David Hamilton of Cadzow

Sir David Hamilton of Cadzow, 3rd Laird of Cadzow (ca. 1333 – ca. 1392) was a Scottish nobleman. The son of David fitz Walter fitz Gilbert of Cadzow, he was born at Cadzow Castle, South Lanarkshire.

David Hamilton was the first of the family recorded as formally using the surname Hamilton, appearing in a writ of 1375 as "David de Hamylton, son and heir of David fitz Walter". in 1378, he is styled David de Hamilton, and in 1381 David Hamilton, Lord of Cadzow. It appears that he was the first to use the Baronial designation of Lord.[1]

Marriage and issue

David Hamilton married Janet Keith daughter of Sir William Keith of Galston, a crusading colleague of the Good Sir James Douglas. She survived David Hamilton, and went on to marry Sir Alexander Stewart of Darnley. By Janet Keith, David Hamilton had six children:

Preceded by
David fitz Walter
Baron of Cadzow
c. 1378 – c. 1392
Succeeded by
John Hamilton



  1. Scots Peerage, Vol IV, p344


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