will dated 27 August 1627. His will left his 5th son Lewis £100.
     Malcolm died of fever on 25 April 1629 in Camus, near Cashel, Ireland.
     His will was proved on 5 May 1629 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.

Children of Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel and Mary Wilkie

Child of Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel and Jane Crawford

Margaret Hamilton

(circa 1585 - 11 September 1623)
     Margaret Hamilton was born circa 1585 in Scotland. She was the daughter of Claud Hamilton (Baron Paisley) and Margaret Seton.
Margaret Hamilton married William Douglas Marquis of Douglas circa 1601.
     Margaret died on 11 September 1623.

Margaret Hamilton

(circa 1488 - )
     Margaret Hamilton married Andrew Stewart Lord Evandale & Ochiltree. Margaret Hamilton was born circa 1488. She was the only child by his first wife.. She was the daughter of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran and Beatrix Drummond.