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William Hamilton

Male 1647 - 1749  (~ 101 years)


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  • Name William Hamilton 
    Born Mar 1647  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1749  Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I26497  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 

    Father Gallatin Hamilton 
    Family ID F15851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mercy Berry,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1682  North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Children 
    +1. Thankful Hamilton,   b. 1689
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F15850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Said to have come from Scotland in 1668.

      According to legend (which may be true in part, or in all), he was the first man to kill a whale off the coast of Cape Cod, for which he was persecuted by people who believed he could only have accomplished such a thing with the aid of evil spirits, resulting in his subsequent emigration to Danbury, Connecticut.

  • Sources 
    1. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series begun in 1990.

    2. [S3509] The History and Genealogy of the Cornish Families in America by Joseph Edward Cornish. Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Company, 1907., place only.

    3. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., year only.

    4. [S3509] The History and Genealogy of the Cornish Families in America by Joseph Edward Cornish. Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Company, 1907.

    5. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., says "ca 1668/75?".