His eventual parole, release to the British for a huge ransom, exchange in 1781 and repatriation to London were difficult and complex because of the American complaints.From there, he was Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, then Governor, from 1782 to 1785.In every way, he was a very good, capable, honest, efficient and trustworthy bachelor Governor.
Henry's grandfather, Gustavus Hamilton, had a distinguished military career, was raised to the King's Privy Council and became Viscount Boyne in the Irish peerage.
With his former military prowess, he led the British forces and local militia and aborted the attempts.
(For further details about Governor Henry Hamilton, see the Bermuda Historical Quarterly, Autumn Quarter 1964).
There, he got married, at the age of 61, to a young English girl, Elizabeth Lee, on March 19, 1795, only four months after his arrival.
She was 25 years old and the daughter of a Colonel Lee, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.