Hannah Hamilton

(1651 - 16 May 1733)
      Married Sir William Gore of Manor Gore, co. Donegal, Bart and had issue [Scots Peerage].
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Hannah Hamilton married Sir William Gore. The had issue.. Hannah Hamilton was born in 1651. She was the daughter of James Hamilton and Catherine Hamilton.
     Hannah died on 16 May 1733 in Dublin, Ireland. She was buried at St Mary's..

Helen Hamilton Countess of Argyll

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

Henry Hamilton

(February 1691/92 - 3 June 1743)
     Henry Hamilton was born in February 1691/92. He was the son of Gustavus Hamilton Viscount Boyne and Elizabeth Brooke.      
Henry Hamilton was a Member of Parliament for Donegal, Ireland. He was also collector of the port of Cork.
Henry Hamilton married Mary Dawson on 27 October 1722. He left issue, See Burke's Peerage. His daughter Maria married Sir George Dunbar, Bart. of Mochrum and d.s.p.
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     Henry Hamilton was mentioned in the will of Gustavus Hamilton Viscount Boyne dated circa 1723.
     Henry died on 3 June 1743 aged 51.

Child of Henry Hamilton and Mary Dawson

Henry Hamilton

(13 December 1583 - 15 March 1584/85)
     Henry Hamilton was born on 13 December 1583. He was the son of Claud Hamilton (Baron Paisley) and Margaret Seton. Henry Hamilton was buried in St Mirren's Chapel, Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
     Henry died on 15 March 1584/85 aged 1. He was aged three months and two days..

Hugh Hamilton Baron Glenawley, Deserf

(circa 1604 - April 1679)
     Hugh Hamilton Baron Glenawley, Deserf was born circa 1604. He was the son of Malcolm Hamilton Archbishop of Cashel and Mary Wilkie.
Hugh Hamilton (died 1678), 1st Lord of Glenawly in Ireland and 1st Baron of Deserf in Sweden, was a soldier in Swedish and English service.
He came from a family that descended from the Hamilton of Dalserf, a cadet branch of the House of Hamilton. The progenitor of the Dalserf branch, David Hamilton of Dalserf, was son of John Hamilton of Cadzow (d. 1402), and uncle to,James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton. Hugh (also known as Hugo in Swedish), who mentions himself being originally a third son and with poor prospects of inheritance, moved from Ireland to Sweden and took part in Thirty Years War. He had a regiment recruited from British Isles and led them in Germany. In Swedish service, he soon rose to be colonel. He received properties Ljung and Slefringe in Östergötland.
He was the first Hamilton in Swedish military service to get the rights of nobleman in Swedish chamber of nobles as in 1648 he and his youngest half-brother Lewis (Ludvig) Hamilton were naturalized as Swedish noblemen in Sweden. In 1654, he and Ludvig were created Friherre af Deserf by king Charles X Gustav of Sweden, and thus Hugh became the 1st Baron of Deserf in peerage of Sweden. His relatives, barons and counts Hamilton (descended from his nephews whom Hugh encouraged to come to Swedish service), continue up to today in Sweden.
In 1659 his childless brother Archibald Hamilton, who had obtained the feudal barony of Glenawley, died and was inherited by living siblings. Hugh, as his eldest surviving brother, succeeded to the baronial title. 1660 king Charles II of England created Hugh, who then yet lived in Sweden, 1st Lord of Glenawly in peerage of Ireland, which some have said meant a viscountcy, but some count it as a regular barony. He thus got the right to a seat in Upper House of the Irish parliament.
After the restoration of Charles II, he in 1662 returned to Britain, left Sweden for good, and was installed a Privy Councillor in Ireland.
Viscount Hugh Hamilton's only son survived father only a couple of years, and died tragically in an accident. Hugh's grandson sir Marcus Beresford, who married lady Catherine Power of Tyrone, baroness de la Poer suo jure, was created 1st Earl of Tyrone. Hugh's great-grandson sir George de La Poer Beresford, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, was created 1st Marquess of Waterford
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Hugh Hamilton Baron Glenawley, Deserf married Margaret Forratt circa 1637. His first was Margaret Forratt (d 1653), of a Scots family, and widow of colonel and ambassador baron James Spens (Jakob), 1st Friherre of Orreholmen, who had died 1632, and been in Swedish service. Friherrinna Margaret had two sons of her first marriage (major, baron Axel Spens of Orreholmen, 1626-56, and colonel, baron Jakob Spens of Orreholmen, 1627-65), who thus became Hugh's stepsons. In his first marriage, lord Hugh had one surviving child, a daughter baroness Bridget Margaret Hamilton af Deserf, who in 1659 married baron Kustaa Adolf Skytte of Tuutarhovi.
He married secondly a lady whose name was Jacomina.
     Hugh Hamilton Baron Glenawley, Deserf married thirdly Susan Balfour (of Pitcullo) circa 1659. She was a kinswoman related to families which had earlier held Glenawly. They had their only surviving son, William Hamilton (c 1660 - c 1681), and several daughters: baroness Henriette Amelia Hamilton af Deserf, died young; baroness Arabella Susan Hamilton af Deserf, who married three times, but had no surviving children. Her husbands included Sir Marcus Trevor, 3rd Viscount Dungannon; baroness Nicola Sophia Hamilton af Deserf, who married firstly sir Tristram Beresford, and secondly general sir Richard Gorges of Kilbrew, and had children of both her marriages.

