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MUIRHEAD, James 6th of Lauchope
(About 1510-)
(About 1507-)
HAMILTON, David of Bothwellhaugh
(About 1495-)
SHAW, Christian
(About 1515-)
MUIRHEAD, James elder, 7th of Lauchope, Sir
(About 1535-Before 1623)
HAMILTON, Janet of Bothwellhaugh
(About 1540-About 1586)
MUIRHEAD, Margaret
(About 1564-Before 1638)


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1. HAMILTON, John 6th of Udston

MUIRHEAD, Margaret 1 2

  • Born: About 1564
  • Marriage (1): HAMILTON, John 6th of Udston 20 April 1593(charter) 1
  • Died: Before 4 January 1638 3

   Another name for Margaret was MUIRHEID, Margaret.3

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  General Notes:

"The acts of forfeiture were against the individual, and not necessarily against his family. This is made evident by an entry recorded in the Register of the Privy Seal, dated 30 November, 1580. That entry served as a

'Confirmation of Assignation dated 23 May, 1575 by James Muirhead sometime of Lachop to Margaret Muirhead his daughter of an annualrent of 65 merks alienated by him and Elizabeth (?) Hamilton his spouse by John Hamilton of Pedderisburne from the lands of Drumgalloch and Blakrig in the parish of Monkland, to be "intromitted with by her until the redemption thereof by a payment of 650 merks and 20 pounds of lent silver".The Sovereign gives this to her despite her father being forfeited.' "

from Mother Bedford website

relict of John Hammilton of Udingston, parish of Hamilton
Hamilton & Campsie Commissary Court

relict of John Hamilton of Udestone, parish of Hamilton
Glasgow Commissary Court

from Wills and Testaments 1 3

Margaret married John HAMILTON 6th of Udston, son of William HAMILTON 5th of Udston and Unknown, 20 April 1593(charter).1 (John HAMILTON 6th of Udston was born about 1565 and died before 5 December 1629 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"John of Udston, who had a charter 'Joanni Hamilton de Udston, filio et haeredi Willielmi,' of a tenement and garden in Hamilton, 20 April 1593. He married Margaret, daughter of James Muirhead of Lachop, in Lanarkshire, by Janet, sister of James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh, who killed the Regent Murray. By her he had issue"

from Scots Peerage (vol 2)

"The youngest daughter of James and Janet (Hamilton) Muirhead, Margaret, married John Hamilton, 6th of Udstoun circa 1592.(1.64) It is said that they had many descendants which included the Hamiltons of Udston (variously, Udston, Vdstone or Vdistone), the Hamiltons of Barncluth, the Hamiltons of Rosehall and Wishaw, and the Lord Belhaven. "

from Mother Bedford website 1 2


1 Internet Site, James Muirhead of Lauchope.

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 2 (1905).

3 National Records of Scotland, Legal records - Wills and testaments.

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