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  • ID: I528
  • Name: Gavin Hamilton
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 MAR 1764 1 2
  • Death: 22 DEC 1846 in Springbank Cottage, Strathaven, Lanarkshire 3 4 2 5
  • Burial: Strathaven Cemetery 6
  • Residence: Springbank, & Rosemount Cottage, Strathaven 1
  • Occupation: Surgeon in second, 88th Regt
  • BATT: Waterloo. Crimean war.
  • CEN: 1841 Avondale
  • Note: 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 13 13 5 8

    He could not be son of Gavin Hamilton of Mauchline (1751-1805) if GH of M married in 1775.
    (The connection was suggested by a note on the back of his portrait held by Nicol Cameron)
    Was surgeon at Waterloo and in Crimea.
    Became a Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on 1 August 1785.
    Founder of St Andrew Strathaven Masonic Lodge. (founded 1806).
    His will was registered at Glasgow Sheriff Court Settlements 7/9/1847 describing him as Surgeon, residing at Spring-bank near Strathaven and his inventory was registered at Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories 7/9/1847 describing him as Surgeon, Half Pay 46th Regiment of Foot, residing at Strathaven.
    Springbank Cottage, Lethan Rd
    Thomas Ferguson, Surveyor of Taxes in Glasgow;
    James Paterson, MD Surgeon of 13th Regiment of Foot;
    William Paterson, of Old Hill, Strathaven;
    Archibald Aitcheson, Surveyor of Taxes in Glasgow;
    Andrew Scott, (brother-in-law of his wife, Agnes Paterson);
    John Hamilton, Notary Public and Writer (=Solicitor) of Strathaven.
    Will 14 Nov 1826:
    I Gavin Hamilton late surgeon of His Majesty's 72nd Regiment of Foot.....................and residing at Spring-bank near Strathaven..........with the special advice and consent of my wife Agnes Paterson ...............trustees.....James Paterson, MD Surgeon of His Majesty's 13th Regiment of Foot; William Paterson of Oldhill residing in favor of Jean Ferguson Hamilton and Mary Aitcheson Hamilton my daughters................."
    Surgeon, Royal Glasgow Regiment of Foot, 28th August, 1794. Half pay on the disbandment of the regiment, 1795.
    Surgeon full pay, 72nd Regiment of Foot, 30th August, 1799.
    Surgeon, half pay, 46th Regiment of Foot, 21st April, 1803. He never actually served with the 46th. He exchanged with a half-pay officer of the 46th in order to go on half-pay himself.
    ( 46th historian)
    ?Possibly? also the Gavin Hamilton who was Surgeon 2nd Dragoon Guards 24 Dec 1782. [No, that seems to have been a Manchester man.]
    Retd 25 May 1791.
    William Forrest?s 1816 map of Lanarkshire shows Netherfield House with ?Dr Hamilton? underneath, and Springbank with ?Mr Young? underneath. Gavin Hamilton?s mother in law was a Young.
    Gavin Hamilton, during the siege of Gibralter in 1782 was wounded twice but continued doing his surgery on a British soldier. He was commended and mentioned in dispatches. Gavin's wife was born a Marshall. She was related (how?) to the Youngs of Netherfield, a property located NW of Strathaven. Their daughter Anne Stuart Hamilton was allegedly related to the royal Stuart Clan, and was named for her cousin, Lady Ann Stuart, wife of Sir John Stuart of Castle Stuart in Lanarkshire. Ann married John Craig of "College Hill" in Lanarkshire. Their daughter Grace Hamilton Craig was born in 1826. In 1849, Grace married James Hunter, born 1818, son of James Hunter (supposedly the second son of Laird of Huntersholm in Polmuid) and Elizabeth Wallace (of Wallace Hall between Thornhill and Closeburn). James and Grace had nine children between 1850 and 1868, all born in Scotland. Their home was called "Bothwell" in Lanark. In 1874 the family moved to Vienna, Fairfax Co.
    (Lynne Gantt)
    His ?father was patron of Robert Burns.?
    This does not seem to be the case, as the Gavin Hamilton of Burns fame was born in 1751, just 13 years before this Gavin.
    At time of 1841 census he was living at Springbank, age 77, with:
    Agnes H age 45
    Jane H age 17 (Jane Mary b 27 Feb 1824)
    Mary H age 15 (Mary Aitchison b 11 Jun 1825)
    This is him (see ?A History of the Rencounter at Drumclog, and Battle at Bothwell Bridge, in ..., By William Aiton, 1821)
    ?Against this specific national background. the symbols of the Covenanters and Wallace came forward to dominate the foreground of Scottish working-class politics. In 1815 Gavin Hamilton, a retired army officer in Strathaven, organised a meeting of the tailors, masons and weavers' trade union benefit societies. The hopes and national aspirations of thousands of the 'democratic' working people were, in William Aiton's words, 'then much elevated by the return of Bonaparte' from Elba to France; and under Hamilton's leadership, it was decided to organise a mass demonstration to 'celebrate the victory gained by the Covenanters over the King's troops at Drumclog, on 13 June 1679'. So on 13 June 1815, over 10,000 of the 'democratic people' -men, women and children -marched 'to the place where the Covenanters defeated Claverhouse, and from thence to a cairn of stones or tumulus, on the farm of Allantown, Ayrshire, about two miles from the field of Drumclog, and where they imagined Sir William Wallace had fought his first battle with the English'.?
    (1792 - 1820: Lord Braxfield's "Enlightenment" Edinburgh and the French Revolution, by James D. Young)
    Due to the names mentioned in Gavin's will, I suspect he had relatives Ferguson & Aitcheson or they were married to his sisters or aunts etc. Also he named his daughter born in 1825, Mary Aitchison Hamilton.
    The Medical Times, 1847:
    OBITUARY.?Nov. 22, at Springbank-cottage, Strathaven, G. Hamilton, Esq., M.D., late surgeon in her Majesty's 72nd Regiment.
    He was at ?Springbank, by Strathaven?on 18 April 1818, when he (and John Vallence, Surgeon, Strathaven) wrote "These are to certify, that we have been personally acquainted with William Dykes, Esq. of Lambhill, upwards of ten years; he is seventy-four years of age, and from the effects of a severe...?
    Signed Gan Hamilton,late surgeon 72nd Reg of Foot, on HP of the Forces.
    (Parliamentary Papers 1818:v.3. Page 3)
    It is stated that that "Gavin Hamilton, of Kype, and Abigail, his spouse, are mentioned in the sheriff records at Hamilton, anno 1611. ... Dr Gawin Hamilton, Surgeon HP 72nd Regiment of Foot, traces his descent from the old Hamiltons of Kype, in Evandale, as does likewise John Hamilton, factor to his Grace the Duke...
    (Notes and queries. 1880. p325.)
    ?The Hamiltons of Kype mentioned in the sheriff records of Strathaven are possibly cadets of the Preston family. The late Dr Gavin Hamilton of the 72nd foot traced his descent from that source; also the late John Hamilton, Esq, factor to His Grace the Duke of Portland and the Hamiltons of Craighall.?
    [See Stirling-Hamilton of Preston, Bts in BP?]Page: p 60
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  • Change Date: 10 DEC 2012

