Sir James Robert Dunlop SmithMajor Arthur Wallace Dunlop, 27th of that Ilk

Notable Relatives


"From this small hill by the Glazert Burn
They bequeathed a Soul unto our Name
From Hist'ries Heart we may discern
Who We are and from Whence we came
Whose Bearer's deeds did Greatness earn
For Dunlop, Dunlap, DeLap Same"

MJD from "The Black'n'Blue" 2002

updated 12/06



Sir James Robert Dunlop Smith, 1858-1921. Educated at Edinburgh University and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Second Lieutenant, 1878; MA, 1878; entered the 22nd Regiment, 1879; transferred to Indian Staff Corps, 1882; Private Secretary and ADC to the Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab, 1883-1887; Settlement Officer, Sialkot, 1877-1896; Commissioner, Hissar, 1896-1897; Director of Land Records and Agriculture, Punjab, 1879-1899; Famine Commissioner, Rajputana, 1899-1900; CIE, 1901; Political Agent, Phulkian States (Nabha, Patiala, & Jind) and Bahawalpur, 1901-1904; became Lt.-Colonel, 1905; Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India, Lord Minto, 1905-1910; CSI, 1909; Knighted, KCSI 1910; Political ADC to the Secretary of State for India, 1910-1919. Friend and advisor to Rudyard Kipling

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop C.B., Born June 1823 at Ratnaghiri in Madras.Volunteer Officer in the Khakee Ressalah, or Meerut Volunteer Horse during the Mutiny of 1857-8. He wrote an excellent account of the exploits of this unit. He was joint magistrate at Juanpur in 1852. While serving in that position, a notorious outlaw, Rundheer Singh was ravaging the Indian State of Rawal. Dunlop raised a volunteer force of 34 natives, and rode at its head straight into the Rundheer's camp and effected his capture in spite of the outlaws 300 followers being present!  For this exploit he was awarded with a dress of honour, a gold sword, dagger and shield by the King of Oudh. In 1859 he was elected a member of the Royal Geographical Society. He died 15th November 1887.

Major Arthur Wallace Dunlop, 27th of that Ilk, 1910-1937 Arthur was born 1 January 1866 at Lakefield, near Inverness, Scotland and died 15 February 1937 at Guildford, Surrey, England. Major Dunlop served with the 23rd Sikh Pioneers. 

Dunlop - Lieutenant-Colonel John - 23rd Bengal Native Infantry - died 18th July 1840. Served Ceylon 1818. Attained rank of Lieutenant-Colonel just 9 days before his death on 18th July (inscription incorrect). Grave at Simla - "Sacred to the memory of Major John Dunlop XXIIId Reg Nat Infy who died at Simla July 1st 1840. This tomb is erected to Major Dunlop by his brother officers in token of their esteem and regard."

Dunlop - Ensign Robert - 1st European Light Infantry - died 31st July 1843. Grave at Subathu - "Sacred to the memory of Ensign Dunlop 1st European Light Infantry who died at Soobhatoo July 31st 1843. This monument is erected by his brother officers as a mark of their esteem."

Dunlop - Colonel William - Bengal Army - died 5th November 1841. Memorial in St. Andrew's Kirk, Calcutta - "In memory of Colonel William Dunlop, Quarter-Master General of the H.E.I. Company's Bengal Army. Born March 16, 1785 at Whitmuirhall, Parish of Selkirk, county of Roxburgh; Died November 5, 1841 at Allahabad, In progress to Simlah with the Commander-in-Chief. This tablet has been erected by a few friends in testimony of the affectionate regard with which they cherish the remembrance of his amiable qualities, genuine kindness and solid worth."

DUNLOP, James (1759-1832) - Lieut. Colonel
[77th Regiment - Bombay Army]
Fought at Sedaseer and Seringapatam 1799. Commanded the Left Column during the assault on 4 May - severely wounded in the right arm and forced to retire. Dunlop served as a professional soldier in North America, India and the Peninsular War. Also served as M.P. for Kirkcudbright in three successive parliaments from 1812-1826.
Commissioned: Lieutenant (82nd Regiment) January 1778; Captain [by purchase] (82nd) May 1782; half-pay 1784-1787; Captain (77th Regiment of Foot) 25 December 1787; Brevet-Major 1 March 1794; Major (77th) September 1795; Lt. Colonel (77th) 12 November 1795; Colonel (77th) 25 September 1803; exchanged to 59th Regiment; Brigadier-General 25 July 1804; Major-General 25 July 1810; Lieutenant-General 4 June 1814; Colonel (75th Foot) in 1827.
Died: 30 March 1832, at Southwick, Hampshire.

John Alexander (Sandy) Agnew Wallace (1775-1857). Grandson of Frances Wallace Dunlop and son of Thomas Wallace (Dunlop), he served as aide-de-camp to Lt-Colonel Maxwell, his uncle, who had a command under Cornwallis in the campaigns against Tippoo Sultaun of Mysore. He also served under Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt, and commanded the 88th Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, in the Peninsular War. He was made a K.C.B. and rose to the rank of General in 1851. He Had five sons and one daughter with Janet Rodger of Glasgow.