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  • ID: I19354
  • Name: James 1st Lord HAMILTON , 6th Lord of Cadzow 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1423 in Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Birth: ABT 1415 in Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 3
  • Death: 16 NOV 1479 in Hamilton, Clydesdale, Larnarkshire, Scotland 1
  • Death: 6 NOV 1479 3
  • Note:
    Sir James Hamilton, 6th of Cadzow, 1st Lord Hamilton, so created by royal charter 28 June 1445; at first joined the Douglas revolt of 1455 against James II, later went over to the King's side and helped suppress it, Sheriff Lanarkshire 1 July 1455, had a new charter of all his lands and baronies 23 Oct 1455; married 1st (dispensation 2 Feb 1440/1) Lady Eupheme Graham (died by 1 Nov 1468), eldest daughter of Sir Patrick Graham, Countess of Strathearn in her own right, and widow of 5th Earl of Douglas, and had issue. The 1st Lord Hamilton married 2nd c 25 April 1476 Princess Mary, eldest daughter of James II and previously wife of Thomas Boyd, Earl of Arran, and died 16 Nov 1479, having by her had issue. [Burke's Peerage]



    JAMES HAMILTON, son and heir of Sir James Hamilton, of Cadyow [Cadzow], co. Lanark, by Janet, sister of James, 1st LORD LIVINGSTON [SCT], and daughter of Sir Alexander LIVINGSTON, of Calendar, was born probably about 1415; mentioned in a charter 18 April 1426, his father being alive; was in 1440 P.C. to James II. He was created, by royal charter, 28 June or 3 July 1445, an "hereditary Lord of our Parliament" as LORD HAMILTON [SCT], all his lordships and baronies being erected into the Lordship of Hamilton. He appears to have joined the Douglas insurrection in March 1455, but then changed sides, and was rewarded with the grant of the hereditary Shrievalty of Lanarkshire, 1 July 1455, and with other grants in August and October 1457. He was on various embassies to England from 1461 to 1472.

    He married, 1stly (dispensation 25 February 1440/1), Eupheme, widow of Archibald, 5th EARL OF DOUGLAS [SCT], 1st daughter of Sir Patrick GRAHAM, by Eupheme, suo jure COUNTESS OF STRATHERNE [SCT]. She died s.p.m., in 1468, between 1 August and 1 November. He married, 2ndly, certainly before April 1474, and probably in February or March 1473/4, the dispensation from the Pope (legitimatising the two children already born) not being obtained till 25 April 1476, the Lady Mary STEWART, formerly wife of Thomas (BOYD), EARL OF ARRAN [SCT], sister of the then reigning JAMES III, being daughter of JAMES II, by Mary, daughter of Arnold, DUKE OF GUELDRES. He died 6 November 1479. His widow, the Princess, who was born [very shortly] before 16 May 1452 (a), died about May 1488. [Complete Peerage VI:254-6, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (a) Her brother James III was b. 10 Jul 1451, another child was b. and d. 19 May 1450, the marriage of the parents having taken place 3 July 1449.


    Note: Magna Charta Sureties and CP VI:254 give a birth date for James of "ca. 1415". I think this is too early, given his parents' marriage of 1422, his own marriage dates, etc. In fact CP I:220 had a statement that James was about 70 when he married Mary of Scotland in 1468 (making him b. about 1398!), but this statement was retracted by XIV:36, and the marriage was change to "bef. Apr 1474". Obviously CP has some conflicting information on this line, however CP XIV did not correct the "about 1215" statement for his birth date.

    Father: James HAMILTON , 5th Lord of Cadzow, Sir b: ABT 1384 in Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Mother: Janet LIVINGSTON b: ABT 1409 in Callendar House, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Eupheme GRAHAM b: ABT 1414 in of Kilpont & Illieston, West Lothian, Scotland
    • Married: 2 FEB 1440/41 in 2nd husband 1st wife - dispensation date 1
    • Married: 25 FEB 1440/41 3
    1. Has Children Elizabeth HAMILTON b: ABT 1441 in Cadzow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

    Marriage 2 Mary STEWART , Princess of Scotland b: BEF 16 MAY 1452 in Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland
    • Married: BEF APR 1474 in 2nd husband 2nd wife 2 3
    • Married: ABT 1468 in 2nd husband 2nd wife (25 April 1476 also given as date) 4
    1. Has Children Elizabeth HAMILTON b: ABT 1473 in Hamilton, Clydesdale, Larnarkshire, Scotland
    2. Has Children James 2nd Lord HAMILTON , 1st Earl of Arran b: ABT 1475 in Hamilton, Clydesdale, Larnarkshire, Scotland

    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 4
    2. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 92a-12
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:254-6
    4. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 4, 1579
      Text: (4) states abt Apr 25 1476 which looks a lot like 1st wedding date. (1579) states 1468 while 1st husband was still alive.
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