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TerryF   Link to this

"1661. JAMES HAMILTON, A.M., promoted from Cambusnethan, appointed by his Majesty's letter 14th Aug., pres. 14th Nov., and consecrated (at London) 15th Dec.; again pres. 19th March 1662, and died 14th Aug. 1674, in his 64th year, and 40th min. Kirkton, Burnet, and Wodrow, represent him as a very ordinary person; though Birnie, a relation (and perhaps more partial), represents him as 'a man of sprightly but ordinary stature, well seen in divinity, especially polemicks and the languages, with a good memorie, accurate in the fathers and church historie; very pious and charitable, though strict in his morals, kind to his friends, and affable and courteous to strangers. A BOANERGES in the pulpit, and everie way worthie of the sacred character.' He marr. 26th Aug. 1635 Margaret only daugh. of Mr Alex. Thomson, one of the min. of Edinburgh, she died 16th April 1667, and had three sons Alexander, Mr James, an advocate, and John, both of Broomhill, the latter was served heir 7th April 1681, and four daugh., Margaret, spouse of John Burns, merchant, late Provost of Glasgow, Jean, spouse of Mr John Birnie, of Broomhill, min. of Carluke, Isobell, spouse of Mr John Alexander min. of Durrisdeer, and Ann spouse of Mr Alex. Milne, one of the min. of Glasgow.-[Written authorities cited.]" http://www.dwalker.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Fasti%2...

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List of the Bishops of Galloway (courtesy of Australian Susan):
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/plaza/aaj50/b...

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HAMILTON, JAMES (1610-1674), bishop of Galloway; graduated at Glasgow, 1628; minister of Cambusnethan,1634; deposed, 1638, but restored, 1639; supported the 'Engagement,' 1648; bishop of Galloway, 1661-74.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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