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John Hamilton (abt. 1535 - 1604)

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Sir John Hamilton
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John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton

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Preceded by
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Marquess of Hamilton
1599-1604
Succeeded by
James Hamilton

Biography

John Hamilton was born about 1535 ("age 12" in 1547). He was the 3rd, but 2nd surviving son of James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran, and Margaret Douglas, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Morton.

John's father died on 22 Jan 1574/5, and was succeeded by his heir James, 3rd Earl of Arran, who however had been declared insane in 1562. James never married, but eventually outlived his younger brother John (subject of this profile), and John's son became the 4th Earl.

In the meantime, John had been assuming many of his brother's functions, and on the strength of this, and his status as heir presumptive, he eventually obtained his own title, outranking his brother's, being created Marquess of Hamilton in 1599.[1]

ThePeerage.com writes:

In 1579 he was forfault as a faithful adherent of Queen Mary. He fought in the siege of Stirling Castle on 3 November 1585, and the King. He held the office of Governor of Dumbarton Castle in December 1585. On 10 December 1585 he was pardoned following the repeal (by Parliament) of the forfeiture against his family. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] on 10 December 1585. He held the office of Lieutenant of the South of Scotland in 1589. He was created 1st Marquess of Hamilton [Scotland] on 17 April 1599.

Before 12 August 1579, by contract dated 30 December 1577, John married Margaret Lyon, the widow of Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassilis. She was the daughter of John Lyon, 7th Lord Glamis, and his wife Janet Keith, daughter of Robert Keith, Master of Marischal. We show a royal descent for Margaret Lyon, but Richardson doesn't (as of MCA2 2011)

They had three children:

  • Edward Hamilton, died in infancy
  • James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, Earl of Cambridge
  • Margaret Hamilton, who married John Maxwell, 9th Lord Maxwell

Hamilton also had two illegitimate children:

  • Margaret Hamilton, who married Sir Humphrey Colquhoun, of Luss, and Sir John Campbell, of Ardkinglass
  • Sir John Hamilton of Letterick, from whom descended the Lords Bargany

John died on 6th April 1604. His wife outlived him by over 20 years; in fact she was probably that much his junior.



Name

Name: John Hamilton[2]
Title of nobility: 1st Marquis of Hamilton[2]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1532
Place: Arran, Buteshire, Scotland[2]

Marriage

Wife: Margaret Lyon[2]
Marriage:
Date: 30 December 1577[2]
Place:
Children:
Child: Gavin Hamilton[2]
Born: about 1561
Death:
Child: John Hamilton[2]
Born: about 1561
Death: after 1637
Child: Edward Hamilton[2]
Born: about 1576
Death:
Child: Margaret Hamilton[2]
Born: about 1578
Death: 23 December 1577
Child: James Hamilton[2]
Born: 19 June 1589
Death: 2 March 1625

Death

Death:
Date: 6 April 1604[2]
Place: England

Sources

  1. 17th April 1597 per Richardson
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:SBBT-HXD : accessed 2015-02-19), entry for John /Hamilton/.
SOURCE: Monument [1]

Acknowledgments

Click the Changes tab for the details of contributions by John Hunter William Leopard and others.



DNA: Y-Chromosome Haplogroup

I-L1237

All male line descendants of this person will be the same haplogroup.

For an explanation of Y chromosome testing for genealogy purposes see Wikipedia at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogical_DNA_test#Y_chromosome_.28Y-DNA.29_testing

Note STR patterns can be used to predict a haplogroup wheresas specific SNP testing accurately defines a haplogroup. The current approved haplotree can be found at

http://www.isogg.org/tree/index.html

and the current haplogroup designations against specific SNPs can be found at

http://www.isogg.org/tree/ISOGG_YDNA_SNP_IndexSource.html

The Hamilton Surname genetic genealogy project site: 1. http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/g/a/gah4/HamDNA/GrpB.html



Descents of the 1st Marquess of Hamilton from King Robert III

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John Stewart, Robert III of Scotland
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Elizabeth Stewart (m James Douglas, 2nd of Dalkeith, 1st Lord Dalkeith)
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James I of Scotland (m Joan Beaufort, granddaughter of John of Gaunt)
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James Douglas, 2nd Lord Dalkeith
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James Douglas, 3rd Lord Dalkeith, 1st Earl of Morton
 
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Joan Stewart
 
 
James II of Scotland
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John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton
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James III of Scotland
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Mary Stewart (m2 James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton)
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James IV
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James Hamilton, 2nd Lord Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran
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James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton
 
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Katherine Stewart, illeg dau of James IV
 
Margaret Douglas
 
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James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran
 
John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton


  • "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 04 May 2017, 19:15), entry for John Hamilton(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LLW8-LK4); contributed by various users.
  • Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sidney Lee, "The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume VIII" (London: Oxford University Press, 1963-1964), p. 1076-1079.


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I found the monument or at least a Centaph for them and would like to place the following on the profile as it seems to be the same Sir John Hamilton. Find A Grave: Memorial # 196077903 photo of Monument / portraits -- no sources as to WHEN/where they died.. am researching as to when the stone was erected........ Death

Burial: Hamilton Old Parish Churchyard, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
This may be a Cenotaph for one or all.
Inscription:
"MEMORIAM
Sir James Hamilton A_TER_ARMS James Lord Hamilton BORN ____
DIED: 12th NOV_ 1479
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE JOHN Hamilton _ST MARQUIS OF HAMILTON
3RD DUKE OF CHATELHERAULT BORN 1532 DIED AT HAMILTON 12TH APRIL 1607 (7?) this could be a "4"
AGED 72 YEARS
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE JAMES 1ST DUKE OF HAMILTON, 6TH DUKE (?)
OF CHATELHERAULT . 2ND EARL OF CAMBRIDGE BORN AT HAMILTON 19TH JUNE 1608
BEHEADED IN PALAZE YARD 9TH MARCH 1649 AGED 43 YEARS
JAMES DUKE OF HAMILTON, BRANDON, CHATELHERAULT IN THE KINGDOM OF
FRANCE, WAS KILLED IN A DUEL IN HYDE PARK 15TH NOVEMBER 1712, IN THE 55TH
YEAR OF HIS AGE.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM Hamilton LORD HAMILTON, SECOND SON OF THE MOST
HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE James Hamilton DUKE OF HAMILTON, BRANDON AND
CHATELHERAULT DIED 11TH JULY 1734 IN THE 28TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE Sir James Hamilton 5TH DUKE OF HAMILTON AND 9TH DUKE
CHATELHERAULT, 2ND DUKE OF BRANDON BORN 1702 DIED 1ST MARCH 1743
AGED 41 YEARS
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE James Hamilton DUKE OF HAMILTON AND BRANDON  :AND CHATELHERAULT DIED AT _REAT REW AT OXFORDSHIRE 18TH JANUARY 1757
AGED 34 YEARS
THE MOST HIGH AND PUISSANT PRINCE Sir James George Hamilton HAMILTON DUKE OF
HAMILTON, BRANDON AND CHATELHERAULT BORN AT HOLYBOND HOUSE 10TH FEBY
1755 DIED AT HAMILTON, 7TH JULY 1763
posted by Carole Taylor
edited by Carole Taylor
Hello, can you please complete the merge? It is ready. Thank you.
posted by Teresa Downey
Hamilton-1232 and Hamilton-7990 appear to represent the same person because: Same data and spouse
posted by Connie Graham
Hamilton-6216 and Hamilton-1232 appear to represent the same person because: birth date needs to be checked
posted by [Living Geleick]

John is 21 degrees from Greg Clarke, 15 degrees from George Hull and 5 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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