'Hamilton43'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hamilton of Auchintoshen, Hamilton of Auchtool, Hamilton of Briggs, Hamilton of Cochnoch (Cochno or Cochna), Hamilton of Letham(e)

John Hamilton of Cairnduffe (Carnduff or Carduff)
As reported on the continuation, 'HamiltonHistory' (p731) is not at all convinced about the generation shown by Anderson (p363) as including this John of Cairnduffe. We presume that this was the same John Hamilton of Carnduff (or Carduff) who is identified on 'HamiltonHistory' (p247 & p558 & p182) as probably father (or grandfather) of Archibald of Letham and so also of Archibald's brother, Andrew of Cochnoch, and so also of Andrew's brother, Robert of Briggs.
1. Archibald Hamilton of Lethame (d before 26.01.1542/3)
m. (c08.07.1528) Margaret Lokhart (dau of John Lokhart (Lockhart) of Bar)
  A. Andrew Hamilton of Letham (d 06.1571)
  m. Margaret Hamilton (d 1586, dau of Andrew Hamilton of Newtoun, sister of Sir Andrew of Goslingtoun)
i. Andrew Hamilton of Letham (b 1556-7, d 02.1623)
  m. Margaret Hamilton (dau of George Hamilton of Preston)
  a. Andrew Hamilton of Letham (d before 1643)
  'HamiltonHistory' (p563+) reports that Andrew sold Letham to his brother-in-law, Gavin Hamilton of Raploch, and that "further trace of (his) family has not been found". Anderson (p321) reports that he was "succeeded by" David Hamilton of Letham who is shown at the top of the lower section below. 'HamiltonHistory' (p81) reports that (that) David and his son Claud were granted a charter of Nether Lethame by Gavin Hamilton of Raploch in 07.1652.
  m. Anna Wilson
  b. James Hamilton (a 1626)
  m. _ Hamilton (sister of Hew Hamilton of Bordland)
  c. Margaret Hamilton
m. (before 02.1623) Gavin Hamilton of Raploch
  d.+ other issue - George (dsp by 07.1599), John (a 1613)
  ii. Archibald Hamilton of Netherfielddyke & Lynbank (d before 23.02.1624)
  m. (mcrt 21.11.1595) Beatrix Hamilton (d 06.1596, dau of Robert Hamilton of Newhouse)
  a. Margaret Hamilton
  iii. James Hamilton (d 12.1623)
  iv. Grisel Hamilton (d before 1620)
  m. (before 1585) John Hamilton of Barnwell (d before 1620, Captain)
  B. Archibald Hamilton of Letham (d before 1587, 3rd son)
  partner unknown
  i. John Hamilton of Letham (d before 04.05.1612)
  C.+ other issue - Robert, Matthew, Helen
  partner unknown
  F. John Hamilton (a 1549)
2. Matthew Hamilton of Buthkennar (dspl by 1547)
  m. (before 1532) Marion Hamilton (widow of Thomas Bynning of that ilk)
3. Robert Hamilton of Briggs (d 1568, Keeper of the Linlithgow Palace, Captain of Dunbar)
  m. Elizabeth Binning (d before 11.1564, dau/heir of Thomas Binning of that ilk)
  partner(s) unknown
  A. James Hamilton in Borrowstounness, later of Briggs (d 19.02.1604, 2nd son?)
  m. Christian Kae (a 1604)
  i. Robert Hamilton of Briggs (d 09.07.1622)
m1. Elizabeth Houstoun (d 1613)
  a. James Hamilton of Briggs (d before 20.01.1672)
  m. (mcrt 03.04.1630) Anna Drummond (dau of Samuel Drummond of Scotstoun 'of Carlowrie')
  (1) James Hamilton of Briggs (dvp bur 24.12.1662)
  m. (01.06.1661) Margaret Lundie (dau of James Lundie of Strathairlie)
  (A) James Hamilton of Briggs (bpt 25.12.1662)
  (2) Christian Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 27.11.1657) Claud Hamilton of Letham @@ below
  (3) Marion Hamilton (a 1672)
  m. (after 29.01.1668) John Holmes of Blackburn Mill
  (4) daughter probably the Margaret who married ...
  m. (c1660) John Gillon of Wallhouse (d 1695)
  (5)+ other issue - George, Elspeth (d by 1672)
  b. Elizabeth Hamilton (a 07.1617)
  m. Alexander Dick (son/heir of John Dick in Hauch of Kilpont)
  c.+ other issue - Christian, Mary (b 1613)
  m2. (mcrt 04.12.1616) Elizabeth Inglis (a 03.1631, dau of Thomas Inglis in Auldliston, m2. Abraham Stewart)
  e. Robert Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 1641) Isobel Cleghorn (dau of Thomas Cleghorn in Piltoun)
  f.+ other issue - Alexander, John, Euphame
  ii. Jean Hamilton
  m. John Paterson in Kilpont (d before 08.07.1642)
  iii. Christian Hamilton
  m. George Douglas, Provost of Dalkeith
  iv. Katherine Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 03.04.1598) James Wilkie in Rathobyres
  v. Elizabeth Hamilton
  m. Mungo Hodge in Cramond
vi.+ other issue - John, Barbara, Mary
  B.+ other issue - Robert (dvp before 1550), William (of Ediburgh?), James (2nd), Elizabeth, Katherine
4. James Hamilton (dsp by 1542)
5. Andrew Hamilton of Cochnoch (d 07.1572)
  m1. (before 10.01.1546/7) Agnes Crawfurd of Kilburney
  A. Claud Hamilton of Cochnoch (d c1613, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Betoun (dau of Robert Betoun of Creich)
  i. Sir Claud Hamilton of Cochnoch & Craigleith, Sheriff of Dumbartonshire (d 05.06.1640)
  m1. (sp) Marion (or Marjory) Edmestoun (dau of Sir James Edmestoun of Duntreath)
  m2. Alice Colley (dau of Sir Henry Colley of Castle Carbery)
  a. Robert Hamilton (d 1640)
  b. Isobel Hamilton
  m. (11.11.1631) Robert Robesone
  c. Anne Hamilton
  m1. Ralph Gee of Castletown
m2. Thomas Dougan
  d. Alice Hamilton
  m. Tobias Morris of Dundrum, co. Down
  (1) Mary Morris
  m. John Hamilton of Belfast
  (A)+ issue - George, Elizabeth, Mary, Martha
  (2) Lettice or Leslie Morris
  m. Patrick Hamilton of Granshaw
  e. Valentyne Hamilton
  m1. Charles Brown
  m2. _ Knight (Colonel)
  m3. Robert Oliver
  ii. Archibald Hamilton, Archbishop of Cashell
  m1. "A.L."
  m2. ?? (dau of Elizabeth MacDowall)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  a.+ issue including James (had issue, eldest son), Thomas (b 1622, a 1639/40, 4th son)
  iii. Margaret Hamilton (d 10.1601)
  m. (before 21.02.1598/9) John Hay (minster of Renfrew)
  i.+ other issue - Mathew, James
  B. Matthew Hamilton of Auchintoshen, Dumbartonshire (8th son)
  m1. Katherine Cuthbert
m2. (mcrt 08.01.1617) Mary Buchanan (dau of William Buchanan of Blairchaunachan)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  i. William Hamilton of Auchintoshen (d 11.1675)
  m. Jean Stirling widow of William, presumed mother of ...
  a. John Hamilton (a 1694)
  b. Jean Hamilton (a 1700)
  m. Moses Buchanan of Cumings Glen
  c. Mary Hamilton
  m1. (1670) James Hamilton of Hutchistoun (not of Barns & Cochno)
  m2. David Watson of Corslett
  C. Katherine Hamilton
  m. James Bruce of Airth (d before 11.1617, Captain) ## see here ##
  D.+ other issue - John (dsp), Duncan, Archibald, Andrew, Robert, Gavin
  m2. Margaret Noble (dau of James Noble of Ferme, m2. William Sempill of Cathcart)
6. John Hamilton (d by 1571) probably illegitimate



