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Irish Hamiltons

From: Larry Hamilton, Sr.
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Subject: Irish Hamiltons

 

If listers have not seen, or heard of "The Book of Irish Families Great & Small", or The Irish Genealogical Association in Kansas City, MO, suggest you contact them at www.Irishroots.com or write them at Journal of Irish Families, Box 7575, Kansas City, MO 64116. They document where information may be found.
Hamilton is the name of a well known Scottish family planted in Ireland who became prominent after settlement. Note the place name of Monorhamilton in Co. Leitrim. The Hamiltons of Ballymoney are noted in the book 'Families of Ballyrashane' by Mullin.

In older records Claude Hamilton is listed as a Scottish Undertaker in the barony of the Fewes, Co. Armagh, during the Ulster plantation. Sir George Hamilton is found in the precinct of Strabane, Co. Tyrone, and Robert Hamilton is found in the precinct of Magheriboy, in Co. Fermanagh. Sir Alexander Hamilton, of Endervicke, Scotland, was found in Tuyllyhunco, in Co. Caven.

Milesian families gives the name in Dublin, Donegal, Downand Cavan arriving in 1640 from Scotland. In the 1890 birth index the name is found in Antrim, Down, Tyrone, and Londonderry. The spelling of Hamiltone was used in the census of 1659 to record the name in County Down. The arms of one James Hamilton, Earl of Clanbrassil, are found in the 'Irish Book of Arms', among 6 listings for the name.

Included in that work is Hamilton-Stubber of Moyne and Castle Fleming of Queens Co., Hamilton of Kellyleagh Castle, Co., Down, Hamialton of Cornacassa, Co. Monaghan, of whom it is said that two brothers came to Ireland together, one settling in Monaghan and the other in Down, and the family of Barret-Hamilton of Kilmanock House, Co. Wexford. The family of Hamilton of Ballymacoll, Co. Meath, are given in the Irish Book of Arms as well.

 

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