_. Denys Archibald Rowan Hamilton, MVO, DL, late the Black Watch, who died 10 May, 2018, aged 97, was a scion of the Rowan Hamilton Irish landed family, of Killyleagh Castle. He was a kinsman of Her Majesty The Queen.
Denys Rowan Hamilton was High Sheriff of County Down in 1975; served as ADC to the Governor of Southern Rhodesia and was appointed the MVO in 1947.
He was born 26 April, 1921 a son of Brigadier-General Gawain Rowan Hamilton (1884-1947), by his wife the former Phyllis Frances Agnes Blackburn, who was a granddaughter maternally of the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne.
He married 16 Nov, 1961, Mrs Wanda Annette Maxwell, daughter of Lt-Col Rupert Warburton, by whom he had issue, a son and two daughters.
A Service of Celebration takes place at St John The Evangelist, Killyleagh, County Down, 2 July, 2018.