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  • ID: I12986
  • Name: Alexander Hamilton
  • Suffix: 7th of Innerwick
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1593 in Innerwick, Perth, Scotland 1
  • Death: 1616
  • Note: 2 3

    Also married Christian, dau of Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield.
    Under the Plantation of Ulster grants were made to five Scottish settlers in the barony of Tullyhunco in 1610. The first of these consisting of 2,000 acres, was granted to Sir Alexander Hamilton, of Endervicke, in Scotland. The lands were to be created into the manor of Clonkine and Carrotubber, with 600 acres in demesne. He was also granted the advowson and patronage of the rectory of Killeshandra. His son, Sir Claud, was granted 1,000 acres near the Leitrim border. It was to be created into the manor of Clonyn or Taghleagh. Two brothers, Alexander and John Achmootie or Auchmothy got 1,000 acres each, to be created into the manors of Kilegh and Dromheada, respectively. Finally, John Browne was given 1,000 acres to be created into the manor of Corrodownan.
    Sir James Carew, in his report on the progress of the plantation in 1611, just a year after the grants were made, has the following to say about the Hamiltons:
    'Sir Alexander Hamilton, Knt, 2,000 acres in the county of Cavan; has not appeared: his son Claud took possession, and brought three servants and six artificers; is in hand with building a mill; trees felled; raised stones and hath competitent arms in readiness. Besides there are arrived upon that portion since our return to Dublin from the journey, as we are informed, twelve tenants and artificers who intend to reside there and build upon the same'.
    Before the end of the year Sir Claud sold his lands to John Hamilton, his agent. He in turn sold them to William Lawder, of Belhavel in Scotland, in 1614. William Lawder died in 1618 and his son sold the lands to Sir Alexander Hamilton, Sir Claud's father. In this way the lands made their way back to the Hamilton family.

    Married Margaret, dau of Patrick Whytelaw of that Ilk. (Presumably the Sir Patrick Whitelaw of that Ilk who died by 1571, who married (as her 3rd husband, with no issue?) Margaret, dau of John Hamilton of Samuelston and Clydesdale (d bef 1574).)
  • _UID: 86E18A90505944DC8A13BD49A98D0C0E3D83
  • Change Date: 2 NOV 2005

    Father: Alexander Hamilton
    Mother: Hamilton

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Claud Hamilton

      1. Text: IGI
      2. Type: Web Site
        Title: Stirnet Genealogy
        Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
      3. Text: Killeshandra website
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