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Name: George Hamilton

Burial Number: 0190

Gender: Male

Occupation: Private Means

Born: 00/00/1806

Died: 11/01/1892

Buried: 16/01/1892

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George was born on St Simon’s Island, Georgia, United States, the son of James and Isabella. James had been born in Scotland in 1763 and emigrated in 1784. He settled in Charleston where he became a merchant and ship owner. He married Isabella Steedman on 4th March 1796. By this time he had established a cotton plantation on St Simon’s Island. He also had a property at 13 Broad Street, Charleston. About 1800, James started a rice plantation on the island. A daughter Agnes Rebecca was born in 1801 and George followed in c1806. George was mentally disabled and for most of his life was cared for by a personal doctor. In 1812, Agnes and George were sent to stay with relatives in England. Their mother Isabella died in 1818 and James retired to Philadelphia, living at 260 Walnut Street. In 1825, Agnes married Francis Corbin, a lawyer who eventually inherited the Hamilton Plantation. The couple later moved to France. By the time of his death from jaundice in 1829, James owned four plantations. His estate was left to his grandchildren in trust. Agnes and George received income from bonds and dividends which meant that George could be cared for comfortably for the rest of his life. By 1851, George was living in London with James Copeland, a physician and his family. He later moved to Willesden, living with James Copeland’s son Henry and his family. By now George also had his own personal attendant. George was moved to Croydon by 1881 again with a personal attendant. George died on a visit to Worthing on 11th January 1892. He was staying at 23 Marine Parade. Administration was granted on 27th February to Richard Washington Corbin Esq, the attorney of Agnes Rebecca Corbin widow. Effects £4144 19s 4d.

Agnes died in Paris in 1894 and is buried in Montparnasse. Richard was Agnes’ son and George’s nephew. He lived in Paris but had served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He died in 1922.

James’ papers are lodged with the Duke University Library, North Carolina.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for George Hamilton

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 28

Exact Location (what3words): legend.terms.sound

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


George Hamilton died on the 11th January 1892 "Iam the resurrection and the life saith the Lord"

Further Information


Name: George Hamilton

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1806

Town: St Simon's Island

County: Unknown

Country: United States of America


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/01/1892

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 23

Address line 3: Marine Parade

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4144 19 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £340090.00

Census Information


5 Old Burlington Street, St James, Westminster.

George aged 43, American citizen. William Wood aged 42, servant. Lodging with James Copeland, physician and family.


5 Old Burlington Street, St James, Westminster.

George aged 53, visitor. William Wood aged 50, man servant. Lodging with James Copeland, physician and family.


9 Brondesbury Road, Willesden.

George aged 61, annuitant, unsound mind. Robert R Walton aged 23, attendant to invalid. Lodging in house of Henry Copeland, civil engineer and family.


Melrose Villa, Croydon, Surrey.

George aged 76, dividends, foreign. Alfred Gluck aged 32, attendant to boarder. Lodging in house of Conrad Boisragon, private means and family.


Melrose Villa, 13 South Norwood Hill, Croydon, Surrey.

George aged 84, imbecile. James Bailey aged 35, private attendant.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.