James Hamilton, WS (1659 - 1729)

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About James Hamilton, WS

Biographical Summary

"James of Pentcaitland, baptized 28 August 1659; admitted Writer to the Signet 19 February 1683; appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, by the title of Lord Pentcaitland, 8 November 1712...

...Died 1729. Married Catherine, daughter of James Denholm of Westshiels."

SOURCE: The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, page 43


Arms of Pencaitland - Gules, a chevron between three cinquefoils ermine. CREST: An arm issuing out of a cloud holding a pen. MOTTO: Tam virtute quam labore

SOURCE: The heraldry of the Hamiltons, page 79

-------------------- http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=thepeerage&id=I135817 -------------------- James Hamilton, Lord Pencaitland was baptised on 28 August 1659.1 He was the son of Sir Robert Hamilton, Lord Pressmennan and Marion Denholm.1 He married Catherine Denholm, daughter of James Denholm of Westshires.1 He died in 1729.

He held the office of Lord of Session [Scotland] between 1712 and 1726.1 He was styled as Lord Pencaitland [Scottish Law Lord] between 1712 and 1726.1 He lived at Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland.

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