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William Dundas
of Duddingstoun and Priestinch
Son of: William Dundas 15th of Dundas
and: Margaret Wauchope
  x  Marjory Lindsay, heiress of Duddingstoun
  the following children were born of this union:
1. William Dundas
2. David Dundas
3. Margaret Dundas married James Donaldson
4. Grizel Dundas

Scottish Record Office, GD75/52: Contract (in Scots) between James Dundas of that ilk and William Dundas, his brother, whereby said William becomes bound man to said James, and resigns to him his wadset interest to the lands of the mansion in barony of Dunmany, sheriffdom of Linlithqw, and all goods which pertain to said William by decease of Sir William Dundas of that ilk, their father, or by decease of dame Margaret Walchope, lady of Dundas, their mother, and said James agrees to deliver £[blank] worth of land, (but not Blairmukis) in liferent to said William by charter to be devised by Mr. Adam Otterburne of Auldhame, and agrees to sustain said William in "meyt, drink and bedding, with ane hors. 8 Mar 1528-1529.

William Dundas

Son of: William Dundas
and: Marjory Lindsay
William Dundas married and resided in Sweden for many years, but died without issue and was therefore succeeded by his brother, David Dundas

David Dundas


Son of: William Dundas
and: Marjory Lindsay
occupation: Sheriff principal and depute of Linlithgow
Succeeded his brother William Dundas who died without issue

Domestic Annals of Scotland Reign of James VI. 1591 - 1603; The disposition to violent and lawless acts at this time is strikingly shown in the proceedings against Claud and Alexander, two sons of James Hamilton of Livingstone, in Linlithgowshire. Having some ground of offence against David Dundas of Priestinch, they had gone at mid-day with an armed party to his fold, and, there barbarously mutilated and slaughtered a number of his cattle. They and their elder brother, Patrick, also destroyed a mill leased by the same person, and further set fire to his barn-yard at Duddingston. Two months afterwards, when John Yellowlees, a messenger, went with two assistants to the Peel of Livingstone, to deliver letters of citation against these young men, the laird, with his wife and four sons, came forth to the gate, and taking him first by the throat, proceeded to beat him unmercifully, and then, with a bended pistol at his breast, and many violent threats, forced him to eat and swallow his four letters, and to promise never to attempt to bring any such documents against them in future; besides which, they struck the two witnesses with swords and pistols, and left them for dead. The family were denounced as rebels.

In 1581 David Dundas was charged with incest committed with Jeane Hamiltoune, Countess of Eglinton. The adultery had been going on for ten years. (Pitcairn's criminal trials)

  Marjory Hamilton daughter of John Hamilton of Orbiston
  the following children were born of this union:
1. James Dundas
2. George Dundas  ancestor of the Dundas' of Manour

James Dundas
  Son of: David Dundas
and: Marjory Hamilton
  x Isabella Maule
1. George Dundas
2. David Dundas born 1610 in Abercorn
3. William Dundas
4. Margaret Dundas born 1610 Abercorn married 1655 William Monteath
5. Bethia Dundas born 1614 Abercorn married James Hume who was the manager of the estate of the Earl of Murray. The Earl of Murray assisted Home in "carrying off" Bethia Dundas
6. Isobel Dundas born 1617 Abercorn
7. Elspet Dundas born 1622 Abercorn

William Dundas
  Son of: James Dundas
and: Isabel Maule
  died: 1673 in Kingston upon Thames
William Dundas was granted the lands of Magdalens by Jean Dundas nee Bruce, wife of Walter Dundas of Magdalens.
William Dundas was the bearer of letters between Cromwell and the Governor of Edinburgh castle Walter Dundas of Dundas (who surrendered the castle to Cromwell) and for this, he was found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death. His lands were handed over to Charles Maitland. See -Memorials of the castle of Edinburgh by James Grant and various other literature.
William Dundas did not appear for the case of high treason and escaped capture by fleeing
The ancient church and parish of Abernerthy- an historical study, - July 2, 1651.— A letter received from the Commission of the Kirk bearing that John Swintoun, younger of that ilk; William Dundas, brother to the Laird of Duddingstone ; and Lieutenant Govean, for their complying with and going into that blasphemous army of sectaries; and Major Andrew, Abernethy, for that and his treacherous rendering of the Castle of Edinburgh to that enemy, were all excommunicated, and desiring intimation thereof to be made in their several congregations. The presbytery recommends to the brethren the intimation of the foresaid sentence, and to report their diligence thereanent.
It is probable that this is the William Dundas who became a Quaker and died 23/10/1673 in Kingston upon Thames
From: A descriptive catalogue of friend's books: "Dundas, William of or near Edinburgh - A few words of truth from the spirit of truth, To all who are convinced of the truth and stand in opposition to the cross. By one who remained in that estate above 7 years, before he was brought to the true obedience of truth and was whipped to it by the Merciful Rod of the  Lord, for no less could do it. - William Dundas"
From: The Household Account Book of Sarah Fell of Swarthmoor Hall, by Sarah Fell: Helen Dundas was the wife of William Dundas a man of some importance living near Edinburgh, of whose convincement to Quakerism, there is a full account in Sewell's history.
 In January 1683/4, Helen Dundas was living in the north of Scotland: she is described as Helen Dundas widow of William Dundas of Maidlands". See A Dictionary of Names of Persons by W F Miller.
Decreet of forfeiture against William Dundas of Magdalens. Edinburgh, 21 May 1661:

