Cracroft's Peerage
The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage

If you have found this page useful, why not make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust so that we can continue to maintain and develop Cracroft's Peerage?

| Search this site | Introduction | Contents | The Monarchy | The Peerage | The Baronetage | Untitled Families | Orders of Chivalry | Miscellaneous | Forums | Contact Us | Links |



Hamilton, Lord (S, 1445 - dormant 1651)


Creation: let.pat. 28 Jun 1445


Dormant: 12 Sep 1651


Family name: Hamilton




See Earl of Arran



James [Hamilton], 1st Lord Hamilton

1st son and heir of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow, by his wife Janet Livingston, sister of James [Livingston], 1st Lord Livingston, and dau. of Sir Alexander Livingstone of Calendar


c. 1415

mar. (1)

c. 1440/1 Lady Eupheme Douglas (widow of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Douglas; d. betw. 1 Apr and 1 Nov 1468), 1st dau. of Sir Patrick Graham of Kilpont by his wife Eupheme, suo jure Countess of Strathearn

only child by first wife

1. Elizabeth Hamilton (d. after 11 Mar 1516/7), mar. (1) 1459 (div. c. 1484) as his first wife David [Lindsay], 5th Earl of Crawford and 1st Duke of Montrose, and (2) bef. 1503 (div. bef. 1507) John Forrester of Niddrie, and had issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

bef. Apr 1474 the Princess Mary (b. c. 16 May 1452; former wife of Thomas [Boyd], 1st Earl of Arran; d. c. May 1488), 1st dau. of James II, King of Scotland, by his wife Mary of Guelders, dau. of Arnold, Duke of Guelders

children by second wife

1. James Hamilton, later 2nd Lord Hamilton later 1st Earl of Arran

2. Elizabeth Hamilton (d. aft. Apr 1531), mar. 9 Apr 1494 as his second wife Matthew [Stuart], 2nd or 11th Earl of Lennox, and had issue


6 Nov 1479


28 Jun 1445 Lord Hamilton

suc. by

son by second wife


Privy Councillor 1440; Hereditary Sheriff of Lanarkshire 1455


James [Hamilton], 2nd Lord Hamilton later 1st Earl of Arran


11 Aug 1503 Earl of Arran


The Lordship of Hamilton was held by the Earls of Arran from 11 Aug 1503 until 12 Sep 1651, when William [Hamilton], 2nd Duke of Hamilton, 6th Earl of Arran, etc. died without immediate male heirs and the Earldom of Arran and the Lordship of Hamilton were assumed to have become dormant. Under the terms of the regrant of 15 Sep 1540 they should have passed to James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Abercorn, as heir male of James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Arran.


 First written 14 Apr 2004



ã Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.