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Descendants of William Hamilton

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM22 HAMILTON (JOHN21, WILLIAM20, HANS19, WILLIAM18, HANS17, ARCHIBALD16, JAMES15, WILLIAM14, JAMES13, WALTER12, JOHN11, DAVID10, DAVID FITZWALTER9, WALTER FITZGILBERT8, GILBERT7 DE HAMILTON, WILLIAM6 DE HAMBLETON, ROBERT III5 DE BEAUMONT, ROBERT II4, ROBERT I3, ROGER2, FURLOF OF POUT1 AVDONCERE) was born 1720 in Belfast, County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland, and died 17 Oct 1781 in Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, PA. He married JEAN MCILVAINE 1745 in Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, PA, daughter of ANDREW MCILVAINE and SARAH FINLEY. She was born 1719 in County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland, and died 03 Nov 1808 in Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, PA.

Notes for W

Lancaster Co., PA, Jefferson Co, OH and South Carolina

Harriet E. Wallace ~ 1986


When I started to organize the Hamilton and Wallace family' information into a unit, the family relationships did not make a picture in my mind. In order to develop this picture and knowing it was a large family group, I started with large size, plain shelf paper and tried to keep going..Even so the shelf paper was not wide enough and soon ran out. The long toll was difficult to carry around and awkward to handle. I have, therefore, transferred the lengthy "scroll" to standard sized sheets of piper. If- you lay them end to.end in numerical order on a table or the floor, you will derive the same picture as that on the shelf paper.

There are, however, two parts to the present charts. The first part is for the Hamiltons who came to Lancaster Co, PA around 1730. In this part the youngest generation shown was born in the first half of the 19th Century. So far the only family continued into a chart and brought down to current people is that of Hugh Wallace - my own family. Information on all of the other families still has to be brought to the present.

In most genealogies only one surname is included, and the surnames of most of the female members are ignored. In my mind the female members contribute equally with their husbands to the quality and caliber of the family. In the case of this family, it will soon be noted that, if one follows the Wallaces back or the Hamiltons forward, at least t ree Hamilton women married members of the,Wallace family. The earliest was Ann Hamilton, daughter of William Hamilton (d. 1781), who married James Wallace. Two of their sons, William and John married Hamilton cousins. Members of both the Hamiltons and Wallaces participate in many documents. It seems to me impossible to separate these two families.

The superscript numbers in both parts refer to the numbers of entries in the list of Sources of Information. The information in the preface is taken from other publications studied as well as some of the documents. As yet no numbers have been given to any of the members of these families.

In the first chart the column at the left is blank, because as. yet I have not found the name of the parents of John, Anne (Hamilton) ' - Seawright, Hugh, Mary, and William Hamilton (d. 1781). If they all,were as young as indicated in 1733, it seems as if they must have come with parents. The question marks in the line connecting these individuals indicate that no proof of the relationship has been found. The relationship is stated in the history of the Seawright (Searight) family. Considering James Hamilton (1724-1807) to be the brother of William Hamilton (d.-1781) is speculation. Most of the other relationships are taken from one or more of the documents listed, except in one or two cases. In those instances the evidence appears to be the relationships shown although they are not so stated specifically.


The Hamiltons and Wallaces are two of the oldest, most prominent, and most numerous families of Scotland. Both families lived in the southern or "lowland" part of Scotland.

The ancient family of Hamilton received a grant of land for a small lordship in his domain from the Earl of Leicester. Their coat of arms indicates a close connection with the family of the Earls of Leicester It is from this'family that the Scottish Hamiltons are descended. Many of them were influential in the courts of England and Scotland maintaining very large estates. They were part of the aristocracy and nobility of early English and Scottish history. At least six members of this family were undertakers who undertook the task of accepting large tracts of land in Ulster to which they moved tenants and other Scots in the early 17th century in an attempt to plant Scottish settlements in that area. To determine which Hamilton family in Ulster this family belongs seems almost impossible. James Seawright felt that they were descended from Sir James Hamilton, Earl of Abercorn. However, in 1622 the name Hamilton was one of the five most common Scottish names in Ulster, and in 1630 it was one of the four second most common names. Many were related in one way or another.