Anent the summons of high treason raised and pursued before the king's majesty and estates of parliament, at the instance of Sir John Fletcher, knight, our sovereign lord's advocate for his highness's interest, in the matter underwritten against William Dundas of Magdalens and certain other persons therein nominated. That is to say, for as much that the said William Dundas, the accused aforesaid, was indicted and accused to answer at the instance of the said Sir John Fletcher, his majesty's advocate for his highness's interest, upon the crimes of treason specified below, in so far as by the laws of God expressed in holy writing, by the laws of nations, by the common law and the municipal laws and the practice of this kingdom of Scotland, and especially by the third act of the first parliament of our royal progenitor, King James I etc.; nevertheless, you, the said William Dundas of Magdalens, having laid aside all fear of God, respect and obedience to us and the laws, acts of parliament and others above-specified in manner above-written in 1650; and therefore, you, the said William Dundas, have incurred the pain and punishment of high treason and others contained in the laws and acts of parliament aforesaid which ought and should be inflicted on you with all rigour as an example to others in all time coming; and therefore, you, to have compeared before us and our said estates of parliament at a certain day past and to have heard and seen sentence and decreet given and pronounced against you in the said matter, as at more length is contained in the said summons raised and duly executed against you in manner aforesaid. And the said Sir John Fletcher, our said sovereign lord's advocate, being personally present in the presence of the said estates of parliament, and having given in the aforesaid libel and indictment with the executions and endorsements thereof, together also with the aforesaid letter of pension granted by the said usurper, Richard Cromwell, to the said accused, of the last tenor and contents above-specified; as also with a letter of grant under the hand of George Monck, and signed by him in the name and by order of the council whereby the said accused was constituted supervisor with the allowance of the yearly salary of £60 for executing thereof, as the same of the date 19 November 1657 purports, he craved that the same might be found relevant and admitted to his probation. And the said William Dundas, the accused aforesaid, being lawfully summoned to this action, being often called and not compearing, the aforesaid libel and indictment with the executions and endorsements thereof, with the aforesaid letter of pension and letter of grant aforesaid of the date, tenor and contents above-specified, being heard, seen and considered by the said estates of parliament, they found the said libel and indictment and deeds contained therein committed by the said accused relevant and admitted the same to the said pursuer's probation; who, for proving thereof, produced the aforesaid writs of the dates, tenor and contents above-mentioned, and also cited several well-known witnesses for proving the said deeds committed as said is in manner above-written; and the said witnesses being examined and solemnly interrogated relating thereto, testified in the said matter. Our sovereign lord and the said estates of parliament having considered the said libel and indictment, with the said writs produced in manner aforesaid with the depositions of the said witnesses, and being therewith well and ripely advised, find that the said William Dundas, the accused aforesaid, has committed the crime of treason against the king's majesty, his sovereign authority and royal government, in so far as the said William in the year 1650 and 1651 and other subsequent years, the time that the usurper, Oliver Cromwell, was with his army in this his majesty's ancient kingdom did join in arms with the said usurper, his officers and armies at several times, during which time the said William did intercommune between the usurper, Oliver Cromwell, his officers and Walter Dundas, then commander of the castle of Edinburgh; and did frequently carry letters and intelligence between them tending to the weakening of the hands and confidence of the commanders and soldiers of the garrison of the said castle of Edinburgh. And in so far as the said William did act as supervisor under the said usurper, and had a salary granted him of £60 sterling for exercising the said office, and that the said William, for his faithful service done to the usurper, Richard Cromwell, did receive from the said usurper a letter of pension for payment to him yearly of the sum of £100 sterling; and that thereby he has contravened the 25th act of the sixth parliament of King James II, and incurred the pain of treason therein contained. And therefore upon the grounds of the former treasonable crimes and gross compliance and act of parliament above-mentioned thereby contravened, the king's majesty, with advice and consent of his estates of parliament, finds and declares that the said William Dundas has incurred the pain of high treason contained in the said act, and decrees and ordains him to underlie the pain and punishment due to traitors, namely: the loss and confiscation of his life and of all his lands, goods moveable and immoveable, offices, dignities, sums of money and all rights and others whatsoever belonging to him or which may in any way pertain or belong to him; and ordains the same to be confiscated and to appertain to the king's majesty, and to remain forever with his majesty in property; and that his body whensoever or wheresoever it can be apprehended be demeaned and executed as the body of a traitor against his majesty, and that presently his arms be deleted furth of the books of heraldry and torn in pieces by the lyon herald at the market cross of Edinburgh, and there to be left torn and reversed as a testimony of his abominable and vile treason; and declares his children and posterity incapable in all time coming to hold, possess or enjoy any office, dignity, successions, possessions, lands, goods moveable or unmoveable, or any other thing within this kingdom.

