The Duke of Hamilton, Earl of Bute and Arran, had an army at the Battle of Worcester where he was killed. John Coppin who was transported with our Robert Abernathy 1, may have been a Worcester prisoner as the Coppins appear to have swiched sides and fought for Charles at the Battle of Worcester. Joshua Wynne's (form an earlier post, a neighbor of our Abernathys in Prince George County, VA,) grandmother was Martha Coppin and I think our Sarah Cubisha may have been Sarah Coppin? While I'm at it, could Cubishe simply mean "baby girl"? A cub and a she. I never realized this but the Island of Bute in Scotland is much like our Hawaii and has been for centuries the vacation land of the gentry and landed of the Scottish people and I would guess the Robert Abernethy of 1502 was glad to be there. Our Robert Abernathy, maybe from the island of Bute or Arran, and John Coppin who was transported in 1652 with him, may both have been prisoners who had fought with the Duke of Hamilton at the Battle of Worcester. I read a post somewhere by Elizabeth Ferguson about a Sara Cubbin or Cobbin or something being transported prior to our Robert Abernathy 1 and could that be Sara Coppin? I also posted earlier that John Coppin above was John Coppage - that was a mistake -. Rothesay, Bute, Scotland was where Robert Abernethy 1502 of Bute and Arran had his Church of Scotland which was then Catholic I believe but soon changed and if you do a Google or yahoo search you will findsome beautiful gardens at Rothesay and Mount Stewart on Bute. And the church. A lot of information in the book "Isle of Bute in Olden Time". Ninian Cochrane (below) appeared to have given half of his land at Ascog on Bute away and sold half to Robert Abernethy of 1502. There is a present day Dude of Hamilton - check it out -.Charlie Abernathy P.S. Something about the heirs of Robert Abernethy 1502 below. ???
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The Isle of Bute in the olden time: with illustrations, maps, and ..., Volume 2 By James King Hewison Overview
In the 15th century the Hamiltons gained more royal support when in 1474 James the 1st Lord Hamilton married Princess Mary Stewart, the daughter of King James II of Scotland. Their son was made the Earl of Arran and stood next in line for the throne.
The Hamiltons under the third Marquess of Arran supported King Charles I during the Civil War. The Marquess was made Duke of Hamilton in 1643. He was beheaded with his King in London in 1649. William Hamilton the second Duke was killed at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
36. Middleton's Horse - Aberdeen - Banff - Teviot - Selkirk - Peebes - Renfrew - Dumbarton - Bute
( Publications, Issue 97, Volume 2, Part 1, by Bannetyne Club (Edinburg, Scotland)
Ecclesia Beatae Mariae de Rothersay in Buth1—Rosay2—Bute8—Butt*— Ecclesia Beate Marie Virginis in Rotliisay5—Ecclesia Beate Marie in Rosay8 — Buytt7—Rotkissay8—Rothesay9 — Lady Kirck10 — Rothsay.1.1 (Map, No. 2.)
