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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 12 July 18 00:09 BST (UK) »
I think the John Harrold you found from Orkney may likely have lived and died there (1955). He shows in the censuses up to 1901 working as a farm servant. The 1901 entry shows him likely married to a Maggie Ann and with two young daughters.

Thanks Monica,

It was a bit of a long shot but worth exploring/eliminating  ;)

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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

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Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #28 on: Friday 13 July 18 10:56 BST (UK) »
Another take on the McHamiltons from the English passenger list index on GenesReunited (same people very different transcription, McHamiltons in Australian shiiping vs plain Hamiltons in UK shipping)

MRS Hamilton
MR A M Hamilton
Miss Anne Hamilton
Miss Mary Hamilton

On the Oldenburgh, leaving South Hampton for Melbourne Victoria in 1895.

Can't see how this is accurate?


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Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #29 on: Friday 13 July 18 13:59 BST (UK) »
Re John Harold b 1869 Orkney.
Monica is right, and as I suspected, he's not the man on the OP

He did marry Maggie Ann Sinclair in 1894 and they were still on the island, still having children well into the 1900's

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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #30 on: Friday 13 July 18 14:25 BST (UK) »

     I'm not sure where I can go from here, Other than ordering the marriage certificate which may or may not show the parents. The paper trail doesn't exist for Shetland so really that's a dead end. The most information I have is his career as a chief chef on passenger ships and the electoral rolls, and the possibility of his grandchildren still living in the area which is nearby to where I am anyway.
      It seems he wanted his previous life to be totally non existent.

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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #31 on: Friday 13 July 18 21:27 BST (UK) »
Jan, not sure how you are possibly going to make any headway without at least cheching the 1908 Victoria marriage reg. Victoria BMDs can be excellent. Marriages, as you know, can include:

Places & dates of birth; ages; places of residence when married; parents' names; occupations of fathers; maiden names of mothers; groom's occupation; place & date of marriage

I think we have confirmed that McHamilton is not a registered surname (ever) in Scotland from records on Scotlands People.

Nothing also jumping out so far for a birth for him in Shetland is there :-\

Hard one for you for sure.

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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 14 July 18 02:33 BST (UK) »
Possible father from the Familysearch records??
John James Hamilton
1881 Scotland Census in Sandwich & Cunningsburgh RD, Shetland
John James Hamilton age 51 b Kirkcudbright

This would/could fit for the birth of John James but won't help with birth of son John Harold?

HAMILTON JOHN JAMES
GEORGE HAMILTON/JANE GORDON FR391 (Parents)
19/05/1829
871/20 39 Kirkcudbright

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 14 July 18 05:37 BST (UK) »
I don't know if these people are connected, but just finding McHamilton is so rare I needed to put them down on paper. Some were born much later, so ill only write the early ones and those that have passed. They were on the free BMD site.
Jean McHamilton B-09/1936 Bermondsey, Surrey.
Brian G McHamilton B-09/38 Camperwell
Jock McHamilton D-June 1940 Camperwell Age 38
There are more but I won't put them here.

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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 14 July 18 07:38 BST (UK) »
I am unclear as to who it is you are related to.

John Harold McHAMILTON married in 1909 in Victoria.   The marriage certificate should give his age, place of birth, father's name and occupation and mother's name including her maiden surname.  Do you not have this certificate?

Debra  :)

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Re: McHamiltons from The Shetlands
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 14 July 18 08:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Dundee,
    McHamilton's wife was a Callander, Callander, Horne and Harmer all are in my tree, going sideways. A lady in the UK messaged me for help, and noticed I had the surname in my tree. I will look into it, now realising how difficult a surname it has become. Won't be for a week or so as I am in Tasmania visiting.