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Dame Margaret Hamilton

Death: April 25, 1817
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Hamilton of Bourtreehill and Jean Mitchell
Wife of Sir John Cathcart of Carleton, Baronet
Sister of Jean Hamilton and Eleanora Hamilton

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About Dame Margaret Hamilton


According toJohn Anderson, Margaret Hamilton is the daughter of Robert Hamilton of Bourtreehill and his wife Elizabeth Hamilton. She is said by him to have married Sir John Cathcart of Carleton, at Roselle on 24 December 1764. Sir John is said to have died in 1784. Hamilton Memoirs: 242

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

1820-44: Papers relating to bonds for £5,000 and £4,000 over parts of lordship of Kilwinning; the heritable bond of corroboration is made by trustees of earl of Eglinton of whom Richard Alexander Oswald of Auchencruive is one to Oswald following obligation by earl of Eglinton in Oswald's marriage contract and assigned to Mrs. Magdalene Hay Mudie and transferred to David Carnegy and then to the Faculty of Advocates widows' fund and the bond of £4,000 is made by the trustees to Oswald as being the third due to Lilias Montgomery under an agreement of 1808 by the earl and countess of Eglinton of the estate in Jamaica which belonged to Robert Hamilton, father of the countess, Dame Jane Hamilton of Bourtreehill countess of Crawford, Dame Margaret Hamilton wife of Sir John Cathcart of Carleton and the late Mrs Frances Hamilton or Fergusson, the bond being subsequently transferred to the widows' fund of the Writers to the Signet. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/2/157

Genealogical Accounts

  1. Historical and Genealogical Memoirs of the House of Hamilton, pp. 242-43
  2. Sir Bernard, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed. London : Harrison 1879. Vol I. page 723
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