CHARLES JOHN DUNLOP, of the Inland Revenue
Service at Chatham, County of Kent, is of Scotch extraction. He is a son
of Charles John Dunlop, a prominent advocate of Montreal, and traces his
descent back through a long line of the Lairds of Dunlop to the middle of
the 13th century, while on another side he can claim kinship
with the families whose names are closely connected with Scotland’s wealth
of romance and song.
The first record of the Dunlops dates back to
1260, and for the five succeeding centuries the line is as given below, in
the “genealogical tree of the Dunlops of that ilk”.
1260 (I) Don. Guilielmus
1296 (II) Neil Fitz-Robert
(III) and (IV) Property
alienated from the Dunlops.
1400 (V) James De Dunlop.
1407 (VI) John De Dunlop.
1413 (VII) Alexander De
14__ (VIII) John Dunlop of that
1470 (IX) Constantine Dunlop.
1476 (X) Alexander Dunlop
1507 (XI) John Dunlop, married
to Marion Douglas
1537 (XII) James Dunop,
married to Ellen Cunningham of Glencain
1549 (XIV) Alexander
Dunlop, of Dunlop.
(XV) James Dunlop, married to Jean Somerville, of
(XVI) James Dunlop, married to Dame Margaret Hamilton,
widow of the Bishop of Linsmore or Argyll, and daughter of Gavin Hamilton,
Bishop of Galloway.
(XVII) James Dunlop (nephew of the above), married to
Elizabeth to Elizabeth Cunningham, of Corsehill.
1683 (XVIII) Alexander Dunlop, married to Antonia,
daughter of Sir John Brown, of Fordel.
1684 (XIX) John Dunlop
(succeeded his brother).
1707 (XX) Francis
Dunlop, married to Susan Leckie, of Newlands.
1748 (XXI) John Dunlop, married to Frances Anne,
daughter of Sir Thomas Wallace, of Craigie, Bart. (by his first wife).
John Dunlop the 21st
laird of that ilk, was married to Frances Anne Wallace in 1747; she was
the only daughter and heiress of her father, the fifth baronet of Craigie,
and Eleanor, daughter and heiress of Col. Agnew, of Lochryan. The estate
of Lochryan was left by will by MRs. Dunlop to her great-grandson, Sir
John Alexander Dunlop Wallace, 7th baronet of Craigie (the
baronetcy of Craigie was created in 1669). Mrs. Frances Wallace Dunlop
was the patroness of Robert Burns. The issue of John and Frances Anne
Dunlop was as follows:
Frances died young.
Sir Thomas Wallace, who took the
surname of Wallace on succeeding his grandfather as sixth baronet of
Craigie, was born in 1751. He married, in 1772, Eglontine, daughter of
Sir William Maxwell, baronet of Monreith, and died in 1837. Their
Thomas Wallace died young.
Gen. Sir John Alexander Dunlop
Wallace,, K.C.B., seventh baronet of Craigie and Lochryan, born in 1773,
deceased in 1857, married Janet, daughter of William Bodger, by whom he
Sir William Thomas Francis Agnew
Wallace, 8th baronet of Craigie and Lochryan , lieutenant
colonel grenadier guards, born in 1830, who died in 1892;
George Gordon Wallace, R.N., who
Alexander Francis Wallace,
Lieut. Col. Francis James A.
Wallace, late in the Scots Greys;
Agnes Eleanor Wallace;
Robert Wallace, married to Jane
Bell, of Enterkine, in 1859, to whom were born,
Jeanette Francis Wallace,
John Alexander Agnew (who
succeeded to Lochrayan on the death of his uncle, Sir William Wallace, in
1892, was born in 1861, married Agnes Fair in 1893, and had one daughter),
Mary Ann Wallace,
Eleanor Agnes Wallace,
Dora Williamina Wallace,
Jane Rotina Agnew Wallace
Robert B ruce Agnew Wallace
(born in 1873),
Eva Beatrice Wallace
Alexander died young
Brig. Gen. Andrew succeeded to
the Dunlop estate in 1784, and died, unmarried, at Antigua in 1804.
