David Hamilton biography

David Hamilton

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Who is David Hamilton?

David Hamilton, Bishop of Argyll and Abbot of Dryburgh was a late medieval Scottish prelate. He was an illegitimate son of James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, and brother of James Hamilton, Earl of Arran.

He studied at Glasgow University and graduated in Arts in 1492 and later studied in Paris. He was given the bishopric in 1497. He was witness to royal charters and served on royal commissions and in the exchequer in early 16th century. Between 1505-1507, he acted in Kintyre on royal business, making rentals of lands. He built Saddell Castle between 1508-1512. He died in 1523.


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