HAMILTON, John Herbert Fearnly. 1858? — 20.5.1894, when 36. British Civil Servant in Ceylon. Entered C.C.S. in 1879 and retired 12 years later as District Judge of Ratnapura (but Lewis lets us understand that he was still judge there when died).
Publications: Three Weeks in India: A Diary containing Notices of Calcutta, Benares, Agra, Delhi, Cawnpore, Lucknow, and Darjiling. 124 p. Colombo 1886.
– “Antiquities of Meḍamahanuwara” JRAS-CB 10:36, 1888 (1890), 310-325.
Sources: Death noted in JRAS-CB 14:46, 1895 and in J.P. Lewis, List of inscriptions on tombstones and monuments in Ceylon. Colombo 1913, 286; briefly J.R. Toussaint in Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon 23, 2934, 136f.
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