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  • ID: I22212
  • Name: Archibald Hamilton
  • Suffix: of Halcraig 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: BEF 6 JUL 1639 2
  • Residence: Halcraig, Lanark, Scotland, & LImerick, Ireland
  • Occupation: 6g grandfather of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  • Note: 3 4

    2nd son.
    Of Limerick
    Commissary at Limerick.
    Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh, married Rachel Carmichael and had 22 children, of whom 6 boys came of age (John, James d.s.p., Archibald d.s.p., Gawin, William, and Robert d.s.p.).
    On the death of Henry, 2nd. Earl of Clanbrassil, the male representation of the family passed to the descendants of: Archibald Hamilton, second son of the Rev. Hans Hamilton, vicar of Dunlop, by Janet Denham his wife, and next younger brother of Sir James Hamilton, 1st. Viscount Clandeboye. Archibald was a writer in Edinburgh and Sheriff depute of Lanarkshire April 1594. He apparently acquired some interest in the estate of Halcraig, and as of Haulcraig, Sheriff Depute of Lanarkshire, is referred to 9th Aug. 1625. On 24th. Oct. 1628, Archibald granted the 5 pound lands of Weitschaw and Halcraig in the parish of Carluke to Robert Denholme yr. of Westshields. He was admitted a denizen of Ireland 20th May 1617, and became Commissary of Limerick. Styled late of Ballerott, he had from Lord Clandeboye a grant of the lands of Ballyskeighly 9th May 1626. Archibald died before 6th. July, 1639. He married first Margaret Symsoun, who died 1608. Confirmation of her Testament dative dated 3 July 1609, was granted to her husband as father and administrator to their only surviving infant daughter Jane. Archibald married secondly, 1612, Rachel, daughter of Walter Carmichael of Crawford, who survived him and died of a great age.p 310pp 312-3p 346p (Burke s Peerage)
    His eldest son John was served heir to his father 6th July 1639.
    ?Archibald is educated in learning; then bred a writer to the Signet in Edinburgh. He afterwards
    settled in Limerick as Commissary and becomes a man of great judgment and integrity. He
    bought a good estate and lived in great plenty and wealth. By his first wife he had two daughters
    and by his second wife he had 22 children.?
  • _UID: 1A4B060370714E879878F34D5C025C2A58F9
  • Change Date: 29 NOV 2012

    Father: Hans Hamilton b: 1536 in Raploch, Scotland
    Mother: Janet or Margaret Denham or Denholme b: 1540 in West Shields, Ayrshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Margaret Symsoun
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Jean Hamilton

    Marriage 2 Rachel Carmichael b: AFT 1577
    • Married: 1612
    1. Has Children Gavin or Gawen Hamilton b: 1630

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: IGI (Aft Oct 2002)
      Author: LDS
    2. Text: Hamilton of Killyleagh, probably transcribed and typed by Edna Read
      Quoted on
    3. Type: Web Site
      Author: Kelley Hamilton
    4. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Hamilton Papers
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