'Hamilton46'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hamilton of Grange of Breich, Hamilton of Halcraig, Hamilton in Helies

Gavin Hamilton of Grange of Breich (a 1568, d c1590)
1. John Hamilton of Grange of Breich (d 11.1639)
  m. (before 04.11.1594) Alison Kinloch (sister of James Kinloch of Edinburgh)
  A. John Hamilton of Grange of Breich (d 02.1661)
m. (after 25.06.1621) Catherine Muirhead (d 12.1636)
  i. John Hamilton of Grange of Breich (d before 01.1696 (before 1687?))
  m1. (02.03.1660) Agnes Paterson (dau of WIlliam Paterson of Corsewoodburne by Christian Hamilton)
  m2. Margaret Ross (a 1705)
  a. William Hamilton of Grange of Breich (a 1705)
  m1. (29.12.1687) Grisel Campbell (bur 23.10.1696)
  m2. (mcrt 15.10.1698) Margaret Boswell (d 06.1710, dau of George Boswell, brother of David of Balmuto)
  (1) George Hamilton, last of Grange of Breich (a 11.1714)
  (2) child (bur 12.09.1699)
  b.+ other issue - John (a 1683), Alexander (a 1687)
  ii. Patrick Hamilton in Patrick's Close (bur 1667, 3rd son)
  m. (1658) Margaret Adamsoun
  a.+ issue - child (bur 1661), child (bur 1665)
  iii.+ other issue - James of Edinburgh (a 1664), Alison, Katherine
  B. James Hamilton
  m. (after 16.09.1625) Agnes Fairlie
  C. Helen Hamilton
  m. William Watson in Breich



'HamiltonHistory' notes that "Some confusion has arisen in Anderson and other writers regarding the Hamiltons of Halcraig owing to there having been two Archibald Hamiltons bearing the territorial title of Halcraig about the same time in Edinburgh, and both following the profession of the law". One was the Archibald Hamilton shown here, the other was the son of ...
Gavin Hamilton of Glasgow (d before 30.09.1607)
1. Archibald Hamilton of Halcraig (a 03.1632) probably father of ...
A. James Hamilton of Halcraig & Glasgow (d 1689)
  m. Jean Mure (dau of William Mure of Glanderston)
  i. Sir John Hamilton of Halcraig (d 03.1706, Lord of Session as Lord Halcraig, MP)
  m1. (1663) Ursula Ralston (d by 1698, dau of William Ralston of that ilk)
  a. James Hamilton of Halcraig (d unm 09.10.1706)
  b. John Hamilton of Glasgow (d before 11.04.1707)
  c. Isobel (or Christian) Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 19.03.1704) Sir William Gordon of Dalpholly
  One of their sons inherited Halcraig and assumed the name Hamilton.
  d. Anne Hamilton
  m. (19.12.1711) William Law of Elvingstoun
  e. Elizabeth Hamilton (d 1760)
  m. (14.09.1713) Daniel Vere (Weir) of Stonebyres
  m2. (before 24.11.1699) Elizabeth Ellies (dau of John Ellies of Elliestoun)
  ii. Patrick Hamilton (a 1676, chaplain)
  iii. William Hamilton (d before 29.01.1685)
  m. Katherine Wood (d before 13.03.1711)
  a.+ issue - James (d young), Jean (bur 25.04.1684)
  iv. Jean Hamilton (a 1702)
  m. (11.1694) John Oliphant (d by 1702, minister of Carstairs)
  B. William Hamilton (a 1666)



(1) The spelling of the following family's territorial designation varies between Hillies, Hileis, Heleis, Hillis and Hielies.
(2) 'HamiltonHistory' notes that "The entries relating to the Hamiltons in Hillies are mainly disconnected but indicated close relationship". The following attempts to pull together the strands.
?? Hamilton
1. Andrew Hamilton in Helies (d 12.1575)
  m1/2. ??
  A. Andrew Hamilton in Helies or Over Helis
  i.+ issue - Alexander (a 1569), Andrew (a 1579)
  B.+ other issue - Blais (a 1575, minister of Rinpatrick), Robert, William (a 1596), Jonet, Agnes
  'HamiltonHistory' notes that, possibly the same person as the above Andrew, was an Andrew in Skellitoun who (also) married ...
  m2/1. (mcrt 13.10.1540) Agnes Crawfurd (dau of William Crawfurd)
  G. Arthur Hamilton in Helies (d before 09.05.1579)
  i. Arthur Hamilton in Helies (a 12.1603)
ii. Margaret Hamilton (d 07.07.1595)
  m. Gavin Hamilton in Helies
  H. Alexander Hamilton in Helies (d 01.1575)
  m. Euphame Hamilton (a 07.1576)
  i. Alexander Hamilton in Hiellies & Skalletoun
  m. Margaret Somerville (probably dau of James Somerville of Cambusnethan)
  a. Arthur Hamilton in Hillies (d before 10.06.1620)
  m. (mcrt 09.12.1590) Jean Hamilton (dau of Patrick Hamilton, son of Sir David of Fingaltoun) probably parents of ...
  (1) Arthur Hamilton in Easter Hellies (d 11.1669)
  m. _ Somerville (dau of James Somerville of Golkthraple)
  (A)+ issue - Andrew (a 1657), Robert (a 1667), Jean (d 02.1666/7)
  (2) Margaret Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 26/7.10.1619) Robert Weir (son/heir of John of Darngarveill)
  ii. Gavin Hamilton in Easter Heilies (a 08.1625)
  m. Margaret Hamilton (d 07.047.1595, sister of Arthur Hamilton in Helies)
  a.+ issue - Gavin (a 1668), Eufame
  iii. Robert Hamilton
  a.+ issue - Robert, Jean, Annabel
  iv. Archibald Hamilton in Houstounhill (d 1593)
  m. May Rannik
  a. Janet Hamilton
  m. Alexander Hamilton in Corsalloch
  a.+ other issue - Arthur, Bessie, Margaret, Jean (d before 02.09.1616)
  v.+ other issue (a 1576) - Mararet, Jonet, Jane, Bessie, Grissell (a 1595/6)
  I.+ other issue - James in Skellitoun, Robert of Hailles, Andrew, David
2. Patrick Hamilton

Main source(s) (see here):
(1) For upper section : 'HamiltonHistory' ('Grange of Breich (Parish of Calder)', p398+)
(2) For middle section : 'HamiltonHistory' ('Halcraig', p441+)
(3) For lower section : 'HamiltonHistory' ('Hielies or Hillis', p467+)
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