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JAMES HAMILTON OF STANEHOUSE

Death

James Hamilton of Statehouse and his son James were killed in 1548, in a riot on the streets of Edinburgh.

First Marriage

James Hamilton of Stanehouse married Margaret Mowat, daughter and heiress of Alexander Mouat of Stanehouse,

Second Marriage

James Hamilton of Stanehouse married Grizel Semple, daughter of Robert, third Lord Sempill.

Third Marriage

James Hamilton of Stanehouse married Mariote Touris.James Balfour Paul, FSA (Scot)., and John Maitland Thomson, MA. (Editors), Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1513-1546 (H.M. General Register House, Edinburgh, 1883), charter number 3124 on p. 573

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

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24 October 1536: Charter by which James Hamilton, son and heir of the deceased Margarete Mowat of Stanehouse, confirms that he has sold the lands of Burrofield inthe sheriffdom of Peebles to Gilbert Dikesoun of Melvinislandis. James Hamilton's disposition was made with the consent of his curators, Alexander Lockhart of Cleghorn and Thomas Hamilton of Rople. James Hamilton's father, James Hamilton of Stanehouse, was the principal witness to this charter. For greater security Gilbert Dikesoun of Melvinislandis obtained a charter of confirmation under the Great Seal of Scotland on 28 October 1536 Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1513-1546, charter number 1626 on p. 362

                   2

24 October 1536: Charter by which James Hamilton, son and heir of the deceased Margarete Mowat of Stanehouse, confirms that he has sold the lands of Winkestoun in the sheriffdom of Peebles to William Dikesoun, burgess of Peebles. James Hamilton's disposition was made with the consent of his curators, Alexander Lockhart of Cleghorn and Thomas Hamilton of Rople. James Hamilton's father, James Hamilton of Stanehouse, was the principal witness to this charter. For greater security William Dikesoun obtained a charter of confirmation under the Great Seal of Scotland on 28 October 1536. Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1513-1546, charter number 1627 on p. 362

                   3

27 September 1543: Charter by which the Queen confirms possession of the ten pound lands and barony of Stanehous and other lands to James Hamilton of Stanehouse and his son and heir also James Hamilton. James Hamilton of Stanehouse resigned these lands into the hands of the monarch in order to obtain a new grant. He did so with the consent of his wife Grissillidis Symple. He also reserved his own liferent and the liferent of his wife. Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1513-1546, charter number 2960 on p. 693

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21 February 1545-46: Charter issued under the Great Seal of Scotland which confirms possession of the four merk land of Kittimure, the land called Kingis-hauch-holme, together with the East Mains of Stanehouse, to James Hamilton of Stanehouse, Captain of the Castle of Edinburgh, and his wife Mariote Touris.These lands had been resigned by James and his son James in order to obtain a new grant from the crown. James Balfour Paul, FSA (Scot)., and John Maitland Thomson, MA. (Editors), Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1513-1546 (H.M. General Register House, Edinburgh, 1883), charter number 3124 on p. 573

Genealogical Accounts

  1. Lieutenant-Colonel George Hamilton, A History of the House of Hamilton (J. Skinner and Company, Edinburgh, 1933), pp. 828-41 for Hamilton of Stonehouse
  2. John Anderson, Historical and Genealogical Memoirs of the House of Hamilton, etc. (Edinburgh 1825), 447 pp. plus supplements
  3. Stirnet: Hamilton 02