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James Hamilton

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Hamilton, Min. of Old Greyfriars and Jean Hay of Haystoun
Brother of Gavin Hamilton and Grizel Hamilton

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Hamilton

Biographical Summary

Hamilton, James. ?-27/10/1835. Ref: 682. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Physician.
  • Appointments Held: Physician in Edinburgh; Physician-1823, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and to George Heriot's Hospital, Merchant Maiden & Trades Maiden Hospital, Edinburgh.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School Edinburgh.
  • Training: Apprentice with Russell and Balfour, surgeons.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MD(Edinburgh 1771).
  • Mother: Jean Hay of Haystoun.
  • Father: Robert Hamilton FRSE 1707-87, Professor of Divinity, Edinburgh University 1753-79.
  • Other Family: brother-in-law of Benjamin Bell FRSE 1749-1806 son-in-law of Sir John Hay of Haystoun, FRSE 1755-1830.
  • References: DNB, 24,1890,187; Irving 199; Shapin 222; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage 1, 1981.
  • Memberships: FRCPE (1772, President1792-4), Harveian Society (President 1791).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • Notes: Born 1749.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 407

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Edinburgh, Scotland
October 27, 1835
Age 86
Edinburgh, Scotland