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Charles Alexander Hamilton

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1874 May 7th. Born in Gortin, County Tyrone the son of William James Hamilton and his wife Isabella McLaughlin

1890s Moved to London and studied at Finsbury College and became friends with Charles Stewart Rolls

1897 Working for Daimler in Coventry

1902 Set up Hamilton Motor Co and designed a car called the 'Shamrock' that was built by Payne and Bates

Later made motorcycles

1908 January 19th. Married Edith Jane Burrell at Coventry

1910 Went to work for Humber

1911 Living at "Glanrhos", Station Rd, Kenilworth: Charles A. Hamilton (age 36 born Goprtin, Co Tyrone), a general Engineer at Motor Works. With his wife Edith J. Hamilton (age 37 born Leicester) and their daughter Willelmina K. Hamilton (age 2 born Kenilwoth). [1]

Later worked at Rover under Peter August Poppe

Finally returned to Daimler

1956 Died

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9