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John Hamilton (1841-1901)

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John Hamilton (c1841-1901), shipbuilder of Port Glasgow

c.1841 Born in Saltcoats, son of John and Elizabeth Hamilton; brother of William Hamilton.

1862 Robert Duncan, Junior decided to strike out on his own. With John McGregor and John Hamilton and using his father's company name, he took over the East Yard in Port Glasgow from John Reid and Co.

1867 William Hamilton was in business with his brother John Hamilton - see William Hamilton and Co

1870 Retired from Robert Duncan and Co

1871 John Hamilton, 64, grocer, lived in Port Glasgow with Elizth Hamilton 62, William Hamilton 32, Shipbuilder Employing 150 Men and 14 Boys,, John Hamilton 29, Shipbuilder Employing 150 Men and 14 Boys, Elizth Hamilton 6, Thos Hamilton 7, Jean Hamilton 6, Elizth Hamilton 3

1881 John Hamilton 39, Shipbuilder & Coal Master, living in Port Glasgow with Thomas W Hamilton 17, Elizabeth Hamilton 16, John Hamilton 74, retired merchant, Mary Harvey 45, Robert Harvey 21, commercial clerk ship builder, John H Harvey 19[1]

1891 Shipbuilder Ship Owner & Coal Master



1901 Obituary.[2]

THE death occurred last week of Mr. John Hamilton, shipbuilder, Port Glasgow, at Loch Aawe, at the age of about sixty. He left Port Glasgow on the previous Thursday in apparent good health, and a day or two after caught a chill. Mr. Hamilton was a native of Saltcoats, and went to Port Glasgow about forty years ago.


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Sources of Information

  • The Engineer 1901/08/09 p147,