The Wallaces descended f rom Richard Waleys or "Richard the Welshman", born at the beginning of the 12th century, who @qent north from England and Wales with his friend, Walter, son of Alan, who became a steward to King David I of Scotland; hence Walter's surname became Steward or Stewart. Richard of Wales became known as Richard Waleys and eventually with changes over the years, the name became Wallace. The first tract of land granted to Richard was in Ayrshire and was eight miles long and three wide. Richard was the great-great-grandfather of the Scottish hero, Sir William Wallace.

Our families of Hamilton and Wallace migrated from Ulster to colonial Pennsylvania with the flood of Scotch-Irish who left Ulster in the 1720's to escape religious and economic oppression. Although Penn's Quakers believed in religious tolerance, they did not wish to have these-- "Strangers" amongst them, and urged them to go far away to the frontier. Here the Scotch-Irish established their free schools and Presbyterian churches. It was this,tough, hardy, broad-shouldered, strong minded breed who developed the frontier and pushed it farther west. It was they who provided protection for the Quakers against the Indians, who were the most ready to fight for freedom when the call came from Boston for the Revolutionary War, and who gave us our civil rights and life and government as we know it. They with the Germans established Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania in 1729.

William Hamilton (d. 1781) was in Lancaster Co by 1733. According to dates on his tombstone he was about 13 at that time. It is believed that he had three brothers, John, Hugh, and James, and two Sisters, Ann and Mary. Mary is mentioned in his will. All were born in Northern - Ireland. He married Jean(Jane) Mcllwain, and they had seven children. The rwo of special interest to our Wallace family are William (d. 1840) and Ann. William Hamilton (d. 1781) was a land speculator and farmer and had extensive land holdings in Leacock Township. His home property was directly east of the Leacock Presbyterian Church.- On 5 October,1745 he was appointed Coroner of Lancaster Co. In 1767 he purchased the Three Crowns Tavern (inn) on the Duke if Cumberland Road near the Church. He was prominent in the affairs of the County and of the Church. He died 17 October 1781 and his wife, Jean, and son, Hugh Hamilton, were his executors.

When the Revolutionary War broke out, William Hamilton (d. 1781) was overage to be a volunteer, but his sons were ready to defend freedom and individual rights.

James Hamilton, son of William, studied medicine with Dr. Shippen in 1774. As soon as he heard of the battles near Boston, he returned home and raised a company of volunteers who elected him Lieutenant. He fought in the battles on Long Island, around New York City, and across New Jersey where he was taken prisoner of war. In Stirling's division he crossed the Delaware on Christmas Eve, 1776, and participated in the capture of the Hessians. By this time he had become a captain and on December 10, 1778 was promoted to Major. Through these battles he became one of General Washington's favorite officers. He then participated in the important battles in Virginia and the Carolinas and was present when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. To him were given the honors of planting the Stars and Stripes on the ramparts and of receiving the flag that Cornwallis surrendered. He remained in South Carolina after the War where he married Elizabeth Lynch, daughter of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence from that State. Their son, James Hamilton, served as a major in the War of 1812 and was elected Governor of South Carolina in 1830. He became known as "the Great- Nullifieril. He later moved to Texas where he fought in its war with Mexico and still later received other honors. This branch of the family remained in the South.

William Hamilton (born about 1747 and died 1840)* served ably and well in the Revolutionary War, and a DAR marker has been placed at his grave in the cemetery of the first United Presbyterian Church in Richmond, OH. Like his father, he was a land speculator and had extensive land holdings. On the death of Hugh Hamilton in 1804 and Jean (Mcllwain) - Hamilton Wilson in 1808, William became successor executor of his father's estate.

