Helen Hamilton

19 January 1813– (Age 188)
Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland

The Life of Helen

Helen Hamilton was born on 19 January 1813, in Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. She married John Donaldson on 8 November 1834, in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She was buried in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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John Donaldson
Helen Hamilton
Thomas Donaldson
James Donaldson
Robert Aitken Donaldson
Alexander Donaldson
George Mckinley Donaldson
Helen Donaldson
John Donaldson

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 4

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 34

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

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)

  • Helen Hamilton Donaldson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ellen Hamilton in entry for Alexander Donaldson and Jane Winart, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Helen Hamilton, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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