Shakespeare Hamilton

1807 - 7th Oct 1852


Son of Rev. William Vaughan Hamilton, rector in St Catherine, Jamaica, in 1817. Approximate year of birth was 1807.

Shakespear Hamilton was a sea captain and harbour master who emigrated to the Swan River colony in the late 1830s.

He was related to an extensive network of slave owners, merchants and others, especially in Nevis and St Kitts. The fullest account is in Sandy McGie and Xavier Reader, 'Hamilton, Shakespear (1807–1852)', People Australia.

Sources, Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database online].

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
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Grandson → Grandfather