HAMILTON, Alexander. 16?? — after 1733. British Sea Captain. First sailed in Europe, North Africa and West Indies. In 1688-1723 trading and travelling in the East, operating from Surat. In 1717 commander of E.I.C.’s Bombay Navy, suppressing pirates.
Publications: A New Account of the East Indies. 1-2. 29+8+396+309+10 p. Edinburgh 1727; new ed. by W. Foster. ???+225 p. L. 1930, also by by M. Smithies, Chiang-mai 1997 (but now omitting the parts about India and Japan).
Sources: *T. Ballantyne, Oxford D.N.B.; briefly in Wikipedia.