My Maternal Fifth Great Scottish Grandfather, William Hammell, Sr.

Pennsylvania Landscape

Pennsylvania Landscape

William Hammell, Sr.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Trinity Church in New York City by Gryffindor

Trinity Church in Manhattan, New York City, New York by Gryffindor


Birth: 1768
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Sept. 7, 1816
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA 

Married:  17 October 1791 to Catherine Peavy, (aka spelled Peevey, Pavey, and Povey),  in Trinity Church Parish, New York City, New York.

Name William Hammell
Spouse’s Name Catherine Peevey
Event Date 17 Oct 1791
Event Place Trinity Church Parish,New York,New York,New York
Citing this Record
“New York Marriages, 1686-1980,” database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), William Hammell and Catherine Peevey, 17 Oct 1791; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 974.7 B2N V. 69-72.

Trinity Church is an historic, active, well-endowed parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is located near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway, in the lower Manhattan section of New York City, New York. Trinity, a traditional High church, is a very active parish around Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion in missionary, outreach, and fellowship. Located at: 155 & 75 Broadway, Manhattan, New York County, New York,  USA http://www.trinitywallstreet.o…

Catherine Peavy was born in 1776 in Stoke Damerel, Devonshire, England, and christened on 11 September 1776 there.

Records found for two children, William and Eli Hammell (my fourth great grandfather), total number of children unknown.

Grandfather of Maria “Mary” Ann Hammell (Linderman), my third great maternal grandmother.

Manhattan, New York

This unusual name has two possible origins, the first of which is Scottish but is ultimately of Norman origin, and is a locational surname from the place called “Haineville” or “Henneville” in Manche.
The place name derives from the Germanic personal name “Hagano”, which means “hawthorn” and was originally a nickname, found in Medieval England as “Hain” and “Heyne”, with the Old French word “ville”, meaning settlement, village.
The surname as Ham(m)ill and Hom(m)ill was most commonly found in the area known as “Roughwood” in Ayshire. The second origin is from an Anglo-Saxon nickname for a scarred or marred person, from the Old English pre 7th “hamel” meaning “scarred, mutilated”. On February 10th 1670, Leonard, son of Leonard and Elizabeth Hammell, were married in St. Giles Cripplegate, London.
The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Hameville, which was dated circa 1194, in the Records of Holm Cultram, during the reign of King William of Scotland, known as “The Lion”, 1165 – 1214. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation.
In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. Read more:

William Hamill
United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps
Name William Hamill
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 14 May 1811
Event Place United States

Name William Hammel
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 1812-1815
Event Place United States
Citing this Record
United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2016), William Hammel, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 90; FHL microfilm 882,608.

name:Willm Hammell
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death date:07 Sep 1816
death place:New York, New York
birth date:1768
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indexing project (batch) number:B05590-5
system origin:New York-EASy
source film number:447544
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Citing this Record
“New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 Dec 2012), Willm Hammell, 1768; citing reference , FHL microfilm 447544.

Family links:  
Catherine Peavy (1776 – 1811)

William Hammell (1792 – 1857)
Eli Hammell (1795 – 1837)

Main Entrance to Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, by Neil Funkhouser, 7-17-2016

Main Entrance to Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, by Neil Funkhouser, 7-17-2016

Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Trinity Church Cemetery, Manhattan, New York, by Ginny M

Added by: Ginny M, 3/20/2005

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: May 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110569093