Andrew Hamilton of Nevis

1743 - 1808


Resident slave-owner on Nevis. In 1772 he agreed to buy two estates from [Sir] Ralph Payne, identified as Walkers or Lower or Windmill and De Witts for £37,000.

Married, first, Hannah Vaughan (1747-1782), who died in London, aged thirty-four. She was the mother of the Rev. William Vaughan Hamilton (q.v.).

His second marriage was to Martha Williams Herbert, daughter and heiress of John Richardson Herbert, in 1787.

In 1805 he assigned his assets to his creditors.


Common Records 1773-1775, British Library, EAP794/1/1/14, pp. 100-121; Sandy McGie and Xavier Reader, 'Hamilton, Shakespear (1807–1852)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University

For more on Andrew Hamilton and Martha Williams Herbert Hamilton see also David Small and Christine Eickelmann, Hamilton House (v. 2, March 2021) and David Small, Montpelier Estate (May, 2010).

Further Information

(1) Hannah Vaughan; (2) Martha Williams Herbert

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
1772 [EA] - 1805 [LA] → Owner

In 1805 Andrew Hamilton and his wife conveyed his estates to his creditors. (His wife's estates were protected by the entail under which she held them).

Relationships (4)

Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Son-in-law → Father-in-law