William Hamilton YATMAN

London 1819 - Bournemouth 1913


By profession a barrister, William Hamilton Yatman was an amateur artist about whom relatively little is known. He was educated at Winchester College and at Caius College, Cambridge, for whom he rowed in the Boat Race in 1839. Yatman was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1840 and called to the bar four years later. He served as a Justice of the Peace in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Warwickshire, and in 1864 acquired Highgrove House, near Tetbury, now the country home of the Prince of Wales.