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John Hamilton
b. February 3, 1512 – d. April 6, 1571 • Bishop • Politician • Roman catholic
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Hamilton, John
Hamilton, John (1511–71), Abp. of St Andrews. The natural son of James Hamilton, first Earl of Arran, he entered the *Benedictine monastery of Kilwinning as a boy but probably never became a monk. In 1525 he was appointed Abbot of Paisley, and retained the office till his death. In 1540 he took a
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Hamilton, John
Hamilton, John (1512–1571)Archbishop of St. Andrews, the last Roman Catholic to hold that officeBorn in Edinburgh, the son of the first Earl of Arran, Hamilton matriculated from St. Andrews University in 1528 and later studied in Paris (1540–1543). Through family influence he was appointed on his return