About John Hamilton
"Sir John of Magdalens. He was appointed Lord Clerk Register in succession to Sir George Hay 3 July 1622, and was admitted an ordinary Lord of Session 27 July in that year; he was superseded in 1626, when it was decided that no judges should be members of the Council, but was made an Extraordinary Lord 2 November 1630. He was a member of the Privy Council from 1622 till its reconstruction in 1626, when he was again included amongst its members. He died at Holyrood 28 November 1632, and was buried in the Abbey there. He married, about 1604, Agnes, daughter of William Hamilton, merchant burgess of Edinburgh, and by her had at least one daughter."
SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. IV, page 307
- An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 269