George Hamilton1,2

(4 August 1820 - after 1873)
FatherGeorge Hamilton1,2,3 (Jan 1784 - Jul 1866)
MotherIsabella Ormiston1,2,3 (cir. 1796 - Feb 1874)
Relationship3rd cousin 4 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     George Hamilton was born on 4 Aug 1820 St Boswells, ROX, SCT.2 He was baptized on 23 Aug 1820 St Boswells, ROX; George s/o George HAMILTON and Isobella ORMISTON.1
     George Hamilton married Catherine Henderson, daughter of Peter Henderson and Jessy Cumming, on 15 Dec 1848 Scots Ch, Sydney, NSW, AUS, George 28, Catherine 23.4,5
     George Hamilton died aft. 1873 ?Sydney, NSW, AUS; (not the 1883 dth reg. Sydney with parents George & Isabella, he was 22 and Isabella was nee BOW.)6,7,3,8,9,10
     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.3,11

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     George Hamilton was not found in the census of 1841 ROX, SCT.12 Fr 1842 - 1846 George was a Merchant Seaman based Liverpool, LAN, ENG, record shows:
George HAMILTON, No. 325885 born St Boswells, ROX 4 Aug 1820, seaman, 5' 10 1/2" auburn hair fresh complexion blue eyes; First went to sea as Steward in 1842; Has served in Royal Navy and Foreign Service (implied); When unemployed, lives at Liverpool;
Ticket issued London 1 Nov 1845; Could write.13

All the other info

     George outlived his wife Catherine Henderson who died on 19 Feb 1873 and was described as wife of Mr G Hamilton.14,15,8,16

Family

Catherine Henderson (Oct 1822 - Feb 1873)
Children
  • George Hamilton17 (cir. 1850 - Jul 1898)
  • Peter Henderson Hamilton18 (Jan 1852 - Dec 1852)
  • Catherine Hamilton19 (1853 - May 1854)
  • Jessie Hamilton20 (1853 - Aug 1860)
  • William Sydney Hamilton21 (Apr 1856 - Dec 1856)
ChartsFAMILTON
Last Edited15 Jun 2014

Citations

  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), HAMILTON/ORMISTON births, batch C118044, extracted Apr 2005.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 15 Dec 1848 George (28) HAMILTON & Catherine (23) HENDERSON, Sydney, NSW, from Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980 Transcription, extracted Jun 2014.
  5. Ancestry.com - Family Trees online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 15 Dec 1848 George HAMILTON & Catherine HENDERSON, Scots Ch, Sydney, NSW, from tree of Ron BASTIN, online at http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/26149895/person/…, extracted Sep 2011.
  6. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 1883 George s/o George & Isabella HAMILTON, Sydney, NSW, AUS, from Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 , #2120, extracted Sep 2011.
  7. Www FAMILTON searches and miscellaneous correspondence Dth 13 Dec 1883 George s/o George & Isabella HAMILTON, Sydney, NSW ref #1883/002120, extract rcvd from Ron BASTIN, Sep 2011.
  8. Trove - Digitised Newspapers, Dth 19 Feb 1873 Catherine Henderson HAMILTON 48, wife of G HAMILTON, Sydney, from Family Notices. (1873, February 21). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 4. online at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5848650, extracted Jun 2014.
  9. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 7 Feb 1862 George s/o George HAMILTON & Isabella BOW, Govan, LKS, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MB8Z-JKY : reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516), extracted Jun 2014.
  10. Trove - Digitised Newspapers, Dth 13 Dec 1883 George HAMILTON, in 22nd yr native of Glasgow, from Family Notices. (1883, December 15). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. online at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13549550, extracted Sep 2011.
  11. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2011, updated Jun 2014.
  12. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, 1841 ROX searched Apr 2005.
  13. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Ticket 325885 George HAMILTON, issued London 1 Nov 1845; b. 4 Aug 1820 St Boswells, from Merchant Seamen Images, extracted Jun 2014.
  14. Trove - Digitised Newspapers, Dth 19 Feb 1873 Catherine Henderson HAMILTON in 49th yr, Haymarket, Sydney, from Family Notices. (1873, February 20). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 2. online at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107174280, extracted Jun 2014.
  15. Index of births, marriages and deaths, Dth 1873 Catherie HAMILTON d/o Peter & Jessie, Sydney, NSW #258, extracted Jun 2014.
  16. Ancestry.com - Family Trees online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 1825 (Belfast, Antrim) Dth c 1864 (Sydney) Catherine d/o James & Mary HENDERSON, from tree of Ron BASTIN, online at http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/26149895/person/…, extracted Sep 2011.
  17. Index of births, marriages and deaths, Dth 1898 George s/o George & Catherine HAMILTON, Woollahra, NSW, 12087, extracted Jun 2014.
  18. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 1852 Peter H s/o George & Catherine HAMILTON, Sydney, NSW, AUS, from Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 , #     V18527059 45C, extracted Sep 2011.
  19. Index of births, marriages and deaths, Birth 1853 Catherine d/o George & Catherine HAMILTON, Braidwood, NSW, V18537267 45C, extracted Jun 2014.
  20. Www FAMILTON searches and miscellaneous correspondence H/stone Catherine, Peter, Jessie, William HAMILTON, Rookwood Old, from http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=9214595, extracted Jun 2014.
  21. Ancestry.com - Family Trees online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 25 Apr 1856 William Sydney s/o George HAMILTON & Catherine HENDERSON, Five Dock, Sydney, NSW, from tree of Ron BASTIN, online at http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/26149895/person/…, extracted Sep 2011.

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.