George Hamilton1

(January 1784 - 30 July 1866)
FatherWilliam Hamilton1,2 (cir. Apr 1759 - Nov 1835)
MotherIsabella Tait1 (Apr 1758 - Sep 1828)
Relationship2nd cousin 5 times removed of Lorna Henderson
George HAMILTON, 1784-1866, Melrose (J BLACK)
From John HAMILTON, Sep 2011

BMDB data

     George Hamilton was born in Jan 1784 Lessudden?, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, SCT, (as HAMELTON.)1,2
     George Hamilton married Isabella Ormiston, daughter of Archibald Ormiston and Elizabeth Scott, in Feb 1812 Melrose, ROX, SCT, 9th and 12th.1
     George Hamilton died on 30 Jul 1866 ?St Boswells, ROX, SCT, at age 82.1,3
     A family tree drawn up in 1899 states shows George and Isabella as having 10 children, against 4 of whom is placed the word Australia (George, John, Walter and Helen, who is noted as marrying D. Watson). Their birth years are given but no further information ...

At least one family tree on ancestry shows / showed the family of George & Catherine (HENDERSON) HAMILTON in Sydney as George son of George & Isabella, but other than "old family knowledge" had no other proof.

As two of the trees concerned showed descent from William Sydney and Catherine, children of George and Catherine, the identification of their ancestor is now in doubt, as a headstone in Rookwood Cem. for their mother, shows both died as infants, along with two other siblings. Circumstantial evidence does indicate that the George married to Catherine is at least of the right age.

We would love to find a direct male line HAMILTON in the present day willing to join the FAMILTON Surname DNA project to see if there is a link to the other FAMILTON families.
To explore the Hamilton/Familton name change read about George's grandfather, son of William FAMILTON of Earlston.4,5

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     George Hamilton was a weaver Lessudden, ROX, SCT.1
     George Hamilton and Isabel Hamilton appeared on the census of 1841 Lessudden, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, SCT, and are assumed to be husband and wife. They were enumerated as HAMILTON (all b ROX): George 57 weaver; Isabel 45; Isabel 16; Helen 13; James 10.6
     George Hamilton was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1861 Lessudden, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, with Isabella enumerated as HAMILTON: George 76 house proprietor b St Boswells; wife Isabella 63 b Wilton.7

All the other info

     George Hamilton was the informant for the death of his son William Hamilton on 21 Jul 1856 Lessudden, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, SCT.8,9
     George Hamilton was the informant for the death of Isabella Hamilton on 10 Mar 1861 Lessudden, Par. of St Boswells, ROX.3,10
     George Hamilton is buried with William Hamilton and Isabella Tait St Boswells, ROX, SCT; h/stone reads: Sacred to the memory of William HAMILTON portioner Lessudden who died 10.11.1835 aged 76 yrs and of Isabella TAIT his spouse who died 29.9.1828 aged 71 yrs George HAMILTON their son portioner in Lessudden who died 30.7.1866 aged 82 yrs also William HAMILTON son of George HAMILTON who died 21.7.1856 aged 43 yrs Isabella HAMILTON who died 10.3.1861 aged 35 yrs.3

External links

     Click here to see George's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.11
     George Hamilton belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

Isabella Ormiston (cir. 1796 - Feb 1874)
Children
  • William Hamilton1 (Nov 1812 - Jul 1856)
  • Archibald Hamilton1 (Jul 1814 - Apr 1873)
  • Elizabeth Hamilton1 (May 1816 - )
  • John Hamilton12,13 (May 1818 - )
  • George Hamilton+14,15,4 (Aug 1820 - aft. 1873)
  • Walter Hamilton14 (Aug 1822 - aft. 1841)
  • Isabella Hamilton6,16 (cir. Jun 1825 - Mar 1861)
  • Helen Hamilton6 (Apr 1828 - 1874)
  • James Hamilton6 (Jun 1831 - aft. 1841)
ChartsFAMILTON
Last Edited15 Jun 2014

Citations

  1. John HAMILTON (40459), "EM FAMILTON, George ex John H," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Outline family tree, rcvd Apr 2005.
  2. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Bap. 1784 George s/o William HAMELTON, St Boswells, ROX, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, batch C11804-2 film 1067951, extracted Sep 2011.
  3. Borders Family History Society, MIs: ROX St Boswells, H/stone #381 William & Isabella (TAIT) HAMILTON & family, extracted May 2005.
  4. John HAMILTON (40459), "EM FAMILTON, George ex John H," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, George, John, Walter, Helen (m. D WATSON), in Australia, children of George HAMILTON & Isabella ORMISTON, from 1899 family tree drawn up by John's paternal grandfather George HAMILTON, rcvd Sep 2011.
  5. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2011, updated Jun 2014.
  6. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, 1841 St Boswells, ROX SCT1841/804 ED 2 Folio 2 Page 7, extracted Apr 2005.
  7. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Lessudden, St Boswel, ROX reg. 804 ED 1 Sched 4, hsehold of George & Isabella HAMILTON, extracted Mar 2011.
  8. Borders Family History Society, MIs: ROX St Boswells, #381, extracted May 2005.
  9. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 21 Jul 1856 William s/o George HAMILTON & Isabella ORMISTON, h/o ??, Lessudden, St Boswells, ROX, 804/00 #13, copy d/loaded May 2014.
  10. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1861 Isabella HAMILTON, extract rcvd from Alastair C, May 2005, and copy d/loaded Jun 2013.
  11. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  12. John HAMILTON (40459), "EM FAMILTON, George ex John H," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 24 May 1818 John s/o George HAMILTON & Isabella ORMISTON, from Outline family tree, rcvd Apr 2005.
  13. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 24 May Bap. 28 Jun 1818 John s/o George HAMILTON & Isabella ORMISTON, St Boswells, ROX, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, batch C11804-2 film 1067951, extracted Sep 2011.
  14. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), HAMILTON/ORMISTON births, batch C118044, extracted Apr 2005.
  15. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 4 Aug Bap. 23 Aug 1820 George s/o George HAMILTON & Isobella ORMISTON, St Boswells, ROX, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, batch C11804-4 film 1067951, extracted Sep 2011.
  16. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1861 Isabella HAMILTON, extract rcvd from Alastair C, May 2005.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.