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James Hamilton of Cadzow

Nicknames: "5th of Cadzow"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Boness, West Lothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Hamilton, 4th of Cadzow and Janet Douglas of Dalkeith
Husband of Janet Livingstone
Father of Alexander Hamilton; James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton; John Hamilton; Gavin Hamilton, Provost of the Collegiate Church of Bothwell; King James Hamilton and 1 other
Brother of David Hamilton; Katherine Baillie; Walter of Darngaber Hamilton; Thomas Hamilton; Margery Catherine Baillie and 4 others

Occupation: 5th Laird of Cadzow, Baron of Cadzow
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About James Hamilton of Cadzow

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow

http://thepeerage.com/p10940.htm#i109392

Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow [1]

  • M, #109392,
  • d. before May 1441
  • Last Edited=6 Jan 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.02%

Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow married Janet Livingston, daughter of Sir Alexander Livingston and Janet Dundas, circa 20 October 1422.[2]

He died before May 1441.[1]

He was the son of Sir John Hamilton, 4th of Cadzow and Janet Douglas.

  • Between 1424 and 1426 he was held as a hostage for the ransom of King James I of Scotland.[1]
  • He was invested as a Knight in 1430.[1]
  • He lived at Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.[1]

Child of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow

  • 1. Mary Hamilton+

Children of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow and Janet Livingston

  • 1. James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton+1 b. c 1415, d. 6 Nov 1479
  • 2. Alexander Hamilton2 b. a 1415
  • 3. John Hamilton+2 b. a 1416, d. b 23 Oct 1455
  • 4. Gavin Hamilton+2 b. a 1417

Citations

  • 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 254. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2. [S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

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From the English Wikipedia page on James Hamilton of Cadzow:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hamilton_of_Cadzow

Sir James Hamilton of Cadzow, 5th Laird of Cadzow (b. bef. 1397 – d. c. 1440) was a Scottish nobleman and royal hostage.

The son of Sir John Hamilton of Cadzow and Janet Douglas, daughter of Sir James Douglas, 1st Lord Dalkeith, James Hamilton is first attested to in 1397. In a writ of that year, his father granted him the lands and privileges of Kinneil, in return for the superiority of all property that had been promised to him through his marriage after his attainment of majority.

Hamilton next comes to notice in a Safe-conduct issued by Henry V of England to travel to Calthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire.

In 1424, Hamilton was one of the Scottish Lords allowed passage to Durham to visit the captive James I of Scotland. In the same year, he was one of many Scots hostages given to the English as security for the payment of the ransom of the newly freed King of Scots. His estate was valued at 500 merks.

Hamilton was confined first at Fotheringay Castle, then at Dover Castle. He appears to have been released by 1426. He was invested as a knight before 1430.

Hamilton died not later than 1441, when his son is described as Lord of Cadzow.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hamilton_of_Cadzow

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James Hamilton is first attested to in 1397. In a writ of that year, his father granted him the lands and privileges of Kinneil, in return for the superiority of all property that had been promised to him through his marriage after his attainment of majority.

Hamilton next comes to notice in a Safe-conduct issued by Henry V of England to travel to Calthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire.

In 1424, Hamilton was one of the Scottish Lords allowed passage to Durham to visit the captive James I of Scotland. In the same year, he was one of many Scots hostages given to the English as security for the payment of the ransom of the newly freed King of Scots. His estate was valued at 500 merks.

Hamilton was confined first at Fotheringay Castle, then at Dover Castle. He appears to have been released by 1426. He was invested as a knight before 1430.

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One of the hostages for the ransom of King James I. In 1424 he was created 1st lord hamilton in 1445. -------------------- James Hamilton Birth: circa 1396 Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, (Present UK) Death: circa 1440 (44) Kinneil House, Boness, West Lothian, Scotland, (Present UK) Immediate Family: Son of Sir John Hamilton, 4th of Cadzow and Jacoba Hamilton (Douglas)

Husband of Janet Bruce
Father of James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton; John Hamilton; Gavin Hamilton, Provost of the Collegiate Church of Bothwell and Sir James Hamilton, Baron of Cadzow
Brother of David Hamilton; Katherine Baillie (Hamilton); Walter Hamilton of Darngaber; Thomas Hamilton; John Hamilton ; and Alexander Hamilton « less

-------------------- Sir James Hamilton of Cadzow, 5th Laird of Cadzow (b. bef. 1397 – d. c. 1440) was a Scottish nobleman and royal hostage.

The son of Sir John Hamilton of Cadzow and his wife, Janet Douglas, James Hamilton is first attested to in 1397. In a writ of that year, his father Sir John Hamilton granted him the lands and privileges of Kinneil, in return for the superiority of all property that had been promised to him through his marriage after his attainment of majority.

Hamilton next comes to notice in a Safe-conduct issued by Henry V of England to travel to Calthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire.

In 1424, Hamilton was one of the Scottish Lords allowed passage to Durham to visit the captive James I of Scotland. In the same year, he was one of many Scots hostages given to the English as security for the payment of the ransom of the newly freed King of Scots. His estate was valued at 500 merks.

Hamilton was confined first at Fotheringay Castle, then at Dover Castle. He appears to have been released by 1426. He was invested as a knight before 1430.

Hamilton died not later than 1441, when his son is described as Lord of Cadzow.

He was the son of Janet (or Jacoba) Douglas, daughter of Sir James Douglas, 1st Lord Dalkeith, but his paternity is uncertain. Douglas's husband was Sir John Hamilton of Cadzow and it was long thought that he was James's father. However DNA testing of Hamilton descendants in the Hamilton Surname DNA Project suggests that Sir John was not his biological father.[1] The male-line descendants of James' brother Walter and his uncle John are similar while the descendants of James are distinct, suggesting his biological father was not a Hamilton.

James Hamilton married Janet Livingston before 1422, when he received a charter of the lands of Schawis from his father-in-law, Sir Alexander Livingston of Callendar. By Janet Livingston, Hamilton had six children: James Hamilton, 6th Laird of Cadzow - later made a Lord of Parliament as 1st Lord Hamilton Alexander Hamilton - ancestor of the Hamiltons of Silvertonhill John Hamilton Gavin Hamilton - ancestor of the Hamiltons of Dalzell Agnes Hamilton - married Sir James Hamilton of Preston Elizabeth Hamilton - married Chalmers of Gadgirth

-------------------- James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow was the son of Sir John Hamilton, 4th of Cadzow and Janet Douglas. He married Janet Livingston, daughter of Sir Alexander Livingston and Janet Dundas, circa 20 October 1422. He died before May 1441.

Between 1424 and 1426 he was held as a hostage for the ransom of King James I of Scotland. He was invested as a Knight in 1430. He lived at Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Children of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow and Janet Livingston James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton+ b. c 1415, d. 6 Nov 1479 Alexander Hamilton b. a 1415 John Hamilton+ b. a 1416, d. b 23 Oct 1455 Gavin Hamilton+ b. a 1417

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Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow's Timeline

1396
1396
Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1415
November 6, 1415
Age 19
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1415
Age 19
Scotland, (Present UK)
1416
1416
Age 20
Scotland, (Present UK)
1417
1417
Age 21
Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1422
October 20, 1422
Age 26
1441
1441
Age 45
Boness, West Lothian, Scotland
1447
1447
Age 45
1932
October 4, 1932
Age 45
1944
July 18, 1944
Age 45