Hamilton, James (3), Md

Hamilton, James (3), M.D.

an intimate friend and helper of John Wesley, was born at Dunbar, Scotland, in November or December, 1740. When about the age of eighteen he was appointed surgeon to the Isis man-of-war, and it was while that ship was off Malta that Dr. Hamilton became religious. His health declining after four years' service, he settled down in his native town as surgeon and apothecary, where his eminent success soon admitted him as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. After a number of years he removed to Leeds, and subsequently, on invitation of his friends, to London, where he became physician to the London Dispensary. He followed his profession until his death, April 21, 1827. Dr. Hamilton joined the Methodist society on his return to Dunbar, and ever after continued an earnest and devoted member of the community he loved. His Christian character was peculiarly excellent. He cooperated with his friend Wesley, and his advice was sought for by the Methodist preachers, by whom he was much beloved. See Wesl. Meth. Mag. July and August, 1829; Stenunson, City Road Chapel, page 503.

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