    Marriage 1 Lilias Marshall
    • Married: 8 APR 1786 in Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland 14 15
    1. Has No Children James Marshall Hamilton
    2. Has Children Ann Stewart Hamilton b: 18 MAY 1795
    3. Has No Children Susan Hamilton
    4. Has No Children Lilias Hamilton b: 8 OCT 1797 in Irvine, Ayr, Scotland

    Marriage 2 Agnes or Nancy Paterson b: 20 FEB 1792 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire
    • Married: 31 JAN 1820 in Glasgow 16 17

    1. Text: D Grant Brown
    2. Text: Nicol Cameron.
    3. Text: Note by Colin Cameron back of picture of him
      Page: 1846
    4. Text: D Grant Brown
      Page: Full date
    5. Text: The Medical Times
      p 181
    6. Text: D Grant Brown
      Page: Note by his gdau Gavina Brown
    7. Text: Carol Parry
      Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
      232-242 St Vincent Street
      Glasgow G2 5RJ
      Telephone 0141-227 3234
      Fax 0141-221 1804
    8. Type: Book
      Periodical: Sketches of the Town of Strathaven
      Author: Mary Gebbie (born at Netherfield, Strathaven)
      Date: 1880
    9. Type: Web Site
      Title: Scottish Documents
    10. Text: The genealogy of James Paterson, M.D., (b.1789 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, d.1866 in Edinburgh), army surgeon
    11. Type: Book
      Periodical: Roll of commissioned officers in the medical service of the British Army
      Author: William Johnston
      Date: Aberdeen, 1917
    12. Text: Note on back of portraits of Gavin Hamilton, etc, written by ? with additional notes Ralph Cameron.
    13. Text: The genealogy of James Paterson, M.D., (b.1789 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, d.1866 in Edinburgh), army surgeon
    14. Text: D Grant Brown
      Page: Date only
    15. Text: IGI
      Page: Date and place
    16. Text: The genealogy of James Paterson, M.D., (b.1789 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, d.1866 in Edinburgh), army surgeon
      Page: at Strathaven
    17. Text: Blackwood?s Edinburgh Magazine
      Page: at Glasgow
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