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Families covered: Hamilton of Fingalton, Hamilton of Preston

Sir John Hamilton of Rossaven (Lanarkshire) & Fingalton (Renfrewshire) (b before 1365?, d c1402)
Sir John's 2 wives are consistently reported as below. However, it is not clear which wife was mother of his children. As his elder son James inherited Preston, we assume that James's mother was ...
m1. Jane Liddell (dau/heir of Sir James Liddell of Preston)
1. Sir James Hamilton of Fingalton & Preston (East Lothian) (d c1454)
  'HamiltonHistory' is not clear which wife was mother of James's children. As Anderson mentions only his 1st wife, we presume that she was mother of (all of) his children.
  m1. Agnes Hamilton (dau of Sir James Hamilton of Cadzow (by Janet Livingstone), sister of James, 1st Lord)
  A. Sir Robert Hamilton of Fingalton & Preston (d 1c489)
  m. Margaret (Marioun) Johnstone (dau of Sir John Johnstone of Johnstone)
  i. Sir Robert Hamilton of Fingalton & Preston (d before 1522)
Other than to identify him as a descendant of the Sir John shown at the top of the page, Robert is the first mentioned by BP1934. It is thought (by reference to the dates of his children's activities) that all or at least most of Robert's children were of his first marriage which was to ...
  m1. Margaret Mowat (dau (sb sister?) of Sir John Mowat of Stonehouse)
  a. Robert Hamilton of Preston (a 1508, d before 04.01.1541/2)
  m. Katherine Tweedie (d c1560?, dau of James Tweedie of Drummelzier)
  (1) (Sir) James Hamilton of Fingalton (dvpsp 30.04.1520)
  (2) Sir David Hamilton of Preston (d 03.1583/4)
m. (mcrt 10.01.1532/3) Janet Baillie (d 14.11.15925, dau of Sir Andrew (not William) Baillie of Lamington)
  (A) George Hamilton of Preston (a 1565, d 1608)
  m. (06.1563) Barbara Cockburn (d by 11.1611, dau of Sir John Cockburn of Ormiston)
  (i) Sir John Hamilton of Preston (b 1565, d 05.12.1644)
  m1. (c1587) Jean/Johanna Otterburn (d 30.09.1619, dau of Sir John Otterburn of Redhall) ## see here ##
(a) Sir James Hamilton of Fingalton & Preston (b c1589, d 10.1644)
  m. (1609) Barbara Mure (a 1661, dau of Robert Mure of Caldwell)
  ((1)) Robert Hamilton (dvpsp before 01.05.1632)
  m. (25.08.1629) Anne Henryson (d by 1636, dau of Sir Thomas Henryson or Henrieson of Chesters)
  ((2)) John Hamilton of Preston (dspl 02.1647)
  m1. (01.09.1633) Anne Dalzell (dau of Robert Dalzell, Earl of Carnwath)
  m2. (26.10.1641) Margaret Seton (a 1661, dau of Sir John Seton of St. German (son of Robert, Earl of Winton), m2. George Ramsay (son/heir of John of Edington))
  p. Agnes Cairns
  ((A)) child (b 1639)
  ((3)) Jean or Jane or Margaret Hamilton
  m. (before 24.04.1624) Robert Montgomery of Haslehead (Hessilheid)
  ((4)) Barbara Hamilton
  m1. James Hamilton of Stonehouse (d 02.1636)
  m2. Thomas Courtney
  ((5)) Anne Hamilton
  m. (1645) Sir Thomas Hamilton of Preston & Fingalton (d 1672) @@ below
  (b) Robert Hamilton of Sauchtonbarne, later of Preston (b 1600, d11.1648, Colonel)
  m1. (03.1628) Elizabeth Otterburne (d 02.1632, dau of Thomas Otterburne of Redhall, cousin)
((1)) Robert Hamilton (a 1637, d young)
  ((2)) Catherine Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 12.02.1647) George Craw (son/heir of Robert of East Preston, Captain)
  m2. (10.1632, sp) Agnes Lumsdaine (dau of Robert Lumsdaine of Airdrie, m2. William Scott in Balmouth)
  (c)+ other issue - George (b 1601, d Magdeburgh 1632), John (a 1626)
m2. (mcrt 1623, sp) Catharine Howison or Howieson (d 1692, widow of Cornelius Inglis of Edinburgh & _ Fawsyde)
  m3. (01.1632) Helen Lumisdaine (dau of James Lumisdaine of Airdrie, relict of Sir Archibald Douglas of Whittingham)
  partner unknown
  (e) George Hamilton (b before 1584, d 20.10.1652, bailie of Preston)
  'HJHeraldry' (Hamilton, Cairnes (p116) & 'Mount Hamilton' (p116+)) show this as the George of Cairnes who m. Dorothea (or Agnes) Livingstone and then Euphemia Douglas and was father of Sir Robert Hamilton of Mount Hamilton, 1st Bart, and others. We show that George elsewhere (## see here ##). The reference to both Dorothea Livingstone (this George), Agnes Livingstone (2nd wife of the other George's son George) and Euphemia Douglas (wife of the other George) is perhaps symptomatic of the confusion.
