Dallas, Robert William, 1789-1849

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Dallas, Robert William, 1789-1849

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DALLAS, ROBERT WILLIAM, only son of Right Hon. Sir Robert Dallas PC, Lord Chief Justice Common Pleas, and his first wife Charlotte, dau. of Lieut. -Col. Alexander Jardine, Consul-Gen. Corunna; b. 18 Jun 1789; at school 1800; in school list 1801; Min. Can. 1804; left 1807; Ensign, 9th Foot 1 Sep 1808; Lieut., 13 Oct 1811; Capt., York Chasseurs 15 Mar 1815; 9th Foot 15 May 1817; half-pay, 14th Foot 21 May 1818; retd. as Maj., 1st West India Regt. 9 Apr 1847; m. 9 Mar 1818 [or May ?] Lucy, eldest dau. of Henry Davidson DL, Tulloch Castle, Ross-shire; d. 11 Sep 1849.


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Received money from a 1835 claim in Grenada (158 enslaved people). The estate claimed on was associated with William Gemmell, under whose will Dallas was a beneficiary.

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/-33741946

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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