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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Ker [Kerr], Mark (1517–1584), landowner and administrator, second son of Sir Andrew Ker (d. 1526) of Cessford, Roxburghshire, and Agnes, daughter of Sir Patrick Crichton of Cranstoun Riddel, Edinburghshire, was born in Edinburgh Castle, of which Sir Patrick was then keeper. After graduating MA from ...

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Ker, Sir Walter, of Cessford (1510–1582), border chieftain and administrator, was the eldest son of Andrew Ker of Cessford (d. 1526) and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir Patrick Crichton of Cranstoun Riddel. His father was killed near Melrose in 1526 by a follower of ...

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Lyon, John, eighth Lord Glamis (c. 1544–1578), nobleman and administrator, was the eldest son of John Lyon, seventh Lord Glamis (b. c. 1521, d. in or before 1559), and Janet, daughter of Robert Keith, Lord Keith, and sister of the fourth Earl Marischal...

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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, ...