About John Wallace of Riccarton, later Craigie
JOHN WALLACE HAMILTON OF BARR
formerly John Wallace
Margaret Hamilton, eldest daughter of Allan Hamilton of Ferguslie, married John Wallace, second son of William Wallace of Elderslie. It was a term of the contract that the husband was to assume the name and arms of Hamilton. Accordingly on 9 July 1647 a grant under the Great Seal was made to John Wallace of the right to do so, hence the Hamilton’s of Barr Wikipedia: Barr Castle
Alexander Hamilton of Barr, great grandson of Margaret and John, was born in 1670. Called of Barr his name appeared in 1695 on the Poll Tax roll for Lochwinnoch. He was appointed a Commissioner of Supply for Renfrewshire the following year. Alexander died in 1747 and was buried in the graveyard of St John’s Kirk. Alexander's grandson John Hamilton sold the estate to the Macdowall family. He died in 1825 and was buried in the family tomb at Lochwinnoch.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barr_Castle Wikipedia: Barr Castle]
- Burke, John, 1787-1848; A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank; but univested with heritable honours; London, H. Colburn; 1835; Vol. III; page 279