William Hamilton (1760 - 1793)

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Biographical Summary

Hamilton, William. 31/07/1758-13/03/1790. Ref: 691. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Glasgow.
  • Profession: Physician.
  • Appointments Held: Assistant 1781-82, Professor 1782 90, Anatomy and Botany, Glasgow University; Obstetrical
  • Practitioner and Consultant 1782-90, Glasgow.
  • Schools and Tutors: Glasgow Grammar School.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA(Glasgow 1775).
  • Postgraduate Studies: MD, Medicine in Edinburgh and London under William Hunter.
  • Marital Status: Married (1783), Elizabeth Stirling.
  • Family: Sons Sir William Hamilton of Preston FRSE 1788-1856 and Thomas Hamilton FRSE 1789-1842.
  • Mother: Isabel Anderson.
  • Father: Thomas Hamilton, Professor of Anatomy and Botany, Glasgow, d.1782.
  • References: DNB 24 1890, 222-3; Trans Roy Soc Edinb, IV Appendix 35-63, (6/11/1792); Shapin 227; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage 3, 1982.
  • Memberships: Glasgow Literary Society.
  • 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 410

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1760
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1788
March 8, 1788
Age 28
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
1793
1793
Age 33
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