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Hamilton, Sir James, of Finnartlocked

(c. 1495–1540)
  • Charles McKean


Hamilton, Sir James, of Finnart (c. 1495–1540), administrator and architect, was the illegitimate firstborn son of Lord James Hamilton (1475?–1529), subsequently first earl of Arran, and his mistress Marion Boyd of Bonshaw. Granted the lands of Finnart in 1507, he had court connections from an early age, being knighted in 1511. Accepted in 1513 as his father's heir failing legitimate heirs, in 1516 he fought for his father against the ...

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