Lady Margaret Cunningham entry: Overview screen.
LMC was born in Scotland
, one of six daughters in her family, very probably around the mid 1580s.
Lady Margaret Cunningham sent her first husband, Sir James Hamilton
of Crawfordjohn, Master of Evandale, three linked sonnets which must later have circulated in manuscript.
29 September 1608
Lady Margaret Cunningham, after ten years of marriage to the abusive Sir James Hamilton
of Crawfordjohn, wrote out a detailed account of her wrongs, as "A Parte of the Life . . . ".
2 October 1622
Nearly a year before she died, Margaret Cunninghame sent a letter to her sister-in-law, containing her will.
LMC died at a place called Malsly
less than a year after the letter of October 1622 in which she seemed to see her death as imminent.