John Hamilton of Sundrum

Personal data
Born 1739
Died 1821
Biography

Son of John Hamilton and Margaret Montgomery. Married to Lillias Montgomerie,1 with whom he had several children.

  • 1. Lillias Montgomerie was a sister to Hugh Montgomerie of Coilsfield, who succeeded to the title of 12th Earl of Eglinton upon the death of his third cousin, Archibald Montgomerie (d. 1796), the 11th Earl.
Life with Boswell

Boswell introduced Hamilton to Dr Johnson on August 15, 1773, in Edinburgh. He described Hamilton as "my neighbour in the country".