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Robert Hamilton of Dalserf

Birthplace: Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: after May 23, 1604
Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Hamilton of Dalserf and N.N.
Husband of Margaret Hamilton and Isobel Hamilton
Father of Janet Hamilton; Robert Hamilton of Nerstoun; Master James Hamilton, Dean of Glasgow; Patrick Hamilton; Archibald Hamilton and 2 others
Brother of Reverend Archibald Hamilton, minister of the Gospel and Kilbirnie; James Hamilton of Langside and Patrick Hamilton

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About Robert Hamilton of Dalserf


According to Peter Barns-Graham Robert Hamilton of Dalserf was preceeded by another two men of the same name. He is said by him to have died after 23 May 1604. Stirnet: Hamilton 26


Robert Hamilton of Dalserf married Isobel Hamilton, daughter of John Hamilton of Orbistoun. Hamilton Memoirs, pp. 268-69 She and her husband had a charter for certain property in Kilwinning on 26 August 1559. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/1/1/90/1 She was still alive on 26 August 1578. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/3/1/10

Hamilton af Dalserf

Vid den här tiden rasade krig om makten över Skottland och klanen Hamilton hade som vanligt slutit upp på kungahuset Stuarts sida. Regerande drottning var Maria Stuart, som avsattes och fängslades 1568 av den engelska drottningen Elisabeths trupper. Huvudmannen för Hamilton av Dalserf samlade kungatrogna klaner och befriade Maria i början av maj 1568. I ett slag vid Langsyde, söder om Glasgow, blev skottarna dock grundligt slagna samma månad och Marias sak var förlorad.

Nu följde en svår tid för bland andra familjen Hamilton of Dalserf. De förföljdes av den engelska drottningens trogna, förlorade sina fästen i Larnark och fick tidvis gå i landsflykt

Lars-Gunnar Fredriksson

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland


26 August 1559: Charter granted by Gavin, commendator of the monastery of Kilwinning and the convent thereof, of the Order of St Benedict in the diocese of Glasgow in favour of Robert Hamilton of Dalserf, younger and Isabella Hamilton, his spouse, and the longest liver of them two in conjunct infeftment and the heirs lawfully procreated or to be procreated between them; whom failing the nearest and lawful heirs and assignees of Robert whomsoever, of the houses lying in the east side of the lands of Beinyard and Little Yard belonging to the said Robert and Isabella in feu farm together with the Little Yard on the north side of the said houses adjoining the Little Yard of Alexander Cowper of Brigend lying in the parish of Kilwinning, regality thereof, bailliary of Cunningham and sheriffdom of Ayr: to hold of the granters and their successors in feufarm for payment yearly of 5s Scots as the old duty used and wont to be paid together with 20 pennies in augmentation of the rental extending in whole to the sum of 6s 8d Dated at Kilwinning National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/1/1/90/1


1 June 1565: Charter by Robert Hammiltoun, younger, of Dalserf, with consent of Isabella Hammiltoun, his spouse, to Robert Hammiltoun, his eldest son, of the lands called the Haning or Litilward, the greater yards, the lands called Staneflat, Beinzard, with a lesser yard adjacent, ¾ parts of the Uterwod, the 10s. lands of old extent of Litil Auchinmaid alias Utermure, with the teinds, the 13/4d. lands of old extent of Walkerstoun alias Froustoun, the 10/- lands of new extent of Corshill, the 13/4d. lands of new extent of Ovirmanis called Hommillistoun, the 13/4d. lands of new extent of Nethirmanis, the 40d. lands of new extent of Lauchlanistoun, the 6/8d. lands of new extent of Ovirmanis and others, lying in the parish and regality of Kilwynning and sheriffdom of Aire National Records of Scotland, Yule Collection, reference GD90/1/172


13 November 1565: Letters of Reversion by Patrick Hammyltoun, son of Robert Hammyltoun of Dalserf, to John Finlasoun of Killeith, with consent of Elizabeth Sinclare, his spouse, on annualrent of 10 merks Scots furth of lands of Killeith alias Kildeleith, for 100 merks Scots. [Seal appended]. 13 November 1565 National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Dick-Lauder family of Fountainhall, reference GD41/384


28 December 1573: Charter of Sale by Gavin Hammyltoun of Roploch, granting to his cousin Mr Archibald Hammyltoun, vicar of Kilbirnie, his heirs and assignees, 13s 4d lands of new extent of Bogsyde, then occupied by Gilbert Swan, lying in the parish of Beith, regality of Kilwynning, bailiary of Cunighame and sheriffdom of Aire. To be held 'de me'. Rendering therefor yearly to the abbot and convent of Kilwynning, superiors thereof, 13s 4d in name of feu ferm, and 20d augmentation; and to the granter one penny Scots in name of blench ferm: and doubling the feu duty the first year of the entry of heirs. With Precept of Sasine addressed to John Hammiltoun. 28 December 1573: At Roploch Witnesses: John Hammiltoun of Cander, William Hammyltoun, lawful son of Robert Hammyltoun of Dalserf, elder, John Thomsone in Dalserf, 'dum diversis aliis' National Records of Scotland, Register House Charters, reference RH6/2300


19 August 1577: Charter granted by Gavin Hamilton of Raploch in favour of Neill Montgomery of Langschaw, his heirs and assignees whomsoever of the tenement described as 'his house and tenement of land commonly called Abbotis Yns between the lands pertaining to Hugh, Earl of Eglinton on the north and the lands of [ ] Guthray on the south parts': to hold of him in free blench farm for payment of the above feu duty of 22s to the commendator and convent of the monastery of Kilwinning and to the provost and baillies of the burgh of Irvine [ ]used and wont to be paid yearly ad to himself and his heirs a penny Scots on the feast of Whitsunday on the ground of the said tenement in anme of blench farm; and the said Neill Montgomery relieving him of all annualrents justly due from the said tenement saving the liferent of one of the smaller houses within the enclosure thereof next to the garden and the half of the said garden which Jonet Symington, relict of deceased James Benis, then inhabited to her for her life and reserving also the office of 'Laichboicht' of the said tenements of John Peiblis, for the whole time of his life, aas then possessed by him if he had a tack or rental thereof made to him by the deceased Gavin, commendator of Kilwinning Dated at Glasgow Witnesses: Robert Hamilton of Dalserf, Robert Mure of Caulduell, David Campbell of Skeldrum, John Hamilton of Bromehill and others National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/1/1/91/2


26 August 1578: Contract between Hugh, earl of Eglinton, his wife Dame Agnes Drummond and Robert, Master of Eglinton, on the one part, and Robert Hamilton of Dalserf and Isobel Hamilton his wife on the other, concerning certain meadowlands around Kilwinning. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/3/1/10


19 August 1581: Precept of Sale by Robert Rais, provost of the college kirk of Hammiltoun, and the prebendaries thereof, addessed to Thomas Nasmyth in Bothuile, for giving Sasine to James Hammiltoun, lawful son of Thomas Hammiltoun in Boithuill, of the lands of Carrisland with pertinents, on his father's resignation. At Hammiltoun, 19 Aug 1581. Witnesses, John Spittale in Hammiltoun, Robert Caidzow there, John Hammiltoun, eldest son of George Hammiltoun younger of Prestoun, William Hammiltoun, son of Robert Hammiltoun, sometime of Dalserf, David Hammiltoun, son of John Hammiltoun of Broumehill. National Records of Scotland, Register House Charters, reference RH6/2599

On 20 May 1581 he was served heir to his father.

He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Lanarkshire in 1634.

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Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age 46
Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland
May 23, 1604
Age 104
Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland