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About Grizel Hamilton


Grizel Hamilton is the daughter of Sir James Hamilton of Finnart and his wife Margaret Livingston. Hamilton Memoirs: 286


A date and place of death has not been identified for Dame Grizel Hamilton. She was alive on 25 September 1568 NRS: RH6/2130 but died before 18 August 1573, the date upon which her widowed husband was contracted to marry his second wife, Jean, daughter of Patrick, Lord Ruthven. The Scots Peerage VII: pp. 293-94


Grizel Hamilton married Andrew, Lord Rothes. Hamilton Memoirs: 286 The marriage contract is dated 28 June 1548. The Scots Peerage VII: pp. 293-94


  1. James Leslie, Master Leslie of Rothes
  2. Patrick Leslie, 1st Baron Lindores
  3. Sir Andrew Leslie of Lumbany
  4. Lady Isabella Leslie
  5. Eupheme Leslie

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

27 September 1568: Charter by Andrew, Earl of Rothes lord Leslie, granting to Andrew Leslie, his son, in liferent, the lands and mill of Kilmany, in the regality of St Andrews and sheriffdom of Fyiff. To be held de me, for service aucht and wont. Reserving the liferent to Dame Grisil Hammiltoun, wife of said earl. Provided that said earl might have regress to said lands on payment of £5 Scots. With precept of Sasine directed to John Young. Witnesses: John Ramsay, Master William Chalmer, Patrick Glasfurd, notary public, 'cum diversis aliis' National Records of Scotland, Register House charters, 1st series, reference RH6/2130


  1. Historical and Genealogical Memoirs of the House of Hamilton etc.By John Anderson (John Anderson, Edinburgh), pp. 284-90 for Hamilton of Finnart
  2. The Scots Peerage etc. Edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, LL.D., Lord Lyon King of Arms. Volume VII, p. 293 for the marriage of Grizel Hamilton and Andrew, Lord Rothes


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Grizel Hamilton's Timeline

Pitcairlie, Fife, Scotland
Kilmany, Fifeshire, Scotland
September 27, 1568
May 9, 1573
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
October 3, 1573
January 11, 1580
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland