I thoroughly enjoyed a recent golf outing to Rowallan Castle Golf Club.
He was appointed by King George III of Britain as Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda (or Somers Isles) in America, and Commander in Chief of Forts King's Castle, Fort Hamilton, Fort Popple and Fort Paget on February 26, 1787.
From there, he was Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, then Governor, from 1782 to 1785.
He was dismissed from office for reasons not his own and returned to England.
Henry's grandfather, Gustavus Hamilton, had a distinguished military career, was raised to the King's Privy Council and became Viscount Boyne in the Irish peerage.
Henry's father was the third son of Viscount Boyle, a member of the Irish Parliament and Collector of the port of Queenstown (now Cork). He was commissioned into the 15th Regiment of Foot in the British Army.