Venerable Hamilton Anne Douglas-Hamilton

 

Venerable Hamilton Anne Douglas-Hamilton was the son of Maj.-Gen. Octavius Douglas-Hamilton and Katherine Augusta Westenra Macleod. He was born on 28 May 1853, in Simla, Punjab.

Douglas-Hamilton was older brother to Lt. Col. Angus Falconer Douglas-Hamilton, a recipient of a posthumous VC during the Great War.

He married, firstly, Lillie Bowles, daughter of J. Bowles, on 26 October 1875. He married, secondly, Hon. Agnes Rosamund Bateman-Hanbury, daughter of William Bateman-Hanbury, 2nd Baron Bateman of Shobdon and Agnes Burrell Kerrison, on 24 October 1922. He died on 22 August 1929 at age 76.
     

He was educated at Cambridge University (Trinity College), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He graduated from Cambridge University with the degree of M.A. 

 

The Revd H. A. Douglas Hamilton was appointed Rector of Latimer, Chesham and chaplain to Lord Chesham before becoming Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in 1891. In 1898, he was appointed rector of Old Charlton, Rochester. From 1915 to 1925 he was Vicar of St Mary le Tower, Ipswich.

In South Africa Douglas-Hamilton was Archdeacon of Kimberley and Rector of St Cyprian’s Church from 1903 to 1905, after which he went to Pretoria as first Rector of Christchurch Arcadia.

 

 

Children of Venerable Hamilton Anne Douglas-Hamilton and Lillie Bowles:
Captain Basil Sholto Anne Douglas-Hamilton   b. 11 Aug 1876, d. 12 Apr 1920
Commander James Angus Douglas-Hamilton   b. 13 Aug 1890
Ilta Douglas-Hamilton   b. b 1900, d. 10 Mar 1957
Mary Douglas-Hamilton   b. b 1900

 

 

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