James HAMILTON, ,of Crawfordjohn,Master of Evandale

Male - Yes, date unknown


Personal Information

  • Name James HAMILTON 
    Suffix ,of Crawfordjohn,Master of Evandale 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I22504  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2016 

    Father James HAMILTON, ,of Libberton,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Christian BOYD, ,daughter of Robert,Lord Boyd.,   d. 1608 
    Family ID F7295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret CUNNINGHAME,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Jan 1598 
    • James was a brutal and self centred husband,virtually abandoning Margaret ,almost immediately after their wedding , and leaving her with her parents.He provided no clothing , accommodations , or luxuries of any kind for her , but spent vast amounts on trips to France , living a very lavish lifestyle,and only seeing her on rare occasions. He would continually desert his family to persue his own pleasures ,his wife and children being left destitute, and reliant on her parents and friends for food and clothing. He would eventually resort to boarding in one of his servants houses ,virtually penniless from his wastrel lifestyle,eventually being excommunicated for slaughter and adultery with Jannet Campbell.

      Margaret wrote her Will/Testament on 2nd October1622 ,sending a copy to to her sister Anna,Lady Marquise of Hamilton, beseeching Anna and her husband,the 2nd Marquise of Hamilton, to take gaurdianship of her young children.

      Ref: A pairt of the life of lady Margaret Cuninghame ... that she had with her first husband,the Master of Evandale . By Margaret Cuninghame (lady.)
    Divorced Abt 1609 
    Children 
     1. James HAMILTON,   b. 4 Jul 1601, the residence of his grandparents at Finlystone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John HAMILTON, ,of Crawfordjohn,   b. 12 Oct 1603, the residence of his grandparents at Finlystone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jean HAMILTON,   b. 1605,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Christian HAMILTON,   b. 1 Nov 1606,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Thomas HAMILTON,   b. 1608,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F4050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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