'Hamilton14'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hamilton of Fenton, Hamilton of Innerwick, Hamilton of Lawfield, Hamilton of Orchardfield, Hamilton of Priestfield

Alexander Hamilton of Ballencrieff, 1st of Innerwick (d before 1454)
m. (c1381) Elizabeth Stewart (dau/coheir of Thomas Stewart, 2nd Earl of Angus)
'HamiltonHistory' (p489) suggests that there was probably at least one more generation between Alexander and the following Archibald, possibly (at least) another Alexander.
1. Archibald Hamilton, 2nd of Innerwick (d before 1486)
  m. Margaret Montgomerie (dau of John Montgomerie of Thornton)
  A. Alexander Hamilton, 3rd of Innerwick (d by 1505)
  m. Isobel Shaw (dau of John Shaw or Schaw of Sauchie)
  i. Hugh Hamilton, 4th of Innerwick (d c01.1506)
  m. Margaret Kennedy ("descended of of the family of Cassilis")
a. James Hamilton, 5th of Innerwick (a 1531, d Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m. Helen Home (dau of Mungo Home of Coldingknows by Elizabeth, dau of James Stewart, Earl of Buchan)
  (1) Sir Alexander Hamilton, 6th of Innerwick (d 02.1558-9)
  m. Margaret Home (d 07.1593, dau of Bartholomew Home of Simprym, son of Sir David of Wedderburn)
  (A) Sir Alexander Hamilton, 7th of Innerwick (Enderwick) & Clonkine & Carrotubber, co. Cavan (d before 22.03.1574/5)
  Anderson reports that Alexander "appears to have married a daughter of James Hamilton of Kincavel". HJHeraldry notes this but adds that "Stodart says a Home of Wedderburn". 'HamiltonHistory' suggests that she married ...
  m. Issobelle Hume
(i) Sir Alexander Hamilton, 8th of Innerwick, of Bancrieff, Sheriff of Renfrew (d before 13.09.1641)
  m1. (08.1577, div 02.12.1589) Margaret Whytelaw (bur 04.1627, dau/coheir of Patrick Whytelaw of that ilk, m2. John Ker)
  (a) Sir Alexander Hamilton of Fenton & Lawfield (d 1640)
  There appears to be some confusion between the generations around here. Anderson show this Alexander as dvp c1608 (HJHeraldry shows dvp c1604) with both his son Alexander (m. Isobel, dau of Sir George Home of Manderston) and his (the son's) son Alexander (wife not named by Anderson but named by HJHeraldry as Isabel, dau of James Shaw of Knockhill) being killed at Dunglas in 1640, the latter being father of Colonel Alexander (dsps, no wife named). However, 'HamiltonHistory' shows that this Alexander was killed at Dunglas in 1640 with his son as father of Colonel Alexander (dsps). It is possible that there were indeed 2 generations killed at Dunglas but that it was this Alexander and his father rather than this Alexander's son & grandson.
  m. (mcrt 1598) Elizabeth Kerr (dau of Mark Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian)
  ((1)) Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick, Fenton & Lawfield (a 1646)
  m. (before 02.01.1634) Isabel Home (dau of Sir George Home of Manderston, widow of Andfrew Home of Prendergast)
  ((A)) Alexander Hamilton (Lt. Colonel)
  m1. (1678) Jean Scott (dau of William Scott of Edinburgh)
  ((i))+ issue (d young?) - George (b 1679), Thomas (b 1681), Christian (b 0382)
  m2. (before 1704) Margaret Cumming (dau of William Cumming of Glasgow)
((B)) James Hamilton (to France)
  'HJHeraldry' suggests that a brother Colonel Alexander "Went to France and married a French lady".
  ((C)) Christian Hamilton
Anderson shows a Christian in this generation, wife of Sir Patrick Hune, 1st Bart of Polwarth, then Robert Kerr, Lord Jedubrgh. 'HamiltonHistory' shows that Christian 2 generations earlier.
  ((2)) Isobel Hamilton
  m. John Arnot, younger of Hoprig
  ((3)) Elizabeth Hamilton (bur 29.07.1685)
  Shown by Anderson as the wife of George Dundas of that ilk. 'HamiltonHistory' shows that Elizabeth a generation earlier (below).
((4))+ other issue - John (a 1624, 1634), Jean (b 1611), Lilias (b 1617, a 1696?)
