Earl James Hamilton

Earl James Hamilton[1]

Male Abt 1505 - 1575  (~ 70 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name James Hamilton 
    Prefix Earl 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1505 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1574-1575  Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36927  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2007 

    Father Earl James Hamilton,   b. Abt 1475, Isle of Arran, Buteshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 26 Mar 1529, Kinneil House, West Lothian Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Janet Beaton,   b. Abt 1486, Creich Caslte, Fifeshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1522, Kinneil House, West Lothian Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1516  Creich, Sunderland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F39759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Douglas,   b. Abt 1512,   d. Aft 24 May 1579  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Bef 23 Sep 1532 
    Children 
     1. Anne Hamilton,   d. Aft Apr 1574
     2. Earl James Hamilton,   b. 1537-1538,   d. Mar 1609  (Age 71 years)
     3. Gavin Hamilton,   d. Bef Aug 1547
     4. Marquess John Hamilton,   b. 1540,   d. 6 Apr 1604  (Age 64 years)
     5. David Hamilton,   b. Abt 1542,   d. Mar 1611, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     6. Baron Claude Hamilton,   b. Sep 1543, Hamilton, Clydesdale, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1621, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     7. Barbara Hamilton,   d. Bef 26 Nov 1577
     8. Helen Hamilton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jean Hamilton,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F15600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 2nd Earl of Arran, chosen as Regent of Scotland following the death of James V (being nearest of kin to the throne through his grandmother, though the question of the validity of his mother's marriage was by no means settled).and declared on 13 Mar 1542/3 Heir Presumptive of the Crown. During the subsequent religious troubles he attempted to compromise but finally favoured the Reformers. For his services in promoting the marriage of Queen Mary to the Dauphin of France he was created Duc de Châtelherault. In 1554 he resigned the Regency to Marie de Guise-Lorraine, the Queen-Mother, and in 1565, after opposing the marriage of the widowed Queen Mary to Henry Stuart (known to the English as Lord Darnley, but to the Scots in sequence as Master of Lennox, Duke of Albany and King Henry), he went abroad for four years, returning to oppose the Regency of the Earl of Moray (assassinated by James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh 1569/70) and then of the Earl of Lennox (killed by the Hamiltons 1571), but submitting finally on 15 Feb 1572/3 to the 4th Earl of Morton, ("the grimmest of that grim race from which he sprung"), the husband of his wife's sister Elizabeth, who lost the Regency in 1578 and was executed 1581). Much of his life was strongly influenced by his nearness in blood to the Queen, the strength that gave to the candidature of his sons for the rôle of Consort and the power of King, and the temptation that might arise when only an infant was between his family "and home" (as it was once said aloud).

  • Sources 
    1. [S480] Afstammelingen Karel de Grote, J.C. Goudswaard.


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