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Robert Hamilton, Min. of Old Greyfriars

Birthplace: Manse of Cramond, Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hamilton, Min. of Cramond and Mary Robertson
Husband of Jean Hay of Haystoun
Father of Gavin Hamilton; James Hamilton and Grizel Hamilton
Brother of Gilbert Hamilton, Min. of Cramond; Gavin Hamilton and Anne Hamilton

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Robert Hamilton, Min. of Old Greyfriars

Biographical Summary

Hamilton, Robert. 19/05/1707-03/04/1787. Ref: 686. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Very Rev.
  • Place of Birth: Manse of Cramond, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Buccleuch Cemy. Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Minister of Religion.
  • Appointments Held: Licenced CS 1730; Minister 1731 Cramond; 1736 Lady Yester's and Old Greyfriars Churches, Edinburgh; Professor 1754-79, Joint Professor 1779-87, Divinity, Edinburgh University; Moderator 1754 & 1760 CS General Assembly; Dean of the Order of the Thistle.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School Edinburgh.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Postgraduate Studies: DD(Hon Edinburgh 1759).
  • Marital Status: Married Jean Hay of Haystoun.
  • Family: son James Hamilton, FRSE,1749-1835 and perhaps also Gavin Hamilton, FRSE 1755-1829.
  • Father: Rev William Hamilton, Minister of Cramond and Principal of Edinburgh University.d.1732.
  • Other Family: Father-in-law of Benjamin Bell, FRSE 1749-1806, Grandfather of Robert Bell, FRSE 1782-1861, William Bell, FRSE 1783-1849, George Bell, FRSE d c1831.
  • References: Fasti. Eccl. Scot. 1, 1915, 37; Anderson 2, 425; Shapin 223; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage 2,1981, 41; W P Anderson 1931, 657-8.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • 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 409

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Robert Hamilton, Min. of Old Greyfriars's Timeline

May 19, 1707
Edinburgh, Scotland
March 31, 1745
Age 37
Age 41
Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 47
Edinburgh, Scotland
April 3, 1787
Age 79
Edinburgh, Scotland