HAMER'S FAMILY TREE
HAMER FAMILY HISTORY- Hampshire, Guyana, Calcutta, Guernsey
John H Hamer b c 1730 wife unknown
Mary Hamer ,
Coloured Natural daughters. of John H. received land in Stabroeke, Demerara, & dwellings,buildings from half brother Joseph
(It is not clear which Henrietta Hamer this is)
THE LONDON GAZETTE 1841
Counties 'of Demerary and Essequebo.
PURSUANT to authority granted by his Honour Jeffrey
Hart Bent, Chief Justice of British Guiana, bearing
date the 28th day of July 1841 ;
I, the undersigned, Acting Provost Marshal of British
Guiana, in the name and behalf of William Roberts, sole
acting deliberating executor to the last will and testament
of Henrietta Hamer, an inhabitant of the county of
Demerary, do hereby, by edict, cite all known and
unknown creditors in Europe of Henrietta Hamer aforesaid,
deceased, to appear in person, or by their attorneys,
at the Roll Court for the counties of Demerary and
Essequebo, in the colony of British Guiana aforesaid, to be
holden at the Court-house, in the Guiana Public-buildings,
in George-town, in the month of February 1842, in order
then and there to render their respective claims, properly
substantiated and in due form, against the said Henrietta
Whereas in default of which the non-appearers will be
proceeded against according to law.
Marshal's-office, George-town, Demerary and Essequebo,
this 21st day of August 1841.
GEO. WIGHT, Acting Provost Marshal."
Henry Percy Hamer.
Joseph Hamer esq b c 1745 (caucasian) died 1803
married Mary (Budgen)?
Mary remarried to Mark Dyer 1802 after Josephs Death
Joseph (above) b Montserrat, occ. Barrister called to bar 26th Nov. 1773.married in Gosport Hampshire to Mary (Budgen)?. He owned at least 3 Plantations in Demerara called , Mon Repos, Triumph, DeEndragt.
Joseph Will proved in London 20.11.1805, (ref: copy of will)
Sons of Joseph:
Michael Greatheed Hamer Christened 1787 Hampshire
In the census of 7 April 1861 in 4 Richmond Terrace Lambeth London England he was listed as the son of Michael Greatheed Hamer Michael is listed as living in lieu of half army pay,with his sons Joseph Greatheed a warehouseman and Joseph Alfred unemployed.
Sun Alliance Insurance for:Contents:
Insured: Michael Greatheed Hamer, 87 Blackman Street Borough, EsqChildren:
Other property or occupiers: tobacconist
Joseph Greatheed Hamer b c 1822 in Deal Kent
Joseph Alfred Hamer b c 1824
William Attwick Hamer b Gloucestershire c 1766 HM 5th Reg.of Foot
From the London Gazette Sept. 1 180?
Commissions signed by Lord Lieutenant of Hants:
to be deputy Lieutenant William Attwick Hamer Esq
Henry Percy Hamer c1787 d before 1836 Captain of Demerara
Children : Henry Percy HamerHarriet Budgen eldest daughter.
Harriet Budgen Hamer married 1836 Andre Racine Braud of Paris (French Protestant Pastour) residing Fontainebleau
Arthur m Edith Dalton
Mary m. Albert Pagan.,
Matilda m Henry Harrison,
Andre Charles Recine,
Caroline Hamer christened Gosport Hampshire 1887 died 1821
(Londone Gazette Tues July 10 1821 )on the 8th inst. in eth 34th year of her age, at his house, Cireus, Greenwich Caroline wife of William Ellis, Esq and youngest daughter of the late Joseph Hamer of Demerara, Esq.
m William Ellis, of Cumberland House (Ref: The London Gazette Feb Mar 3. 1806 Issue 334)
married Mr Wardroper Solicitor of Hawlchurst Kent (Ref: The London Gazette Sep 3 )
Susannah Hamer m James Collins (Clerk) 1808
Recipients of Josephs will, Belinda a Negro slave, her son William, Margaret a Mullato women & her Daughter.
Anne Hamer m Durell Stables
children: John Durell-Durell b181
Durell Stables changed his name to Durell Durell.WJiitehall, May 31, 1823.The King has been pleased to grant unto DurellStables, Esq. Comptroller of the Customs at Sydney,Cape Bi;eton, in North America, His royal licenceand authority, that he and his issue may henceforthtake and use the surname, and bear the armsof Durell only; such arms being first duly exemplifiedaccording to the laws of arms, anil recordedin the Heralds' College, otherwise the said'royal licence.and permission to be void and of none effect: And also to command, that the said royal concessionand declaration be registered ia His Majesty'sCollege of. Aims.