David Hamilton of Auchtool in Lesmahagow (a 05.1670)
1. David Hamilton of Auchtool (a 05.1670)
  Either David or his father was executed for murder on 26.07.1676.
2. John Hamilton of Auchtool
3. Claud Hamilton of Lethame (bur 26.01.1697)
m1. (mcrt 27.11.1657) Christian Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Briggs) @@ above
  A. James Hamilton of Lethame (dsp)
  B. Ann Hamilton
  m. (1689) John Knox of Strathaven (surgeon)
Anderson shows that John & Anne were grandparents rather than parents of the following William, with an intervening generation, John (m. Marion, dau/heir of Wiklliam Semple of Nethershiells). That generation is omitted by 'HamiltonHistory'.
  i. William Knox, later Hamilton of Letham (d before 29.08.1735)
  m. (before 19.06.1723) Mary Montgomery (dau of Hugh Montgomery of Coilsfield) ## but see here ##
  a. Anne Knox or Hamilton
  m. George Cochran of Glasgow (surgeon)
  b. Elizabeth Knox or Hamilton (d c1787)
  m. (21.02.1742) Charles Thomson of Edinburgh
  c. Marion Knox or Hamilton
  m. John Duncan of Hillar in Sorn
  d.+ other issue - Katherine, Jean in Strathaven
  ii. Margaret Knox
  m. (c1710) William Hamilton in Rosehall (d before 1750)
  The following comes from 'HamiltonHistory' ('Rosehall', p756).
  a. Francis Hamilton in Strathaven & Hamilton
  m. Margaret Rankine (sister of Charles Rankine in Douglas)
  (1)+ issue including William (chief magistrate of Hamilton)
  b.+ other issue - James (d before 12.1752), Charles, William, John
  iii. Lilias Knox
  m. Archibald Douglas of Garnet
  C. Jean Hamilton
  m. (1702) James Thomas in Edinburgh (surgeon)
  D. Christian Hamilton
  m. _ Allason of Gallowmuirhead
  E.+ other issue - Margaret, Mary
  m2. (sp) Catherine Arbuckle (m2. Hugh Montgomery of Coylesfield)
4. Gavin Hamilton possibly son rather than (as shown) brother of the above David
5. Anna Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 04.1661) John Inglis of Langbyres
6. Agnes Hamilton
  m. (mcrt 29.09.1666) John Boyd (son of George of Douglas)

Main source(s) (see here):
(1) For upper section : 'HamiltonHistory' ('Letham' (p558+) & 'Briggs (Parish of Kirkliston)' (p182+) & 'Cochnoch' (p247+) with support from 'AndersonMemoirs' ('Lethame, in Evandale, co. of Lanark' (p320+) & 'Cochno, co. of Dumbarton', p265+))
(2) For lower section : 'HamiltonHistory' ('Auchtool (Parish of Lesmahagow) with Lethame (Parish of Strathaven) (2nd family)', p80+) with support from 'AndersonMemoirs' ('Lethame, in Evandale, co. of Lanark', p321+)
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