Sir Thomas Hamilton, Kt., of Priestfield

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Thomas Hamilton

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Birthplace: Priestfield, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hamilton, Jr. and Elizabeth Hamilton
Husband of Elizabeth Hamilton and Elizabeth Hamilton
Father of Christian Hamilton; Thomas Hamilton, First Earl of Haddington; Andrew Hamilton; John Hamilton; Patrick Hamilton and 4 others
Brother of John Hamilton; James Hamilton and Margaret Hamilton

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About Sir Thomas Hamilton, Kt., of Priestfield

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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Sir Thomas Hamilton, Kt., of Priestfield's Timeline

1530
1530
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1537
1537
Age 7
1558
1558
Age 28
Priestfield, Scotland
1563
1563
Age 33
Duddington, Midlothian, Scotland
1611
1611
Age 81
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