Lord Claud married Margaret, only daughter of George, 5th Lord Seton, and had issue,
JAMES, his successor;
JAMES (1575-1618), 2nd Lord Paisley, who espoused Marion, daughter of Thomas, 6th Lord Boyd, and had issue,
James, his successor;His lordship was created, in 1603, Baron Abercorn, with remainder to his heirs male, and assigns whatever; and advanced, in 1606, to the dignities of Baron Hamilton, Mountcastle and Kilpatrick, and EARL OF ABERCORN.
William, 1st Baronet (c1605-80);
Claud, 2nd Baron Hamilton of Strabane;
GEORGE, of whom we treat;
Anne; Mary; Lucy; Margaret; Isobel.
He was subsequently called by summons to the house of peers in Ireland, by the same title; and having obtained a large grant of land in the barony of Strabane, erected a strong castle, and a schoolhouse, and church, with a town of about eighty houses there.
His fourth son,
THE HON GEORGE HAMILTON (c1607-79), of Donalong, County Tyrone, and of Nenagh, County Tipperary, a faithful adherent of THE CHARLESES, was rewarded with a baronetcy in 1660.
Sir George married, in 1629, Mary, third daughter of Thomas, Viscount Thurles, and had issue,
SIR JAMES HAMILTON, 2nd Baronet (c1620-73), who wedded, in 1661, Elizabeth, daughter of John, 1st Baron Colepeper, and had issue,
JAMES, his successor;Sir James was succeeded by his eldest son,
JAMES (c1661-1734), who espoused, in 1684, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Reading, 1st Baronet, and had issue,
His lordship, who succeeded his cousin as 6TH EARL OF ABERCORN, declined assuming the title of baronet upon the demise of his grandfather in 1679, but was known simply as Captain Hamilton.
THE PERIOD immediately after the Flight of The Earls in 1607 was marked largely by relative peace; however, instability was never far from the horizon. The 1641 rising led by Sir Phelim O'Neill, of Caledon, was the next major event to beset the district.
Colonel Sir George Hamilton retook Strabane three days later with an expeditionary force of Scottish soldiers.
"begun to build a fair stone house, 4 storeys high, which is almost finished, and a bawn of stone and lime, 90 foot long, 70 foot broad and 14 foot high".
There is no evidence that it was rebuilt.
Hamilton's early advancement was hindered by his Catholicism, but he was appointed a colonel of foot in 1649, and upheld the Royalist cause in Ireland.
Initially defiant, he surrendered to Ireton when the latter threatened to breach the walls with artillery. Hamilton's Irish lands were confiscated and he went into exile in Paris.
Lord Inchiquin re-took it that same year and, when Cromwell arrived in Ireland, Nenagh was being held by Sir George Hamilton.
In October, 1650, Cromwell's son Ireton arrived at and demanded the surrender of the town.
Hamilton initially refused, but when field artillery was put in place in front of the town's walls he wisely yielded.
See Duke of Abercorn for further succession.