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From: "Joe & Laura Schmidt" <>
Subject: [HAMILTON-L] Fw: Hants (Hans) Hamilton - Ireland>Nova Scotia>USA?
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 10:59:33 -0800
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From: Christine Fletcher <>
Date: Thursday, March 04, 1999 10:49 AM
Subject: Hants (Hans) Hamilton - Ireland>Nova Scotia>USA?
>I am new both lists and unfortunately looking for a needle in a haystack.
>I am not a descendant of Hants Hamilton, but he is the brother of a man
>called Robert Hamilton who could be an important link for my direct line.
>The Hamilton brothers Hants, James John, Archibald, Robert (with Robert's
>wife and children) came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in the spring of 1771 from
>Armagh, Ireland. Robert Hamilton was given a land grant in Truro, Nova
>Scotia and settled their with his wife and children. Hants Hamilton moved
>to the USA possibly in the Massachusetts area. It is possible that Hants
>lived in Halifax up to approximately 1790 but this can not be verified.
>It is possible that the other brothers (which also can not be verified)
>moved to the USA as well.
>The family left behind in Ireland wrote a letter in February of 1790 to
>William Hamilton (possibly could be my ggggggg grandfather who came to
>Onslow, Nova Scotia in 1762) and to Hants Hamilton. The letter is now in
>possession of Robert Hamilton's family. The letter is from a brother
>William Hamilton and mentions the names of siblings left behind in Armagh.
>The siblings mentioned are Jane Hamilton (married name unknown) and her
>daughter Nancy, David Hamilton and Archibald Hamilton. Robert Hamilton (of
>Truro/Brookfield Nova Scotia) was born November 8, 1734 in Vicars Cairns,
>Armagh, Ireland and it is not know if he was the oldest child in his
>This is ALL of the information I have. Like I said, these names are not in
>my direct line (at present) but they could be related and I am trying to
>find them for completeness to my genealogy so I can eventually start
>in Ireland for previous generations.
>I am interested in talking to anyone that thinks this information could be
>part of their family. I am organizing a Hamilton Family Reunion of
>Hamilton's of Armagh, Ireland for the summer of 2000 and it would mean alot
>to find descendants of this branch of the family.
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