Anna CUNNINGHAM, ,Lady Marquise of Hamilton

Female - Yes, date unknown

Personal Information

  • Name Anna CUNNINGHAM 
    Suffix ,Lady Marquise of Hamilton 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • Also recorded as Susannah.
    • (Research):Her historical importance is as a defender of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland against Charles I attempts to convert the whole of Scotland to Anglicanism and her active leadership in the National Coventant resistance movement.Her son, James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, had sided with Charles I. When he attempted to land an army on the Scottish Coast in 1639, she organised the defences and came forth with pistol which she vowed to discharge upon her son if he offered to come ashore.
    Person ID I8154  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

    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 James HAMILTON, ,2nd Marquise of Hamilton,4th Earl of Arran,   d. 2 Mar 1625 
    Married 1603 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F7300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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