William Hamilton

Born 1755
Died 1797
Place of Birth Londonderry
Place of Death Londonderry
Gender Male
Biographical Notes Irish naturalist and political activist. Son of a sea captain and merchant. Graduate, later fellow of Trinity College, and member of the Royal Irish Academy. His most famous work is his account of Antrim, translated to French and German: it combines natural history with folk-lore. He identified a nest of United Irishmen waiting for a French Invasion. Following his activity in the area against these, he was murdered in 1797 by a group of United Irishmen.


Travel Account(s)


Carrick A Rede (Author of travel text)

Dunluce Castle [Hamilton, 1839] (Author of travel text)

East View of the Giants' Causeway (Author of travel text)

Pleaskin (Author of travel text)