James  Hamilton

James Hamilton (1495 - 1540)

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Sir James Hamilton
Born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland GpBmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Craignethan Castle, Scotlandmap
Hamilton-1253 created 27 May 2011 | Last modified
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Categories: Clan Hamilton.



(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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This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


  1. Hamilton-10885 was created by William Burton through the import of wicksmithdec92015.ged on Dec 9, 2015. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.

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On 30 Apr 2016 at 19:49 GMT Michelle McQueen wrote:

Hamilton-1253 and Hamilton-10885 appear to represent the same person because: same person

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