Thom's Irish Who's Who/Hamilton, Colonel Gawin William Rowan-


HAMILTON, Colonel Gawin William Rowan-, D.L., J.P., Co. Down (High Sheriff, 1875); late Capt. 7th Dragoon Gds.; late Col. Comdg. 3rd Batt. Royal Irish Fusiliers; eldest lineal male representative of the Hamiltons, Earls of Clanbrassil; b. 7th March, 1844; eldest son of late Archibald Rowan Hamilton, of Killyleagh Castle, Captain 5th Dragoon Guards, and Catherine, dau. of Rev. George Caldwell; m. 1876, Lina, dau. of Sir G. H. Beaumont, 9th Bart., and has issue one dau. Educ.: Cheltenham College; University College, Oxford; served in the Oxford University Volunteer Corps; has travelled in America, Canada, Europe, and North Africa, and in early life took part in racing, hunting, and other field sports; for some years Master of the Killyleagh Harriers. Pubns.: The Last of the Cornets; Betwixt Two Lovers; The Second Answer. Recn: foreign travel Res.: Killyleagh Castle, Co. Down. Clubs: Naval and Military, London; Down Hunt, Ulster.