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Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of Kent, Ontario
Charles John Dunlop

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 De Dunlop.

1296  (II)                  Neil Fitz-Robert De Dunlop.


(III) and (IV)                       Property alienated from the Dunlops.

1400  (V)                  James De Dunlop.

1407 (VI)                John De Dunlop.

1413   (VII)               Alexander De Dunlop.

14__  (VIII)             John Dunlop of that ilk.

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.

1596    (XV)                     James Dunlop, married to Jean Somerville, of Cambresnathan(?)

1617    (XVI)                    James Dunlop, married to Dame Margaret Hamilton, widow of the Bishop of Linsmore or Argyll, and daughter of Gavin Hamilton, Bishop of Galloway.

1668    (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:

i)                  Frances died young.

ii)               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 children were:

a.     Thomas Wallace died young.

b.     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 had,

                                                                                          i.      Sir William Thomas Francis Agnew Wallace, 8th baronet of Craigie and Lochryan , lieutenant colonel grenadier guards, born in 1830, who died in 1892;

                                                                                          ii.      George Gordon Wallace, R.N., who died unmarried;

                                                                                          iii.      Alexander Francis Wallace, deceased;

                                                                                          iv.      Lieut. Col. Francis James A. Wallace, late in the Scots Greys;

                                                                                          v.      Agnes Eleanor Wallace;

                                                                                          vi.      Robert Wallace, married to Jane Bell, of Enterkine, in 1859, to whom were born,

1.       Jeanette Francis Wallace,

2.     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),

3.     Mary Ann Wallace,

4.     Eleanor Agnes Wallace,

5.     Isabella Wallace,

6.     Dora Williamina Wallace,

7.     Jane Rotina Agnew Wallace

8.     Robert B ruce Agnew Wallace (born in 1873),

9.     Eva Beatrice Wallace

iii)            Alexander died young

iv)             Brig. Gen. Andrew succeeded to the Dunlop estate in 1784, and died, unmarried, at Antigua in 1804.

v)                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:

a.     Anna, wife of Col. Davies, of the Grenadier Guards, died in 1826.

b.     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,

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      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.

                                                                                                                                                                      ii.      Charlotte Constance, married, in 1860, Hon. Reynolds Morton, son of the Earl of Ducie, by whom she had:

1.       Basil Hugh Reynolds Moreton, born in 1861, died in 1873.

2.     Henry John Morton, of Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A., married Carrie, widow of Col. Charles Ball, U.S.  Their issue was,

a.     Theodore Reynolds Moreton, born in 1890;

b.     Hugh Berkley, born in 1891

c.      Francis James Moreton was born in 1863.

d.     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.

e.      Andrew Robert died while at Oxford in 1831

f.       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.


vi)             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,

a.     John Andrew Wallace, a member of the Council of Bombay, married Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Sandwith, H.E.I.C.S.  Issue,

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      Francis, deceased.

                                                                                                                                                                      ii.      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.)

1.       Keith Wallace-Dunlop, born in 1862;

2.     Marion Wallace-Dunlop, 1864;

3.     Arthur Wallace-Dunlop, 1868, a captain in the Indian Staff Corps;

4.     Lillian Wallace-Dunlop, 1869;

5.     Constance Wallace-Dunlop, 1872;

6.     Hugh Wallace-Dunlop, 1874

                                                                                                                                                                   iii.      Madeline Ann, authoress of “Glass in the Old World” and other books.

