Mike, you can view and download a digital version of this book (Gilmor, Hanna, Scott,
Hamilton by Elizabeth Gilmore) here:
The bible flyleaf date is referenced on pages 178-79. The book says they came from County
Down in N. Ireland.
Hance Hamilton's nephew John Hamilton was the great-grandfather of Adam Boyd Hamilton,
Secretary of the Pennsylvania State Senate, and author of "Hamilton Family
Record" (1874). A.Boyd Hamilton gave John Hamilton as a great-great-grandson of John
Hamilton of Hamilton's Bawn (father of Sir Hans Hamilton of Hamilton's Bawn), the
son of Rev. Hans Hamilton who was a grandson of James Hamilton 3rd laird of Raploch and
his wife Isabel Weir of Blackwood, Lanarkshire.
Hamilton's Bawn or Hamiltonsbawn was a settlement in Armagh, Northern Ireland. See
The Boyd Family by Katherine (Cox) Gottschalk (1935) also references the Gilmor-Hamilton
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:11:23 +1000
Subject: [BOYD] Hanna, Scott. "Hamilton Genealogy", 1729-1929, p. 174. Chapter
8, by Elizabeth Gilmor, Wooster, Ohio, published in 1932
I was recently sent this reference
"Hance Hamilton. Jr., was born 1721 and came with his father to Pennsylvania in
1729. The date of landing was written on the flyleaf of the Bible of John Hamilton, nephew
of Colonel Hance Hamilton.
These settlers moved before 1736 to Marsh Creek, Adams County, Pa." (Ref. r, Hanna,
Scott. Hamilton Genealogy, 1729-1929, p. 174. Chapter 8, by Elizabeth Gilmor, Wooster,
Ohio, published in 1932.)
Have any list members read this book? And does it say where in Ireland this Hamilton
family came from?
And what references are there to Boyd families?
Historical Committee, HBS