James Archibald Hamilton (1747 - 1815):
James Hamilton was born in Athlone, County Dublin, and was educated in Armagh and at Trinity College, Dublin. He was a rector and had an observatory in Cookstown where he made detailed observations of the planet Mercury, and in 1791 he was appointed the first astronomer of Armagh Observatory. In 1804 he was appointed Dean of Cloyne. He published several papers in Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy.
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