                                                                                                                                                                    iv.      Elizabeth Joanna Emily

                                                                                                                                                                       v.      Helen, deceased

                                                                                                                                                                    vi.      Rosalind Harriet Maria, who married William Inverarity, and had,

1.        Duncan Inverarity

2.     Madeline Inverarity

                                                                                                                                                                 vii.      Emily

b.     Madeline, wife of J. Cockburn, and mother of,

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      Madeline Frances, who married Frederick Manable, by whom she had,

1.       Edith, wife of Mr. Ferguson;

2.     Douglas Heron Manable, who is married and resides in London

                                                                                                                                                                      ii.      Jemima, wife of F.A. Philbrick, whose children are,

1.       Magdalene Frederika Emily

2.     Evelyn Catherine Mary

3.     Charlotte Edith Christobel.


c)     Susan Agnes Eleanora married Mackenzie Bots, of Aldie, to whom she bore,

a.     Francis Andrew Wallace Bots, of South Island, New Zealand, who married his cousin, Catherine Robertson, and had children,

                                                                                                                                                                                             i.      Jemima Herrick Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                          ii.      George Henry Bots, married to Ellen Sinclair

                                                                                                                                                                                       iii.      Francis Wallace Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                        iv.      John Robert Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                           v.      Susan Eleanor Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                        vi.      Catherine Bots, who died in 1885

                                                                                                                                                                                     vii.      Henry Dundas Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                  viii.      Alexandra Flora Bots

b.     John Robert Henry Bots, who died unmarried,

c.      Anthony Bots, who married Grace Murdock, and died in 1883, leaving,

                                                                                                                                                                                             i.      Alexander Cunningham Dunlop Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                          ii.      Francis James Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                       iii.      Susan Eleanor Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                        iv.      John Robert Henry Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                           v.      Anthony Campbell Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                        vi.      Antonia Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                     vii.      Ernest Bots

                                                                                                                                                                                  viii.      Allan Bots

d.     Rachel Keith Bots, who married (first) Robert Stewart, and (second) Mr. Jackson, of Wellington, New Zealand

d)    Jemima Vans, wife of Col. H. Dundas Robertson, and mother of,

a.     Henry Dundas Robertson, Bengal Civil service, who married his cousin, Alexina Wallace Dunlop, their issue

                                                                                                                                                                                             i.      Flora Dundas Robertson, who married Stanlaus Zieby Womaska, and had a daughter,

1.       Nina Vans

b.     Catherine Robertson, who married her cousin, Francis A.W. Bots (issue given above).

e)     Flora, who married her cousin, Lieut. Col. Alexander Dunlop.

f)      Anthony, a merchant in Bombay, who died unmarried

g)    Wallace Francis, H.E.I.C.S., who died unmarried

h)    Henry, advocate, who died unmarried

i)      Robert Glasgow, who died in the West Indies

j)       Robert, who died young

k)    James, who died young

vii)          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 father of,

a.     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:

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      William Wallace, born in 1855

                                                                                                                                                                      ii.      Frank Cunningham, 1857

                                                                                                                                                                   iii.      Emily Constance, 1860

                                                                                                                                                                    iv.      Herbert, 1862

b.     Lieut. Col. Alexander married his cousin, Flora Dunlop, and had,

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      Flora, married A.J. McCartney, their issue being,

1.       Constance McCartney, married to William Longfield

2.     Jane Catherine Nina H. McCartney

3.     Jemima Vans Ann Mabel McCartney

4.     Flora Antonia McCartney

5.     Charlotte McCartney

6.     Harry Burgh John Arthur McCartney

                                                                                                                                                                      ii.      Alexina Wallace married her cousin, Henry Dundas Robertson, as above.

                                                                                                                                                                   iii.      Constance died unmarried

                                                                                                                                                                    iv.      Antonia married David Lyall

                                                                                                                                                                       v.      John married Frances Mawby, and had seven children,

1.       Alexander Anthony Mackenzie

2.     Nina Flora

3.     Vans

4.     Henry Dundas

5.     Kenneth

6.     Keith (a girl)

7.     Myra

                                                                                                                                                                    vi.      Harriet.

c.      Flora

d.     Charles John, a prominent lawyer in Montreal, Canada, married Sophie Fellows, and died in 1871.  They had three children,

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      Charles John, married and residing in Chatham, Ontario, Canada

                                                                                                                                                                      ii.      Constance Ann, who died in Montreal, in 1881, wife of John Maclaurin, and mother of

