BALFOUR, ANNA [SSNE 6237]

Surname
BALFOUR, HAMILTON
First name
ANNA, ANNE

Text source

Anna Balfour Hamilton was the daughter of Balfour of Burleigh and the second wife of Archibald Hamilton [SSNE 1345], a Scottish Archbishop of Cashel and Emly in Ireland. It is unknown when they married. Previously she was believed to be the daughter of Elizabeth MacDowall and James Haig of Bemersyde, MacDowall being Elizabeth of Bohemia's nursemaid. During the Irish civil war Hamilton and his family were forced to flee Cashel, being initially sheltered by some friendly Catholic neighbours, before leaving Ireland and losing goods and property worth £9000 in the process. Thereafter, Hamilton was employed as a Professor of Theology in the Netherlands in 1644, but soon after the family moved to Sweden.

H. Scott, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, vol. ii, part 1, (Edinburgh, 1868); H. Scott, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, vol. viii, (Edinburgh, 1950); Lt. Colonel George Hamilton, 'A History of the House of Hamilton' (Edinburgh, 1933), p.251; Letters and State Papers during the reign of King James the Sixth (Edinburgh, 1838); J. A. Worp, 'De Briefwisseling van Constantijn Huygens', III, 1640-44 (The Hague, 1914), p.368; Old DNB article. Female.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC,
Purpose MISC.
SWEDEN,
Purpose MISC.