Margaret CUNNINGHAME

Female - Yes, date unknown


Personal Information

  • Name Margaret CUNNINGHAME 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I22505  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2016 

    Father William CUNNINGHAM, ,6th Earl of Glencairn,   b. Abt 1530,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Janet GORDON, , of Lochinvar,   b. 1528,   d. 18 Nov 1596  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1549 
    • Details of the childrens births(including fathers name William ,mother Janet Gordon) ,and marriages were extracted from the book "A pairt of the life of lady Margaret Cuninghame ... that she had with her first husband,the Master of Evandale" . By Margaret Cuninghame (Lady.)The book contains family records ,and also letters from Lady Margaret Cunningham to her sister Anna,Marchioness Hamilton.It also contains a personal account of her disasterous first marriage to James Hamilton of Crawfordjohn ,including his illtreatment of her and their children. Her Will is also included. A very limited print of the original papers ,held by the family of Lady Margaret , and Sir Walter Scott,was undertaken by Charles Sharpe Kirkpatrick.
    Family ID F2829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James HAMILTON, ,of Crawfordjohn,Master of Evandale,   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

    Family 2 Sir James MAXWELL, , of Calderwood,   bur. Kilbride Kirkyard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Sep 1610 
    Children 
     1. Col. John MAXWELL, ,of the Scots Army,   d. 3 Sep 1650, the Battle of Dunbar Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sir. Alexander MAXWELL, ,later of Saughton Hall,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Susanna MAXWELL,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anne MAXWELL, ,Lady Newhall,widow of James McMorran of Newhall,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret MAXWELL,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Catherine MAXWELL,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F4052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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