West India merchant
Failed December 1847
Hans Blackwood Hamilton and Joseph Cooper, trading under the firm of W. S. Hamilton & Co., were defendants in a suit brought by Joseph Hackett in the supreme court of British Guiana that led to the sale of Plantation Chantilly in April 1848. Firm still collecting dividends in British Guiana e.g., from John and Cove and Craig Milne 5/5/1853 and from Troughton Brothers & Co. 15/6/1860.
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
London Gazette 20860 26/5/1848 p. 2029; 22477 5/2/1861 p. 471; 22935 3/2/1865 p. 526