He married Maria Barbara ( Keithleer ) and they had five children, among them, Mary, born about 1770 and died about 1861, and William, born about 1770 and died about 1870. In 1809 he decided that he wanted tb join the members of his family who had moved west to Jefferson Co, OH, and he turned his appointment as executor of his father's estate over to his nephew, John Hamilton, son of his brother, Robert. Soon after that William and Maria Barbara did move to Jefferson Co. and purchased land in Steubenville and Knox Township. In August of 1820 they gave son, James, land in Steubenville for $2.00. Maria Barbara Hamilton died soon after this, and on 18 January 1824 William married Mrs. Mary Drennan.

They had two daughters, Sarah and Mary. On 1 March 1833 William and Mary Hamilton gave 160 acres in sect. 28, T. 10, R. 3 to William and Mary Wallace for "love and affection" and 1.00. After William Hamilton died in 1840 his wife, Mary, lived on the family estate the remainder of her life with daughter, Sarah, who had married Rutherford McClellan. Daughter, Mary Hamilton, never married, and she, too, lived with her sister, Sarah, until her death.

William and Jean (McIlwain) Hamilton's daughter, Ann,- married... James Wallace. They lived in Lancaster Co on land owned by her.father. They had 11 children, among them Hugh, John, and William. It was William' Wallace who married his cousin, Mary Hamilton, and eventually brought his family to Jefferson Co. John Wallace also married a cousin, Ann Hamilton, daughter of Ann (Hamilton) Wallace's brother, John. They, too, moved to Jefferson Co. In his will William Hamilton (d. 1781) left Ann (Hamilton) and James Wallace the land on which they lived so long as Ann lived. On her death it was to be sold and the proceeds divided among her children and her husband.

William Hamilton (d. 1870), brother of Mary (Hamilton) Wallace, was a prominent physician in the early days of Jefferson Co. He started the college that was built in Richmond. He married Margaret Norton 12 March 1812, and they had five children. During his live he lived in Steubenville and Mount Pleasant where he and Margaret are buried in the Seceder Cemetery.

Mary (Polley) Hamilton and William Wallace were married in Lancaster Co, PA. Four of their children were born in Pennsylvania, including William, James, John, and Hamilton. John lived just over ten months and is buried near his Great Grandfather Hamilton in the cemetery of- the Leacock Presbyterian Church. Six of the children, George Washington, Sarah, Hugh, Ann, Rebecca, and Elizabeth were born in OH. William Wallace died without a will.

Hugh Wallace was born in 1819 at the family home in Jefferson Co, OH. On 13 May 1841 he married Martha (Stone) Ellis. She had had two sons by her first husband, William and Reuben Ellis. Hugh and Martha Wallace had eight children. In 1865 she died of breast cancer ':. - On 13 June 1868 Hugh Wallace married Lydia Burris. They had two daughters, Eva and Carrie. Lydia died in July 1874. On 12 May 1878 Hugh married Mary E. Welsh in Van Wert County, and she brought a long, involved suit against him before the year was out for his ill treatment of her. On 11 September 1868 Hugh purchased the NW1/4, Sect. 5, T 2 S, R 3 E from John Calhoun. On 11 February 1847 Congress had granted a patent to-one John Ferguson for this land as an award for military service. He assigned it to John Calhoun who was given the patent for the land I July 1851 by President Millard Filmore. Hugh Wallace moved his family there about 1871, and his descendants have lived on that land continually to the present. This is the land on which Harold Leroy and Bonnie (Adam) Wallace and Albert Ross and Louise (King) Wallace now reside.

*Note to the family of William and Mary (Hamilton) Wallace.

About 1900 there appeared in newspapers an advertisement f.or the descendants of William Hamilton who had given a 99 year lease on property in Philadelphia that had become very valuable. Our families were sure this was their ancestor, William Hamilton. As young men, my father, C. Eakl Wallace, and his brother, Hugh J. Wallace, traced the family, and the one clue that my father gave me, besides a chart with names and relationships, was: In Philadelphia they found William Hamilton never married; In Lancaster, they found William-Hamilton had married and had a family. Indeed, this- is true, except that there were at least three William Hamiltons who owned property in Lancaster Co at the beginning of our Country, not necessarily related, and many in the other counties.

William Hamilton in Philadelphia was the grandson of Andrew Hamilton prominent Colonial lawyer, adviser to the Penns, and defender of Peter Zenger. William's uncle, James Hamilton, and son of Andrew, was also a bachelor. He designed the layout of Lancaster town and was a governor of Colonial Pennsylvania. This family is written up in many places. This William Hamilton was very wealthy and owned large tracts of land in Philadelphia including his beautiful homestead, the Woodlands, and some properties in Lancaster Co , especially Lancaster town. At his elegant home he entertained all the leaders at the founding of our Country and foreign dignateries. This Hamilton family was of English descent rather than Scottish. So far as I have been able to ascertain there is no connection between our Hamilton family and that of Andrew Hamilton.

Ann Hamilton, came from Belfast, Ireland, at the same time, and settled in about the same locality near Lancaster City, Penna. She came to America with her brothers William Hamilton and Hugh Hamilton and her sister, Mary Hamilton. Her brother William Hamilton was the grandfather of the distinguished Governor of South Carolina in Calhoun's day, who was known as the Nullifier Governor, in consequence of his advocating the nullification of certain tariff laws passed by Congress, which he considered adverse to the interests of the people of the South.
A pretty full though incomplete history of the Hamilton family of Lancaster Co, Penna, can be seen in Eagles Pennsylvania Genealogies in "Notes and Queries" by Colonel Evans of Columbia. The ancestors of the Lancaster Co Hamilton family, of which-as stated-the grandmother of the subject of this sketch was a member, came from Scotland to Belfast, Ireland, when it became the refuge for the persecuted Covenanters. They were part of the historical Scotch family of Hamiltons, one of whom was
chosen as the husband of Queen Mary, and another as the husband of Queen Elizabeth. Family history and family tradition also teach that Alexander Hamilton of revolutionary fame was also connected with this same family of Lancaster Co Hamiltons.

There were two William Hamilton of Lancaster Co. PA. One was buried in Leacock Presbyterian church of Leacock twp. and the other was buried in the Pequea Presbyterian church of Salisbury twp. Both, I believe, share the same grandfather. The Williams birth dates were eight years apart (1712-1720) The graveyards of the two churches were maybe fifteen miles apart.
At this point I wish to clarify on the two wives married to the two William Hamiltons and I believe I am correct. On the tombstone ( slab) of the wife of William Hamilton of Salisbury Twp was stated as Jane wife of William Hamllton died on Aug 20, 1784, aged 70. Another big clue was one of the trustees of the Pequea church on William Hamilton will of May 31, 1794 was George MCILVAINE.
But what about the wife that buried to William Hamilton at Leacock cemetery, Leacock twp.PA. On her tombstone slab she was listed as Jean, the wife of William Hamilton, died Nov 3, 1808, at the age of 89. From sources elsewhere and she may be of Jean McMasters. Not proven but most logic. So this might end the mystery of Jean and Jane Hamilton of Lancaster Co. PA.
I look into Ancestry,com tree genealogy on William Hamilton (born 1712) of Salisbury twp. and in it mentioned that William Hamilton was married to Jane Houston. Naturally, I had a big hee-haw when I saw this info. But checking the info further and all the births, deaths, and marriage seem to fall in the correct patterns. I have yet to talk ( E-mail) to the gentleman on his info " Houstons of Pequea". Searching under Google under " Houstons of Pequea", I came up with the author, Margaret Houston, who wrote it in 1921. So with this information I may entirely wrong in thinking that Jane McIlvaine was buried next to William Hamilton of Salisbury twp. I do have a burial records of Leacock cemetery and there were a
whole mess of Mcilvaines buried there. Most interesting on one burial tombstone was Jane Hamilton Mcilvaine born 1758 and died in 1790. (unmarried?)
So who was buried next to William Hamilton of Leacock twp. with the first name of Jean? Did Jane Mcillvaine change her first name to let the public know that she was not the Jane Hamilton of Salisbury twp? Did the two William Hamiltons had a feud between them ? The William of Salisbury was a Coroner of the county of Lancaster on Oct 5, 1745 ( one year only. Justice of the Peace for several years.since April 18. 1761. In 1763, he was chosen the overseer of the poor for Salisbury twp. In 1772, he was made supervisor of roads for Salisbury twp. He had two children, Mary and James. According to the Lancaster Co tax of 1771\
he owned two hundred acres of land and had two servants.
In the history the William Hamilton of Leacock as found in the Searights book may be accurate as told, but a few question mark. William Hamilton was listed a blacksmith and a farmer. In the Lancaster Co Tax of 1771, he was listed as the second largest landowner with 1100 acres of land with two servants. Both Williams own a tavern. Williams of Salisbury own a " Lion Heads
tavern" and was sold to someone else and it was changed to Waterloo tavern. Williams of Leacock did have a " Bricks
tavern" and James, his son, was in the process of selling the tavern. Well I better stop for now and may be confusing you. But you may be on the right track on the Jane( Jean) Hamilton mystery and I may be look upon as a great idiot of all times.
Your humble servant, Jim

William Hamilton
Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania

From the Seawright Book

This is the information from the Seawright book:

William Seawright shortly after coming to Lancaster Co, married Anne Hamilton, a sister of William Hamilton, who settled in Leacock township in 1733, and who was the grandfather of James Hamilton, "the Nullifier Governor" of South Carolina.
For several years inquiries have been made from various sections of the Union, concerning the ancestry of Governor James Hamilton, of South Carolina, and the following is given on the subject by Samuel Evans, of Columbia, Pennsylvania:
"William Hamilton, the pioneer settler of this name, located in Leacock township, Lancaster Co, about the year 1733. I find his name upon the records as owning land formerly of Robert Clinch, adjoining John or Hattel Varner patented 1741, who owned the land at and around New Leacock meeting house along the old Philadelphia and Lancaster road, about eleven miles east from Lancaster, as early as the year 1734. On April 11, 1749, William Hamilton, and Jane, his wife, (Jane McIlwain,) sold two hundred and six acres of land in Leacock township to Philip Eackert, the land having been patented to John Herr in 1734. The land upon which Mr. Hamilton resided and owned, adjoined Leacock meeting house on the east, and extended across the old road, then known as the 'King's Highway,' the mansion house being near the head of a small stream, which ran in a northerly direction, and emptied into Mill creek. This land was purchased from Hattel Varner or his son John.
"Mr. Hamilton continued to follow agricultural pursuits exclusively down to August 29, 1767. He was a prominent member of Leacock Presbyterian church. On August 29, 1767, he purchased the tavern and twenty acres of land adjoining his farm, from Robert Clinch, which was known in provincial times as the sign of the 'Three Crowns.' This was part of the John Varner tract. During the Revolution, when Col. Lowrey's militia marched from Donegal to Chester, in the summer of 1777, they made a target of the old sign. This old emblem of royalty was taken down. Thereafter, while the tavern was owned and conducted by the Hamiltons, it was known as the 'Brick Tavern.'
"Mr. Hamilton was an ardent patriot, and was conspicuous in his efforts in behalf of the Continental cause. Being well advanced in years, he was not able to endure the hardships of a military life; but he had stalwart sons, who enlisted in the army. His son, Maj. James Hamilton, rose from the ranks to a high position in the army. He became the progenitor of a very distinguished family in South Carolina. William Hamilton died in January, 1782. His tender regard for his son James, who was with the army in the South, was shown when he wrote his will. He devised a farm to each of his sons, Hugh, William, John and Robert. At this time he did not know whether James was living or not, and fearing he might return to his home a maimed soldier, and unable to make a comfortable living, gave him two thousand pounds.
"This James Hamilton was born upon the parental farm in 1758, in Leacock township. He was probably one of the classical scholars of the Rev. Robert Smith at Pequea church. When the tocsin of war sounded at Massachusetts Bay, his heart was fired with patriotic zeal, before he attained his majority. On March 16th, 1776, he was enrolled as second lieutenant in Captain John Murray's company of riflemen in the Second Batallion of Col. Miles' regiment. He must have shown an aptitude for military affairs to an unusual degree in one so young to be placed in the line of officers. In his future career he demmonstrated the wisdom of the selection. He was in active service in the Jerseys and participated in the campaign there. He was in the hottest of the fight on Long Island, in August, taken prisoner, and not exchanged until November 2, 1777. For gallant conduct in this action, in September, 1778, he was promoted to a captaincy in the First Pennsylvania, commanded by Col. James Chambers (who subsequently married a Miss Hamilton). On December 10, 1778, he was promoted to Major of the Second Pennsylvania Regiment of the Line, commanded by Col. Walter Stewart. In May, 1780, he commanded a detachment, and, as senior Major, he commanded his Battalion at Yorktown, which was in Gen. Wayne's command.
"After the surrender of Cornwallis, General Wayne, with his brigade, was sent to the relief of Charleston, and Major Hamilton was in service there when peace was declared. When there he met Elizabeth Lynch, sister of Thomas Lynch, jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, from South Carolina. They were married, and for years they lived upon his plantation on the Santee. For some time prior and at the time of his death he resided in the city of Charleston. Among other children he had a son James, who was born in Charleston, May 8, 1786, and became one of the most distinguished of the many prominent men of the Palmetto State. He received a collegiate education and graduated with high honors. His father had in view the profession of law for his son, but he preferred a military life and entered the army, serving with great credit as a major in the Canadian campaigns under Scott and Brown, in 1812. The battles there were the hottest and better contested on both sides than any other during that war. After the war he commenced the study of law with James L. Petigrew. For several years in succession Major Hamilton was chosen the chief officer in Charleston, which corresponds to that of mayor in northern cities. He displayed eminent ability in this position, which brought him into prominence. In 1822 he discovered the Vesey conspiracy to raise an insurrection among the slaves. In the same year he was elected to the State Legislature, where he at once distinguished himself as a debater. He was chosen a representative to Congress in 1824 and in 1826. He espoused the doctrines of free trade and advocated direct taxation. He believed in the dueling code, and was Randolph's second in his duel with Henry Clay, and second to Gov. McDuffie in his duel with Col. Cummings, of Georgia, and occupied the same position upon other similar occasions. He was a strong partisan of Gen. Jackson, and in 1828, when he became president, he offered him the post of minister to Mexico, with authority to negotiate the annexation of Texas. This he declined. He quitted Congress to become governor of South Carolina in 1830, at the interesting period when his State resolved to nullify the Federal tariff laws. He became a 'nullifer,' and was one of the ablest advocates of 'State Rights.' The war breeze aroused in South Carolina caused great excitement throughout the country, and was not entirely allayed until the compromise of Henry Clay was brought about, when Mr. Hamilton retired from public life, and devoted himself to the care of his plantation. In a few years he became ardently interested in the cause of Texas, to which he gave his personal services, and a large portion of his private fortune. In 1841, while Texas was an independent republic, he was her minister to England and France, where he procured the recognition of her independence. On the death of John C. Calhoun, in 1852, he was appointed his successor in the U.S. Senate, but declined the office for domestic reasons. In his effort in behalf of Texas he expended his fortune, and he became involved in pecuniary difficulties, which harrassed the latter years of his life. He was on his way to Texas to seek indemnification for his losses, when he perished by a collision between the steamboats Galveston and Opelouses, in the latter of which he was a passenger. With his usual courtesy he yielded his own change of safety to a lady among the passengers, to whom he was an entire stranger. His conduct was in sharp contrast to that of a prominent lawyer at Lancaster, who witnessed his wife's struggles in the Hudson river, at the Henry Clay disaster, without making a supreme effort to save her life. Mr. Hamilton was esteemed by his native State, as one of her greatest citizens. S. P. Hamilton, who resides at Chester, South Carolina, is a son. Governor Hamilton had a brother, Robert, who moved to the west, and it is supposed that Governor Hamilton, of Illinois, was one of his descendants."
The Hamilton family is of Scotch-Irish descent, and was among the powerful and titled familes of Scotland. The Duke of Hamilton was also duke of Brandon, marquis of Douglas and earl of Angus. Related to his family were the Hamiltons, who were baronets of Silverton, Brecon and Abercorn, and forty-eight other Hamilton families, which had crests, nearly all of which were modifications of the Hamilton-Douglas ducal crest that was: "Out of ducal coronet, or, an oak tree, fructed, penetrated, transversely in main stem by a frame saw," while its motto was, "through," for Hamilton; and "Jamais arriere," or never behind, for Douglas. Several of the Abercorn Hamiltons, who only changed the Douglas part of the motto to sola nobilitat virtus, or virtue alone ennobles, went to Ulster, from which many of their descendants were driven by religious persecution to America between 1715 and 1750.
Among those who came about 1733 was a John Hamilton, descended from John Hamilton, of "the Fort" in Ulster, and this first named John Hamilton is a trans-atlantic ancestor of A. Boyd Hamilton, of Harrisburg, whose son married into the William Hamilton family of which Governor Hamilton was a member. William Hamilton's sister, Anne Hamilton, married William Seawright, of Lampiter township, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania.
To William and Anne (Hamilton) Seawright were born five children:
1. Mary, wife of John Glenn.
2. Esther, married Gilbert Seawright.
3. Anne, who wedded William Woods.
4. William, married Jean Ramsey.
5. Alexander, who wedded Margaretta Logan.

Hamilton, William
Date: May 4, 1764 Residence: Lancaster Co.
Land Record ID: 42988
Description: Grantee Book-Page: K-113
Property: 55 acres in Leacock Township.
Remarks: SALE.
Hamilton, William
Date: Sept 1, 1761 Residence: Leacock Twp.
Land Record ID: 42084
Description: Grantor Book-Page: G-66
Property: 22 acres in Leacock Township.
Remarks: DEED.
Hamilton, William
Date: Sept 10, 1761 Residence: Leacock Twp.
Land Record ID: 42085
Description: Mortgagee Book-Page: G-70
Property: 22 acres in Leacock Township.
Remarks: MORTGAGE.
Hamitlon, William
Date: Jun 29, 1761 Residence: Lancaster Co.
Land Record ID: 42035
Description: Mortgagee Book-Page: F-367
Property: 300 acres in Leacock Township

More About W
Ancestry: Scotch-Irish
Emigration: 1733, From Belfast to Pennsylvania
Immigrant Ancestor: 1733, From Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Nationality: British, United States
Occupation: Blacksmith, Farmer, Land speculator
Scottish Clan: Hamilton

Notes for J
Alternative spellings: McIlwain, McIlvain, McIlvaine


Bios: M-McI SURNAME Index to "Colonial Families of Philadelphia," Philadelphia, PA

This file contains a part of the every name index to "Colonial Families
in Philadelphia", edited by John W. Jordan, published by Lewis Publishers
of New York in 1911 in 2 volumes.
Note: this cannot be the Jean McIlvaine wife of William Hamilton as she was born much later than 1719.

Believe this Jean McIlwain was the daughter of Andrew McIlvaine of County Antrim, Ireland. Records show Andrew had a daughter Leah born about 1719 which could be a misintrepretation of Jean.

Per Chapter 17, page 483, "The House of Grimmet" by William Ordway:

"Jean McIlvaine is assumed to be 12th generation from Nigel M'Ylvene, Laird of Grimmet ca. 1450"

More About J
Ancestry: Scotch-Irish
Immigrant Ancestor: From Co Antrim, Ireland
Nationality: British, United States
Scottish Clan: MacBean, Chattan
Children of W
2. i.   ANN23 HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1745.
3. ii.   JOHN HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1746; d. 1803, Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, PA.
4. iii.   WILLIAM HAMILTON, b. 26 Nov 1747, Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, PA; d. 26 Nov 1840, Jefferson Co, OH.
  iv.   NANCY HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1749; m. THOMAS WADE.
5. v.   HUGH HAMILTON, b. 1750; d. 1804.
6. vi.   MAJOR JAMES HAMILTON, b. 16 Sep 1757, Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, PA; d. 26 Nov 1833, South Carolina.
7. vii.   ROBERT HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1758, Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co, PA.

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