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Robert Hamilton

Biography of Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton was the son of John Hamilton, a rum and wine merchant nicknamed 'Johnny Sma' Bottles' who held various offices in Glasgow including Bailie and Provost. Through his mother, he was related to the successful Bogle merchant family. After studying Latin and Greek at the University from 1801 until 1804, Robert Hamilton seems to have followed family tradition and become a merchant in Jamaica. He died in London in 1840.


Robert Hamilton
Born 1785.
Died 1840.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1801-1804;
Occupation categories: merchants
Record last updated: 8th May 2014

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