George Dundas
  Son of: James Dundas
and: Isabella Maule
born: 1612
  died: 1684
  A Parliamentarian in the civil wars and one of the committee of estates in 1649
  "Episodes in the domestic annals of the aristocracy, Volume 2" By Sir Bernard Burke: One of the nearest neighbours of General Dalzell, was the Laird of Duddingston, George Dundas, a gentleman of very ancient family, being a cadet of the old and distinguished line of Dundas. His immediate ancestor had been created an earl by King James III., with whom he was a great favourite; but the honour was rescinded by his rebellious son, like all the other titles conferred by that unhappy monarch during the last years of his reign, and Dundas remained a laird.
  x 1636  Catherine Moneypenny daughter of John Moneypenny of Pitmilly
  the following children were born of this union:
1. John Dundas
2. Isobel Dundas born 1639 married 1658 William Downie in Abercorn and died 1694
3. Walter Dundas born 1649 Abercorn
4. Katherine Dundas born 1640 Abercorn married James Cornwall of Bonhard who died 1687
5. Euphame Dundas born 1644
6. Elizabeth Dundas born 1645 Abercorn
7. Anna Dundas born 1646 Abercorn
8. Christiane Dundas born 1647
  7 other children?
George Dundas was proprietor of an extensive estate, and dwelt in an ancient manor-house standing on the outskirts of a beautiful wood, about two miles above the Frith of Forth, and four miles and a half from Binns House. The old mansion of Duddingston was burnt to the ground seventy years ago. Mr. Dundas was not only well descended; he was nearly allied to distinguished houses. He was cousin to the Lord Panmure, his mother having been Isabella Maule, a daughter of that noble house, of the most ancient Norman blood ; which unites the great pedigrees of Maule, de Valoniis and Barclay—and his wife was Katherine Moneypenny of the ancient line of Pitmilly, in Fifeshire, a family known by every one, conversant with Scotch or French heraldry, to be most noble : whether as Lords of Bothwell or as Seigneurs de Concressault. The mother of Cardinal Beatoun was a daughter of this house, and Katherine's great grand-aunt. These honourable persons, the laird and lady of Duddingston, were most pious and devout, according to the tone of religion then prevalent in Scotland; being devoted to the cause of the covenant, and worshipping God according to the strictest rules of puritanical observance. And truly, in those unhappy times, there was little else of what could be called religion in the country. The Episcopalian party give us very scanty evidence of piety, and though that of the Covenanters was gloomy and fanatical, it was apparently sincere, and the severity and moroseness of its character may have been in some degree owing to the cruel treatment they received. George Dundas and Katherine Moneypenny were most exact in the punctual performance of their devotional duties. And the exercise, as it was called, of prayer, praise, and reading of God's word, was regularly engaged in, three times every day, before breakfast, before dinner, and before supper. On these occasions every member of the family, without exception, was expected to attend. And a goodly sight it was to see the numerous children of the laird and lady, their large body of domestic servants, and the guests who were in the habit of surrounding their hospitable board, kneeling in godly sincerity and singleness of heart, before the throne of grace, and lifting up their voices with one accord in the praise of their heavenly father.
Though Dundas was a strict religionist, he was anxious to perform the dutiful offices of a country gentleman ; and, as one of them, he considered the keeping up a friendly and neighbourly intercourse. Much, therefore, as he disapproved of General Dalzell's severity in the exercise of his office of Commander-in-chief, and sincerely as he deplored the working of the measures of government, he was anxious to be, as much as possible, on a footing of kindness and civility with him, as one of his nearest neighbours, and one with whom his family had always kept up intimacy, notwithstanding an hereditary opposition of principles. For Duddingston's father, like all the members of that branch of the Dundas's (Dundas, Arniston, and Duddingston) were zealous covenanters, and keen asserters of liberty of worship. However, no sooner was Dalzell returned from Moscow, than Dundas sought to renew his old family friendship with him, and the General gladly met him halfway; so that the puritan Laird surprised many of his covenanting friends by the familiar intercourse which subsisted between him and the king's lieutenant-general. But when persecution broke out, this intercourse slackened somewhat, though it did not altogether cease. It happened one day, during a visit which the Commander-in-chief paid to Binns House, to enjoy a little relaxation from the fatigues of duty among his groves and gardens, that he sent to say to Dundas that he would go to Duddingston to dine with him. With a heavy heart the Lady Duddingston heard her lord return a favourable answer to this proposal. She had learnt to look upon her old neighbour as a wicked persecutor and enemy of God's people—and on that account alone she would have shunned his society. But she was moved with immediate fears for the safety of her husband and family. She knew that the daily mid-day prayers would not be omitted before the Commander-in-chief; and she was well aware that many expressions occurred in them which might offend Dalzell, and perhaps bring his vengeance upon her husband and children. She, therefore, secretly gave orders to her old grey-headed butler, to cause dinner to be served up in the hall without the usual preliminary exercise of prayer and praise. Dalzell and the other guests were assembled; Duddingston, his lady and family had done the honour of reception with due courtesy to their distinguished guest. The great bell was rung, Dundas's countenance wore for the moment an expression of stern solemnity. He had a duty to his God to perform, which he knew might involve him in a world of trouble, for he would not omit one iota of his usual services before the king's lieutenant; even although that implied prayer in behalf of those who were accounted the king's enemies, and supplications that God would soften his majesty's heart and shorten the arm of his persecuting general!
Dundas, being thus prepared to brave the lion in the pride of his power, was much displeased when his train of servants appeared in the hall, not bearing his usual cushions for prayer, bibles, and psalm-books; but the smoking trenchers, capacious vessels, and portly flagons for the noontide meal. He immediately ordered all these preparations to be delayed, and the cushions, psalm-books, and bibles to be brought in their place. The Lady Duddingston's heart sank within her when she saw the firm purpose of the laird. She thought of the fate of many of the heroes of the covenant, and expected to see her husband, as soon as prayers were over, ordered down to his own hall door, and that by the double row of dragoons who had waited on the General, and who were, at "that moment, regaled with the best that the larder and cellars afforded. But there was no help for the laird's constancy to his cause and his custom, and all that she could do was to pray to God to soften the persecutor's heart. The religious services were accordingly performed as usual. The prayers were said, the psalms were sung, God's mercy was invoked for his suffering servants, the king's cruel purposes were deprecated, and especial allusion was made to the general himself, whose hard and stony heart the Lord was entreated to soften. Dalzell quietly took his part in all the exercises, knelt, listened, and stood up with the rest; and when all was over, he went up to Dundas, embraced him, and congratulated him upon being an honest, high principled, and courageous man, who did before his face exactly that which he would have done behind his back. He said that he honoured his sincerity, and would scorn to take advantage of the opportunity which his hospitality had afforded, of letting his real sentiments be known. He then sat down to dinner with much cordiality, and pledged a cup of wine to the roof-tree of Duddingston and to the good neighbourhood and friendship of their families. Next morning he sent a score of pikes and halberts to Duddingston with which the laird might arm his servants to defend him or his house in case of any sudden attack during those times of trouble.

