Thomas Henry Hamilton

24 April 1834–
Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Hamilton was born on 24 April 1834, in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Hamilton, was 35 and his mother, Mary Jane Gilbanks, was 33.

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Alexander Hamilton
Mary Jane Gilbanks
Helen Sarah Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Gavin Kennidy Hamilton
Thomas Henry Hamilton
Eliza Mary Addison Hamilton
Georgina Hamilton

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World Events (3)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 4

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Age 50

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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  • Thomas Henry Hamilton, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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