  (b) Claud Hamilton of Creichness (in Innerwick) & Clonwyn (d(vp?) by 1617)
  Claud is shown of this generation by 'HamiltonHistory' but a generation earlier by Anderson.
  m. Janet or Jane Lauder (dau of Maurice Lauder in Belhaven, m2. Captain Arthur Forbes of Forbea Castle)
  (c)+ other issue - Margaret (d unm 08.01661), Jean, Isobel
  m2. (mcrt 08.1590) Alison Home (d 02.1591/2, dau of Alexander Home of Manderston)
  m3. (mcrt 04.1592) Christian Hamilton (dau of Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield, sister of 1st Earl of Haddington) @@ below
  (f) Sir James Hamilton of Hoprig & Redhall (d 1667/8)
  m. (mcrt 02.08.1614) Anne Otterburn (dau/heir of Sir Thomas Otterburn of Redhall)
  (g) Andrew Hamilton in Mountouric/Monktonhall (d by 01.1663, 3rd son of this marriage)
  m. Elizabeth Hamilton (d before 1682, dau of Sir Andrew Hamilton of Redhouse, widow of James Rig of Carberry)
  (h) Agnes Hamilton (d before 29.08.1622)
  m. (mcrt 03.02.1609) Francis Hamilton, younger of Silvertonhill
  (i) Margaret Hamilton (d before 1617)
m. (mcrt 21.08.1610) Patrick (Murray), 1st Lord Elibank
  (j) Elizabeth Hamilton shown 1 generation later by Anderson
  m. George Dundas of that ilk
  (k) Christian Hamilton (d 1688) shown 2 generations later by Anderson
  m1.(mcrt 04.06.1636) Sir Patrick Hume, 1st Bart of Polwarth (d 04.1648)
  m2. (before 1656, sp) Robert Ker, Lord Jedburgh (d 04.08.1692)
  (l)+ other issue - John (d by 01.1663, Major General), Thomas (d by 12.1674), Archibald (a 1634)
  (ii) Hugh Hamilton (d before 19.12.1599)
  (iii) Isabel (or Elizabeth) Hamilton (d before 24.03.1623)
  m. (mcrt 12.02.1579) Sir James (not John) Maxwell of Calderwood (d 1622)
(iv) Margaret Hamilton (d before 03.06.1609)
  m. (mcrt 02.02.1579/80) Sir John Murray of Blackbarony
  (2) Marion Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 23.04.1537) John Penicuik of that ilk
  (3) Isabella Hamilton
  m. John Sinclair (d 01.07.1574, natural son of Patrick of Woodhouselie)
  (4) Alison Hamilton (d before 1590)
  m. Gilbert Wauchope of Niddrie Marischal (d 08.1571)
  (5)+ other issue - James (a 1550, vicar of Killearn), Lancelot (d 27.08.1571, vicar of Killearn)
  b. Thomas Hamilton
  Anderson shows Thomas "of Orchartfield, progenitor of the Earls of Haddington" as of this generation but notes that Crawfurd says that the Earls "are probably sprung from the family of Pardosan (Pardovan), an older cadet of the house of Innerwick." We follow TSP, 'HamiltonHistory' & HJHeraldry in showing him a generation earlier.
  c. Euphame Hamilton
  m. Sir Alexander Lockhart of Cleghorn
  d. daughter
  m. Bartholomew Hume
  ii. James Hamilton (to France)
  m. "a French woman"
  a. James (Jacques) Hamilton in Liege
  m. Marie de Marchinello de Buzet
  (1) Pierre Ferdinand Hamilton in Liege
  m. Marguerite Stael (dau of Martin Stael)
(A) Marie Hamilton (b 01.09.1640-1)
  m. (mcrt 06.02.1662) Francois de Corswarem, Sn. de Faulx et de Mozet (Colonel)
  iii. Thomas Hamilton of Orchardfield, 1st of Priestfield (d before 24.10.1524)
  m. Margaret Cant (sister of Adam Cant of Priestfield & aunt of Henry of Priestfield)
a. Thomas Hamilton, 2nd of Priestfield (d Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m1. Janet Crawford (dau of John Crawford of Bothkennar)
  m2. Elizabeth Leslie (a 1557, dau of Robert Leslie of Innerpeffer, m2. William Hutson)
  (1) Thomas Hamilton, 3rd of Priestfield (b c1540?, d before 11.1625)
  Anderson suggests that all of his children were by Elizabeth Heriot but TSP, supported by HJHeraldry (for the sons), attributes them as shown below. 'HamiltonHistory' shows Elizabeth & Christian (probably) as daughters not of Elizabeth Murray but of ...