     Hugh died in April 1679 in Kerog, Errigal-Kerogue?, Tyrone?, Ireland.

Isabel Hamilton

(circa 1529 - 13 November 1604)
     Isabel Hamilton was born circa 1529. She was the daughter of Sir William Hamilton.
Isabel Hamilton married George Seton 5th Lord Seton, son of George Seton 4th Lord Seton and Elizabeth Hay, circa 1550.
     A contract for the marriage of Isabel Hamilton and George Seton 5th Lord Seton was signed on 2 August 1550.
     Isabel died on 13 November 1604. She was buried in Seton, East Lothian, Scotland.

Children of Isabel Hamilton and George Seton 5th Lord Seton

Isabel Hamilton (Bannatyne)

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

Isobel Hamilton

     Isobel Hamilton was the daughter of James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn and Marion Boyd.
Margaret, Isobel & Lucy or Lucrece were named with their brothers as parties to an action in the Court of Session on 4 November 1620.

Issobelle Hamilton

     Issobelle Hamilton was the daughter of Claud Hamilton (Baron Paisley) and Margaret Seton.

Jacobina Hamilton

     Jacobina Hamilton married Sir James Dunbar 3rd Bart of Mochrum, son of George Dunbar 2nd Bart of Mochrum, on 31 October 1760.

James Hamilton

( - 27 December 1652)
     James Hamilton was born in Ireland. He was the son of Sir Frederick Hamilton and Sidney Vaughan.
James Hamilton married Catherine Hamilton, daughter of Claud Hamilton 2nd Lord Hamilton, Baron Strabane and Lady Jane Gordon, circa 1647.
     James died on 27 December 1652 in Manor Hamilton, Cloonclare/Killanet, Leitrim, Ireland.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 5 June 1658 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. Administration of the estate of Sir Frederick Hamilton of Manor Hamilton, co Leitrim, Kt, and his son James Hamilton, Esquire, was granted to a creditor [31 July 1658 according to Betham]. He was mentioned at the Inquisition Post Mortem held in Jamestown, Scotland, on 18 June 1661 on the death of Sir Frederick Hamilton.
Com.. Gus Hamiliton ... de Laghull co. Tyrone a ad com parend .... Jacobi Hamilton de Manorhamilton, co. Leitrim A : def: Kath: Wynne ate Hamilton relict def: 28 Dec 1661.

Children of James Hamilton and Catherine Hamilton

James Hamilton

( - before 27 January 1659)
     James Hamilton was the son of Sir George Hamilton (of Greenlaw) and Lady Mary Butler.
     James Hamilton was recorded between 1654 and 1656 census in Tyrone, Ireland. In the Civil survey of Tyrone, he was described as: James Hamilton of Roskre, Esqr, a minor son to Sr George Hamilton ye elder of Roskrea knight deceased who was a Scottish papist.
     James died before 27 January 1659.
     His will was proved on 27 January 1659. His executor and residuary legatee was his cousin George, Lord Strabane (Betham gives 2 Feb 1658 as the date of admon).

James Hamilton

(7 June 1714 - )
     James Hamilton was christened on 7 June 1714 in St Paul, Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of Frederick Hamilton and Sophia Hamilton (Hamilton).

Col James Hamilton

( - 6 June 1673)
     Col James Hamilton was the son of Sir George Hamilton Bart (of Dunnalong) and Mary Butler.
Col James Hamilton married Elizabeth Culpepper in 1660 or 1661. He became a Protestant on his marriage. They had 6 sons, 3 dying in infancy..
     James died on 6 June 1673. He died of a wound received in a naval engagement with the Dutch. He was buried at Westminster Abbey.
Col. James Hamilton died in the lifetime of his father in June 1673 and his son James succeeded as 6th Earl of Abercorn and died 1734..

Children of Col James Hamilton and Elizabeth Culpepper

Sir James Hamilton

( - before May 1441)
     Sir James Hamilton was the son of Sir John Hamilton and Janet Douglas.
Sir James Hamilton married Janet Livingston, daughter of Sir Alexander Livingston and Unknown Dundas, on 20 October 1422.
He was held hostage for the ransom of King James I from England in 1424 and 1426.
     James died before May 1441.

