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About Thomas Hamilton, First Earl of Haddington

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington (1563 – 29 May 1637), designated before his peerage as 'of Drumcarny, Monkland, and Binning', was a Scottish administrator, Lord Advocate, judge, and Lord Lieutenant of Haddingtonshire...

...The son of Sir Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield, a judge of the Court of Session as Lord Priestfield, by his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Heriot of Trabroun, Haddingtonshire, Thomas junior was educated in Paris...

...He was admitted an Advocate in 1587, a Lord of Session in 1592, appointed Lord Advocate in 1596, Lord Clerk Register in 1612, and in 1616 became Lord President of the Court of Session...

...The 1st Earl of Haddington married, (1) c. 1588, Margaret (d. Dec 1596), only child of James Borthwick of Newbyres, by whom he had two daughters. He remarried (2) in 1597, Margaret (d. 31 May 1609), daughter of James Foulis of Colinton, and had, with two more daughters:

  • Thomas Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Haddington, a Covenanter, Governor of Dunglass Castle, and killed there in a massive explosion on 30 August 1640. Married, with issue.
  • Sir John Hamilton of Trabroun (dvp). Married with issue who died young.

...The 1st Earl married again (3) on 3 September 1613, Julian (buried 30 March 1637), daughter of Sir Thomas Ker of Ferniehirst, and widow of Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth, by whom he had another son:

  • Robert Hamilton, born 14 May 1614 and killed in the explosion at Dunglass Castle on 30 August 1640, unmarried."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 9 October 2012, 02:55 UTC, <,_1st_Earl_of_Haddington&oldid=516752469> [accessed 28 November 2012]

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Thomas Hamilton, First Earl of Haddington's Timeline

Duddington, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 27
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
February 18, 1596
Age 33
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
April 5, 1598
Age 35
May 25, 1600
Age 37
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
February 5, 1607
Age 44
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Age 46