Anne Durell Stables
Illigitimate Children of Josheph & Marianne Deniant:Samuel Blair Hamer b 1800 Demerara Catherine Hamer, Maria Hamer, Eliza Hamer LouisaMarianne
Josephs (ligitimate )sons William & Michael Hamer were named as guardians of the above children along with a child that was not born yet. Catherine or Samuel Blair Hamer. According to Joseph's will, Marianne is said also to be a free Mestiza (mixed race) women. Catherine, Louisa, Eliza, Marianne all lived at 52 Cadogan Place London , as per 1841/51/61 Census.Marianne m. George Lawrence. of Wales
Children: Eliza Rose Lawrence b 1836 d 1878Maria Louise Victoria LawrencemWilliam Anthony COLLINSchild: Henry Anthony Collins William Forman Collins M J Rose Collins Lewis EG Collins Victor Evelyn Collins
A book by V E Collins
William Attwick Hamer
married Anna Smithwick (nee Lloyd), William Died 1846 on board Ship from Demerara to England
Samuel Blair Hamer (my grgrgrgrandfather) died London c 1860 ,
occupation: House Agent, married (1)Anna Scott. I have found an application for a Marriage Licence dated 1828, showing Anna Scott as the intended. This was lodged at St George Bloomsbury.This is odd as Samuel's son Henry Percy was born 1821. Anna Scott is still living in Guernsey at the time of his second marriage. (2) Caroline Catherine Annie Waldron in Berkshire, 1851 on the marriage cert. he is down as Widower. and his father is down as Joseph, although . I have lost trace of him since this marriage. However I have checked all the census records for UK and death records for Samuel Blair Hamer but no record found after 1851 Could have left the country again. According to the 1851 census he is living in Lambeth Newington. Further to this, Caroline Waldron re-married to a Mr Henry Thomas Whitby in 1859 She is down as Widow.
Eleanor D'Arcy Hamer b c1815 (adopted)?
married 1839 in Guernsey to Samuel Joseph of Lancashire,
Charles, b 1824 Paris
Charles b 1824 Paris, attended Elizabeth College in Guernsey, he joined the merchant navy and died c 1841
Samuel,Henry Percy Hamer b 1821 Southampton
Henry Percy Hamer b 1821Southampton,d 1887 at sea, Bay of Bengal
Master of the Tug Retriever, died in 1887 lost at sea, in a cyclone in the bay of Bengal where he was the pilot of the Tug boat Retriever. His headstone mentions his Father Samuel Blair Hamer Esq of Guernsey & London.
1866 Master of the "Pilot' 6 Eambaugh 2nd Lane
1867 & 1871Commander of Steamer 'Rattler", 10 ST James Square, Merwara.
1886 of 3 Telkul Ghat Rd, Howrah
Tug RETRIEVER, owned by Turner of Calcutta, sailed Calcutta on 23 May towing
the ship GODIVA, expecting to arrive off Saugor [now usually Sagar Island]
on the 25th. There was a massive cyclone on 25th in which a number of
vessels were lost and lightships lost their moorings - the local steamer SIR
JOHN LAWRENCE, with about 750 Hindoo pilgrims going to a festival at
Juggernaith seems to have been lost. GODIVA (owned G R Sandbach) and her
crew actually survived, going aground on the Western Channel. But RETRIEVER
was lost, as were all her crew except one lascar, picked up 28-29 May by the
inward-bound P&O steamer NEPAUL.
married Georgiana Charlotte Bampton of India, child: Ella Anna Hamer (My grgrandmother). This Bampton was the daughter of William and grand daughter of William W. Bampton Master Mariner of The Endeavour.
Children: Ella Anna Hamer b 1864,Calcutta,
Henry Samuel Bampton Hamer,
b 13/12/1854 d 26/7/1872
40 Somerleyton Rd. Brixton of Pulminary Hemorrage age 16
Samuel Percy Hamer.
Ella Anna Hamer married Henry Arthur Wellesley Mathew (MY paternal grgrandparents)
Children: Cyril Owen Hamer-Mathew b Calcutta
Cyril married Kathleen Lillian Clarke
Children: Lancelot Jude Mathew b Calcutta 1920
Names associated with the HAMERS are:
BROUGHTON,GUY,LEVY,DUNSFORD, DURELL, STABLES, SMITHWICK,LLOYD,MATHEW,JOSEPH,COLLINS
Click on this link to read comment in book regarding the Hamer family
th Feb 1772 The London Lodge
" The U.W.Master proposed the following Gentlemen
to be made Masons, viz., Joseph Hamer, Esq., Mark Dyer, Esq., William Ryan, Esq., and John Greathead, Esq."
Henry Percy Hamer Born 182`1 Southampton Died 1887
Below is an exact transcript of documents I have copied from the Originals. The address 114 New Kent Road was the address given at time of Letter sent . I doubt that Henry lived there, as his family lived in Calcutta to the best of my knowledge. The Book 'On the Hooghly' confirms that Henry was the commander of the Rattler and Retriever.
Born Dec 25 1821
Present Residence 114 New
CC678 Trinity 10/3/1848Henry Percy Hamer Master Mariner NO.73.866
|Name||tonnage||Trade to which employed||Capacity||From||To||In Registy office|
|William 4th||250||Boy||May 1836||Dec 1836|
|Charles Brook||500||Ord. Seaman||1841||1842|
|Shllia||Austratha||250||2nd Mate||Aug 1842||Feb. 1844|
|Alexander||280||2nd Mate||June 1844||Sep. 1844|
|Harmony||200||1st Mate||Sep 1844||Jan 1845|
|Isabella||220||1st Mate||Jan 1845||June 1845|
|1st Mate||Dec 1845||June 1846|
|Fanny A…||260||Gold Coast||1st Mate||Sep 1846||Dec 1847|
|Sea Bird||160||Trading ?||Master||1848||1849||Trinity Board Certificate|
|City of ||460||Master||Jan 1851||July 1854|
|200||Master||Aug 1854||Jan 1855||“|
|Gold Digger||200||Master||Feb 1855||June 1855||“|
|Aratoon ?||255||Master||Aug 1855||July 1858||“|
|Pilot Steamer||500||Master||July 186-||1865|
|650||Abysinian War||Master||Nov 1867||Feb 1868|
(all text below is written below and in the margin of the document)
On Twelve months leave of a ……..& From last named Steamer
From Original Certificate in my possession copy sent underneath.
Most of these dates from copy of certificate in my possession. The original at the Trinity Board London
Letter of support sent 16/10/1871 ReadsSir, As deemed by you I beg to forward by post my application a certificate of service. I hold a Trinity Board Certificate of Competence which states on the back of it that I was in the command of the ‘Sea Bird’ of
I have the Honor to be sir your obed Servant
For more details of the Names mentioned above email Rhonda Peggy Mathew email@example.com
At the Commissary Court of of the 3rd July 1820 will be passed, the following Transports and Mortgages:-
No. 1 By the representatives of Michael Greathead Hamer, one of the residuary legatees under the will of father Joseph Hamer deceased, transport of his undivided one-third of the two plantations called Eendragt and Mon Repos, situate on the east coast of the river Demerary, now cultivated as one estate, with all the slaves, cultivation, buildings, cattle, and other appurtenances thereto, belonging, all in conformity with certain acts duly signed and bearing date the 27th and 28 January, 1820 - to William Attwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer, the two other residuary legatees, under the will of the said Joseph Hamer, deceased.
2. By the representative of William Ettwick Hamer and Henry Percy Hamer, residuary legatees under the will of their father Joseph Hamer, deceased, a mortage on the aforesaid plantation Eendragt and Mon Repos, now cultivated as one estate situate at aforesaid, together with all the slaves, cultivations, buildings, cattle, and other appurtenances, thereto belonging, in conformity of the aforesaid acts, bearing date the 27th and 28th January 1820 - in favour of John Gladstone, of Liverpool.
3. By the representatiaves of William Remington, of London, Esquire, in his quality as surviving assignee in the estate and effects of Henry Nantes, merchant of London, the surviving partner of Richard Mullman and Co., transport of plantation Triumph, situated on the east sea coast of the river Demerara between the plantations Beeter Verwagting and Mon Repos, with all the buildings, cultivation, slaves and further apurtenances thereto belonging - to Spencer Mackay, of London, Esquire.
I have included 3. since it refers to the third plantation that was previously sold as per my previous notes on the name Hamer.
Apart from the above, I came across a Vendue Office notice on Friday 7 July 1820 .. "by order of Miss St. Felix sale of four slaves, one of whom was .. Sophia, a very superior cook, maker of pastry and all kinds of confectionary formerly the property of Miss Hamer."
Extract from The Times Friday 15 1849 Central Criminal Court Page 7
" THAMES-Mr Henry Hamer, the master and Mr Launcelot Wilson, the chief mate of the schooner Seabird, were brought before Mr Yardley, charged with assaulting John Hughes, a seaman, and wounding him with a cutlass.
Mr Yardley said the seaman had received several wounds, and the evidence of the surgeon would be necessary befor the case could be completed. He should therefore remand the prisoners until Monday"
Memorial stone Above "In Loving Memory of Henry Hamer Late Commander of Retriever Dearly loved Husband of Georgiana Charlotte and only surviving son of the Late Samuel Blair Hamer of Guernsey and London Born 25th December 1821 Lost in a Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal 16th May 1887
You can read more about our Henry Percy Hamer in this Book.
'On the Hooghly' Book by Beattie
Loss of the "Retriever " is at pages 153-155
and page 118 relates another altercation between Henry and W Kendal.