John Dundas
  Son of: George Dundas
and: Catherine Moneypenny
born: 15/3/1641 Abercorn
  occupation: Commissioner of Supply 1678-1690
  x 17/2/1670  Anne or Agnes Carmichael (died 1711) daughter of Sir David Carmichael of Balmedie
  the following children were born of this union:
1. Christian Dundas born 1671 Abercorn
2. Katherine Dundas born 1671 Abercorn
3. George Dundas
4. David Dundas born 1673 advocate and clerk to the General Assembly. Died unmarried
5. James Dundas born 1675 Abercorn married Katherine Carmichael in Fife 14/12/1698 and had issue:
  a. James Dundas born 1700 Abercorn
  b. William Dundas born 1702 Abercorn
  c. John Dundas born 1704 Abercorn
  d. Magdalen Dundas born 1708 Abercorn
  e. George Dundas born 1711 Abercorn
  f. Margaret Dundas born 1714 Abercorn
  g. David Dundas born 1716 Abercorn
6. William Dundas born 1676 Abercorn married Margaret Forsyth and had issue:
  a. William Dundas born 1728 Abercorn
  b. John Dundas born 1730 Abercorn
  c. William Dundas born 1732 Abercorn
  d. George Dundas born 1734 Abercorn
  e. James Dundas born 1737 Abercorn
  f. Margaret Dundas born 1739 Abercorn
  g. Grahame Christian Dundas born 1742 Abercorn
  h. Janet Dundas born 1744 Abercorn
  i. Katherine Dundas born 1747 Abercorn
  Anna Dundas born 1677 Abercorn married 1703 David Moncrieff of Rhynd and died 1723
7. Daniel Dundas born 1678 Abercorn
8. Isabella Dundas born 1680 Abercorn married 25/3/1709 in Abercorn William Binning of Wallingford and died 1724
9. John Dundas of Newhalls born 1682, Lyon Depute 1728-1744. Married Christian Mure 30/4/1711 in Edinburgh and died 1769 leaving issue;
  a. Isobell Dundas born 1727
  b. David Dundas of Newhalls in the parish of Dalmeny, who succeeded his cousin John Dundas of Duddingstoun but died unmarried.

