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The Hamiltons of Airdrie

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Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston, m. Margaret, daughter of Sir John Mowat of Stonehouse.
John Hamilton, first Laird of Airdrie, m. Ellen Crawford, fell at Flodden,
Methusalem Hamilton of Airdrie, m. Christian Bell.
Gavin Hamilton of Airdrie, rf. 1591, m. Isabella, daughter of John Robertson of Earnock.
John Hamilton of Airdrie, b. 1569, m. Janet, daughter of Robert Hamilton of Torrance.
Gavin Hamilton of Airdrie, d. 1681, m. Jean, daughter of Robert Montgomery of Hazlehead.
Robert Hamilton of Airdrie, third Bart. , m. Louisa, daughter of William Cochrane of Rochsoles.
Louisa Hamilton, b. 1686, d. 1750, m. 1704, James Balfour of Pilrig, b. 1681, d. 1737.

(513) Sir John Hamilton of Fingalton, second son of David Fitz Walter (No. 3). There is a precept of sasine by John of Hamilton, Lord of Cadzow, to his uncle, Sir John of Hamilton, Lord of Fingalton, 21st May 1395 {Hamilton MSS.). He was present, and was probably killed, at the battle of Homildon, 14th September 1402. He is said to have married, first, Jane, daughter and heiress of Sir James Lyddell of Preston ; and, second, Anna, daughter of Sir William Seton of that Ilk. He had two sons : —

(a) Sir James (No. 514).
(b) John Hamilton, founder of the family of Ellershaw, now extinct.

(514) Sir James Hamilton of Preston and Fingalton. Married Agnes Hamilton, of Cadzow, and had : — (515) Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston and Fingalton, died 1489. He is mentioned as Sheriff-Depute of Lanarkshire 23rd May 1463 ; and an Alexander Hamilton of Preston (probably his brother) witnesses same sasine (Hamilton MSS.). He married Marion Johnston, and had : —

(a) Sir Robert (No. 516).
(b) Sir Patrick Hamilton of Overmiddleton.
(c) James Hamilton. Married Margaret Weir of Clowburn, and died s.p.

(516) Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston. Married, first, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Mouat of Stanehouse ; second, Marion, daughter of Sir David Crichton of Cranston Riddell ; third, in 1516, Helen, daughter of Sir James Schaw of Sauchie. He had issue : —

(a) Robert (No. 517).
(b) John (No 530).
(c) James Hamilton.
(d) David Hamilton of Langton and Olivestob.


(530) John Hamilton of Airdrie, second son of Sir Robert Hamilton (No. 516). He was killed at Flodden 9th September 1513. He married Ellen Crawford, and had : —

(a) Methusalem (No. 531).
(b) William Hamilton.

(531) Methusalem Hamilton of Airdrie. Married Christian Bell, and had: —

(a) John Hamilton, died unmarried 1561.
(b) Gavin (No. 532).

(532) Gavin Hamilton of Airdrie, died 17th August 1591. Will recorded 18th July 1593 (Edinburgh). He was accused of taking part in the murders of Darnley and the two Regents, 28th July 1572 {Criminal Trials). He married Isabella, daughter of James Robertson of Earnock, and had : —

(a) John Hamilton (No. 533).
(b) Gavin Hamilton, died s.p. 1637.
(c) James Hamilton, died unmarried November 1613.
(d) Archibald Hamilton.

(533) John Hamilton of Airdrie, born 1569. He was served heir to his brother, Gavin, 15th July 1637. He married Janet, daughter of Robert Hamilton of Torrance, and had : —

(a) John Hamilton. Married Margaret, daughter of James Hamilton, and died v.p. and s.p.
(b) Gavin (No. 534).

(534) Gavin Hamilton of Airdrie, died 29th December 1687. Married Jane, daughter of Robert Montgomery of Hazlehead, and had : —

(a) Robert (No. 535).
(b) William Hamilton, Principal of Edinburgh University, died 12th November 1732, leaving:
(1) Gavin Hamilton, Bookseller in Edinburgh, father of:—
(a) Robert Hamilton, LL.D. (eighth son), mathematician, born June 1743 ; died 14th July 1829. He married, first, 1771, Anne Mitchell of Ladath, died 1778 ; and, second, 1782, Miss Morison of Elsien, died 1825 (Chambers' Biographical Dictionary).

