William Maxwell

William Hamilton Maxwell (1792 - 1850)

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Born in Market Street, Newry, County Down, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Armagh Cathedral, County Armagh, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Musselburgh, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Jan 2015
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William Hamilton Maxwell was born Newry, 30 June 1792. [1]

He was the only son of merchant James Maxwell & Catherine Hamilton. [1]

He was a Scots-Irish novelist. [2]

He married Mary Dobbin in 1817. [3]

Though his books were successful, William was an alcoholic, and spent all his money. He retired to Scotland and died in 1850. [1]

Research Notes

See here for more info on his ancestors and descendants: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=432178.0


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Entry for William Hamilton Maxwell in The Silver Bowl, by Sharon Brown, citing sources, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=silverbowl&id=I5190
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "William Hamilton Maxwell," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Hamilton_Maxwell&oldid=777879760 (accessed September 7, 2017).
  3. Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland, 1912, page 183, http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/nbl/lh_nbl_show5.php?id=050591

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On 7 Sep 2017 at 13:04 GMT Philip (Mills) Broughton-Mills wrote:

Maxwell-3409 and Maxwell-3210 appear to represent the same person because: Both the novelist.

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