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Countess of Cassillis Margaret Lyon
Seventh cousin 11 times removed.
Birth: c. 1550, Glamis castle, Scotland;
Death: Dec. 1625; Scotland;
Age: 75

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  • Countess of Cassillis


Margaret Lyon was the daughter of John Lyon, 7th Lord Glamis and Janet Keith. She married by contract, firstly, Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassillis, son of Gilbert Kennedy, 3rd Earl of Cassillis and Margaret Kennedy, on 30 September 1566. She married, secondly, John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton, son of James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran and Lady Margaret Douglas, between 30 December 1577 and 10 February 1578. She died in December 1625 at Evandail, Scotland.

From 30 September 1566, her married name became Kennedy. As a result of her marriage, Margaret Lyon was styled as Countess of Cassillis. From 30 December 1577, her married name became Hamilton. As a result of her marriage, Margaret Lyon was styled as Marchioness of Hamilton on 17 April 1599.

Children of Margaret Lyon and Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassillis:
John Kennedy, 5th Earl of Cassillis b. 1575, d. Oct 1615
Hew Kennedy, Master of Cassillis+ b. 1576/77, d. b 25 Mar 1607

Children of Margaret Lyon and John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton: Lady Jean Hamilton
Lady Margaret Hamilton b. bt 1579 - 1585, d. a 10 Jun 1606
Hon. Edward Hamilton b. b 1589
Sir James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton+ b. 1589, d. 2 Mar 1624/25


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Lord Glamis John Lyon
1521 - 1558
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Earl Cassilis Gilbert Kennedy
c. 1541 - Dec. 14, 1576
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