Sir James Hamilton of Finnart

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Sir James Hamilton of Finnart

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Cause of death: Executed for treason
Immediate Family:

Son of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran and Mary Boyd, of Bonshaw
Husband of Lady Margaret Hamilton and ?
Father of Sir James Hamilton of Evandale; Grizel Hamilton, of Finnart; Andrew Hamilton of Snar and Glenkip; Agnes Hamilton; Elizabeth Hamilton and 1 other
Half brother of Margaret Hamilton; John Hamilton, Archbishop of St. Andrews; Elizabeth Hamilton; James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran; Euphemia Hamilton and 6 others

Occupation: 1534, Captain and Keeper of Linlithgow Palace
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Sir James Hamilton of Finnart

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Sir James Hamilton of Finnart (c. 1495 – 16 August 1540) was a Scottish nobleman and architect, the illegitimate son of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran, and Mary (or Marion) Boyd of Bonshaw. Although legitimated in 1512 while still a minor, he continued to be known as the "Bastard of Arran". As a key member of the Hamilton family, and second cousin of James V, King of Scotland, he became a prominent member of Scottish society...

...In 1540 King James became convinced that Hamilton was plotting against him, although no evidence for this was presented. Arrested on charges of treason in late July, on 16 August Hamilton was tried, convicted and executed...

...Finnart married Margaret Livingston of Easter Wemyss some time before 1529, and had issue:

  • James Hamilton of Crawfordjohn
  • Agnes Hamilton, who married James Somerville, 6th Lord Somerville
  • Grissel Hamilton who married Andrew Leslie, 5th Earl of Rothes in 1548."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'James Hamilton of Finnart', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 February 2012, 16:04 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton_of_Finnart&oldid=478789160> [accessed 22 August 2012]

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Sir James Hamilton of Finnart's Timeline

1495
1495
Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1520
1520
Age 25
1522
1522
Age 27
Finnart, Dunbartonshire, , Scotland
1522
Age 27
Lanarkshire, Scotland
1526
1526
Age 31
Drumry, Fife, Scotland
1531
1531
Age 36
Finnart, , Renfrew, Dunbarton, Scotland
1540
August 16, 1540
Age 45
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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