Elisha Hamilton

Brief Life History of Elisha

When Elisha Hamilton was born about 1700, in North Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, William Hamilton, was 54 and his mother, Mary Lucy Berry, was 35.

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Family Time Line

William Hamilton
1647–1749
Mary Lucy Berry
1666–1730
John Hamilton
1683–1779
Thankful Hamilton
1689–1787
Elizabeth Hamilton
1693–1795
Elisha Hamilton
1700–
Mary Hamilton
1711–1763
William Hamilton
1685–1781
Joseph Hamilton
1693–1778
Priscilla Hamilton
1694–
David Hamilton
1697–1781
Benjamin Hamilton
1697–1780
William Hamilton
1699–1797
Benjamin Hamilton
1701–1796
Nathaniel Hamilton
1707–

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    World Events (3)

    1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

    On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

    1763 · First Synagogue in America

    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

    1772 · The Gaspee Affair

    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the English Hamiltons and named after them, and later bearers took their surname from the Scottish place. In the north of Ireland, where many Hamiltons settled in the 17th century, this surname may sometimes have been adopted for Hamill . It has also been adopted as an Anglicized form of southern Irish Ó hUrmholtaigh.

    History: This name is borne by one of the most distinguished families of the Scottish nobility; they hold many titles, including marquessate and dukedom of Hamilton, the marquessate of Douglas, the dukedom of Abercorn, and the earldom of Haddington. They are descended from Walter FitzGilbert de Hameldone, a Norman baron who gave his support to Robert the Bruce in the 13th century. A member of this family was Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803), a British diplomat and archaeologist, whose wife, Lady Emma Hamilton (c. 1765–1815), became the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. A branch of the family was established in Ireland by Sir Frederick Hamilton (died 1646), who served in the Swedish army of Gustavus Adolphus. He later became governor of Ulster, and his descendants were created viscounts Boyne. The family have given their name to Newtownhamilton and Hamiltonsbaron in County Armagh. Another branch of the family were to be found in Denmark, where Henrik Albertsen Hamilton (1588–1648) was a noted Latin poet. A 17th-century example of a Hamilton from Glasgow, Scotland, is recorded in the Netherlands, where the name is found in the form Hamelton. Another Scottish Hamilton, James, went to the West Indies in the 18th century and was the father of Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), who arrived in NY in 1772 and became the first US secretary of the Treasury.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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