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Alexander de Hamilton, 2nd son of Sir James Hamilton, Lord of Cadyow, and brother of Sir James, afterwards Lord Hamilton. He had a charter, in 1449 from Alexander, Earl of Crawford, wherein he was styled, Alexander de Hamilton, of Quhitecamp, afterwards Silvertonhill. In a charter of settlement of the Hamilton estates granted to his brother, the 1st Lord Hamilton, of date 23 Oct 1455, this Alexander was called next in succession after his brother's dau. Elizabeth, and his natural sons.

SOURCE: Peerage & baronetage of Great Britain & Ireland; Henry Colburn; 1839; page 494

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