Lord Ernest William Hamilton

1858–1939 (Age 81)
Camus, Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland

The Life of Ernest William

When Lord Ernest William Hamilton was born on 5 September 1858, in Camus, Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland, his father, Sir James Hamilton 1st Duke of Abercorn, KG, PC, was 47 and his mother, Duchess Louisa Russell, was 46. He married Pamela Campbell on 2 June 1891, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 14 December 1939, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Lord Ernest William Hamilton
Pamela Campbell
Marriage: 2 June 1891
Guy Ernest Frederic Hamilton
Princess de Chimay Mary Brenda Hamilton
Jean Barbara Elizabeth Hamilton
John George Peter Hamilton

Spouse and Children

2 June 1891
Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1859 · Big Ben

Age 1

Big Ben is the name of the bell that is inside the clock tower. It is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The famous ringing from Big Ben is the result of it cracking four months after opening.
1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

Age 10

On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

Age 26

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • Ernest W Hamilton in household of James Hamilton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • E Hamilton in entry for Duke Duke Of Abercorn, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"
  • Ernest W Hamilton, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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