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Doctor James Hamilton

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

Son of Reverend Doctor Robert Hamilton, Min. of Old Greyfriars and Jean Hay of Haystoun
Husband of Elizabeth Walker
Father of James Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton
Brother of Gavin Hamilton and Grizel Hamilton

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Doctor 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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Doctor James Hamilton's Timeline

Edinburgh, Scotland
May 19, 1776
Age 27
probably at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
February 26, 1779
Age 30
probably at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
October 27, 1835
Age 86
Edinburgh, Scotland