George Dundas



Son of: John Dundas
and: Anne Carmichael
born: 1672 Abercorn
  X  26/12/1706 in Abercorn, Magdalen Lindsay Crawford
  the following children were born of this union:
1. John Dundas
2. David Dundas born 1709 Abercorn
3. Agnes Dundas born 1710 Abercorn married Gabriel Hamilton
4. Margaret Dundas born 1712 Abercorn
5. Grahame Christian Dundas born 1714 Abercorn married Michael Potter 1744 in Abercorn
6. Elizabeth Dundas born 1716 Abercorn

John Dundas
  Son of: George Dundas
  and: Magdalen Crawford
  born: 1708 Abercorn
  died 1778
  x  20/9/1745 Lady Margaret Hope (died 1778 in Edinburgh) daughter of Charles Earl of Hope
1. Henrietta Dundas born 1747 died in 1749 so the estates passed over for a few years to David Dundas of Newhalls but on his death they reverted to the daughter of George Dundas and Magdalen Crawford, i.e. Agnes Dundas

Agnes Dundas
  Daughter of: George Dundas
and: Magdalen Crawford
born: 1710 Abercorn
  died: 12/1791 at Duddingstoun (Scots Magazine 1/1/1792)
  x 30/4/1731 in Abercorn Gabriel Hamilton of Westburn son of Archibald and Margaret Hamilton
  the following children were born of this union:
1. Gabriel Hamilton born 1736 a captain in the army. Succeeded his father but died unmarried at the Havannah immediately after storming the Moro Castle where he greatly distinguished himself circa 1763
2. John Hamilton Dundas born 1745 who assumed the name of Dundas on succeeding to the estate of Duddingstoun and Westburn
3. Christian Hamilton married The Hon. Charles Napier, Captain R.N and had issue:
  a. Charles Napier a Knight Commander of the Bath. Vice Admiral.
  b. Thomas Erskine Napier Commander of the Bath. Major General.
4. Mary Anne Hamilton who married Robert Gray in 1799 and died 1809 leaving issue:
  a. John Hamilton Gray, Vicar of Bolsover in Derby
5. Margaret Hamilton married 1788 Captain John Lockhart Nasmith, R.N
6. Archibald Hamilton born 1743
7. Hope Archibald Hamilton born 1748
8. George Hamilton
9. David Hamilton born 1752
10. Magdalen Elizabeth Hamilton
11. Agnes Hamilton
12. Graham Christian Hamilton

