Walter Hamilton (bishop)
He was born in 1808, educated at Eton College, tutored by Thomas Arnold, and then attended Christ Church, University of Oxford, where he took a first class degree in Greats. He was elected to a Fellowship at Merton College in 1832. He was made deacon in 1833 and ordained priest in December of the same year. He was a curate at Wolvercote and at the parish of S. Peter-in-the-East in Oxford. He became vicar of that parish in 1837 where he remained until 1841. He subsequently became a canon-resident of Salisbury and then bishop of said Diocese in 1854.
He married Isabel Elizabeth Lear. His daughter, Eleanor Frances Hamilton, married Dr. Ernest Kingscote (b. 9 Sep 1856, d. 16 Jun 1934) in 1887.
His private papers are currently in the possession of the Archives of Pusey House, Oxford.
- Walter Kerr Hamilton: A Sketch by Henry Parry Liddon (1869)
- Life in Death. A Sermon (on St. Luke xxiv. 4, 5) preached in Salisbury Cathedral, 8 August 1869, being the day after the Funeral of W. K. Hamilton, D.D., Bishop of Salisbury.
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