Name: William Hamilton
Suffix: of Netherfield
Birth: BEF 1616
Death: FEB 1682
Occupation: Minister at Glasfurd 1644-60
Change Date: 17 AUG 2011
WILLIAM HAMILTON of Netherfield, 1644 Strathaven, born 1620, second son of John H. of Coltness and Udston, and Helen Whiteford, above mentioned; ord.Jan 1644; was a member of the Assembly in 1649 ?and continued in the faythfull and patient exercise of his ministry till 1666," when he was " most injuriously silenced and thrust out of his charge by the Bishop of Glasgow?. He ws given and indlgence at Avondale 3 August 1669, but returned to Glasford as an ?indulged" min. 3rd Sept. 1672.
He died Feb. 1682.
From his singular sagacity and uprightness he was commonly known as "Wise Willie."
He marr. April 1646, Margaret Hamilton, and had issue ? James, styled eldest son in 1673 ; William, burgess and guild- brother of Edinburgh 31st May 1682; Margaret (marr. James Young of Netherfield, writer, Strathaven). A volume of H.'s MS. ...
(Fasti ecclesiĉ scoticanĉ: the succession of ministers in the ...: Volume 3.1920.)
IGI has a marriage for people of these names 26 Apr 1646, Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland (but also 22 Sep 1667 Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland).
Notes inserted into the Glasford kirk session records in 1694:
Mr William Hamilton, minister in Glasford, who had been ordained minister of this parish about January 1644, and continued in the faithful and paticnt exercise of his ministry here, till after the restoration of King Charles II., was in the year 1660 most injuriously silenced and thrust out of his charge by the then Bishop of Glasgow ; and when afterwards he was indulged to preach the Gospel at Strathaven in the year 1669, he was there confined within the bounds of that parish.
Mr William Hamilton, minister of Glasford, is named in a will March 1659.Page: p 296
Father: John Hamilton b: in Coltness, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire
Mother: Helen Whiteford
- Margaret or Helen Hamilton
- Text: The New Statistical Account of Scotland
- Type: Book
Periodical: House of Hamilton
Author: Lt Col George Hamilton
Page: Just 1646
- Text: IGI
Page: Full date