John Hamilton Dundas
Succeeded to the estate of Duddingston in right of his mother Agnes Hamilton nee Dundas, and assumed the name of Dundas
  Son of: Agnes Dundas
  and: Gabriel Hamilton
  born: 1745
  occupation: Vice Lieutenant of the county of Linlithgow
  died: 10/1820 at Duddingstoun (Scots Magazine 1/11/1820)
  x Grizel Hamilton (died 1822 in Edinburgh) daughter of John Hamilton of Barns
  the following children were born of this union:
1. Gabriel Hamilton Dundas
2. David Dundas Hamilton born 16/11/1783. Madras Army. Lieutenant in the Madras army 1804. (Historical records of the XIII Madras infantry). He died at Arcot in the East Indies 27/10/1805. (Scots magazine 1806.)
3. Marion Hamilton Dundas born 1785 died 1871
4. Margaret Hamilton Dundas born 1787 died 1869 Edinburgh
5. James Hamilton Dundas born 1/2/1789. Madras Army. Drowned off Weymouth in the Abergavanney, East Indiaman 1805.
6. Magdalen Elizabeth Hamilton Dundas born 1790 died 1874 Edinburgh
7. Eleanor Hamilton Dundas born 1793 died 1875 Dunbarton
8. Agnes Hamilton Dundas married 1835 James Cadell at St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh. Died 22/3/1854 (Morning Chronicle 27/3/1854)
9. John Hamilton Dundas of the Royal Staff Corps died 1804 in Dover. (Scots magazine 1/8/1804)
10. George Hamilton Dundas, midshipman, died 1812 at Java, on board the Hussar frigate (Inverness journal 10/7/1812)

Gabriel Hamilton Dundas
Son of: John Hamilton Dundas
and: Grizel Hamilton
born: About 1780 at Abercorn
occupation: Captain, 26th Regiment of Foot
died: 27/6/1854 at Ardincaple Inn. (Morning Chronicle 6/7/1854).
  Buried 4/7/1854 at Ardincaple in the parish of Rowe, Abercorn
Gabriel Hamilton Dundas was forced to sell both estates at Duddingstoun and Westburn (sold 1826) due to debts left by his father. Ruchill House in Glasgow which came to Gabriel Hamilton Dundas through his marriage with Isabella Dennistoun was also sold in 1835.
Scotland's Archives, GD113/5/100; "Letters from the Hamilton Dundas family at 8 St Bernard's Crescent, Edinburgh, and Duddingstoun by Queensferry, to Miss Innes at Picardy Place, Edinburgh. Concern the family's misfortune and the trial of leaving Duddingston;- 12. 24 Jan 1834, Duddingstoun by Queensferry: Gabriel Hamilton Dundas lays before Miss Innes the deplorable state of affairs left by his father, and he is sorry to say his own imprudence and the villainy of an agent have added to his difficulties. He has been forced to sell his original patrimonial estate of Westburn and a considerable part of his wife's property and now finds that to pay off his debt which still amounts to nearly £50,000, and enable him at his death to leave anything to his numerous younger family he is obliged to advertise the estate of Duddingstoun. The remaining part of his property to which he is strongly attached is valued at £70,000. Asks Miss Innes if she would purchase the estate at value as he is afraid it may remain long on the market.
For the sake of his Mother and his Wife's Mother he hopes this will remain private".
x  3/10/1804 Isabella Dennistoun daughter of James Dennistoun of Colgrain and Margaret Dreghorn. ( died 23/7/1854 at  Ardincaple Inn ( Caledonian Mercury 27/7/1853) buried 29/7/1854 at Ardincaple, Rowe, Abercorn)
  the following children were born of this union:
1. John Hamilton Dundas
2. James Hamilton Dundas born 16/9/1806. Writer to the Signet. Died 1851 unmarried
3. Margaret Hamilton Dundas born 8/12/1807 at Abercorn died 8/8/1887 at Dumbartonshire
4. Grace Hamilton Dundas born 16/9/1808 at Abercorn died 26/5/1852 at Ardincaple unmarried. (Caledonian Mercury, 3/6/1852).
5. Janet Hamilton Dundas born 1810
6. Jessie Hamilton Dundas born 1811
7. David Hamilton Dundas born 21/8/1812 died of chorela, Madras 1833 at the age of 21. Ensign in the 41st N.I. Educated at Edinburgh academy and shown as having attended Mr. Mitchell's class 1824-9
8. Gabriel Hamilton Dundas born 4/8/1814 at Abercorn. A Major in the Austrian Service. Married Ida daughter to Von Pfalzmann. Died 26/11/1885 at Iglo, Hungary (London Standard 4/11/1885) leaving issue:
  a. Elizabeth Mary Dundas married Arthur Prihradny on 19/11/1867 at Iglo, Upper Hungary. (Glasgow Herald 26/11/1867)
  b. Lydia Dundas born 1846  married Imre Von Bobory on 30/7/1869 at Iglo, Upper Hungary
  c. A son born and died 1868
9. Marion Hamilton Dundas born 16/6/1817 at Abercorn died 8/11/1896 at Dumbartonshire
10. Robert Hamilton Dundas born 27/8/1818. Educated at Edinburgh Academy and shown as having attended Mr Marriott's class 1825-32. Possibly the Robert Hamilton Dundas who was lost when the steamship President sunk in 1841. (The Dublin University magazine, vol 40).    Robert Hamilton Dundas is shown as Commander of the British Brig of War, Dolphin in 1839.
11. George Hamilton Dundas born 1821, a Ceylon merchant and a Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment of Durham Militia, Victoria County, Ontario (1839). In 1871 he is shown on the census as living in Sussex, England. Married Jane Breadalbane Maclean at St. James, Piccadilly, 1868. George Hamilton Dundas died 1883 in Devon and Jane Breadalbane Hamilton Dundas died 1920 in Torquay. Issue:
  a. Breadalbane Isabella Hamilton Dundas born 18/10/1872 died unmarried 28/11/1926 in East Sussex
12. Elizabeth Mary Hamilton Dundas born 1824 at Ruchill died unmarried 1/4/1916 at Dumbartonshire
In the 1841 census, Gabriel Hamilton Dundas is shown as living at 15, St Bernards Crescent, Edinburgh
In the 1851 census the only possible entry is for Gabriel Dandas. He is shown as an ex military officer and is a patient at the Crichton Royal Institute for Lunatics.
  westburn house ruchill house
  Westburn House Ruchill House

