Sir James Hamilton of Finnart

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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, <> [accessed 22 August 2012]

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Sir James Hamilton of Finnart's Timeline

Age 27
Finnart, Dunbartonshire, , Scotland
Age 30
Finnart, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Age 31
Drumry, Fife, Scotland
Age 36
Finnart, , Renfrew, Dunbarton, Scotland
August 16, 1540
Age 45