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Paisley, Lord (S, 1587)


Creation: let. pat. 29 Jul 1587


Family name: Hamilton




See Duke of Abercorn



Claud [Hamilton], 1st Lord Paisley

5th son of James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Arran, by his wife Lady Margaret Douglas, 1st dau. and cohrss. of James [Douglas], 3rd Earl of Morton


9 Jun 1546


1 Aug 1574 Hon Margaret Seton (bur. 12 Feb 1615/6), sister of Robert [Seton], 1st Earl of Winton, and only dau. of George [Seton], 5th Lord Seton, by his wife Isabel Hamilton, dau, of Sir William Hamilton of Sanquhar, High Treasurer of Scotland


1. Henry Hamilton (b. 13 Dec 1584; dvp. 15 Mar 1585)

2. Alexander Hamilton (b. 18 Mar 1587 ; dvp. 21 Nov 1587)

3. Hon James Hamilton, cr. 5 Apr 1603 Lord of Abercorn, to him and his heirs male and assigns whatever, and 10 Jul 1606 Lord of Paisley, Hamilton, Mountcastell and Kilpatrick and Earl of Abercorn, to him and his heirs male whatever, Member of Parliament for Linlithgow 1597, Privy Councillor [S],  Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King James VI,  Hereditary Sheriff of Linlithgowshire 1600, a member of the Council of the Province of Munster 1615 (dvp. 23 Mar 1617/8), mar. Hon Marian Boyd (d. 26 Aug 1632), 1st dau. of Thomas [Boyd], 5th Lord Boyd, by his wife Margaret Campbell, dau. of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudoun, and had issue:

1a. Hon James Hamilton, later 2nd Earl of Abercorn later 2nd Lord Paisley

2a. Hon Claud Hamilton, later 2nd Lord Hamilton

3a. Hon Sir William Hamilton, 1st Bt. cr. 1627, resident in Rome on behalf of Henrietta Maria, Queen Dowager of England (d. 25 Jun 1681), mar. before 1 Apr 1656 Jean Campbell (widow of (1) Alan [Cathcart], 5th Lord Cathcart, and (2) Sir Duncan Campbell of Auchinbreck, 2nd Bt.), 1st dau. of Alexander Colquhoun of Luss by his wife Helen Buchanan, dau. of Sir George Buchanan of that Ilk

4a. Hon Sir George Hamilton, 1st Bt., of Donalong, co. Tyrone, and Nenagh, co. Tipperary (d. 1679), mar. 2 Jun 1629 Lady Mary Butler (d. Aug 1680), sister of James [Butler], 1st Duke of Ormonde, and 3rd dau. of Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Thurles (by his wife Elizabeth Poyntz, dau. of Sir John Poyntz, of Iron Acton, co. Gloucester), 1st son and heir ap. of Walter [Butler], 11th Earl of Ormonde and 4th Earl of Ossory, and had issue

5a. Hon Sir Alexander Hamilton, of Holborn, London (d. before 4 May 1669), mar. Elizabeth Bedingfield, and had issue

1a. Lady Anne Hamilton (dspm. 1620), mar. 7 Nov 1611 as his first wife Hugh [Sempill], 5th Lord Sempill, and had issue

2a. Lady Margaret Hamilton (dsp.), mar. 1628 Sir William Cunningham of Caprington

3a. Lady Isobel Hamilton (d. after 4 Nov 1620)

4a. Lady Lucy Hamilton (d. after 28 Oct 1627)

4. Hon Sir John Hamilton, mar. Joanna Everard (mar. (2) as his second wife Robert [Sempill], 4th Baron Sempill, (3) Capt Patrick Crafford, of Tredonnel, co. Donegal, and (4) Sir George Marbury;  d. 14 Jun 1638), dau. of Levimus Everard, of Mechlin, and had issue

5. Hon Sir Claud Hamilton of Shawfield, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, Privy Councillor [I] 1613 (d. 19 Oct 1614), mar. Janet Hamilton (d. Sep 1613), dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Hamilton of Leckprevick and Easter Greenlees, and had issue

6. Hon Sir George Hamilton, of Greenlaw, co. Tyrone, and Roscrea, co. Tipperary (d. bef. 1657), mar. (1) Lady Isobel Lundie (widow of Robert Lundie, Yr of that Ilk), 2nd dau. of Hon James Leslie, Master of Rothes (by his first wife Hon Margaret Lindsay, only dau. of Patrick [Lindsay], 6th Lord Lindsay of the Byres), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Andrew [Leslie], 5th Earl of Rothes, and (2) Lady Mary Butler, 6th dau. of Walter [butler], 11th Earl of Ormonde, and had issue by his first wife

7. Hon Sir Frederick Hamilton, of Manor Hamilton, co. Leitrim, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber (d. 31 Mar 1646), mar. (1) Sidney Vaughan, dau. and hrss. of Rt Hon Sir John Vaughan, Governor of Londonderry, and (2) Agnes ..... (mar. (2) bef. 29 Mar 1661 John Maxwell), and had issue by his first wife

1. Margaret Hamilton (b. 1 Sep 1577; dvp. 23 Dec 1577)

2. Hon Margaret Hamilton (b. c. 1585; d. 11 Sep 1623), mar. after 11 Jul 1601 as his first wife William [Douglas], 1st Marquess of Douglas, and had issue


May 1621


29 Jul 1587 Lord Paisley

suc. by



Canon of Glasgow and Prebendary of Cambuslang;  Dean of Dunbar;  Commendator of the Abbey of Paisley, co. Renfrew 1553


James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Abercorn and 2nd Lord Paisley


suc. his father 23 Mar 1617/8 as 2nd Earl of Abercorn and his grandfather May 1621 as 2nd Lord Paisley


The Lordship of Paisley has been held by the Earls of Abercorn (Marquesses of Abercorn from 15 Oct 1790 and Dukes of Abercorn from 10 Aug 1868) since 23 Mar 1617/8.


 Last updated 16 May 2004



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