James Hamilton

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Tobago slave-owner, original grantee of: Sandy Bay division (St Patrick parish) Lot no. 32, on 19/03/1767, which with Lots nos. 17 & 18 (purchased by Hugh Smith, q.v.) became Shirvan; Courland Bay division (St David parish) Lots nos. 35 and 41, on 05/06/1770, which together with Lot no. 40 (purchased initially by Alex. Stewart) became Indian Walk; and Courland Bay division (St David parish) Lot no. 7, on 19/03/1767, which with Lots purchased by G & J Kearton (no. 4), Thos. Gibbon (no. 5) and John & Anthy. Gibbon (no. 6) became Orange Hill and Amity Hope. For all the four lots he purchased, a different owner is shown in 1773: John Hamilton for the Indian Walk Lots; P.Maxwell and J. Balfour for St David Lot no. 7; and G. Campbell and W. Bruce for the Shirvan Lots.

Probably brother of John Hamilton (1744-1800) (q.v.), who appointed his brother James Hamilton of Tobago as one of his trustees under his will made in 1796 and proved in 1801.


Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971).

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1766 [SY] - → Joint owner
1766 [SY] - → Joint owner
1766 [SY] - → Joint owner

Original grantees for Orange Hill and Amity Hope as a combined grant were G & J Kearton, Thos. Gibbon and John & Anthy. Gibbon and Jas Hamilton, under St David nos. 4 (Keartons), 5 (Thos. Gibbon), 6 (John & Anthy Gibbon) and 7 (Hamilton).

1766 [SY] - → Joint owner

Relationships (1)

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Likely but not certain to have been brothers, possibly uncle (James) and nephew...