Lieut. Gen. James succeeded his
brother in Dunlop, and was M.P. from Kirkcudbright. He greatly
distinguished himself in the storming of Seringapatam, and commanded a
brigade of the Duke of Wellington in the campaign of 1811. He married
Julia, daughter of Hugh Bailie, of Monkton, in 1792, and died in 1832. He
was the last of the Dunlops of Dunlop to be buried in the family vault
under Dunlop church. He had issue as follows:
Anna, wife of Col. Davies, of
the Grenadier Guards, died in 1826.
John, 1st baronet of
Dunlop, M.P. for Ayrshire, formerly a captain in the Grenadier Guards,
married (first) Charlotte Constance, daughter of Sir R.D. Jackson, K.C.B.;
and (second) Lady Harriet Primrose, daughter of the Earl of Roseberry, by
whom he had no children. He died at Hastings in 1839. His issue by the
first marriage was as follows,
Sir James, 2nd
baronet, a major in the Coldstream Guards, distinguished himself at the
battles of Alma and Inkermann in the Crimean war. He died unmarried in
1858, aged 27, when the title became extinct.
Charlotte Constance, married, in
1860, Hon. Reynolds Morton, son of the Earl of Ducie, by whom she had:
Basil Hugh Reynolds Moreton,
born in 1861, died in 1873.
Henry John Morton, of
Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A., married Carrie, widow of Col. Charles Ball,
U.S. Their issue was,
Theodore Reynolds Moreton, born
Hugh Berkley, born in 1891
Francis James Moreton was born
Hugh, R.A., Admiral and C.B.,
commanded H.M.S. “Tartar” in the Baltic, during the war with Russia. He
was born in 1808, and died in 1887. He married Helen Cockburn, by whom he
had one son, Vice-Admiral James Andrew Robert, who married Agnes White and
died without issue in 1892.
Andrew Robert died while at
Oxford in 1831
Frances, who married, in 1838,
Alexander Earl Monteith, advocate and sheriff of Fife, died in London in
November, 1898, aged 95. Her children wer, Robert Monteigh (who died
young) and Anna Monteith.
John, first an officer in the
army, and later a farmer at Morhams Mains, East Lothean, married his
cousin, Magdalen Frances, granddaughter of Francis Dunlop, of Dunlop, by
his second marriage with Miss Kinloch. Their children were,
John Andrew Wallace, a member of
the Council of Bombay, married Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Sandwith,
Robert Henry Wallace-Dunlop, C.B.,
Bengal Civil Service was born in 1823, and died in 1887. He was married
to Lucy Dawson, by whom he had six children: (Note) The surname Wallace
was added by Robert Dunlop, C.B., from his grandmother’s family, the
Wallaces of Craigie.)
Keith Wallace-Dunlop, born in
Marion Wallace-Dunlop, 1864;
Arthur Wallace-Dunlop, 1868, a
captain in the Indian Staff Corps;
Lillian Wallace-Dunlop, 1869;
Constance Wallace-Dunlop, 1872;
Hugh Wallace-Dunlop, 1874
Madeline Ann, authoress of
“Glass in the Old World” and other books.
Elizabeth Joanna Emily
Rosalind Harriet Maria, who
married William Inverarity, and had,
Madeline, wife of J. Cockburn,
and mother of,
Madeline Frances, who married
Frederick Manable, by whom she had,
Edith, wife of Mr. Ferguson;
Douglas Heron Manable, who is
married and resides in London
Jemima, wife of F.A. Philbrick,
whose children are,
Magdalene Frederika Emily
Evelyn Catherine Mary
Charlotte Edith Christobel.
