James Brown Johnston Dundas

Son of: Thomas Laurence Dundas
and: Margaret Christian Johnston
born on: May 5th 1831 in Maybole, Scotland
died on: 24th December 1910 in Kircaldy, Scotland
Occupation : Master Mariner, Ship Broker, Imperial Russian Vice Consul
  x 1854 Mary Susanna Hardy
  the following children were born of this union:
1. Thomas Laurence Dundas
2. Clarissa Eliza Dundas born Wednesday 21 March 1855 
3. Mary Florence Dundas born 1857 

James Brown Johnston Dundas

Son of: Thomas Laurence Dundas
and: Elizabeth Stewart Currie
born on:  Friday 27 May 1881 in Port Adelaide, Australia
died on: Thursday 29 December 1960
  x Wednesday 31 January 1906 Alberta May Boyle
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. Clive Lawrence Dundas 
2. Audrey Alberta Dundas Tuesday 8 March 1910 in Melbourne Australia
3. Lisle Dundas
4. Stuart William Dundas, born 1913, died in 1917. Buried North Road cemetery, Adelaide

Jane Dundas

Daughter of: Clive Lawrence Dundas
and: Phyllis Bradshaw Ridings
born on:  
died on:  
  Phillip David Nelmy
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. Thomas James Nehmy  
2. Alexander William Nehmy
3. Christopher Stuart Nelmy

Jane Honoria Dundas

Daughter of: Laurence Dundas
and: Ellen Greene
born on: 1786 in Ireland
died on: 17/2/1858 in Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Grave inscription: "Sacred to the memory of Jane Honoria the beloved wife of Captain Abraham Augustus Nickson of Munny in the County of Wicklow. Daughter of Major Lawrence Dundas of his Majesty's 26th Regiment of Light Dragoons and granddaughter of Major Greene of Middleton in the County of Cork Esq. She fell asleep in Jesus on the 17th February 1858 also In memory of the above named Abraham Nickson who died the 7th November 1861 aged 88 years."
  1. x 1803 in Ireland Captain Abraham Augustus Nickson of Munny, Co. Wicklow
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. The Rev. Abraham Augustus Nickson born 1812 married 16/5/1854 at Antrim church, Grace Whittle, died 4/1/1892 in Cheshire, England, leaving issue;
  a. Abraham Augustus Nickson, married Alexandria Mary Henry, 18/4/1885 in Dublin and died 21/5/1889 in Cheshire.
2. Jane Honoria Nickson, born 1805, Aghold, Wicklow. Married 1835 in Dublin James Frederick Hojel, and had issue:
  a. James Hojel, born 1837 married 1859 in Cork Alice James Hunt and died 1891 leaving issue:
    i. Abraham Augustus Hojel born 2/5/1866 Kingstown, Ireland, married 1890 Margaret Fletcher and died 1924 in Australia. Superintendent of Police.
  b. Federick William Hojel born 1847 in Dublin
  c. Brigadier Surgeon, Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Nickson Hojel born 1840 married 1861 Katherine Frances Morris and died 1900 leaving issue;
    i. Abraham Claude Hojel born 6/8/1875 in Dublin married 26 December 1898 in Washington Lillian Mary Ferrah Robinson and had issue:
      . Frances Minnie Hojel born 1903
      .. Abraham Claude Robinson Hojel born 1908 in Mexico
      ... James William Billing Hojel born 1910 in Mexico
  d. Jane Honoria Nickson married 1866 in Dublin John Heather and died 1910 in Belfast, Ireland
3. Grace Nickson, born 1807, Aghold, Wicklow
4. Elizabeth Nickson, born 1816, Aghold, Wicklow, married 18/7/1846, Rev. George T Watson, vicar of Mullincuff. Died 1855, buried at Aghold, Wicklow
5. John Laurence Nickson, born 1818, Aghold, Wicklow, married 28/5/1844 at St. Anne's church, Elizabeth Trotter. (Freemans Journal 24/6/1844)

Janette Winfield Dundas

Daughter of: Lisle Dundas
and: Hazel Winfield Barr
born on:  
  Nigel Arthur Sorby-Adams
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. Bronwyn Sorby-Adams
    1. Gillian Sorby-Adams  

Jennifer Clare Dundas

Daughter of: Hugh Alan Charles Dundas
and: Elizabeth Doris Jervelund
born on:  
  Simon Anderson  
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. Tania Claire Anderson 
2. Charles Robert Dundas Anderson 
3. Francesca Louisa Anderson

John Ernest Frederick Dundas

Son of: Laurence George Dundas
and: Jane Anna Maria Grimston
born on:  10/12/1876 in Ireland
died on: 29/8/1957 in San Mateo, California
  Served in the 1st Scottish Horse and enlisted in South Africa. He was discharged at Johannesburg in June 1902. Served with the Canadian Forces in World War 1.
  x 1st, Priscilla
  x 2ndly,, Murl Coffman nee Helm who died 1935 in San Francisco, California

