Malcolm Hamilton (bishop)

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Malcolm Hamilton (died 1629) was a Scotsman who became the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Cashel from 1623 to 1629.

He was Rector of Devenish, before being appointed Chancellor of Down in 1612.[1] He was consecrated archbishop of Cashel at Drogheda by Archbishop Christopher Hampton of Armagh on 29 June 1623.[2][3] He died of an unknown infectious disease on 25 April 1629 and buried in the cathedral at the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary.[2]

He had the Monea Castle built in his inherited lands in Fermanagh, starting in 1616, completed about 1618, and a bawn added in 1622.

Family[edit]

One of his sons of first marriage was Hugh Hamilton, 1st Viscount of Glenawly, a soldier in Swedish service, who in Sweden was created baron of Deserf .

Lewis Hamilton was his son of second marriage and he also was in Swedish service and was elevated there to baronial rank. Through him, colonel, governor Gustav Hamilton (1650s–1691) was Malcolm's grandson.

Captain John Hamilton of Monea was Malcolm's younger son of first marriage. His sons, Malcolm and Hugo, went to Swedish service in 1655 and were in 1689 created barons in peerage of Sweden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cotton, Henry (1849). The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Fasti ecclesiae Hiberniae. Vol. 3, The Province of Ulster. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. p. 235. 
  2. ^ a b Cotton, Henry (1851). The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Fasti ecclesiae Hiberniae. Vol. 1, The Province of Munster (2nd Edition, corrected and englarged ed.). Dublin: Hodges and Smith. p. 13. 
  3. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 381. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.