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Gilbert Hamilton

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1803 Born in Stoke-on-Trent, son of Robert and Elizabeth Hamilton[1]

A Mr Hamilton was a draughtsman with Boulton and Watt in the early part of the 19th century

1841 Engineer, living in Birmingham with Robert Hamilton 19, also an engineer[2]

After the death of James Watt (Junior) Hamilton became a partner in the firm of James Watt and Co

1851 Engineer, living in Handsworth[3]

1860 Gilbert Hamilton, James Watt and Co, Soho Foundry, Birmingham.[4] joined I Mech E.

1861 Engineer, living in Handsworth with Charlotte 42, Gilbert 4, Catherine 5[5]

1871 Civil engineer, living in Lillington, Warwickshire, with Charlotte B Hamilton 53, Catherine Hamilton 15[6]

1881 Retired Civil And Mechanical Engineer, living in Lillington with Charlotte B. Hamilton 63 Catherine Hamilton 25[7]

1882 Died in Warwick

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1860 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  5. 1861 census
  6. 1871 census
  7. 1881 census