Return to Scotland and Marriage

Hamilton did not stay long in Marburg and by the end of 1527 had returned to Scotland. He married a woman whose name is unknown to us. Nevertheless, as the Rev. Peter Lorimer noted, “nothing but the warmest sympathy for his religious views could have induced her to wed one, whose life was every moment in danger from the most powerful adversaries.”

Hamilton’s daughter, Isobel, was born after his death.  The name Isobel Hamilton, described as “daughter of umquhill Patrick Hamilton, Abbot of Feme,” exists for the year 1543, in the accounts of the Lord Treasurer. This suggests that she became one of the ladies in attendance at the court of the Regent Arran.

Further Reading

Rev. Peter Lorimer, Patrick Hamilton: The First Preacher and Martyr of the Scottish Reformation, (London, 1857), pp. 123-4.