Sir James  (Hamilton) Hamilton first Laird of Finnart

Sir James (Hamilton) Hamilton first Laird of Finnart (1495 - 1540)

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Born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland GpBmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Craignethan Castle, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
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(Working on this! He had an exciting life, including several illegitimate children, a murder on his hands, and more.

By his wife Margaret he had issue: ....B1 James Hamilton of Crawfurdjohn, Knight, ancestor of the Hamiltons of Gilkerscleugh ....b1. Agnes Hamilton, m as his 2nd wife James, 6th Lord Somerville ....b2 Grissel Hamilton m (contract 28 June 1547) as his 1st wife Andrew Leslie, Master and later 5th Earl of Rothes, and d ante 4 June 1575 By Mariota Stewart Sir James Hamilton of Finnart had three illegitimate sons (Andrew, James and Alexander), by Elizabeth Murray a son and a dtr (James secundus and Elizabeth), by Elizabeth Elphinston a dtr (Agnes), and in addition sired at least another son and three dtrs (Cuthbert, Elizabeth secundus, Grisel and Elizabeth tertius ).


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