Susan Agnes Eleanora married
Mackenzie Bots, of Aldie, to whom she bore,
Francis Andrew Wallace Bots, of
South Island, New Zealand, who married his cousin, Catherine Robertson,
and had children,
Jemima Herrick Bots
George Henry Bots, married to
Francis Wallace Bots
John Robert Bots
Susan Eleanor Bots
Catherine Bots, who died in 1885
Henry Dundas Bots
Alexandra Flora Bots
John Robert Henry Bots, who died
Anthony Bots, who married Grace
Murdock, and died in 1883, leaving,
Alexander Cunningham Dunlop Bots
Francis James Bots
Susan Eleanor Bots
John Robert Henry Bots
Anthony Campbell Bots
Rachel Keith Bots, who married
(first) Robert Stewart, and (second) Mr. Jackson, of Wellington, New
Jemima Vans, wife of Col. H.
Dundas Robertson, and mother of,
Henry Dundas Robertson, Bengal
Civil service, who married his cousin, Alexina Wallace Dunlop, their issue
Flora Dundas Robertson, who
married Stanlaus Zieby Womaska, and had a daughter,
Catherine Robertson, who married
her cousin, Francis A.W. Bots (issue given above).
Flora, who married her cousin,
Lieut. Col. Alexander Dunlop.
Anthony, a merchant in Bombay,
who died unmarried
Wallace Francis, H.E.I.C.S., who
Henry, advocate, who died
Robert Glasgow, who died in the
Robert, who died young
James, who died young
Anthony married Ann Cunningham
niece of Sir William Cunningham, of Robertland; they became the
grandparents of C.J. Dunlop, of Chatham, Ontario. He died in 1826, the
William, a captain in the
Fifty-fifth Regiment, who married (first) a Miss Kesting, by whom he had
no issue, and (second) Emily Peat, who bore him:
William Wallace, born in 1855
Frank Cunningham, 1857
Emily Constance, 1860
Lieut. Col. Alexander married
his cousin, Flora Dunlop, and had,
Flora, married A.J. McCartney,
their issue being,
Constance McCartney, married to
Jane Catherine Nina H. McCartney
Jemima Vans Ann Mabel McCartney
Flora Antonia McCartney
Harry Burgh John Arthur
Alexina Wallace married her
cousin, Henry Dundas Robertson, as above.
Constance died unmarried
Antonia married David Lyall
John married Frances Mawby, and
had seven children,
Alexander Anthony Mackenzie
Keith (a girl)
Charles John, a prominent lawyer
in Montreal, Canada, married Sophie Fellows, and died in 1871. They had
Charles John, married and
residing in Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Constance Ann, who died in
Montreal, in 1881, wife of John Maclaurin, and mother of
Alexander Francis, a fellow of
the Royal Canadian Academy of Artists
Lieut. Gen. Franklin, C.B.,
Royal Artillery, married Eliza Gordon, sister of the Gen. Charles Gordon
who was killed at Khartoum. He died in April 1887, father of,
Henry Gordon, who died unmarried
William Wallace, a lieutenant in
the Ninety-Fifth Regiment in 1877. He married Rebecca Lyon, who became
the mother of
Emily Mary, residing at
Mary R.S., who died unmarried in
Frances W., who died unmarried
Anne, who married Rev. J.
Gibson, and died in November, 1891.
Agnes Eleanor married Joseph
Edward Perochon, a wealthy French Royalist refugee. No issue.
Susan married Mons. Henri Mugea
(?), and died in 1792, leaving one son,
James Henry, who married Mlle.
