'Hamilton40'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hamilton of Bangour (Linlithgowshire), Hamilton of (Little) Earnock, Hamilton of Hedderwick

'HamiltonHistory' reports that "On 21 Feb, 1687 Lyon King granted arms to James Hamilton, then of Little Earnock, as lawfully descended of a younger son of the family of Hamiltons of Burntwood. I have not found in records the proof of the connection."
Sir James Hamilton of Mungle or Mungewell or Mungwell (St. Mungo's Well)
m. ?? Hamilton (dau of John Hamilton of Torrence)
1. James Hamilton (d by 1564?)
  m. (c1507? too early?) Agnes Machan, heiress of Little Earnock (a 1564)
  A. Robert Hamilton in Ernok 'of Little Earnock'
  m. Janet (or Margaret) Roberton (dau of John Roberton of Earnock)
  i. Claud Hamilton of Little Earnock
m. (c1580?) Alison Ross (dau of John Ross of Thorntoun)
  a. John Hamilton of Earnock (Chamberlain of Hamilton)
  m. (c1624) Margaret Ross (dau of _ Ross of Thorntoun, cousin)
(1) James Hamilton of (Little) Earnock (d before 03.1687)
  m. (c1659-60 or c1656) Ann Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Barncleuch)
  (A) James Hamilton of (Little) Earnock & Edinburgh (d before 03.1706)
  m. (before 1686) Isobel Anderson (dau of Andrew Anderson of Edinburgh)
  (i) William Hamilton of Little Earnock (d before 02.02.1750)
  m. (15.02.1713) Jean Telfer (a 01.1737, dau of John Telfer of Leith)
  (a) Quintin Hamilton in Hamilton (d before 21.05.1752?, tanner, 2nd son)
  m. Ann Hutton (dau of Thomas Hutton of Hamilton)
  ((1)) Thomas Hamilton (d unm)
  (b) William Hamilton of Earnock & Glasgow
m1. Margaret Hill of Musselburgh
  ((1)) James Hamilton of Kennedy's Ernock
  m. Beatrice Wood of Ednam
  ((A)) Robert William Hamilton of Leith
  Anderson identifies Robert's wife as Janet, dau of William Hunter of Glenormiston, but 'HamiltonHistory' identifies her as ...
  m. Janet Hamilton ("said to be of the Gilkerscleuch family")
  ((B)) Margaret Hamilton
  m. (19.12.16) Alexander Forbes Irvine of Schivas, younger of Drum
  ((2))+ other issue (d young)
  m2. Anne Storey of Hamilton, heiress of Bothwell Park
  ((3)) Robert Hamilton
  ((4)) Anne Hamilton of Bothwell Park
  m. (1782) Alexander Gray ("the King's Attorney-General for Canada")
  ((A)) Anne Gray
  m. Thomas Edington of Glasgow
  ((B)) Margaret Gray
  ((C)) Isabella Gray
  m. Gilbert Gardner (MD)
  (c) Agnes Hamilton (b 1715)
m. John Bryson of Hartfield & Neilsland
  (d)+ other issue - James (b 1719, d unm in 1750 in Russia, Captain), John (d before 18.07.1743), Jean (b 1721), Anna (b 1726), Patricia (d before 08.1753)
  (ii) James Hamilton (b 1687)
  (iii) Agnes Hamilton (d before 10.1739)
  m1. (1704) Archibald Campbell of Rathow (Rachean) & Edinburgh
  m2. William Robertson of Edinburgh
  (iv) Elizabeth Hamilton
  m. (1707) Patrick Alexander of Croosclayes (Corselays)
  (v) Marion Hamilton
  m. William Carse of Edinburgh (wigmaker)
  (B) John Hamilton had issue
  m. (1710) Anna Gibson (dau of _ Gibson, minister of Oldhamstocks, relict of John Moncrieff of Leith)
  (C) Margaret Hamilton (b 1661) named Marion by Anderson
m. (c1701) Alexander Cumison or Cunison (bailie of Hamilton)
  (D)+ other issue - Robert (b 1662), Quintin (b 1665, d unm), Mary (b 1657, d young), Marion (b 1661), Anna (b 1667, d unm)
  (2) Marion Hamilton shown a generation later by Anderson
  m. (by 1698) John Hutton in Hamilton
  (3)+ other issue (d young?) - Robert, Thomas (b 1656), Anna (b 1647), Margaret (b 1649)
  b. James or John (or Alexander) Hamilton of Bangour, Linlithgowshire - continued below
  'HamiltonHistory' (p314), supported by 'HJHeraldry', reports that the 2nd son, James, was "said to have purchased the lands of Bangour and to have been the ancestor of the Hamiltons of Bangour". 'HamiltonHistory' (p83) reports that a manuscript in the British Museum Library names him Alexander, Anderson names him James, whilst 'The Scottish Antiquary' (V, 86) names him John, but "I have found no evidence extant verifying this origin." The dates indicate that he was most likely of this generation and was the same person as the John identified on 'HamiltonHistory' (pp314-5) as the first of this line.
  m. (02.10.1617) Marion Hamilton (bur 20.12.1667, dau of John Hamilton of Orbieston)
  c. Robert Hamilton (d before 03.1659, minister of Ballantrae & Killeleagh)
  m. Margaret Montgomerie (d 03.1659, dau of Hugh Montgomerie of Ballishary, Viscount Ards)
  d. Alexander Hamilton (b c1605, d 30.12.1645, minister of Kilmalcolm then Haddington)
m. Marion Mure (d 27.06.1643)
  (1) Euphame Hamilton (d 1669)
  m. (1649) William Mitchelson of Edinburgh
  (2)+ other issue - Robert, Alexander, Thomas, George, Barbara (d young?), Barbara, Anna, Elizabeth
  e. David Hamilton in Glasgow (physician)
  ii. Euphame Hamilton
  'HamiltonHistory' reports that, although Euphame is said to be a daughter of Robert (clearly he meant to write "of Claud"), she was "more probably a sister".
  p. John Hamilton, 1st Marquis of Hamilton
  iii. Agnes Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 12.07.1598) John Shiells of Glasgow
  iv. Jean Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 1593/4) Gilbert Allan (son of Bessie Hart in Arebog)



