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James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton[1]

Male 1415 - 1479  (64 years)

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  • Name James Hamilton 
    Suffix 1st Lord Hamilton 
    Born 1415 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Nov 1479 

      James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton was born circa 1415.«sup»1«/sup» He was the son of «u»Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow «/u» and «u»Janet Livingston «/u».«sup»2,3«/sup» He married, firstly, «u»Lady Eupheme Graham «/u», daughter of «u»Sir Patrick Graham, Earl of Strathearn «/u» and «u»Eupheme Stewart, Countess of Caithness «/u», after 25 February 1440/41.«sup»4«/sup» He married, secondly, «u»Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland«/u», daughter of «u»James II Stewart, King of Scotland «/u» and «u»Marie von Geldern «/u», between February 1474 and April 1474. Dispensation from the Pope was granted 25 April 1476, thereby legitimising the two children already born.«sup»4«/sup» He died on 6 November 1479.«sup»5«/sup»
      James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton gained the title of «i»6th of Cadzow.«/i» He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] in 1440.«sup»2«/sup» He was created «i»1st Lord Hamilton [Scotland]«/i» on 28 June 1445, or possibly on 3 July 1445.«sup»1,2«/sup» In 1455 he joined the Douglas revolt against King James II of Scotland, then he went over to the King's side and helped to suppress it.«sup»3«/sup» He held the office of Sheriff of Lanarkshire on 1 July 1455.«sup»3«/sup» He was on various embassies to England between 1461 and 1472.«sup»2

      1. «/sup»Alison Weir, «i»Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy«/i» (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 224. Hereinafter cited as «i»Britain's Royal Family«/i».

      2. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, «i»The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed.«/i», 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 254. Hereinafter cited as «i»The Complete Peerage«/i».

      3. Charles Mosley, editor, «i»Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes«/i» (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 4. Hereinafter cited as «i»Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition«/i».
      4. Cokayne, and others, «i»The Complete Peerage«/i», volume VI, page 255.

      5. Cokayne, and others, «i»The Complete Peerage«/i», volume VI, page 256.

      6. Alison Weir, «i»Britain's Royal Family«/i», page 234.

      7. Charles Mosley, editor, «i»Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes«/i» (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 326. Hereinafter cited as «i»Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition«/i».
    Person ID I16821  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2009 

    Father Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow,   d. Bef May 1441 
    Mother Janet Livingston,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 20 Oct 1422 
    Family ID F551615345  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Stuart,   b. Abt 1451,   d. Abt 1488  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Apr 1474 
     1. Elizabeth Hamilton,   d. Aft 1531
     2. James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran,   b. 1475,   d. 1529, Kinneil Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F8007  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lady Euphemia Graham, Countess of Stratherne,   d. 1 Aug 1468-1 Nov 1468 
    Married Aft 25 Feb 1440 
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F551615347  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).