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James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh

Death: before 1594
Immediate Family:

Son of David Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh and Christian Schawe
Husband of Isabella Sinclair
Father of Alison Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh and Christian Hamilton
Brother of Janet Hamilton; David Hamilton of Monktonmains and Bothwellhaugh; John Hamilton, Provost of Bothwell; Archibald Hamilton and Arthur Hamilton

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh


James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh is the eldest son and heir of David Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh. Memoirs of the House of Hamilton

James Hamilton was a supporter of Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots, he was part of her army at the Battle of Langside, where he was taken prisoner. He was tried and condemned to death but pardoned at the intercession of the clergy. His estate of Bothwellhaugh was confiscated and his wife ejected from their home. In January 1570, in an act of revenge for her mistreatment, he murdered James Stewart, Earl of Moray. Memoirs of the House of Hamilton


James Hamilton pf Bothwellhaugh married Isabella Sinclair, daughter and co-heiress of John Sinclair of Woodhouselee, with whom he had two daughters. Memoirs of the House of Hamilton

Published Biographical Accounts and Accounts of the Family

  1. Memoirs of the House of Hamilton
  2. Wikipedia: James Hamilton
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Bothwellhaugh, Lanarkshire, Scotland