George William Hamilton Scotland India Jamaica

Biography of George William Hamilton

George William Hamilton matriculated at the University in 1834. He was the second son of Archibald, a Glasgow merchant.

Hamilton became a merchant in Jamaica (after slavery was abolished in 1834) and then Calcutta. George W. Hamilton was descended from a famous Glasgow mercantile family. His grandfather was John Hamilton of Northpark, one of the leading West India merchants in late-eighteenth-century Glasgow, and grandmother, Janet Bogle, of the Jamaica plantation and slave-owning family, the Bogles of Gilmorehill.

He died at Row, Dumbartonshire on 3 February 1901.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


George William Hamilton
Born 31 August 1820.
Died 3 February 1901.
GU Degree: Arts, 1834;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: merchants
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1834
Record last updated: 1st Jul 2019

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Dumbartonshire
Place of Death

India India, Kolkata

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student