Laurence Dundas

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Son of: Believed to be either Sir Laurence Dundas or Laurence's brother William Dundas
born on:  circa 1750- 1759 in Scotland
died on: Tuesday 1 March 1796  at sea on board H.M.S Dictator off the coast of Madeira on the way to the West Indies.
Occupation: Major 13th and 26th Light Dragoons
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This portrait was originally owned by the Dundas' of Clobemon Hall and it is believed to be the father of Laurence Dundas. The uniform appears to be that of a commissiary and therefore the portrait might well be of Sir Laurence Dundas of Kerse when he was a commissiary to the foreign troops in Germany in 1756-1763. Unfortunately the whereabouts of the portrait now is unknown.
  x Friday 9 July 1784 in Co.Tipperary. Ireland Ellen Greene
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. Michael Henry Dundas born 1785 in Ireland 
2. Jane Honoria Dundas born 1786 in Ireland
3. Laurence Dundas born 1787 in Ireland 
4. Thomas Laurence Dundas born October 1788 at Middleton, Cork, Ireland 
5. Eliza Ann Dundas born 1794 at Middleton. Co. Cork
6. Ellen Laurence Dundas born 1796 in Janemount, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 
The marriage bond for Laurence Dundas and Ellen Greene was issued in the diocese of Cashel and Emly, Co. Tipperary. Laurence Dundas owned 640 acres at Golden Lodge, Co. Tipperary and a further 312 acres at Grange, Co. Tipperary, which he mortgaged presumably before leaving for the continent with the 26th Light Dragoons. Ellen Dundas had a deed of reconveyance executed on the lands in 1801.
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Golden Lodge, Tipperary.
(By the early 1940s most of the house had disappeared and was incorporated into a modern farmyard.)
Laurence Dundas obtained his first commission as a Cornet in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queen's Regiment) in 1762. The regiment was disbanded in 1763 and Cornet Dundas went on to half pay. He obtained his next commission as a Cornet in 1775, with the 13th Dragoons, promoted to Adjutant in 1778, Lieutenant in 1779 and Captain in 1783.
In 1794, the 13th Light Dragoons were ordered to furnish two troops for foreign service in the West Indies. The force was to consist of ten troops under the command of Lieut-Colonel Hon. George Walpole of the 13th. The two troops marched from Ballinrobe to Dublin and embarked for Liverpool. At Liverpool, Captain Laurence Dundas wrote to Thomas, 1st Baron Dundas, asking for letters of recommendation to procure promotion. This was successful and Captain Laurence Dundas was duly promoted to Major with the 26th Light Dragoons who had also been ordered to the West Indies. His date of promotion was 16th September 1795. 
Major Laurence Dundas embarked on HMS Dictator at Cove on the 15th November 1795 with the 26th Light Dragoons which consisted of 5 officers, 199 privates and 11 women. The ship was obviously already infested with yellow fever and HMS Dictator did not actually sail from Cork until the 26th February 1796. The conditions on board must have been unbearable with the ship's log showing that men were dying daily and that the only men who got off the ship, were the men who were taken by the daily boat that took their bodies for burial at Spike Island. Discipline must have been most problematic and again the log book mentions continuous lashings for the men who tried to desert or for drunkenness and fighting. Very few men made it to the West Indies and regrettably Major Laurence Dundas survived for only 1 week after sailing from Ireland before his death from yellow fever.
Between 1794 and 1796 it is estimated that some 80,000 soldiers were lost to the service in the West Indies, the great majority of them from the deadly yellow fever.
The original commissioning papers for Laurence Dundas in the 2nd Dragoon Guards are amongst the Zetland archives at Northallerton, Yorkshire. There are also further papers showing that Sir Laurence Dundas financed Laurence's career in the army. For example: 1. Under reference ZNKX1/1/60, which is dated 13/9/1761, there is a request from a Michael Bain to Sir Laurence Dundas, for a sum of 40 ducats for "Cornet Child," Cornet LD. 2. Commission as Cornet in 13th Light Dragoons was paid for by Sir Laurence Dundas, as confirmed by letter (5/8/1776) from Charles Fraser chasing his brokerage fee for transacting Laurence Dundas' commission in the 13th Dragoons. The letter also mentions the fact that Sir Laurence Dundas has communicated to Mr Underwood that he wishes to purchase a lieutenancy for Laurence Dundas. 3. 21/7/1778 - Letter from Major James Stewart to Sir Laurence Dundas recommending Cornet Dundas for promotion to adjutant. He asks Sir Laurence Dundas for £400 to purchase the promotion and states that he has taken the liberty to draw on Mr Underwood for forty guineas for a horse for Mr Dundas according to Sir Laurence Dundas' wishes.
Also to be found amongst the Zetland account records deposited at Northallerton Record Office are quarterly payments of £25 to the Dundas family in Ireland, which commenced on the death of Major Dundas and continued for two further generations.
Laurence Dundas
Son of: Laurence Dundas
and: Ellen Greene
born on:  12/4/1788 in Ireland.
died on: 18/7/1866 at Carrig Castle, Kingstown, Ireland. Buried in Carrickbrennan Cemetery.
Occupation: Major 5th Fusiliers. Chief Constable. ADC to the Duke of Wellington.
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  x 1812 in Dublin, Ireland Charlotte Maria Catherine Slator
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. Adelaide Maria Dundas
2. Laurence George Dundas 1813 in Ireland 
3. George Charles Dundas Tuesday 10 /5 1814 
4. Thomas Henry Dundas 1815 in Kings County, Ireland
5. William John Dundas 8/7/1820 in Dublin, Ireland 
6. Sarah Georgina Dundas 1819
7. Sidney Robert Dundas. (Sidney does not appear in any of the printed records, but there is reference to his death in The Waterford Chronicle on 31/5/1834 at Leeson Street, Dublin, which is where his son Laurence George Dundas was living when he married. Sidney is shown as the 4th son of Major Laurence Dundas).





