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Tracing the ancestry of Pamela Murdoch Bryans and Maurice Alan Johnson

Archibald Hamilton

Male 1620 - 1695  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Archibald Hamilton 
    Gender Male 
    Born Between 1619 and 1620  [1
    Baptism 24 Mar 1620  Innerwick, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Clergyman 
    Degree 1637  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 29 Jun 1695  Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2114  Johnson Tree
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2020 

    Father Patrick Hamilton
              b. Abt 1580
              d. 29 Feb 1640  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Glen
              b. Between 1559 and 1592
              d. Between 1619 and 1702  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Abt Sep 1608 
    Marriage Contract 23 Sep 1608  [4
    1. Archibald Hamilton
              b. Between 1619 and 1620
              d. 29 Jun 1695, Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F0792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Jane Hamilton
              b. Between 1616 and 1627
              d. Between 6 Dec 1643 and 1737  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1643  [1
     1. Mary Hamilton
              b. Between 1635 and 1661
              d. Between 25 Jun 1681 and 1771  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F0790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
  • Early Life
    Archibald was born in 1619, the son of Patrick Hamilton and Elizabeth Glen (note, not the son of Hans Hamilton as described in the History of the County of Ayr, nor can he have been the brother of Viscount Claneboye as mentioned in Burke's 11th, as the latter was born in 1560). This site claims him to be the 1st cousin, 11x removed, of Lady Diana Spencer.

    From Fasti3:
    Admitted to Sorbie before 10th May 1643, transferred and admitted in 1654; deprived by Act of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of privy Council 1st October 1662. He was accused before the Privy Council 24th Feb 1663 "of labouring to keep the hearts of the people from the present government in Church and State" and was ordered to compear on the 23rd July, but nothing further is said of the matter. He went to Ireland, was settled at Bangor, and returned here in 1689.

    From The Hamilton Manuscripts4, page 83
    The third brother, Archibald, being bred at schools and colleges, and in very good account for parts and piety, was settled in the ministry, first at ___, in Galloway, in Scotland, thereafter tranported to a more eminent place, to wit, Wiggtown. Afterwards (through the calamity of the times) came to Bangor Parish, in the County of Down. He married Jane Hamilton, daughter to Mr James Hamilton, second son of Gawn Hamilton above-mentioned, by whom he had many children; those that came to maturity were John, Archibald, Henry and Mary.

    From The Hamilton Manuscripts. page 39:
    Archibald Hamilton succeeded Mr Ramsay at Bangor, in the year 1670. On 14th March 1689 he was one of the nine Presbyterian ministers who waited on the General Council at Hillsborough, for the purpose of offering certain suggestions in relation to the defence of the country. In 1689, Mr Hamilton removed to Wigton on account of the troubles, but his connexion with Bangor did not wholly cease upon his removal; for, in 1691, he is described as minister of the Irish congregation in Bangor, and also of the Scottish Parish of Wigton. He died at Wigton, 29th June 1695, aged 75 years.

    From Fasti, again:
    Minister of a Presbyterian congregation at Bangor; at the request of the General Meeting of Presbyterian mins, 2nd Oct 1688, he returned in 1689, and was elected first Moderator of the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr, 14th May 1689. He was a member of the first General Assembly after the Revolution, and died 29th June 1695. He marrried 7th Dec 1643 Jean, daughter of James Hamilton, minister of the Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh, and had issue: John, minister of Old Greyfriars, Edinburgh; Archibald, minister of Costorphine; Henry, minister of Currie; Mary (marr. John Kelso of Kelsoland, Collector of Customs, Port-Glasgow).

    Family Life
    Archibald married his cousin, Jane Hamilton and had four surviving children:
    1. John
    2. Archibald
    3. Henry
    4. Mary who married John Kelso

    Archibald died at Wigtown on the 29th of June 1695.

    [1] Some details here:
    [2] Pedigree here too:
    [3] Fasti Ecclesia Scoticanae, Vol. 2, page 383
    [4] The Hamilton Manuscripts, Sir James Hamilton, publ. Belfast, 1867

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 24 Mar 1620 - Innerwick, East Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree - 1637 - Glasgow, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 1695 - Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S0419] Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, (Edinburgh, 1917), Archibald Hamilton; Volume 2; page 383 (, 1917.

    2. [S0258] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, FamilySearch, (, Archbald Hamiltoun; ( : 12 February 2020), Archbald Hamiltoun, 1620., 24 Mar 1620.

    3. [S0421] Hamilton Manuscripts, The, Sir James Hamilton, (Belfast, 1867), Archibald Hamilton family, page 166.

    4. [S0419] Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, (Edinburgh, 1917), Patrick Hamilton; Volume 1, pages 409-410, 1915.