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Thomas Hamilton (1842 - 1926):
Cleric, Presbyterian


Thomas Hamilton was born in Belfast and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Queen's College, Belfast. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister and served in York Street Church from 1865 to 1889, when he was appointed President of Queen's College, Belfast where he took first-class honours and two gold medals in science. He gained Doctorates of Divinity (Aberdeen) and Laws (Royal University of Ireland) and established a newspaper, The Witness. He was Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast, the successor body to Queen's College, from its establishment in 1908 until 1923, and in 1921 was appointed a Privy Councillor. He published among other works a History of the Presbyterian Church and Irish WorthiesHe married in 1876 Miss Frances Allen, who predeceased him; they had one son and two daughters. His portrait by Rosamund Praeger is on display in the Great Hall, Queen's University, Belfast.



Born: 1842
Died: 1926
Kate Newmann
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Additional Material, Richard Froggatt, 10/2014