Rachel Hamilton (1829–1899)

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Who was Rachel Hamilton?

Rachael Hamilton

  • Born in Ireland but moved to Glasgow at an early age.
  • Worked as a labourer in Tod and McGregor’s shipyards and as a forewoman navvy in the Jordanhill Brickworks.
  • Was 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighed around 17 stone.
  • Had a reputation as a keeper of the peace and enforcer of order in the workplace.
  • Was sworn in as a special constable during the Partick Riots of 1875.

Rachel can be found in Glasgow Women’s Library West End Women’s Heritage Walk

Photo source: The Glasgow Story website


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