'Hamilton33'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hamilton of Goslington, Hamilton of Newton, Hamilton of Provan, Hamilton of Silvertonhill (Silverton Hill)
[Parts of this page were originally within Hamilton16. They were moved here to facilitate expansion of both pages.]

'HamiltonHistory' differs from the other sources on the next few generations of this line. Normally we would have identified the differences within notes surrounding the 'main data' but this would have become messy so we have provided a separate section below (in italics) to show what is given by BP1934 (whose data is repeated in BP2003), Anderson & HJHeraldry and give precedence to 'HamiltonHistory' in the following upper section.
John Hamilton of Newton, '3rd' of Silvertonhill (d before 22.10.1535)
m1. ?? Somerville (dau of Sir John Somerville of Quodquan (1st of Cambusnethan))
1. Andrew Hamilton of Newton (dvp 1553/4)
m1. ?? Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Stanehouse)
  m2. Margaret Campbell (a 1596)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  A. Sir Andrew Hamilton of Goslington, Newton & Silvertonhill (b 1532, d 23.11.1592)
  m. Elspeth Baillie (dau of _ Baillie of Carfin)
  i. Sir Robert Hamilton of Goslington, Silvertonhill & Provan (d 01.1642, 2nd son) - continued below
  m. (mcrt 29.01.1580/1) Elizabeth Baillie (d 04.11.1609, dau/heir of Sir William Baillie of Provan, Lord President)
  ii. James Hamilton of Bogside (d 02.12.1591)
  m. (mcrt 12.01.1580/1) Margaret Hamilton (d 11.1613, dau/heir of Patrick Hamilton of Bogside, m2. Anthony Kennedy of Bogside)
  a. Barbara Hamilton
  m. Hugh Blair of Ardmore
iii. Andrew Hamilton
  m. (28.06.1625) Isobel Greg (dau of Rev. James Greg of Colmonell, widow of Rev. William Wallace of Eastwood)
  iv.+ other issue - John (dvpsp before 01.1580/1), Elizabeth, Jean
  B. John Hamilton of Silvertonhill (a 1580)
  'HamiltonHistory' does not report anything about John's family. He may well have been ancestor of Hamilton of Cubardy as reported by Anderson & HJHeraldry, see below.
  C. Margaret Hamilton (d 1586)
  m. Andrew Hamilton of Letham (d 06.1571)
2. Margaret Hamilton presumed of this marriage
  m. Archibald Hamilton of Raploch
m2. Katherine Hepburn (a 1636)
3. Alexander Hamilton of Catcastell & Goslington (d before 31.03.1547/8)
  m. (sp?) Katherine Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of ye Peill)
  partner unknown
  A. son
4. James Hamilton of Craig (d before 11.01.1540/1)
5. daughter presumed of this marriage
  m. John Muir



The following is based on data from BP1934, Anderson & HJHeraldry. It is what we used to show before we checked this family against 'HamiltonHistory'.
John Hamilton of Newton, 3rd of Silvertonhill (d 1535)
m. ?? Somerville (dau of Sir John Somerville of Quodquan/Cambusnethan)
1. Andrew Hamilton of Newton (dvp 1534/5)
  A. Andrew Hamilton, 4th of Silvertonhill (a 1541)
  m. _ Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Stanehouse)
  i. Andrew Hamilton, 5th of Silvertonhill
  m. Elspeth Baillie (dau of _ Baillie of Carfin)
  a. Francis Hamilton, 6th of Silvertonhill (d unm by 1647)
  b. other issue (dvp)
  B. Alexander Hamilton, 1st of Goslington
  m. Catherine Hamilton (dau of John Hamilton of Newton)
  i. Sir Andrew Hamilton, 2nd of Goslington (b c1532, d 23.11.1592)
  a. Sir Robert Hamilton, 3rd of Goslington (d 1642) - see above and below
  m. Elizabeth Baillie (dau/heir of Sir William Baillie of Provan, Lord President)
  b.+ other issue - James of Tweediesyde, Andrew
  ii. John Hamilton (a 1570)
  C. John Hamilton of Cubardy, Aberdeenshire
  The following comes from 'AndersonMemoirs' ('Cubardy', p267) & HJHeraldry (Hamilton, 'Cubardy', p45+).
  i. ?? Hamilton of Cubardy
  c. John Hamilton of Cubardy (a 1681)
  (1) James Hamilton of Cubardy (a 1668, a 1681)
2. Alexander Hamilton mentioned by HJHeraldry



Sir Robert Hamilton of Goslington, Silvertonhill & Provan (d 01.1642) - continued above
m. Elizabeth Baillie (d 04.11.1609, dau/heir of Sir William Baillie of Provan, Lord President, sister/heir of William)
1. Francis Hamilton of Provan (d before 07.02.1646)
  m. (mcrt 03.02.1609) Agnes Hamilton (d before 29.08.1622, dau of Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick)
  A. Christian Hamilton
  m. William Spang (surgeon in Glasgow)
B.+ other issue - Elizabeth (b 1611, d young), Agnes (a 1623)
2. (Sir) Edward Hamilton of Balgray & Silvertonhill (d 1649)
  Most sources, including TCB, show Edward's (only) wife, and mother of Robert, as Marion Mure. 'HamiltonHistory' (p816) shows that Robert's mother was Edward's 1st wife ...
