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HAMILTON – George Royal Artillery 6th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
Warder – Fremantle Prison, built 1859
Land Grant
Letter regarding Estate
NameHAMILTON – George
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 6th battalion
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th September 1830 /18 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 feet 11 in
Dark / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 9 years 5 months
Jamaica – 4 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 197 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 13th April 1852 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1852 Woolwich
1855-1890 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1813 West Church Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
DELANEY (nee CAMPBELL) Elizabeth (Widow)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage26th May 1834 Gibraltar
Children by 1st Wife William George B 30th May 1835
bap 16th June 1835 Gibraltar
D Jamaica 1850 from Cholera
James Alexander B 26th October 1836
bap 14th November 1836 Gibraltar
D Jamaica 1850 from cholera
Charlotte Elizabeth B 5th December 1839
bap 16th December 1839 Gibraltar
D Jamaica 1850 from cholera
Thomas Wilson B 16th October 1843 Hulme Lancashire England
bap 26th October 1843 Hulme Lancashire England
D 4th February 1939 Peppermint Grove Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Archibald Hamilton B 22nd June 1845 Hulme Lancashire England
D Jamaica 1850 from cholera
2nd WifeBYE Tabitha
Date/Place of Marriage1851 Lewisham London England
Children by 2nd WifeNone
3rd WifePEARSE Christina (nee MUNRO) Widow of EPG John Persse 74th Regt (Lincelles) Father Daniel Munro
Date/Place of Marriage1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 3rd wifeWilliam Daniel B 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1892 CHRISTIE Elizabeth Perth Western Australia
Christina Charlotte B 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
M WARD Edward 1897 Perth Western Australia
D 16th June 1903 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Warder in Convict establishment from 23rd May 1855 until his retirement, He had worked as a prison warder in England 1852-1855 prior to coming to WA.
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 25th September 1867 page 3 Tabitha’s death
The Daily News 6th May 1890 page 3 George’s death
Western Mail Saturday 27th November 1909 page 34 Christina’s death
The West Australian Tuesday 16th June 1903 page 1 daughter Christina’s death
The West Australian Saturday 6th February 1932 page Reminiscences of son TW Hamilton gives details of his father’s working life.
The West Australian Thursday 9th February 1939 page 21 extensive obit for William Thomas with a photo
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th May 1890 Canning Western Australia
Presbyterian Section opposite present East Perth Cemeteries site
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
1850 Jamaica West Indies
Mother and four children died within a week of Cholera.
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
8th November 1867 Mahogany Creek Western Australia
bur Old Guildford Cemetery Lot 42 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd Wife
22nd November 1909 – 306 Bulwer Street Perth Western Australia
Presbyterian Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 Location Woolwich, London
1851 Location Woolwich, London.
Discharge: Due to chronic rheumatism
In the 1841 Census George is with his regiment at the barracks Tower of London Whitechapel, London.
In the 1851 Census George is with his regiment at the Royal Artillery barracks Woolwich dockyard, it erroneously gives his place of birth as Kildare.
Although George did not receive a land grant he applied on 14th December 1861 to buy 40 acres of land at the Canning for £40
On the 30 May 1912 the Solicitors Messrs Lawrence Jones & Co wrote to the Officer in Charge, Royal Garrison Artillery Records, Dover inquiring into the relatives and next of kin and services of George Hamilton late of the Royal Artillery regarding an inheritance where the records relating to George Hamilton’s service and the death of his first wife and children was sourced.
A George Hamilton is also mentioned in Barker’s dictionary of “Warders and Gaolers”. This is most likely George, albeit described as arriving on “The Stag”.