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Sir James Hamilton of Finnart

Birthplace: Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Cause of death: Executed for treason
Immediate Family:

Son of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran and Mary Boyd
Husband of Margaret Livingston
Father of Grizel Hamilton; Andrew Hamilton of Snar and Glenkip; Sir James Hamilton of Evandale; Elizabeth (Secundus) Hamilon and Elizabeth Hamilton
Brother of Elizabeth Hamilton
Half brother of Jean Hamilton; Euphemia Hamilton; James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran; Lady Janet Hamilton; Elizabeth Hamilton and 7 others

Occupation: 1534, Captain and Keeper of Linlithgow Palace, Steward of the Royal Household and Master of Works to King James
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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"Sir James Hamilton of Finnart (c. 1495 – 16 August 1540) was a Scottish nobleman and architect, the illegitimate son of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran, and Mary (or Marion) Boyd of Bonshaw. Although legitimated in 1512 while still a minor, he continued to be known as the "Bastard of Arran". As a key member of the Hamilton family, and second cousin of James V, King of Scotland, he became a prominent member of Scottish society...

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'James Hamilton of Finnart', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 February 2012, 16:04 UTC, <> [accessed 22 August 2012]


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Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age 36
August 16, 1540
Age 45
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland