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Jane (Jean) HAMILTON

Jane (Jean) HAMILTON

Female 1802 - 1885  (83 years)

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  • Name Jane (Jean) HAMILTON  [1, 2
    Nickname Jean 
    Born 24 Feb 1802  Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • It is not certain that Jane was born on 24th Feb 1802, nor that her parents were William Hamilton and Janet Lockhart - nor that this was in Hamilton (Lanarkshire). This needs to be corroborated or explored further.
      Also a few other births have been suggested by other sources (MyHeritage etc) - with a birth year of 1804 - but it is unlikely that she would have been as young as 12 years old when she married James Dawson in 1816:-
      * 23rd May 1804 in Stonehouse - parents were William Hamilton & Janet Pollock.
      * 18th April 1804 in Falkirk - parents John Hamilton & Margaret Potter.
      This note by Don Gordon on 22nd April 2019.

    Christened 8 Mar 1802  Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Arrived at Adelaide Australia on "Fairfield" 4 May 1839 with children Catherine, Eliza, Ann, Jean (Jane), and Archibald.
    When Jane died in 1885 she was Strathalbyn's oldest inhabitant.
    She left her old servant Mary O'Loughlin her chest of drawers, armchair and 50.
      [5, 6
    Died 9 Aug 1885  Springfield SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Person ID I-785  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father William HAMILTON,   b. 1777,   d. 1850  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship -2678 
    Mother Janet LOCKHART,   b. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2678 
    Family ID F-2678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James (snr) DAWSON,   b. 1785, Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1865, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1816  Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 11, 12
    Children 
    +1. James (Jnr) DAWSON,   b. 28 Jan 1817, Falkirk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1868, Akatore NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  []
     2. Archibald DAWSON,   b. 1821, Tehran Persia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1851  (Age 30 years)  []
     3. Catherine DAWSON,   b. 1825, Tehran Persia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1892, Hackney SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  []
    +4. Eliza Willock DAWSON,   b. 13 Feb 1830,   d. 28 May 1926, Marrickville NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  []
     5. George DAWSON,   b. 2 May 1832,   d. 13 May 1832  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Jane DAWSON,   b. 15 Jun 1834, Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1903, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  []
    +7. Ann DAWSON,   b. 28 Oct 1836, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1914  (Age 77 years)  []
     8. Jean DAWSON,   b. 1838,   d. c Apr 1839  (Age 1 years)  []
    +9. Mary DAWSON,   b. 1841, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1837, Clare SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 12:56:37 
    Family ID F-257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    WW - James Dawson & Jean Hamilton - Marriage lines 16th Feb 1816, registered 3rd March in Falkirk
    WW - James Dawson & Jean Hamilton - Marriage lines 16th Feb 1816, registered 3rd March in Falkirk
    James Dawson and Jean Hamilton both in this parish irregular Lines dated Feb 16 - 1816.
    There is a notation of 7/2 which indicates that there was a fee of 7 shillings and 2 pence.
    WW -Jane Hamilton - born 24th Feb 1802, baptized 8th March 1802 in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.pdf
    WW -Jane Hamilton - born 24th Feb 1802, baptized 8th March 1802 in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.pdf
    Jane daughter of Mr Wm Hamilton writer?? & Jane Lockhart spouse.
    WW - Janet Hamilton - born 23rd May 1804 in Stonehouse
    WW - Janet Hamilton - born 23rd May 1804 in Stonehouse
    William Hamilton in Stonehouse and Janet Pollock his spouse had a daughter born on the 23 of May 1804 named Janet
    WW - Janet Hamilton - born 18th April 1804, baptized 8th May 1804 in Falkirk
    WW - Janet Hamilton - born 18th April 1804, baptized 8th May 1804 in Falkirk
    Child: Janet (lawful)
    Parents: John Hamilton & Margt Potter
    Witnesses: Alex Stack & Robert Reid
    Born: 18 April

    Headstones

    HS STRATH DAWSON James and Jane

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, my heritage (with a log in), 17 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Jane ( Jean ) Dawson nee Hamilton 1802 - 1885 Birth:Mar 8 1802 Hamilton,Lanarkshire,Scotland,UK Nationality:Australia Title:Mrs Religion:Protestant: Marriage to: James Dawson on Feb 16 1816 Falkirk Scotland Immigration:Apr 30 1839 Port Adelaide, South Australia Death: Aug 9 1885 Springfield, Strathalbyn, SA Burial:Strathalbyn General Cemetery SA
      Family members Parents:William Hamilton 1777 - 1850 Janet / Jannet Hamilton (born Pollock) 1777 - 1857 Husband: James Dawson 1781 - 1865

    3. [S-8] PUBLICATION Dawson book in Goolwa Library, Yvonne Heath of Morphettville, (Heath of Morphettville), C0461991941 - Goolwa.
      No extract provided

    4. [S-87] will require your own log on, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/record-results?search require log on, 21 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      SCOTLANDS PEOPLE RECORDS: born HAMILTON JANE father: WILLIAM HAMILTON mother: JANE LOCKHART FR627 (FR627)
      Female b.08/03/1802 Reference 647/30 204 in parish of Hamilton.

      Jane ( Jean ) Dawson nee Hamilton 1802 - 1885 Birth:Mar 8 1802 Hamilton,Lanarkshire,Scotland,UK Nationality:Australia Title:Mrs Religion:Protestant: Marriage to: James Dawson on Feb 16 1816 Falkirk Scotland Immigration:Apr 30 1839 Port Adelaide, South Australia Death: Aug 9 1885 Springfield, Strathalbyn, SA Burial:Strathalbyn General Cemetery SA
      Family members Parents:William Hamilton 1777 - 1850 Janet / Jannet Hamilton (born Pollock) 1777 - 1857 Husband: James Dawson 1781 - 1865

    5. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, Email on 15th Jan 2017.

    6. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, my heritage (with a log in), 17 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Jane ( Jean ) Dawson nee Hamilton 1802 - 1885 Birth:Mar 8 1802 Hamilton,Lanarkshire,Scotland

      Immigration:Apr 30 1839 Port Adelaide, South Australia

      Family members Parents:William Hamilton 1777 - 1850 Janet / Jannet Hamilton (born Pollock) 1777 - 1857 Husband: James Dawson 1781 - 1865

    7. [S-8] PUBLICATION Dawson book in Goolwa Library, Yvonne Heath of Morphettville, (Heath of Morphettville), C0461991941 - Goolwa.

    8. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 2 February 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DEATH:1908 RegNo:332/332 HAMILTON Jane father;John HAMILTON (DH) Daly SA
      PUBLIC NOTICE: Before using, ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.

    9. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 2 February 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Death on Ref Certificate No 332/332
      PUBLIC NOTICE: Before using, ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.

    10. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, my heritage (with a log in), 17 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Jane ( Jean ) Dawson nee Hamilton 1802 - 1885 Birth:Mar 8 1802 Hamilton,Lanarkshire,Scotland,UK

      Death: Aug 9 1885 Springfield, Strathalbyn, SA Burial:Strathalbyn General Cemetery SA
      Family members Parents:William Hamilton 1777 - 1850 Janet / Jannet Hamilton (born Pollock) 1777 - 1857 Husband: James Dawson 1781 - 1865

    11. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      MCLEAN Allan, Catharine DAWSON, married 29 feb 1844 at Wheatsheaf Inn Mt Barker as this information does not match the uncited/sourced information. As it is so different I have left it for further researchers to confirm or delete. Sourced 5 Feb 2016 Researcher Lorna McLean



    12. [S-87] will require your own log on, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/record-results?search_type=people&event=M&record_type%5B0%5D=opr_marriages&church_type=Old%20Parish%20Registers&dl_cat=church&dl_rec=church-banns-marriages&surname=dawson&surname_so=exact&forename=james&forename_so=starts&spouse_name=hamilton&spouse_name_so=exact&from_year=1800&to_year=1850&record=Church%20of%20Scotland%20%28old%20parish%20registers%29%20Roman%20Catholic%20Church%20Other%20churches, 21 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DAWSON JAMES m.JEAN HAMILTON FR2560 (FR2560) on 16/02/1816 479/ 90 195 at Falkirk Scotland. no credits for document of OPR MARRIAGE