  m1. (before 1609) Katherine Kincaid
  A. Sir Robert Hamilton, 1st Bart of Silvertonhill (b 1609, d before 1677, MP)
  m. Anne Hamilton (bur 06.08.1663, dau of John Hamilton, 1st Lord Belhaven)
  i. Sir Robert Hamilton, 2nd Bart of Silvertonhill (d 1708, Colonel, MP)
m1. Aurelia Katherine Van Hettingen of Friesland
  a. Sir John Hamilton of Hull then Jersey, 3rd Bart of Silvertonhill (d 1748, 2nd son)
  m1. Mary Lewers or Lewars ("an English lady")
  (1) Sir Robert Hamilton, 4th Bart of Silvertonhill (d 10.08.1786, Lt. General)
m1. Mary or Louisa Williams (d 15.01.1777, dau of William Peere Williams (by Anne, dau of Sir George Hutchins), sister of Sir Hutchins, 1st Bart)
  (A) John William Hamilton (dvp 1779, Under Secretary of War for Ireland)
  'HamiltonHistory', BP1934 & TCB all identify John's wife as Mary Anne, dau of Richard St. George of Kilrush. The only likely Richard of Kilrush (Lt. General) is shown here but he dspl 1755 having indeed had a daughter Mary but she married otherwise. 'The Genealogist' (vol 1, 1877, 'Toller of Billingborough, co. Lincoln', p187) identifies John's wife as ...
  m. Mary Anne St. George (dau of Richard St. George (d 1757, Colonel) by Mary, dau of William Blaydwin by Mary Toller)
  (i) Sir Frederic Hamilton, 5th Bart of Silvertonhill (b 14.12.1777, d 14.08.1853) had issue
  m. (20.02.1800) Eliza Ducarel Collie (d 11.02.1841, dau of John Collie of Calcutta)
  (ii) Charlotte Hamilton (dsp 23.06.1793)
  m. (29.09.1792) Sir Charles Drake Dillon, 2nd Bart
  (iii) Frances Hamilton (d 24.02.1834)
  m. (1800) Sir George Anson (d 04.11.1849, Lt. General)
  (iv)+ other issue - John (dvpsp, cleric), Elizabeth (d 1819)
  m2. (06.02.1778) Anne Heathcote (d by 1816, dau of Sir John Heathcote, Bart of Normanton, by Bridget White)
  (2)+ other issue - George (dsp 1763, Captain RN), Mary, Aurelia
  m2. Rachel Lempriere (d by 1751)
  b. William Hamilton
  m. _ Athuiscuby or Athinscuby or Athniscuby
(1)+ issue - John (a 1764, Lt. Colonel), Robert (Captain), William (d 1789?, Major)
  c. daughter
  m. Alexander Dixon (Captain)
  d. Anne Hamilton (d before 30.03.1744)
  m. Christopher Wittingdale
e.+ other issue - James (a 1702, dvp), George
  m2. Isabel Hamilton (dau of John Hamilton of Boggs, relict of James Gordon)
  g. Robina Hamilton
  m. John Inglis of Cessnock
  ii. Margaret Hamilton (d 04.01.1717)
  m. (1674) Sir John Hamilton of Biel, 2nd Lord Belhaven (b 05.07.1656, d 21.06.1708)
  iii. Anne Hamilton
  m. (sp) Sir William Craigie of Garnie (Gairnsay in Orkney)
  iv. Elizabeth Hamilton
  m. (27.03.1681) John (James) Livingstone (Captain)
  v.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp in France), Francis, Mary
  partners unknown
  viii.+ other issue - Anna (b 1666), Helen (b 1667)
  m2. (before 1622) Marion or Margaret Mure (a 02.1655, dau of James Mure of Caldwell)
  B. James Hamilton (d c1684, minister in Blantyre, later in Strathave, 2nd son of this marriage)
  m.(before 27.07.1665) Janet Burns (d 1696)
  C. Jean Hamilton
  m. _ Stewart of Minto
  D. Agnes Hamilton (a 1671)
  m. (mcrt 10.01.1656) Henry Craig (d 03.1671, burgess of Glasgow)
  E. Mary Hamilton (b 1622, a 1658)
  m. Walter Hamilton of Netherfield (a 1658)
  F.+ other issue - John (a 1662, burgess of Glasgow), George, Archibald, Christian
  partner unknown
  J. John Hamilton (a 1650)
3. James Hamilton of Milntoun (d 10.1649, burgess of Glasgow, 5th son)
m. Isobel Corbet (dau of James Corbet of Towcers)
  'HamiltonHistory' shows James & Isobel as parents of James (b 1637, a 1666). The following comes from 'AndersonMemoirs' (Supplement, 'Newton', p435+) where the first mentioned is the following James who is said to have acquired Newton (Cambuslang) in 1672 and is "said to have been a cadet" of Silvertonhill. The following is supported by 'HamiltonHistory' (Newton of Cambuslang', p624+) which starts with the following James, and by HJHeraldry (Hamilton, 'Newton', p45) except that (a) HJHeraldry shows the following James as this James and (b) HGJHeraldry shows shows that James m1. Elizabeth Hamilton (mother of Elizabeth & Rebecca) m2. Margaret Montgomery (mother of James, Thomas & unnamed wife of John Baird). The dates suggest that there were indeed (at least) 2 Jameses and it seems very likely that this James was father (or grandfather) of the following James. The only oddity is that HJHeraldry reports that the will of the following James's 2nd wife, Margaret Montgomery, was recorded 17.10.1676. This suggests that either there was an error with one of the dates or that there has been further confusion between the 2 Jameses with Margaret Montgomery possibly being wife of this James. The following is also supported by the section 'Family of Hamilton of Newton' within Commoners (vol 3, 'Gray of Carntyne', p10+) but that does not help with the issue regarding these 2 Jameses and also shows the marriages as shown by HJHeraldry.