John Hamilton Dundas
  Son of: Gabriel Hamilton Dundas
  and: Isabella Dennistoun
  born: 25/8/1805 Abercorn
  occupation: Major 15th Hussars. Churchwarden of Nenagh parish. Magistrate for Limerick.
  died: 23/12/1867 at Summerville, Nenagh, Ireland
  x 1844 in Dublin Mary Augusta Holmes nee Postie who died in Cornwall 1903
  No issue
The lands of Nenagh North and South and the toll, customs, fairs and markets of the town, the estate of Mary Augusta Dundas (nee Holmes), John Hamilton Dundas and Peter Holmes, a minor, were advertised for sale in December 1856.

(Caledonian Mercury 11/6/1825). - We are requested to correct an error in a paragraph, copied into our paper of the 3d current, from a Dublin paper. The gentleman whose gallantry and presence of mind were the means of saving the life of a young lady, who had accidentally fallen into the grand canal at Portobello. is not the son of Sir Walter Scott, but Cornet John Hamilton. Dundas, l5th hussars, eldest son of Gabriel Hamilton Dundas, Esq. of Duddingston and Westburn.

(Blackburn Standard 21/9/1836) - Escape from Lightning. — George McCartney, Esq., of Lissanoure Castle, Robert Johnston, Esq., of Cranagite, and Capt. Hamilton Dundas last week, went to visit a part of the country near to Pan. A thunder-storm occasioned them to take shelter in a house, where they had not long been when Capt. Dundas was, by a shock of lightning, dashed from a sofa into the middle of the room, and his hair, trousers, and shirt burned in different places. Mr. McCartney had his hat, which was placed between his legs, burnt to a cinder, and every bit of the velvet of the chair upon which he sat was consumed except the seat. Neither of the gentlemen were in the slightest degree hurt. Mr. Johnston had, fortunately, the moment before, left the room to look after his horse. The room was much damaged.

(London Standard 16/11/1849) - We regret to learn that Major Hamilton Dundas met with a severe accident whilst hunting on Friday last with the Ormond hounds, county Tipperary. The major was taking a fence, when his horse, a fine animal, struck with his fore legs and capsized. Had the animal fallen on the major, no doubt he would have been killed, but fortunately he was only stunned by the fall. His friends will be glad to learn that he is now convalescent.