Major Dundas took part in the Peninsular Wars. He was awarded the Military General Service Medal 1793-1814 with three clasps for Busaco, Albuhera and Badajoz. The Battle of Busaco took place 27/9/1810, the Battle of Albuhera 16/5/1811 and the siege and capture of Badajoz 16/3/ - 6/4/1812. The tombstone of Major Laurence Dundas.  "Erected to the memory of Major Lawrence Dundas, the deeply lamented husband of Charlotte Maria Dundas. Born 12/4/1788, died 18/7/1866. Also Maria Charlotte Dundas, wife of the above, born  15/12/1795, died 25/11/1870. Also Ada Minchin, grand daughter of the above, born 10/11/1858, died  May 1870. Also Henry James Whyte Minchin, grandson of the above, born 15/9/1864, died 10/12/1871".
Laurence Dundas's name is blackened

Laurence Charles Dundas

Son of: William John Dundas
and: Caroline Grace Roe 
born on: Tuesday 3 February 1857
died on: Tuesday 9 June 1908
Occupation: Major. Governor of Maidstone Prison
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  x Wednesday 2 March 1898 Lady Mary Bertie 
Major L. C. Dundas joined the King's (Liverpool) Regt. in 1878; served in the Afghan War of 1878-80; was present at the action of 28 Nov. 1878, in the Kurram Valley ; at the battle and capture of Paiwar Kotal (Medal with clasp), and in the Zaimukt Expedition, 1879. He was acting Adjutant of his battalion from 1878 to 1880 ; Adjutant 1883-87. He served in the Burmese Expedition, 1885-87 ; was mentioned in Despatches, recommended for the V.C., received the Medal and clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 Nov. 1886]: " For operations in Burma. Laurence Charles Dundas, Capt., Liverpool Regt." Queen Victoria presented the Insignia of the Order to Capt. Dundas on 26 Nov. 1886, and he was the first officer to be personally decorated by Her Majesty with the new Decoration. He was Political Officer in Upper Burma in 1886 ; was Brigade-Major 1887-88: Staff Officer, 1st Class, 1888-90; D.A.A.G. 1890-93; officiating A.A.G. 1893-95. He served for four years in the Quartermaster-General's Department. He retired from the Army, and was Deputy Governor of Liverpool Prison 1887-89 ; of Portland Prison 1889-1900, and Governor of Maidstone Prison 1900-02. Major Dundas married Lady Mary Bertie, daughter of the 11th Earl of Lindsey. He died 9 June, 1909. Colonel Grogan (late commanding the King's Regt.) said of Major Dundas that he was a " good and zealous officer." He was appointed D.A.A.G. in India in 1886, in consequence of the very favourable reports which reached the Commander-in-Chief in India of the services rendered by him in Upper Burma. Colonel Le Mesurier (late commanding the 2nd King's Liverpool Regt.) wrote of Major Dundas's "distinguished conduct throughout the campaign." His “ brilliant soldier-like qualities " were mentioned in Regimental Orders, dated 10 Oct. 1887 ; and Colonel St. John Mitchell said that Major Dundas was one of the quickest and most business-like workers he had ever known, if not the best of all the officers who had ever worked under him, and had he Lieut.-Colonel St. John Mitchell a big job to do, such as the sudden preparation and despatch of a large expedition, Major L. C. Dundas was the first man he would ask for, a man who could conduct the great business operation of the trooping at Calcutta without a hitch is not found every day or every year.
Washington Post 7/6/1914: Lady Mary Dundas, who has just come to grief in the bankrupt court in London, with liabilities of several thousand pounds, sterling, owing to her having attempted to own train and run race horses, on an income of less than $2,000 a year, is a sister of the present Earl of Lindsey and some years ago underwent the very unpleasant experience of being committed to Holloway jail for the non payment of a bill of S150 for clothes. She gave evidence in court on that occasion to the effect that she had debts to the tune of $40,000, that she had no resources but the meagre pay of her husband, the late Major Lawrence Dundas, and that the only money she could call her own, was what she earned occasionally by painting  tables.


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