(535) Sir Robert Hamilton, third Baronet of Airdrie, died 18th January 1705. He was served heir to his father 14th September 1688. In 1680, he married Elizabeth Cochrane, daughter of William Cochrane of Rochsoles, and had : (536) Sir William Hamilton, fourth Baronet of Airdrie, born 6th March 1681 died 25th May 1749. He was served heir to his father 10th August 1716. In 1713 he married Margaret, daughter of John Bogle of Sandyhills. She was served heir to her sisters, Grizel and Martha Bogle, 14th December 1748, and died 2nd April 1773. They had issue: —

(a) Robert (No. 537).
(b) John Hamilton, died s.p.
(c) James Hamilton, died s.p.
(d) Thomas (No. 541).

(537) Sir Robert Hamilton, fifth Baronet of Airdrie, born nth July 1714; died 9th August 1756. He was Professor of Botany and Anatomy in the University of Glasgow. On 27th April 1747 he married Mary, daughter of John Baird of Craigton, and had : —

(a) William (No. 538).
(b) John (No. 539).
(c) Robert (No. 540).

(538) Sir William Hamilton, sixth Baronet, born 6th June 1748 ; died unmarried 5th March 1770. He was served heir to his father 29th September 1756, and was succeeded by his brother: —


(539) Sir John Hamilton, seventh Baronet, born April 1751 ; died unmarried 1778, and was succeeded by his brother: — (540) Sir Robert Hamilton, eighth Baronet, born 9th July 1754; died unmarried 8th June 1799, and was succeeded by his cousin (No. 543). (541) Thomas Hamilton, fourth son of Sir William Hamilton (No. 536), born 1st October 1728; died 2nd August 1781. He was Professor of Anatomy in Glasgow University. He married Isabel, daughter of Dr William Anderson, and had a son : — (542) William Hamilton, born 1760; died 1793. He also was Professor of Anatomy in Glasgow University. He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Stirling of Drumpelier, and had : —

(a) William (No. 543).
(b) Thomas Hamilton, author of Annals of the Peninsular Campaign, etc., died s.p. 1842. Married, first, Annette, daughter of Archibald Montgomery; and, second, 15th February 1834, Maria Latour, widow of Sir Robert Townsend Farquhar, Bt. She died 27th August 1875.

(543) Sir William Stirling Hamilton, ninth Baronet, born 1788 ; died 6th May 1856. He was Professor of Logic, Edinburgh University. On 18th July 1816 he was served heir to his remote cousin, Sir Robert Hamilton, Bt. of Preston and Fingalton (No. 540). He married, in 1829, Janet, daughter of Hubert Marshall. She died 24th December 1877, leaving: —

(a) William (No. 544).
(b) Hubert Hamilton, Advocate, born 1834; died 20th December 1901. Married, 17th June 1868, Louisa, daughter of Laurence Davidson, and has : —
(1) William Stirling Hamilton, born 7th July 1869.
(2) Harry Austen Hamilton. Married, 16th April 1907, Madeleine, daughter of Toucas Messillon, of Paris.
(c) Thomas Hamilton, M.B , born 1843. Married, 6th November 1873, Helen, daughter of H. W. Nutt, and has : —
(1) William Gavin Hamilton, born 1874.
(2) Hubert Stirling Hamilton, born 1879.

(544) Sir William Stirling Hamilton, tenth Baronet, born 17th September 1830. Married, 15th October 1856, Eliza, daughter of Major-General Barr, and has : —

(a) William Hamilton, born 4th December 1868. Married, 24th May 1902, Mabel, daughter of Major-General Henry Tyndall, and has : —
(1) A son, born 5th April 1903.
(b) John Hamilton, born 1873.


Sir Robert Hamilton, Baronet [S. 1673J,( a ) of Airdrie, cousin and h. male, being s. and h. of Gavin Hamilton, of the same, by Jane, da. of Robert Montgomery, of Hazlehead, which Gavin (who d. 29 Dec. 1681), was s. of John Hamilton, of Airdrie (b. 1569), s. of Gavin Hamilton, of the same (d. 1591), h. of John Hamilton, also of Airdrie (slain at Plodden, 9 Sep. 1513), who was yr. br. of Robert Hamilton, of Preston (both being sons of Sir Robert Hamilton, of Preston, living 1516), which Robert was father of Robert, the father of Sir David, father of George (d. 1608), all of Preston aforesaid, the said George having for his 3d s. Robert Hamilton, of Newhaven, whose son, Sir Thomas Hamilton, succeeded to the estates of Preston and Fingalton, and was father of the 1st Baronet. He sue. to the Baronetcyl'*) (but not to the Preston estate), on the death of his cousin, the 2d Baronet in 1701, but did not assume the title. He m., in or before 1681, Elizabeth, da. of William Cochrane, of Rochsoles.

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