There appear to have been two people by this name active in the Cape in the 19th century.
Mr Hamilton of the Garrison Players
Mr Hamilton (17**-18**) was a British soldier and amateur performer. A member of the Officers of the Garrison (often referred to as the Garrison Players), a theatrical company which performed in the African Theatre at the Cape in 1807-8 in a range of plays, including The Rivals , The West Indian, Tom Thumb, The Beaux Stratagem, She Stoops to Conquer, etc.
He was a local amateur in Cape Town, an occasional member of the private (i.e. non regimental) concert company known as Amateur Coloured Troupe in the Minstrelsy style popularized by the Christy Minstrels. They were active in Cape Town between 1869 and 1871.
Jill Fletcher, 1994
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