Thomas Hamilton (c.1530 - 1611) MP

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Birthplace: Priestfield, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died
Managed by: Ian Hoyle
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About Thomas Hamilton

Biographical Summary

"Thomas Hamilton, the eldest son, was a minor when his father was killed at Pinkie, but, as was usual when the head of the family fell in battle, was at once retoured heir to his father. It is probable, indeed, that he did not reach majority till 1561, in which year he was made a burgess of Edinburgh is right of his father...

...on 29 May 1607 he was raised to the Bench of the Courts of Session, under the title of Lord Priestfield... His judgeship did not last long, as he resigned in 1608; promotion and active service had in fact come too late in age, and he was dead before 1612...

...He married, first, in 1558, Elizabeth, daughter of James Heriot of Trabroun, who apparently did not survive long; and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony, and widow of James Borthwick of Newbyres."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. IV, page 306

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