Francis Hamilton

25 October 1795–
Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland

The Life of Francis

When Francis Hamilton was christened on 25 October 1795, in Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland, her father, John Hamilton, was 40 and her mother, Ann Nancy Johnston, was 36.

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Family Time Line

John Hamilton
1755–
Ann Nancy Johnston
1759–
Abel Hamilton
1781–1849
Ann Hamilton
1784–
John Hamilton
1790–
Jane Hamilton
1792–
Francis Hamilton
1795–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1798

Battle of Antrim.
1798

The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.
1839

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

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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