Michael Greatheed Hamer

1788 - 1867

Claimant or beneficiary


Counterclaimed apparently unsuccessfully on the Good Hope and Endragt & Mon Repos estates in British Guiana.

  1. Son of Joseph Hamer of Demerara (1745-1803) and brother of William Attwick Hamer (q.v.) and Henry Percy Hamer (c. 1787-before 1836); Vere Langford Oliver shows him in the family tree of 'Dyer of Montserrat' slightly ambiguously as the son of Joseph Hamer and Mary (maiden name unknown) who married Mark Dyer (whether first or secondly is unclear).

  2. Born about 1788. Death registered aged 79 in Lambeth Q2 1867. His son Joseph Greatheed Hamer (born c. 1823) married Mary Ann Pugh 22/02/1871 at St Thomas Lambeth.

  3. Born about 1788 Southampton. 1861 census reportedly shows him at 4 Richmond Terrace Lambeth (online searches have yet to confirm this).

  4. Gosport, Hants links suggested by both Joseph Hamer's marriage reportedly in Gosport and the Attwick family of Gosport.

  5. Michael Greatheed Hamer's illegitimate half-sisters Catherine, Louisa, Eliza and Marianne (the daughters of Joseph Hamer and Marianne, a free Mestiza) were reportedly living at 52 Cadogan Place in the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses.


  1. http://mathewfamilytree.com/custom.html, which cites very limited sources [accessed 18/12/2010]; Vere Langford Oliver Caribbeana Vol. 6 (1919) pp. 78-79.

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  3. Family websites at http://www.greathead.org/greathead2-o/p883.htm and http://mathewfamilytree.com/custom.html [accessed 18/12/2010].

  4. http://mathewfamilytree.com/custom.html and http://www.henrycort.net/09attwick.htm [both accessed 18/12/2010].

  5. http://mathewfamilytree.com/custom.htm [accessed 18/12/2010]; 1861 census shows Eliza Hamer aged 59, Louisa Hamer aged 56, and Catherine Hamer aged 54, all born British Guiana and with occupation shown as 'Property British Guiana' living with Marian Laurence, a widow aged 57 and head of household and Marian's daughter Eliza aged 25, all at 52 Cadogan Place.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£7,287 1s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant
£22,846 1s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant

Relationships (2)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

87 Blackman Street, Borough, London, Surrey, London, England