This pariah includes the northern and larger portion of the island of Bute, together with the island of Inchmarnoch on its western coast. It includes also Loch Fad, and is bounded on the south chiefly by Loch Quien and Loch Ascog. The interior is hilly, rising from 430 to 875 feet above the sea. The coast, partly rock and partly gravel, is about 30 miles in extent, and is indented on the west by the bays of Saint Ninian and Ettrick, and on the east coast by Kamcs bay. In 1321 Alan bishop of the Isles, and in 1323 his successor Gilbert M'Cleland, were buried in the church of the Virgin Mary of Rothersay.12 Between the years 1397 and 1406 James Stewart, the grandson of King Robert in. granted the advowson of the kirk of Rosay to the monks of Kilwinuing.18 In 1429 the parish church of Bute was the place appointed for payment of the reddendo for the lands of Kyldauanan then granted by King James IV. to John Lech.1* In 1447 Sir Nigel was vicar of Bute.18 In 1501 a charter is witnessed by Sir Andrew Banachtin vicar of the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rothisay.16 In the same year, on the erection of the college of the Chapel Royal at Stirling by Pope Alexander VI. at the request of King James IV., the parish church of Butt was made one of the prebends.17 The erection was confirmed in 1502 by the same pope, and in 1504 by Pope Julius II.18 In 1502 Master Robert Abernethy rector of that church, and official of the Isles of But and Arran, in his consistory (loco eoruistoriali) within the church, heard a petition from the Friars Preachers of Glasgow, and granted them under his official seal a transumpt of their title deeds to certain property within the burgh of Rosay.1 In 1512 King James IV. presented Master Thomas Diksoun dean of Lestalrig to the rectory of Bute, which was vacant by the decease of Master Robert Abirnethy.* In 1548 Master Andrew Hamiltoun had from Queen Mary two presentations to the vicarage of Rothesay, one dated on the 7th of April as successor to the deceased Sir Walter Turnbull, the other dated on the 27th of the same month as successor to the deceased Sir Alexander Bannauchtyne (perhaps intended for Sir Andrew) last legal possessor of the vicarage, the right of collation to which, the see of the Isles being vacant, belonged to the vicar-general of the Isles and the chapter of Ycomekill.* In 1561 the teinds of Bute belonged to the bishop of the Isles.* In 1567 William Barbour, one of the prebendaries of Restalrig, in name of the other prebendaries, granted to Dugal Campbell of Auchinbreck and his wife a 19 years' lease of half the parsonage of the kirk of Rothesay, which belonged to Restalrig.8 In 1587 King James VI. granted to David Gumming, master of the singing school of Edinburgh, the prebend called Bute tcrtius, which was vacant by the death of William Barbour
38. Letter of Reversion by Robert Abernethy, Rector of the Church of St. Mary of Rothesay, to his friend Ninian Cochrane of Leys and Askok of all his land and acres lying within the burgh mid territory of Rothsay; to be redeemed by payment to the granter or his executors after due warning, of the sum of 40 merks Scots, with 10 merks for the buildings erected on the lands, upon the great altar of the parish church of Rothsay : with this condition added that the said Master Robert, liis executors or assignees, for the King's farms should possess the said lands and acres from the said Ninian his heirs or assignees for three years immediately following the payment of said sum; and that if Robert or his heirs etc. should absent themselves from the receipt of said money, Ninian his heirs or assignees, should have free entry to the said lands without any payment to the said Robert, who shall lose the moneys. Dated 9th December M9O. The gmnter in lii-n ofhif own seal iip].
39. Instrument of Sasine given propriis manibus by Ninian Cocherane of Lee to Mr. Robert Abernethy, rector of the Church of St. Mary in Rothsay, of a croft of land near the Cross of the mid way (medie vie) called Cross McGibbon, on the west side of the road : Robert first giving to Ninian a'charter of reversion of the said croft. Done near the said Cross McGibbon 10th December 1490 : Witnesses, Robert Steward chamberlain of Bute, and others, burgesses of Rothsay.
edit] Lord Hamilton and Earl of Arran
In 1445 the 5th Baron's son and heir James Hamilton was created a Lord of Parliament, and became 1st Lord Hamilton. He married Mary Stewart, daughter of King James II in about 1474. In 1490, their son James Hamilton (c.1475–1529) who was then aged 15, married Elizabeth, the 13-year-old widow of Thomas Hay of Hoprew. But it was later discovered that Thomas Hay was actually still alive and the marriage was annulled. James became a privy counsellor to James IV, and helped to arrange his marriage to Princess Margaret Tudor of England. As a reward he was created Earl of Arran in 1503. The earl's second marriage to Janet Beaton (bef. 1499–1522) produced his heir James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran (1515–1575). The 2nd earl was chosen as Regent of Scotland between 1542 and 1554, and guardian of the young Mary, Queen of Scots. He was created Duc de Châtellerault of France in 1548 for his part in arranging the marriage of Queen Mary to the dauphin Francis, although he forfeited this dukedom when he switched allegiances in 1559.
The undifferenced arms of the Chief of the Hamiltons from 1503 onwardsThe 2nd earl was succeeded by his eldest son James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran (1533/1538–1609) who had been proposed as a husband to Elizabeth I of England in 1561. In 1562 he was declared insane, and in 1581 he resigned the Earldom to James Stewart of Bothwellhaugh. In 1586 his resignation was ruled by the Court of Session to be the act of a madman and his honours were restored.