Beau, and was the father of,
Louise, who was the wife of
Mons. Coutois, a bankr at Toulouse, and the mother of,
Marie Courtois, who married M.
de Gervain and died in 1863, leaving,
Helene, wife of Count de Mont
Brisson, in the south of France;
Henri de Gervain
Leontine, wife of M. Delmas
Frances, born in December, 1761,
married in 1777 Robert Vans Agnew, of Barnbanoch and Shenchan, and died in
1848. She had nine children, as follows,
Margaret, born in 1778, deceased
Robert, captain of the Grenadier
Guards and brigadier major to his uncle, Gen. Andrew Dunlop, who died with
the latter in Antigua, in 1804
John, who succeeded his father,
and died in 1825, unmarried
James, R.N., who was burned to
death on Admiral Keith’s vessel in the Bay of Naples, in 1800
Lieut. Col. Patrick Vans Agnew,
C.B., one of the East India Directors, who was born in 1783, and succeeded
to the estate upon the death of the brother, John, in 1825. In 1810 he
married Catherine Fraser, and died in 1842; he had seven children,
Mary married Gen. Jefferys,
C.B., in 1844, their only child was,
Emily Charlotte, wife of Edmund
Byron, and mother of,
Cecil Edmund Byron
Alice Byron, born in 1872,
deceased in 1879
Eva Mary Byron
Robert Vans Agnew married, in
1852, Mary, second daughter of Sir David Hunter Blair, baronet of
Blairquhar. He succeeded his father in Barnbanoch and Shechan in 1842,
and was J.P. and D.L., and M.P. for Wigtownshire, from 1873 to 1880. He
died in 1893, aged 76. His children were,
Elizabeth Vans Agnew, wife of
Edward Solvin Bowlby, and mother of
Geoffrey Vans Solvin
Catherine Isabel Solvin
Catherine Vans Agnew, who
married Erasmus Gower and bore him,
Grace Ann Catherine
Patrick Alexander Vans Agnew,
born October 20th, 1856, captain of the Third Battalion, rifle
James David Vans Agnew, born in
1858, deceased in 1889
John Vans Agnew, born in 1859.
In the Madras Civil Service
Mary, who married in 1886, A.
Agnew Stuart Monteith
Catherine Vans Agnew died in
Patrick Alexander Vans, Bengal
Civil Service, born in 1822, was killed at Moulton in 1848, while on an
William Vans died young.
John Vans Agnew, born in 1824,
deceased in 1873, married in 1852 Frances Jenkins, and became the father
Catherine Isabel Ida (wife of
Frances Georgina Vans Agnew, who
died in 1839
Anne, who died in infancy
Henry Stuart, who died in 1855,
Maria, born in 1792, and
deceased in 1882, unmarried
Rachel married Robert Glasgow,
of Montgreenan, and died in 1829, without issue.
Keith, born in 1772, died
unmarried in 1858, and was buried in Alloa kirkyard.
Dunlop, our subject proper, was born at Montreal and there educated. His
business life began at Morrisburg, where he was engaged in the produce
business for three years, before going, in 1867, to Chatham. In that
place he was in partnership three years with R.J. Earl, in the grocery
business, but at the end of that time he entered, in 1873, upon government
work, and has continued therein up to the present time, as one of the
Inland Revenue officials of the Dominion.
In 1867 Mr.
Dunlop was married to Miss Charlotte Sophia Crysler, youngest daughter oif
John P. Crysler, of Crysler Hall, Williamsburgh, County of Dundas, and
granddaughter of the Col. Crysler on whose property was fought the battle
of Crysler farm. To Mr. Dunlop and his wife have been born three sons:
John Pliny, a barrister in San Francisco, California, who was born in
1868, and married Miss Evangeline Crowell, of Washington, D.C.; Frederick
Sherwood, born in 1870, a business man in Chicago, who married Miss Iva
Sharpe, of that city, by whom he has one daughter, Mildred; Frank
Carruthers, born in 1875, an accountant in the First National Bank of
Minneapolis, Minnesota, who married a Miss Codd, daughter of Dr. Codd, of
Winnipeg and has had one daughter Constance.
Mr. And Mrs.
Dunlop are members of the Church of England. Fraternally Mr. Dunlop is
connected with the A.F.&A.M., of Chagham, in which he is past master of
Parthenon Lodge, No.267.