Patrick Hamilton, according to Griffith Valuation for 1858, had a farm plot 20 of about 11 acres in Milltown townland, Strabane. It remains in Patrick Hamilton's name until 1876. He probably died around that time. Then it was under William Hamilton's name, his son. The only thing we know about him is that he is mentioned as father on marriage certificate for his sons William and John..
William Hamilton married at Ardstraw Parish, Strabane, Fanny Given (father William Given) May 6, 1856 and died Ireland Jan 24., 1906. The farm then went to his son James Hamilton who died July 23, 1928. On the 1901 census we have William head, age 65, Fanny house keeper, age 56, James son age 30, Fanny daughter age 24 and Samuel son age 23.
John Hamilton from Milltown, Strabane b c1827 Ireland, married Nov,28, 1845 at Ardstraw Parish, Rebecca Gray b c1829 (father John Gray) no mother's name. Died between March 1858 and March 1859, burial ground unknown. They immigrated to Shawbridge, Quebec, Canada (Les Laurentides) probably between 1846-1847. They had 5 children and John had 2 more children with his second wife Elisabeth McAllister. John died Oct. 12, 1869 Shawbridge, Quebec, Canada.
William and John first sons were named James and no children were named Patrick.
James Hamilton b c1827, immigrated to St-Jerome, Quebec, Canada, a neighboring town. Married Jane Torney Nov. 19, 1851 in Rawdon, Qc., Canada. Died before April 1853. Burial ground unknown. Had no children. Immigration year unknown.
Possible sister Sarah Hamilton b c1824 Ireland, d. Dec 18, 1894, burial ground unknown. Married Europe, to William McConnell date and place unknown, b c1811 Ireland, died before 1878, burial ground unknown. They were the neighbours of James Hamilton in St-Jerome, Qc., Canada First Child David was born on Atlantic Ocean, May 3rd,1847. They must have immigrated around that time.
Unfortunately we don't have much information about their life in Ireland beside the potato famine. We couldn't find any of these people on passengers lists.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
|John Hamilton's marriage certificate 1659160||Ireland|