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James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran’s ancestors in three generations James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran Father: James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton Paternal Grandfather: James Hamilton of Cadzow Paternal Great-Grandfather: possibly John Hamilton of Cadzow Paternal Great-grandmother: Janet, daughter of Sir James Douglas, 1st Lord Dalkeith Paternal Grandmother: Janet Livingston of Callander Paternal Great-Grandfather: Sir Alexander Livingston of Callander Paternal Great-Grandmother: Mother: Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland Maternal Grandfather: James II of Scotland Maternal Great-Grandfather: James I of Scotland Maternal Great-Grandmother: Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots Maternal Grandmother: Mary of Guelders Maternal Great-grandfather: Arnold, Duke of Gelderland Maternal Great-Grandmother: Catherine of Cleves (1417–1479)
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He was the only son of James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, and his wife, Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran. Mary was a daughter of King James II of Scotland and his Queen consort Mary of Guelders, and was a sister of King James III of Scotland. Hamilton succeeded to his father’s lordship and inherited his lands when his father died in 1479.In 1489 his first cousin King James IV made him Sheriff of Lanark, a position his father had previously had, and a Scottish Privy Counsellor.[2] By 28 April 1490 he was married to Elizabeth Home, daughter of Alexander Home, 2nd Lord Home.
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