John (Hamilton) Hunter
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John (Hamilton) Hunter

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Signed 6 Feb 2013 | 10,146 contributions | 279 thank-yous | 2,168 connections
John J. Hunter formerly Hamilton aka Hunter
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half], [half], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half] and [half]
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Hello John, I tried sending you a private message but I couldn’t.

I noticed you have a strong interest with HAMILTONs. I then compared our GEDmatch numbers and noticed that we are distant cousins. I don’t consider myself a DNA expert but I do understand enough for me to decipher that we are distant cousins with a possible HAMILTON as our common ancestor. The reason I say this is because I am matching several individuals on AncestryDNA with the surname HAMILTON.

My Hamiltons most probably migrated from Scotland to Ireland to Canada sometime during the early 1800s.

Although distant to one another based on our GEDMATCH comparison, it would be great if we could collaborate and find our mutual ancestor, most probably a Hamilton.

Take care,

Enrique Treat Gleason


Thanks for your note. When comparing Gedmatch number I don't reduce the values below the defaults so when I compare your kit and mine (the tool that says "People who match both kits, or 1 of 2 kits") the result comes up as no shared DNA. When I look at the kits that we share some relationship with they generally come in at 5 generations away in all cases. Unfortunately only one of those has a tree attached but when I look at that most of the ancestors lived "in the South" and I have a quite a number that were from those States as well, particularly around Georgia but they weren't Hamiltons. Even looking at the 5 generation level I can't see any likely candidates. On the male line your haplogroup is R-A660 while mine in I-L338 which totally rules out any direct male line connection which is to be expected given your extensive Gleason line. It is unfortunate that (from a brief search) none of the Hamiltons on your tree have a descendant who has done a basic Y-chromosome test. From the information you have on your profie I see that the Hamiltons don't appear until the 10th generation. I have Hamiltons in Tyrone in the 1700's, yours are from Londonderry but mine arrived in the US a generation before yours. Your Hamiltons went to Massachusetts and seemed to generally stay around there or on the east coast whereas mine went to Virginia and either stayed there or headed west then south. Other than the above I can't work out where the relationship might be. John H

posted by John (Hamilton) Hunter
Hi John, A couple of weeks ago I sent you a request to be added to the trusted list for Jean Doreen McKELLAR (1913-2009) and Harold Campbell (1909-1980). Please could you check if you received them and if not, I’d be happy to resend. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get back to me,


posted by Gillian Thomas

I have looked high and low and can't see any of the requests for addition to various trusted lists. Perhaps you need to send them again. What's your interest in Mick Campbell - any information you have about him would be greatly appreciated. John H

posted by John (Hamilton) Hunter
Hi John, I needed to be added to the trusted list so that I could complete merges for both of them as they were on the green privacy settings, so no-one else could complete the merges. However, that's all sorted out now. Thanks for getting back to me.
posted by Gillian Thomas

I think I need you email address to add you to any trusted lists, if not can you tell me how to do it otherwise? Have been sick as the proverbial of late so have been pretty slack. I guess my twilight is moving me closer to full sundown. JH

posted by John (Hamilton) Hunter
Hi John, I recently sent you a request to be added to the trusted list for Donald Gordon Mazlin (abt.1904-1980). Please let me know if you didn't receive it and I can resend it. Happy to discuss. Thanks!
posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi John,

About a month ago I submitted a trusted list request for Beryl Margaret Peasley. Do you mind taking a few moments to add me? I'd like to add some source information to her profile.

Azure Rae

posted by Azure Robinson
Hi John,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out our annual check-in to see how you are going in the project. We'd really like to thank you for all your work on Australian profiles over the past year! We think we've made great progress in 2020/21 with your assistance.

Please could you reply to this message, to let us know if you would like to stay on in the project and if you are happy with your current role and team involvement. If you would like to do something additional or different, take a look on the Australia Project page to see what other options there are.

It would also be great to get any feedback or suggestions that you have to improve the project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

Hi John

Could you please add in Hazel Freebairn's ( birth details of 1912 in Grenfell? Source is NSW Birth Index 43274/1912



posted by Mark Dorney
Hello John,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out a check-in to see how you are going in the project and especially to thank you for all your work on Australian profiles on WikiTree. We really value your participation.