John or James Hamilton (or Alexander) of Bangour, Linlithgowshire (d before 17.10.1663, Chamberlain of Kinneil) - continued above
m. (02.10.1617) Marion Hamilton (bur 20.12.1667, dau of John Hamilton of Orbieston)
1. John Hamilton of Bangour (d before 31.01.1678)
  'HJHeraldry' shows John as father of John, James, Rev. Alexander, Thomas & Sir William where John appears to be confusion with his father and the other 4 are shown by 'HamiltonHistory' as this John's younger brothers.
  m1. (after 12.07.1648) Elizabeth Dundas (dau of George Dundas of that ilk by Elizabeth, dau of Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick)
  A. Walter Hamilton of Bangour (dsp before 1690) named John by HJHeraldry
  B. William Hamilton (d before 29.11.1700)
  m2. (after 11.12.1663) Margaret Hamilton (a 1716, dau of James Hamilton of Westport)
  C. James Hamilton of Bangour (d unm before 21.09.1703)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  D. Elizabeth Hamilton (d 1742)
  m1. James Hamilton (son of James of Hedderwick, cousin) @@ below
  m2. Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick (President of the Court of Session)
  E. Katherine Hamilton (d before 16.03.1736)
  m1. William Ker
  m2. William Bell of Avontoun
  i. Alexander Bell (Town Clerk of Linlithgow)
  F. Christian Hamilton (d before 03.11.1735)
  m. (c06.1700) John McFarlane (WS)
2. Alexander Hamilton (b c1626, d 12.1696, minister of Dalmeny then Dalserf/Sydserf)
  m1. Ann Scott (d 01.10.1692)
A.+ issue - child (bur 1659), child (bur 1660), Christiana (a 1682, dsp by 1736)
  m2. Helen Eliot (dau of Rev. Robert Eliot of West Linton, m2. John Duncan of Edinburgh)
3. James Hamilton of Hedderwick & Edinburgh (bur 16.07.1696)
  'HJHeraldry' appears to combine the 2 James shown by 'HamiltonHistory' as father & son. 'HJHeraldry' shows one James as father (by Elizabeth, dau of John Hamilton of Murrays or Muirhouse) of John (dsp 1750, m. Elizabeth, dau of Sir William Dalrymple, Bart) and William (m. a dau of Sir James Hall of Dunglass, Bart). 'HamiltonHistory' reports that this James's wife's name "has not been ascertained".
  A. James Hamilton of Hedderwick, later of Bangour (d 05.1706)
  m. (mcrt 14.08.1695) Elizabeth Hamilton (d 1742, dau of John Hamilton of Bangour, sister of James, m2. Sir Hew Dalrymple) @@ above
  i. John Hamilton of Bangour (d unm 1750)
  ii. William Hamilton of Bangour (b 1704, d 25.03.1754, poet)
  m1. (1743) Catherine Hall (d 1745, dau of Sir James Hall of Dunglas, Bart)
a. James Hamilton of Bangour
  m. Margaret (Peggie) Bruce (dau of James Bruce of Kinnaird)
  (1) William Hamilton of Bangour
  m. (1797) Ann Lee (dau of Edward Lee of Waterford)
  (A) James Hamilton of Bangour (b 1799, d 02.03.1851)
  m. (1824) Mary Maule (d 1864, dau of William, 1st Lord Panmure)
  (2) Agnes Hamilton (d 05.12.1814)
m. (03.07.1793) John Palmer Chichester of Arlington Court (Colonel)
  (3) Catherine Isabelle Hamilton (d 27.06.1817)
  m. (08.04.1792) Sir James Suttie of Balgone
  (4) Elizabeth Bruce Hamilton
  m. Henry Warren of Denham Grove
  m2. Elizabeth Dalrymple (dsp 1779, dau of Sir William Dalrymple of Conshaw)
  iii. Margaret Hamilton (d 1730)
  m. (1728) Robert Dalzell, Earl of Carnwath
  B. Margaret Hamilton
m. (1697) Ronald Campbell (WS)
4. Thomas Hamilton of Glasgow (d 1675, doctor)
  m. Isobel Beill (dau of John Beill (Boill?) of Glasgow)
  A.+ issue - Thomas (b 1675, d young), Isobel (b 1672), Marion (b 1674, d 1695)
5. Sir William Hamilton of Whitelaw (dsp 14.12.1704, MP, Under Secretary for Scotland, Lord of Session as 'Lord Whitelaw')
  m1. (10.07.1665) Margaret Cuninghame
  m2. (30.09.1700) Anna Houstoun (dau of Sir Patrick Houstoun of that ilk, widow of Sir James Inglis of Cramond, m3. Adam Cockburn of Ormiston)
6. Christian Hamilton (a 1705)
  m. James Dunlop of Houshill (d 1684)
7. Margaret Hamilton
  m. Robert Dalzell of Glenae

Main source(s) (see here):
(1) For upper section : 'HamiltonHistory' ('Earnock, Little (including Kennedie's Earnock, Parish of Hamilton)', p313+), 'AndersonMemoirs' ('Little Earnock, Parish of Hamilton', p322+)
(2) For lower section : 'HamiltonHistory' ('Bangour (Linlithgowshire)', p83+) with some support/contradiction from 'HJHeraldry' ('Bangour', p104+)
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