  A. James Hamilton of Newton (b 1637?, d 1724, 3rd son?)
  m1. Margaret Montgomery (d 1676, dau of Robert Montgomery of Giffen & Maebeth Hill)
i. James Hamilton of Newton (dsp unm before 27.05.1740)
  ii. Thomas Hamilton of Newton (d 1745, surgeon in Glasgow)
  m. _ Cleland (d 1733, sister of Major _ Cleland)
  a. James Hamilton of Newton (d 07.1751)
  m1. Annabella Pollock (dau of Sir Robert Pollock of Pollock, Bart, by Annabella, dau of Walter Stewart of Pardovan)
  (1) James Hamilton of Newton (dspunm 08.1769)
  m2. _ Buchanan (dau of _ Buchanan of Ross & Drummakill)
  (2) Thomas Hamilton (d before 03.1768)
  b. John Hamilton of Newton (dsp unm 1775)
c. Dorothea or Elizabeth Hamilton of Newton
  m. Andrew Gray of Wellhouse ("a merchant from Holland")
  d. Elizabeth or Dorothea Hamilton of Newton
  m. William Gray ("a merchant from Holland", brother of Andrew)
  (1) Elizabeth Gray or Hamilton (dsp)
  m. James Gray of Dalmarnock
  (2) Janet Gray, later Hamilton of Newton (d 1823)
  m. Richard Montgomery (Colonel, cousin of Sir George of Maebeth (Magbie) Hill, Bart, & Sir James of Stanhope, Bart)
  v. Anna Hamilton
m. (mcrt 10.1671) John Baird of Mucroft (son/heir of Patrick of Muckroft)
  v. daughter
  m. _ Barnes
  ii.+ other issue - Robert (b 1666), Jean (b 1657)
  m2. Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of Gabriel Hamilton of Westburn by Margaret Cunninghame)
  i. Elizabeth Hamilton (b 1688?)
  m. John Gray of Dalmarnock & Carntyne
  v.+ other issue - Archibald (b 16182), Gabriel, Rebecca (dsp)
  B.+ other issue - John? (b 1634, a 1652), Robert (b 1635), James (b 1637, a 1666), Edward (b 1639, a 1649), Walter (b 1640), Hew (b 1646), Agnes (b 1632), Jean (b 1644), Isobel (b 1649)
4. Margaret Hamilton (a 11.1629)
  m. (mcrt 11.08.1604) Sir James Kincaid (d before 06.11.1629)
5. Mary Hamilton (a 1625)
  Anderson shows a daughter married to Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan. This appears to be confusion with Mary Hamilton, dau of Sir James Hamilton of Evandale, Libberton & Crawfurdjohn. 'HamiltonHistory' shows that Mary married ...
  m1. Sir Matthew Stewart of Minto (d 1613)
  m2. (29.01.1618) Sir John Sovervell of Kersewell (d 08.1620)
m3. ?? (after 12.11.1624) John Stevinson of Ardmanscheillis
6. Elizabeth Hamilton (a 1599, 1625)
  m.(13.01.1618) Alexander Cuninghame of Ballisalocch
7. Agnes Hamilton (a 1648)
  m1. (28.01.1619) Robert Scott (d 01.1629, minister of Glasgow Cathedral)
  m2. (mcrt 19.11.1635) Thomas Stewart of Galston
  m3. (by 1648) Ludovic Stewart
8. Jean Hamilton (a 05.1649)
  m.(24.04.1621) Thomas Law (d 05.1649, minister of Inchinnan)
9.+ other issue - Robert (a 1635), William (d before 12.1655), John (a 1624)
p. Annabel Murray
12. Andrew Hamilton (b 1610)
partner unknown
13. Robert Hamilton (a 1641)

Main source(s) (see here): 'HamiltonHistory' ('Silvertonhill', p804+), BP1934 ('Hamilton of Silverton Hill'), 'AndersonMemoirs' ('Silvertonhill', p377+), HJHeraldry (Hamilton, 'The Hamiltons of Silvertonhill', p41+) with a little support from TCB (vol 2, 'Hamilton of Silvertonhill', p453+)
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