The History of Leith

January 22, 2012

John Hamilton (of the house of Innerwick)

Among those slain at the Battle of Pinkey, in 1547, we find the name of John Hamilton (of the house of Innerwick), a merchant in the West Bow.
This John Hamilton was a gallant gentleman, whose eldest son was”ancestor of the Earls of Haddington, and whose second son was a secular priest, Rector of the University of Paris, and one of the Council of the League that offered the crown of France to the King of Spain in 1591.

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