Please could you get back to me by private message to let me know if you are happy with your current role and team involvement within the project or if you would like to do something additional or different. Currently we don't have you down as a member of any of our teams. Please check on the Australia Project page to see what options there are.

It would also be great to hear any feedback and any suggestions that you have to improve the project. On a practical note, if you are a member of the google group, are you receiving messages ok? You might also consider adding Australia as one of the tags you are following on the G2G.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi John,

I'm following up my post on your profile about your interest in continuing as an active member of the Australia Project. We really hope you would like to stay involved and look forward to hearing from you as soon as convenient.

The Australia Project page has the list of teams for you to review, as well as our minimal requirements for active membership. If you have decided that you don't have time to contribute at the moment, that is absolutely fine too, and you can rejoin whenever you wish.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

Hi John,

On behalf of the Australia Project leadership team, we're carrying out a Project Members Check-in to see if you are still interested in being involved as an active member of the project. In particular, we are ready to launch our new teams for the project. Please could you let me know what team/s you would like to contribute to.

A list of teams is on the Australia Project page. Please respond by private message.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm in working on Australian profiles on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

Hello John, just a note about The Complete Peerage. It was not compiled until the early 20th century (1st volume was 1910). It consists of 13 A4 size volumes, and really it is THE bible on the Peerage etc. It was constantly re-researched, revised and updated by a team of editors. The volume the Hamiltons are in is no.iv (1926). The CP improved a lot of errors/assumptions made in the slightly earlier Scots' Peerage by Balfour-Paul.
posted by Gregory Lauder-Frost
Thanks again John for you earlier comments. The confusion between the true son of John Hamilton 4th Baron of Cadzow and possible sons (adoptive or otherwise) of Janet Dalkeith Douglas was possibly due to her having children from Y-DNA haplogroup I lovers. The Douglases were haplogroup I. All of my evidence points to this, and can be found on my family tree ( Michael Hamilton Family Tree ). I definitely, as I have stated in the comments that you have previously responded, would not rely on Gordon Hamilton's research. His group at originally stated that my Y-DNA haplogroup was R-S7049, a subclade of R1b-L21, which is a totally different than the R1b-L238 to which I actually belong, ending at BY-3451. This corresponds to my pedigree and "well documented" Y-DNA.
posted by [deleted]
Thanks John for your reply to my comments about the profiles of the earlier Hamiltons. I am a member of the Hamilton Surname Group on FTDNA which helped to trace the males of the Hamilton (my Y-DNA R1b1a2a1a2d, L238/S182, R-BY3451 , subclade of R1b1a1a2 ) line to Norway and Sweden (Not to Germany.) For some reason the PSU site group with Gordon Hamilton in charge, had my haplogroup as H-591 (later changed as I contacted him). Also, a "well documented" (as you and some others have used to indicate some authenticity) source for you to see will be the The heraldry of the Hamiltons : with notes on all the males of the family, description of the arms, plates and pedigrees

by Johnston, G. Harvey (George Harvey), 1860-1921.

posted by [deleted]

Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

One of your profiles, Fardon-2, has a year of birth that is inconsistent with the year of birth of his daughter. Could you please change it as it has been left as a locked profile. (Database corrections project)
posted by Derrick Watson
Hello John,

I am looking for information on Edward Hamilton born in Nova Scotia and died in Lilydale. Do you know when he came out and what ship? Robert Hamilton son Robert born in 1801-1888

posted by Rolfe Stok Mr
Thank you so much for your helpful information. I've been looking for James Hamilton from Lanarkshire, Scotland, for quite some time now. His son, James Alexander Hamilton (1758-1800), was my 4th Great Grandfather. If I am understanding this info correctly, then James Alexander Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton were brothers. Please clarify if I have this info wrong. Information about the Hamilton family during the 1700s has been a little sketchy. Thanks again!
posted by A. Hamilton
Please change your privacy level to "Private with Public Family Tree" to allow your Y-DNA results to be associated with your direct paternal line.

Thanks and sincerely, Peter

posted by Peter Roberts

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