Children of Sir James Hamilton and Janet Livingston

Sir James Hamilton (1st Lord)

(circa 1415 - 16 November 1479)
     Sir James Hamilton (1st Lord) was born circa 1415 in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the son of Sir James Hamilton and Janet Livingston.
He first appears on record on a charter of 1426, granting him the rights to the lands of Dalserf, which had been alienated by his father.
Sir James Hamilton (1st Lord) married Euphemia Graham, daughter of Patrick Graham Earl of Strathearn and Euphemia, Countess of Strathearn,, circa February 1440/41. James was created Lord Hamilton by royal charter on 28 June 1445.
He at first joined the Douglas revolt of 1455,against James II, but coming over to the King's side, gave valuable assistance in suppressing it. He obtained a grant, dated 1 July 1455 of the office of the sheriff of co. Lanark; and had a charter of all his lands and baronies 23 Oct 1455. He was made sheriff of Lanarkshire on 1 July 1455.
Sir James Hamilton (1st Lord) married secondly Princess Mary Stewart circa February 1473/74. After the forfeiture of Thomas Boyd, earl of Arran in 1469, Hamilton married Boyd's widow, the Princess Mary Stewart, daughter of James II. Buchanan states that a divorce was made during Boyd's absence in Flanders, and the princess married Hamilton much against her will. Boyd, he adds, died not long afterwards. Another version is that Boyd was dead before the marriage was arranged. It probably took place in February or March 1473/4. On 25 April 1476 a dispensation was granted by Pope Sixtus IV to Lord James Hamilton and Mary Stewart as having married within the prohibited degrees.
     James died on 16 November 1479.

Children of Sir James Hamilton (1st Lord) and Euphemia Graham

Children of Sir James Hamilton (1st Lord) and Princess Mary Stewart

Sir James Hamilton (of Finnart)

( - 16 August 1540)
     Sir James Hamilton (of Finnart) was born illegitimate in Scotland. He was the son of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran.
     Sir James Hamilton (of Finnart) was made legitimate on 4 November 1539 when James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran was named as the father.
     James died on 16 August 1540 in Scotland. He was executed for his part in the martyrdom of Patrick Hamilton in 1528. He was the royal architect and the ancestor of the Hamiltons of Evandale, Crawfordjohn, etc. He was married prior to 1528 to Margaret Levingstoun of Easter Wemyss who survived him..

James Hamilton (of Parkhill)

     James Hamilton (of Parkhill) was the son of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran.

James Hamilton 2nd Earl of Abercorn

(circa 1603 - circa 1670)
     James Hamilton 2nd Earl of Abercorn was born circa 1603 in Scotland. He was aged about 16 in Feb 1619 (18 Jas I).. He was the son of James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn and Marion Boyd. James, in the lifetime of his father and grandfather, though only about 13 years of age, he was on 8 May 1617 (Privy Seal dated 18 Oct 1616) created Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane, co. Tyrone, with remainder to the heirs male of his father. Soon after he succeeded to his father's peerages in Scotland and in 1621 he succeeded his grandfather as Lord Paisley, co. Renfrew, a peerage created 29 July 1587 on 8 May 1617.
Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox married secondly James Hamilton 2nd Earl of Abercorn 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.
On 11 Nov 1633 James resigned his Irish peerage in favour of his younger brother Claud Hamilton, on whom the Irish estates were settled.
Being a Roman Catholic, he was excommunicated by the general assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1649, and ordered out of that kingdom. He settled in Ireland.
On 11 Sep 1651, by the death without male issue of his cousin William, 2nd Duke of Hamilton, he became the male representative of that line, although he inherited none of the estates or titles of the senior line.
     He was succeeded by his 3rd son George who died unmarried about 1680, when the Earldom devolved upon Claud 4th Baron Strabane. Debrett.
     James died circa 1670.

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

James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran

(1475 or 1477 - before 21 July 1529)
      He was styled 2nd Lord and 1st Earl of Arran. He took a prominent part in the affairs of Scotland, was constituted Lt. General of the Kingdom, Warden of the Marches, and one of the Lords of the Regency, in 1517; and on the forfeiture of the Earl of Angus he obtained the lordship of Bothwell. James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran was born in 1475 or 1477 in Scotland. He was the son of Sir James Hamilton (1st Lord) and Princess Mary Stewart.
James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran married Beatrix Drummond, daughter of John Drummond Lord and Elizabeth Lindsay, before 1488. They had no issue!.
James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran married Elizabeth Home on 28 April 1490. They had no issue. James obtained a charter of the lands and earldom of Arran to himself his heirs male in failure of which they were to revert to the Crown on 11 August 1503. James was granted a divorce from Elizabeth Home on 16 November 1504. He divorced his first wife, Elizabeth (daughter of Alexander, 2nd Lord Home, Gt Chamberlain of Scotland) 16 Nov 1504 on the ground of a previous marriage to Sir Thomas Hay of Hoprew (living 20 June 1491) son of first lord Hay of Yester . A further sentence of divorce was pronounced 11 Mar 1509/10. She survived until 1544. [Or 1513, as her previous husband was found alive after presumed death].
James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran married Janet Beaton, daughter of Sir David Beaton or Bethune, on 23 November 1516. She was the widow of Sir Thomas Livingstone of Easter Wemyss.
     James died before 21 July 1529.
     He was named as father at the legitimation of Sir James Hamilton (of Finnart) on 4 November 1539.

Children of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran

Child of James Hamilton 2nd Lord, 1st Earl Arran and Beatrix Drummond

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.