Archibald Robert Hamilton

1778 - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Of Dublin at the time of compensation, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Clifton Mount in St Andrew and for a smaller award in Kingston in Jamaica.

  1. Clifton Mount was shown against Robert Hamilton junior in 1812 (as Clifton), shown against 'estate of Robert Hamilton' in 1818 and 1821, and A.R Hamilton or Archibald R. Hamilton thereafter.

  2. This awardee is the Rev. Archibald Robert Hamilton of Cork (1778-1857), who was the son of Robert Hamilton of Hill of Hills Kildare (1737-1814) and his wife Mary Harrison of Liverpool, and who married Jane Cotter. Marriage of Rev. Archibald Robert Hamilton and Jane Cotter, Diocese of Cork and Ross, Cork 1815. The couple had two sons, Robert MD (1820-) and Rev. Archibald Robert Hamilton, Rector of Greenham Berkshire (d. 1869), and a daughter, Emily, who 12/04/1860 married Charles Richard Elrington at Brighton. A second daughter, Jane, was born in Cork City 03/12/1826 and died 12/01/1917 at Raglan House, Clyde Road, Dublin; she married Francis Christopher Bland of Derryquin Castle, Co. Kerry, 23/06/1849. The will of Rev. Archibald Robert Hamilton Clerk of South Terrace Cork Cork proved 30/11/1857 bequeaths his estates including Clifton Mount but also Cold Spring and Enfield Hall in Jamaica to his son Robert Hamilton.

  3. The Honourable Robert Hamilton, late of Clifton Mount, died there 20/05/1880. His executors included Charles Richard Elrington, who would have been his brother-in-law if the above inference is correct. Elrington must be the son of the man of the same name who is in the ODNB as Church of Ireland clergyman and educationalist.


T71/865 St Andrew no. 163 Archibald Robert Hamilton Dublin owner-in-fee; T71/862 Kingston no. 1804.

  1. Jamaica Almanacs 1812, 1818, 1821 and e.g. 1825.

  2. G. Harvey Johnston, The heraldy of the Hamiltons (W & A.K. Johnston Limited: Edinburgh and London, 1909), p. 66 'The Hamiltons of Raploch' (Robert Hamilton the son of the Rev. Archibald Robert Hamilton and Jane Cotter married second Katherine, daughter of Thomas Land of Jamaica); email from Teresa Stokes 30/10/2016 with a transcription of Jane Hamilton's marriage settlement;, Irish Records Extraction Database [database online];, England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 [database online]; PROB 11/2260.

  3. London Gazette, Issue 24909, 03/12/1880, p. 6574; ODNB online, B.H. Blacker, rev. David Huddleston, 'Elrington, Charles Richard (1787-1850), Church of Ireland clergyman and educationalist'.

We are grateful to Teresa Stokes for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Jane Cotter
Robert; Archibald Robert; Emily; Jane

Associated Claims (2)

£94 13s 1d
£5,253 10s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1823 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - → Joint owner

Addresses (2)

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
South Terrace, Cork, Cork, Ireland