Robert Hamilton

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Hamilton, Scott & Co., which was dissolved in 1818 and continued by Bogles & Co; and of Hamilton, Morris with John Ball Morris (q.v.). Died in London 1840 at 14 Conduit Street. Fourth son of John Hamilton of Northpark and his wife Helen nee Bogle. With his four brothers, he was awarded a 1/4 share in the compensation for Dunkley's estate in Vere. His mother Helen was residuary legatee for 1/4 of the estate of her brother George Bogle who died in 1813.

  1. Will of Robert Hamilton [late of KingstonJamaica but now residing at] No. 14 Conduit Street Hanover Square, merchant, proved 31/08/1840. In the will he left his sister Helen, wife of John George Hamilton merchant Glasgow, his plate; he left his property in Jamaica and Maracaibo [now in Venezuela] in trust [his trustees included his brother George William Hamilton] with local trustees, and his property in Scotland with separate trustees, including his brother William Hamilton of Glasgow, to support the legacy of £2000 currency to his reputed son Robert, then a clerk in Frederic Harris & Co. of Macaraibo, and further capital sums of £2000 currency and £500 currency on which the income was to be paid to Elizabeth Hayden Burrell of Kingston and Helen Hamilton the daughter of Elizabeth Dillon of Kingston [and presumably of him, the testator] respectively, and of £6000 sterling on which the income was to be paid to his brother Archibald of Glasgow. His residuary legatees were his two other brothers and three sisters. In a codicil of 1840 he commented that his brother George William Hamilton had returned from Jamaica and was living with him in London, and made him executor and trustee with John Charles White in lieu of his original appointees in England.


Jamaica Royal Gazette , Sat, 2 Jan 1819, Add Ps, page 25 –

'Kingston, Dec 31, 1818.

The Copartnership of Hamilton, Scott, & Co, terminates this day by mutual consent.                                                                                 Rob Hamilton.                                                                                  Michael Scott.                                                                        Andrew Bogle, by his Atty Rob Hamilton.                                                                                        James Franklin

Kingston, Jan 1, 1819.

The Business, hitherto carried on under the Firm of Hamilton, Scott, & Co will, from this date, be conducted by the Subscribers, who request that all Demands against the said Concern may be rendered to them, and those indebted thereto will be pleased to make Payments without delay.

                                                                                                                                Bogles & Co.'

  1. PROB 11/1932/263.  

We are grateful to Mary Mill for her help with this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£30 5s 5d
£6,230 5s 8d

Associated Estates (5)

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] - → Other

Sold enslaved people to this estate

1820 [EA] - → Other

Previous owner of some of these enslaved people

1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (11)

Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
First Cousins
First Cousins
Son → Mother
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

14 Conduit Street, London, Middlesex, London, England