Helen Hamilton (née Bogle)

25th Dec 1757 - ????


The Slave Registers of 1817 gives the joint owners of Dunkley's estate in Vere, Jamaica, as Robert, Hugh and Andrew Bogle and John Hamilton and Helen his wife.

  1. John Hamilton married Helen Bogle in Glasgow, 18/02/1780. She was the daughter of Archibald Bogle and Janet Cathcart and was born 25/12/1757 and baptised 04/01/1758 in Glasgow. John Hamilton, son of John Hamilton junior, merchant and Helen Bogle, was born 28/06/1781 in Glasgow, witnesses George Hamilton and Archibald Bogle.

  2. "JOHN HAMILTON of Northpark, born 1754, died 1829, was a merchant in Glasgow, and was thrice Lord Provost. He married Helen, daughter of Archibald Bogle, a younger son of Robert Bogle of Shettleston. He was a most valuable citizen of Glasgow, and merited, and obtained the respect and affection of its inhabitants. When the new entrance to the city from the east was formed, it was called after him "Great Hamilton" Street. He had issue: (I.) John, who died in Jamaica; (II.) Archibald, of whom presently; (III.) George William, merchant in Jamaica, died in 1858; (IV.) Robert, merchant in Jamaica, died in London in 1840; (V.) William of Northpark, Lord Provost in 1826, a captain in the Glasgow Sharpshooters, and in all respects a thoroughly good man, and citizen. He married in 1826 Mary Orton Lucas. He died in 1866 and she followed in 1875. They had issue. 1) John William, born 1827, married Constance Dennistoun, daughter of John Dennistoun, formerly M.P. for Glasgow, and had issue two daughters. He died in 1866; 2) Mary Anne, married to John Patrick Alston of Muirburn (see Craighead) and has issue; 3) Helen Cathcart, married George Smith, who died in China in 1859; 4) Eliza Lucas, married in 1868 her cousin, George William Hamilton (see below); 5) Janet Colina, married her cousin Archibald Hamilton, son of John George Hamilton; 6) Mary Louisa, married John Hayes, R.N., son of Admiral Hayes; (VI.) Cathcart, died young; (VII.) Hugh, died young; (VIII.) Andrew, died young; (I.) Janet, died young; (II.) Janet Miller, married Colin Campbell of John Campbell, Sen. & Co., and afterwards of Colgrain, and had issue, ten sons and five daughters; (III.) Mary, married 1829 the Rev. D. Welsh, D.D., and had issue; (IV) Helen, married her cousin John George Hamilton (see above)."


T71/51 pp. 170-175.

  1. Familysearch.org batch nos. M11946-8 and C11946-5. General Registry Office for Scotland OPR Births 644/1 170 138 Glasgow.

  2. John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry (2nd edn., Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1878) Northwoodside.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Hamilton
John (1781-)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1813 [SY] - 1825 [EY] → Trust beneficiary

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

'Mrs John Hamilton of Northpark House Glasgow', portrait by Henry Raeburn c. 1810 now in the... 
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