HAMILTON, Catherine 1 2
- Born: About 1390
- Marriage (1): BAILLIE, William of Lamington, Sir 1 2
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MacFarlane's genealogy places Catherine Hamilton who married Sir William Baillie as the daughter of Sir John Hamilton 4th of Cadzow and Janet Douglas who married in 1388. MacFarlane also notes Sir John died in 1402. It also states that her son William Baillie of Lamington was born about 1482 and died when he was 38 years old, that is before 1521.
This is simply not possible. If the Baillie dates are correct, and Catherine was of the Cadzow Hamiltons she would have to have been born about 1440 at the earliest.
In Lives of the Baillies, the author, James William Baillie, recognises a time and/or generation problem arising between the William Baillie who married Isabella Seton and William Baillie who married Catherine Hamilton. The latter William Baillie he presents as active roughly in the reign of King James II, with their son active in the reign of King James III. The dates suggest that the William Baillie MacFarlane's genealogy suggests died aged 38 years before 1521 was the son of William Baillie and Catherine Hamilton. 1 3
Catherine married Sir William BAILLIE of Lamington, son of Sir William BAILLIE of Lamington and Isabella SETON.1 2 (Sir William BAILLIE of Lamington was born about 1378 and died after 13 August 1466 4.)
"This Sir William Baillie married Catherine, daughter of Sir John Hamilton of Cadzow, by whom he had two sons:
William, his successor;
Alexander of Cairnsyne, or Cairntyne, from whom, according to Baillie of Castlecary, descend the families of Carnbroe, and Carfin, and from Baillie of Carfin is descended Baillie of Parbroth, Baillie of Park, Baillie of Jeriston, Baillie of Dunrogal, Baillie of Castlecary, and Baillie of Provand ...
and two daughters:
Margaret or Magdalen, who married John Earl of Sutherland ... (and)
Marietta or Marion, married John, third Lord Somerville ..."
from Lives of the Baillies
"Daughter, Catherine, married to Sir William Baillie of Lamington. Her brother Sir James granted a charter of the lands of Hyndshaw, wherein he designs him 'carissimo consanguineo nostro.' "
from Memoirs of the House of Hamilton 1 2