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HAMILTON Hugh 22 'Vocalist' 1857 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 2138, [4/4794]; Reel 2476, [4/4972]
Date of Departure 7 May 1857 date of arrival 28 Aug 1857

Reel 2476
Hugh 23 Carpenter - Dolmarrington ? Ayrshire - William & Susannah living in Ayrshire - CS - Read & write - No relations in colony

Death 10 Mar 1878/B12089 Hamilton Hugh - John Hamilton - Susan Wilson

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Thursday 14 March 1878 p.2
HAMILTON.-On the 10th March, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Edward Crosser, Robert-street, Spring Hill, Hugh Hamilton, of Hamilton, North Pine River, only son of the late John Hamilton, of Kilmarnock, Scotland, aged 45 years, leaving a widow and six children to mourn their loss.


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"When the time shall come (as come it will) when English cottages or English neatness shall be introduced into Scotland, what a village Dalmellington may be. A few trees, irregular ground, tumbling burns, a spire, and a mill - what more is wanted?" {Lord Cockburn on a visit in 1844}

Dalmellington ".. has the appearance of being a singularly virtuous and happy village; and I am told it is the last place in Ayrshire where, with a great deal of old primitive manufacture, rural simplicity and contentment still linger. But it is now to taste of manufactures in an improved state. The devil has disclosed his iron, and speculation has begun to work it. There seemed to be about a dozen of pits sinking within half a mile of the village, and before another year is out those now solitary and peaceful hills will be blazing with furnaces, and blighted by the vices of a new population of black scoundrels. They were already lying snoring, and I presume, drunk, on many indignant knolls." {Lord Cockburn on a return three years later.}
I can find no marriage any date anywhere in Scotland for a HAMILTON to a Susan (any variation I can think of) WILSON.

FreeCEN has no Susan/Susannah HAMILTONs of any age born anywhere living in Ayrshire in 1851.

I can't find Hugh in 1841 in Ayrshire with father = ? and mother = Susan (variations)
Piece: SCT1851/609 Place: Ayr -Ayrshire Enumeration District: 2
Civil Parish: Ochiltree Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Ochiltree
Folio: 0 Page: 11 Schedule: 37
Address: Auchlin

Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
SLOAN Martha Head W F 26 Frmr 360ac Arable Empl. 6 Labs Ayrshire - Dreghorn And 340ac hill pasture
SLOAN William Son - M 2 Ayrshire - Ochiltree
HAMILTON Janet Visitr U F 23 Farmer's Daughter Ayrshire - Dreghorn
RITCHIE Mary Servnt U F 24 House Servant Ayrshire - Dailly
PEARSON Sarah Servnt U F 22 Dairy Maid Ayrshire - Muirkirk
Page: 0/12
CORRANCE Eliza Servnt U F 16 Nursery Maid Ayrshire - Irvine
CORRANCE Alexander Servnt M M 26 Foreman Ayrshire - Dreghorn
BURNIE Alexander Servnt U M 24 Farm Labourer Wigtownshire - Kirkinner
STEELE Matthew Servnt U M 20 Farm Labourer Ayrshire - Cumnock
HAMILTON Hugh Servnt U M 17 Farm Labourer Ayrshire - Dalmellington
BROWN Thomas Servnt U M 15 Farm Labourer Ayrshire - Cumnock
I wonder.....

Hugh Millanck
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Gender: Male
Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Dalmellington
County: Ayrshire
Address: Wallace Str
Parish Number: 586
Household Members: Name Age
Barney Hamilton 55
Janet Hamilton 60
Adam Hamilton 20
Hugh Millanck 8
The same Hugh is Milhinch on the other site.


A few wee porkies being told here. The John was more accurate than we thought?

Hello Barbara,


So it looks as though 'William' and 'Wilson' are fabrications. Father = John and mother = Susan Hamilton.


I did find a William & Susannah HAMILTON but ruled them out because the date was 1785.