  m1. (1558) Elizabeth Heriot (d before 1571?, dau of James Heriot of Trabroun)
  (A) Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington (b 1563, d 29.05.1637)
  m1. (c1588) Margaret Borthwick (d 12.1596, dau of James Borthwick of Newbyres)
  m2. (before 08.1597) Margaret Foulis (d 31.05.1609, dau of James Foulis of Colinton)
m3. (09.1613) Julian Ker (d 03.1637, dau of Sir Thomas Ker of Ferniehurst)
  (B) Marion Hamilton (d 02.04.1588) not mentioned by TSP
  m. (after 15811) James Ross of Edinburgh
  m2. (c1572) Elizabeth Murray (bur 23.11.1612, dau of Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony, widow of James Borthwick of Newbyres)
  (C) Sir Andrew Hamilton of Redhouse (d 01.069.1634, Lord of Session as 'Lord Redhouse')
m. (mcrt 03.06.1602) Jean Laing (dau/heir of John Laing of Spittals & Redhouse)
  (D) Sir John Hamilton of Magdalens, Linlithgowshire (d 28.11.1630/2, Lord of Session)
  m. (c1604) Agnes Hamilton (dau of William Hamilton of Edinburgh)
  (i) Elizabeth Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 08.09.1619) Robert Hamilton of Bathgate
  (ii) Agnes Hamilton (a 02.1642)
  m. (by 07.1629) George Winram of Liberton
  (iii) Christian Hamilton
m. (mcrt 21.02.1630) John Scharpe of Houstoun
  (iv) Jean Hamilton (d before 07.03.1645)
  m. John Home (Ruitmaster)
  (v) Anna Hamilton probably of this generation
  m. James Johnstone of Sheens / Schiennes (d c1692)
  (vi)+ other issue - Margaret (d before 12.1642), Rebecca (d 1643)
  (E) Sir Patrick Hamilton of Little Preston (d 17.02.1659, MP)
  m. (mcrt 18.03.1613) Elizabeth or Elspeth Macmorran (dau of Ninian Macmorran (McMorran) of Edinburgh then Newhall)
  (F) Sir Alexander Hamilton of Priestfield (d 26.11/07.12.1649, General of Artillery) had issue
  m1. Elizabeth or Janet Dalzell (dau of Thomas Dalzell of Binns)_
  (i) Alexander Hamilton of Priestfield (d c1655)
(ii) Anna Hamilton (a 1678)
  m. (before 06.08.1658) James Murray (son/heir of Sir James of Skirling)
  m2. Beatrix Cochrane
  (iii) James Hamilton (bpt 11.04.1647)
  m3. Elizabeth Crichton (d before 28.03.1650, dau of Sir David Crichton of Lugton)
  (G) Christian Hamilton shown by 'HamiltonHistory' as probably of the first marriage, shown of this marriage by TSP
  m. (mcrt 04.1592) Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick @@ above
(H) Elizabeth Hamilton (d before 01.12.1614) shown by 'HamiltonHistory' as of the first marriage, shown of this marriage by TSP
  m. Sir William Scott of Ardross
  (I) Margaret Hamilton (d before 14.02.1649)
  m. (mcrt 01.06.1598) William Kircaldy of Grange
  (2) Marion Hamilton
  m. James Macartney in Edinburgh
  (3)+ other issue - John of St. Andrews & Paris & Navarre (d 1610, professor & priest), Edward (d 05.09.1571), Oliver in Hamilton
  b.+ other issue (a 1524) - George of Edinburgh (a 1541, 1556), Barbara, Margaret, Janet
  iv. Alison Hamilton
  m1. (after 1511) George Hepburn of Rollandston (d Flodden? 1513)
  m2. (by 1516) James Heriot (d by 1518)
  v. Janet Hamilton probably of this generation
  m. John Crichton of Brunston (d 05.1536)
  vi.+ other issue - Alexander (a 1503), Jok (a 1489)
  B. Alison Hamilton
  m. (c1498) John Montgomerie of Thornton

Main source(s) (see here): 'HamiltonHistory' ('Innerwick (with Ballincrief Lawfield, Castle Hamilton and Reidhall' (p488+) & 'Haddington, Earls of" (p411+), 'AndersonMemoirs' ('Innerwick' (p307+) & ''Earl of Haddington' (p293+)), 'HJHeraldry' (Hamilton, 'The Hamiltons of Innerwick' (p125+) & 'Hoprig' (p127) & 'Orchardfield' (p128+)), TSP (vol IV, 'Hamilton, Earl of Haddington', p304+) with input/support as reported above
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