1.       Emily

2.     Minnie

3.     Ada

4.     Dora

                                                                                                                                                                   iii.      Alexander Francis, a fellow of the Royal Canadian Academy of Artists

e.      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,

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      Henry Gordon, who died unmarried

                                                                                                                                                                      ii.      William Wallace, a lieutenant in the Ninety-Fifth Regiment in 1877.  He married Rebecca Lyon, who became the mother of

1.       Franklin Lyon

2.     Charles Gordon

                                                                                                                                                                   iii.      Emily Mary, residing at Holmwood, Surrey

f.       Mary R.S., who died unmarried in 1854

g.     Frances W., who died unmarried in 1874

h.     Anne, who married Rev. J. Gibson, and died in November, 1891.

viii)       Agnes Eleanor married Joseph Edward Perochon, a wealthy French Royalist refugee.  No issue.

ix)              Susan married Mons. Henri Mugea (?), and died in 1792, leaving one son,

a.     James Henry, who married Mlle. Beau, and was the father of,

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      Louise, who was the wife of Mons. Coutois, a bankr at Toulouse, and the mother of,

1.       Marie Courtois, who married M. de Gervain and died in 1863, leaving,

a.     Helene, wife of Count de Mont Brisson, in the south of France;

b.     Henri de Gervain

c.      Leontine, wife of M. Delmas

x)                 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,

a.     Margaret, born in 1778, deceased in 1864

b.     Robert, captain of the Grenadier Guards and brigadier major to his uncle, Gen. Andrew Dunlop, who died with the latter in Antigua, in 1804

c.      John, who succeeded his father, and died in 1825, unmarried

d.     James, R.N., who was burned to death on Admiral Keith’s vessel in the Bay of Naples, in 1800

e.      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,

                                                                                                                                                                         i.      Frances Vans

                                                                                                                                                                      ii.      Mary married Gen. Jefferys, C.B., in 1844, their only child was,

1.       Emily Charlotte, wife of Edmund Byron, and mother of,

a.     Lucy Byron

b.     Thomas Byron

c.      Cecil Edmund Byron

d.     Alice Byron, born in 1872, deceased in 1879

e.      Eric Byron

f.       Eva Mary Byron

                                                                                                                                                                   iii.      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,

1.       Elizabeth Vans Agnew, wife of Edward Solvin Bowlby, and mother of

a.     Eva Mary

b.     Geoffrey Vans Solvin

c.      Catherine Isabel Solvin

2.     Catherine Vans Agnew, who married Erasmus Gower and bore him,

a.     Libias Mary

b.     Grace Ann Catherine

c.      Evelyn Gladys

d.     Mary Christina

e.      Erasmus William

3.     Patrick Alexander Vans Agnew, born October 20th, 1856, captain of the Third Battalion, rifle brigade

4.     James David Vans Agnew, born in 1858, deceased in 1889

5.     John Vans Agnew, born in 1859.  In the Madras Civil Service

6.     Mary, who married in 1886, A. Agnew Stuart Monteith

                                                                                                                                                                    iv.      Catherine Vans Agnew died in infancy.

                                                                                                                                                                       v.      Patrick Alexander Vans, Bengal Civil Service, born in 1822, was killed at Moulton in 1848, while on an embassy

                                                                                                                                                                    vi.      William Vans died young.

                                                                                                                                                                 vii.      John Vans Agnew, born in 1824, deceased in 1873, married in 1852 Frances Jenkins, and became the father of,

1.       Robert

2.     Patrick Alexander

3.     Frank

4.     Catherine Isabel Ida (wife of William Corbett)

5.     Ernest George

6.     Violet Eleanor

f.       Frances Georgina Vans Agnew, who died in 1839

g.     Anne, who died in infancy

h.     Henry Stuart, who died in 1855, unmarried

i.       Maria, born in 1792, and deceased in 1882, unmarried

xi)              Rachel married Robert Glasgow, of Montgreenan, and died in 1829, without issue.

xii)           Keith, born in 1772, died unmarried in 1858, and was buried in Alloa kirkyard.


          Charles John 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.

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