James Hamilton

1 July 1820–19 September 1902 (Age 82)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Hamilton was born on 1 July 1820, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Sarah Todd about 1860, in Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Moulsham, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 19 September 1902, in Chelmsford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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James Hamilton
Sarah Todd
Marriage: about 1860
James J. Hamilton

Spouse and Children

about 1860
Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


World Events (8)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 2

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Age 3

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 23

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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 Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Hamilton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James Hamilton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • James Hamilton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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