William Stewart Hamilton

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


The evidence of the name of the partner in W. S. Hamilton & Co., of Dublin in 1847-8 suggests that this is William Stewart Hamilton of Brown Hall, County Donegal, who married (1) Hon. Henrietta Blackwood, daughter of Hans Blackwood 3rd Baron Dufferin and Claneboye and Mehatebel Temple, 1807 and (2) Sophia Forde (née Blacker) in 1818.

  1. A William Stewart Hamilton of Dublin had possession of wines and spirits of a bankrupt Bristol concern of John Tripp and John Dyer in 1813.  

  2. W. S. Hamilton & Co. (q.v.), Dublin, West India Trade, failed December 1847-8, when one of its two partners was Hans Blackwood Hamilton.

  3. Will of William Stewart Hamilton of Grenville Street Dublin Co. Dublin proved 22/09/1836. The will details his assets, those that are legible largely insurance policies and advances secured on property in Ireland as well as shares in the Leeds & Liverpool Railroad, totalling by his account £18,000, which he left between his three sons John, [Hans] Blackwood and Abr[aha]m Hamilton. The will appears to make no reference to West India property.


John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, but uninvested with heritable honours (4 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1835-1838), vol. 4 Forde of Seaforde p. 191; Burke's Peerage (2003) Vol 1 p. 1196.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 16766, 21/08/1813, p. 1673.

  2. David Morier Evans, The commercial crisis, 1847-1848: being the facts and figures illustrative of the events of that important period, considered in relation to the three epochs of the railway mania, the food and money panic, and the French revolution. (London, Letts, Son and Steer, 1848) p. 106.

  3. PROB 11/1867/25

Further Information

(1) Hon. Henrietta Blackwood 1807; (2) Sophia Forde (nee Blacker) 1818
With (1) Hans Blackwood Hamilton
West India merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£10,555 12s 5d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner
W. S. Hamilton
West India merchant  

Addresses (1)

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland