Hamilton. 1- A town of Lanarkshire, on the Clyde, 10 miles S.E. of Glasgow. It is one of the five Falkirk parliamentary boroughs. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in mining. Here is Hamilton Palace, the seat of the Dukes of Hamilton, a portion of which dates from 1594. In the neighbourhood are the remains of the ancient castle of Cadzow.
2. A town in Canada West, on Burlington Bay, at the western extremity of Lake Ontario, 40 miles S.W. of Toronto. Several of the chief railways in Canada converge at this point, and the manufacture of iron implements, sewing-machines, and cotton and woollen goods is carried on extensively.
Hamilton is a see of both the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches.