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Hamilton, James, first earl of Abercorn (1575–1618), courtier and administrator, was the eldest son of Claud Hamilton, first Lord Paisley (1546?–1621), and his wife, Margaret Seton (d. 1616), daughter of George, fifth Lord Seton. His links by blood and marriage to many of the most powerful nobles in ...


George Home, earl of Dunbar (d. 1611) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Home, George, earl of Dunbar (d. 1611), courtier and administrator, was the fourth son of Alexander Home of Manderston (d. 1593) and Janet Home (d. 1593), daughter of George Home of Spott. The date of his birth is uncertain. There were many divisions among the ...


Murray, James, of Pardewis (d. 1592), courtier and administrator, was the third son of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine (d. 1563) and his wife, Katherine (d. in or after 1576), daughter of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy. First recorded in 1542, ...