Robert Hamilton

1700–1776 (Age 76)
Portavoe, Bangor, County Down, Ireland

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Hamilton was born in 1700, in Portavoe, Bangor, County Down, Ireland, his father, Hugh Robert Hamilton, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ross, was 30. He married Mary Jane O'Daniel about 1714. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1776, in Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Robert Hamilton
1700–1776
Mary Jane O'Daniel
1694–1778
Marriage: about 1714
Elizabeth Hamilton
1721–
Sarah Hamilton
1722–1779
Jenett Hamilton
1728–
Robert Hamilton
1730–1809
Mary Hamilton
1734–1794
Samuel Hambleton
1734–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1714
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1714
    Age 14
    Catholics hold just 7% of land in Ireland.
    1776
    Age 76
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 76
    "At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hamill

    Sources (6)

    • Robert Hambleton in entry for Robert Hambleton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Hamilton - death: 1776; Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

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