Rt Hon. Sir William Hamilton PC FRS FRSE KB
(1731-1803)

Died aged c. 72

Sir William Hamilton KB, PC, FRS, FRSE (13 December 1730 – 6 April 1803) was a Scottish diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and vulcanologist. After a short period as a Member of Parliament, he served as British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764 to 1800. He studied the volcanoes Vesuvius and Etna, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society and recipient of the Copley Medal. His second wife was Emma Hamilton, famed as Horatio Nelson's mistress.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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East Rock House. Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir William and Lady Hamilton stayed here in 1802

St Julian Street, Tenby, United Kingdom where they stayed

Site of The Blue Ball Inn. Admiral Lord Nelson with Sir William and Lady Hamilton in 1802 attended a performance in its 'Fit Up' theatre.

10 Upper Frog Street, Tenby, United Kingdom where they visited (1802)