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Claud (1st Baron Paisley) Hamilton[1]

Male 1543 - 1621  (78 years)

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  • Name Claud (1st Baron Paisley) Hamilton 
    Born 1543 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1621 
    Person ID I115473  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2020 

    Father James (2nd Earl of Arran) Hamilton,   b. 1515,   d. 22 Jan 1574-1575  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Margaret (of Morton) Douglas,   d. Aft 24 May 1579 
    Married Bef 23 Sep 1532 
    Family ID F41424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Seton,   d. Bef 18 Feb 1616 
    Married 1 Aug 1574 
     1. James (1st Earl of Abercorn) Hamilton,   d. 23 Mar 1618
     2. Sir Claud (of Elieston) Hamilton,   d. 19 Oct 1614
     3. Sir John (of Lincleif) Hamilton,   b. 1588, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1638, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. George (Sir) (of Greenlaw And Roscrea) Hamilton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Frederick (Sir) (of Manor Hamilton) Hamilton,   d. 31 Mar 1646
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F43579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In the entry (in Burke's Peerage) of Lord Claud Hamilton he is giventhe title of 1st Baron Paisley, and this is explained as being grantedwith the barony of Paisley on 29 July 1587. There is no rank of "Baron"in the Scottish Peerage; the equivalent to a Baron of the English Peerageis in Scotland a Lord of Parliament.

      There was a feudal barony of Paisley, but that was incorporated into theLordship of Paisley which was returned to Lord Claud in 1585 (as it hadbeen returned before in 1573 with the revocation of his previousforfeiture), and was confirmed in the charter of 29 July 1587. (Prior tothe turbulence of the religious wars, as the Commendator of Paisley, oras the lay Abbot of Paisley, he had been addressed as the Lord ofPaisley, as had been his predecessor, his uncle, whose own predecessorsin the Abbey had held Paisley as a Lordship - that is as a unification ofa barony with one or more baronies or with other substantiallandholdings.) There was also the separate barony of the Burgh of Paisleythat, together with the Regality of the Burgh of Paisley, was united withthe Lordship of Paisley in 1587 and then confirmed by the charter of 22March 1591/2 which granted to Lord Claud Hamilton, Lord of Paisley, thetitle and honours of a free baron and Lord of Parliament. He then becameLord Paisley, an hereditary peerage title, in addition to being Lord ofPaisley, his feudal title."

      Errors to Beware in the 1970 Burke's Peerage

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3540] Hamish Maclaren.