  m1. (1624) Dorothea Livingstone
  m2. (before 1632) Mary Adinstoun
  (ii) James Hamilton of Darngabir & Burnbrae
  m. Margaret Inglis (dau of Gilbert Inglis of Murdison)
  (a)+ daughters including Jean (bpt 1603, d infant), Jean (bpt 1606)
(iii) Robert Hamilton of Newhaven
  Anderson mentions only Robert's marriage to Janet, showing her as mother of his children.
  m1. (11.1606) Janet Johnstone (dau of John Johnstone of Elphinstone)
  (a) Sir Thomas Hamilton of Brotherstanes, later of Preston (b 02/23.04.1618, d c1672, MP)
  m1. (07.1637/8) Margaret Murray
  ((1)) Bethia Hamilton (b 1639)
m2. (before 1645) Anne Hamilton (dau of Sir James Hamilton of Preston) @@ above
  ((2)) Sir William Hamilton, 1st Bart of Preston (b 1647/30.12.1650, 2nd son)
  m. (1670) Rachel Nicolson (dau of Sir Thomas Nicolson of Cockburnspath by Rachel Burnet)
  ((A)) Rachel Hamilton (b 03.1671, d unm before 1697)
  ((B)) Anne Hamilton (b 06.09.1672, d 04.05.1718)
  m1. (01.10.1697) Thomas Oswald (son of Sir James, cousin)
m2. (1705) Gilbert Burnet (son of Sir Thomas of Crimond, cuosin)
  ((C)) Janet Hamilton (b 08.09.1673)
  m. (29.08.1695) George Stirling of Letham
  ((3)) Sir Robert (not David) Hamilton, 2nd Bart of Preston (b 1650/52, d unm 20.10.1701, 4th son)
  ((4)) Janet Hamilton (b 02.06.1653, d 26.02.1696)
  m. (11/16.11.1676) Sir Alexander Gordon of Earlston, 2nd Bart (b 1650, d 1726)
((5)) Margaret Hamilton (b 1656, d 1689/1691)
  m. (30.04.1682) Sir James Oswald of Fingalton (cousin)
  ((6)) Jane Hamilton (b 15.12.1659, d 1719)
  m. (23.02.1688) Sir Thomas Young of Rosebank
  ((7)) Anna Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 13.08.1678) John Murray of Arthurstone
  ((8))+ other issue (d young) - John (b 1647), James (b 1654)
  m3. (after 1662) Rachel Burnet (dau of Robert Burnet, Lord Crimond, relict of Sir Thomas Nicolson of Cockburnspath)
  (b) Margaret Hamilton (d 1664)
m. (11.1640) John Aikman or Aikenhead of Cairny (d 1664)
  (c) Mary Hamilton
  m. (10.1642) Robert Oswald (son of Rev. Archibald of Pencaitland)
  (d) Helen Hamilton
  m. (mcrt by 1669) James Auchterlony of Edinburgh
  (e) Alison Hamilton
  m. John Bennet of Liviland
  m2. Janet Hamilton (dau of David Hamilton, son of Sir David of Fingaltoun, cousin)
  (iv) David Hamilton in the Pans had issue
  Anderson suggests that David unm before 1607. 'HamiltonHistory' reports that he married ...
  m. (1601) Janet Rig (dau of Robert Rig)
  (v) Jean or Joane Hamilton (d by 1621)
  m1. (mcrt 13.07.1594) Sir John Lindsay of Dunrod (d 1602)
m2. Robert Williamson of Mureston
  (vi) Helen Hamilton
  m1. (15.07.1585) John Mure (d before 16.09.1591, son/heir of Robert Mure of Caldwell)
  m2. (by 1594) James Livingston of Abercorn
  (vii) Margaret Hamilton
  m. Andrew Hamilton of Letham
  (viii) Alison or Isabella Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 04.07.1598) James Roberton of Earnock
  (ix) Mary Hamilton (a 1629)
  m1. Robert Cockburn of Butterdean (cousin)
  m2. (by 1623) Ughtred MacDouall ofMondork
  (x)+ other issue (d unm before 1607) - George, Samuel
  (B) David Hamilton (d before 1619)
  (i) Margaret Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 09.1621) James Lindsay in Prestonpans (son of WIlliam of Saltprestoun)
  (ii) Janet Hamilton
  m. (by 1629) Robert Hamilton (son of George of Preston, cousin)
  (C) Robert Hamilton (d 15.06.1598, subdean of Dunkeld)
  m. (mcrt 22.07.1588) Jane Somervell (dau of Hew, 6th Lord Somervell)
  (i) Robert Hamilton of Larbrax
  m. Marjory or Margaret Somervell
(ii)+ other issue - Agnes, Mary
  (D) Alexander Hamilton in Prestonpans (dspms, 6th son)
  m. (before 1617) Catherine Seton
  (E) Patrick Hamilton (d 02.04.1595, Captain of Arran, youngest son)
  m. Margaret Hamilton (a 07.1595, dau of John Hamilton of Stanehouse, relict of Robert Hamilton of Millburn (Mylneburne))
  (i) James Hamilton
  (ii) Jean Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 09.12.1590) Arthur Hamilton (son of Alexander in Hiellis)
  (F) Jean or Joane Hamilton (a 1592)
  m. John Hamilton of Stanehouse
  (G) Catherine Hamilton
m. (1566) Robert Wallace of Carnell (son/heir of Hew of Carnell)
  (H) Elizabeth Hamilton (a 1592)
  m. (after 25.12.1583) Robert Hamilton of Henchhead & Wrayes
  (I) Mary Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 09.08.1580) William Callender, younger of Ballincloich
  (J)+ other issue - James (dspms), John (a 1592, dspms),William (a 1592, dspms), Gavin (a 1577, dspms), Margaret (a 1592), Jelis (a 1590)
  (3) Robert Hamilton (d 1578, probably minister of Ochiltree then Irvine)
  (A)+ issue - Robert in Prestonpans, Jonathan (d before 1588/9), Andrew, Janet, Magdalene
  (4) Janet Hamilton (d 1553)
  m1. John Hamilton of Broomhill
  m2. John Carmichael of Ednam ?
  (5) Giles Hamilton
  m. John Stewart, younger of Halcraig
  (6) Janet Hamilton (d before 12.1563) possibly illegitimate
  m. William Wallace of Blacklaw
  b. John Hamilton (a 1508, 1547)
  #1# Anderson, supported by 'HJHeraldry' (Hamilton, 'Airdrie', p117+) & TCB (vol 4, p300) & BP1934, shows this as the John (d Flodden 1513) who was progenitor of the Airdrie branch. Provisionally we follow 'HamiltonHistory' in showing the progenitor, James (younger brother of a John), at #2# below and showing this John as married to ...
m. Mary Carmichael (dau of John Carmichael of thast ilk)
  c. James Hamilton
  d. David Hamilton of Langton & Olivestob (dsp 09.1564)
  m. Margaret Seton (natural dau of George, 4th Lord Seton, divorced wife of Henry Cant of Over Libberton)
  e. Margaret Hamilton
  m. Robert Dalzell of that ilk (d 1549)
  m2. (before 1511) Marion Crichton (dau of Sir David Crichton of Cranstonriddell, relict of John Menzies of that ilk & Cutler, James Tweedy of Drumelzier & William Baillie of Wattiston (or Lamington?))
m3. (1516) Helen Schaw (dau of Sir James Schaw of Sauchie, relict of Archibald Haliburton (Master of Haliburton), Andrew Stewart (1st Lord Avendale), Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth, & Sir Patrick Hoiston of that ilk)
  ii. James Hamilton (of Rossaven?) (d Flodden 1513, 3rd son)
  #2# Anderson (p345) shows the James of this generation as married Margaret, dau of _ Weir of Clowburn, and died "apparently without issue" before 1515. He then shows a John (d Flodden), in the next generation (see #1# above) as the founder of the family of Airdrie. However, 'HamiltonHistory' shows this James as the progenitor of the family of Airdrie, having married ...
  m1. (before 1503) Helen Crawfurd (probably dau of Archibald Crawfurd of Ruchsalloch)
  m2. Margaret Weir (dau of Oswald Weir of Clowburn)
  iii. Elizabeth or Gelis Hamilton
  m. William Dalzell of Dalzell & Elliok (d 09.1508)
iv.+ other issue - John (a 1500), Sir Patrick of Overmiddleton (a 1508), William
  B. Adam Hamilton of Priestisgill (d c1483)
  m. Agnes of Livingston
  C. James Hamilton (a 1475)
  D. Marjory (or Mary) Hamilton --
  m. James Hamilton of Cambuskeith --
  E. Margaret Hamilton
  m. (1445) William Somerville (son of William, 2nd Lord)
  m2. Janet Maxwell
m2. Anna Seton (dau of Sir William Seton of that ilk)
Not clear which wife was mother of ...
2. Alexander Hamilton (a 1468?, of Louch?)
3. John Hamilton of Ellerschawe (Ellershaw) (d before 1510)
  m. Margaret Bell (a 1513)

Main source(s) (see here): 'HamiltonHistory' ('Preston', p686+), 'AndersonMemoirs' ('Preston', p339+), 'HJHeraldry' (Hamilton, 'The Hamiltons of Preston', p114+), BP1934 ('Stirling-Hamilton of Preston') with input/support as reported above
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