Dunlop Royalty



From the Mormaers and Thanes of the DalRiadians and Strathclyde Brits to the modern day Lords, Barons, and Earls of the United Kingdom, the Dunlops are well represented. 

Here then is a no doubt incomplete listing of Dunlop Royalty, whether of the Name or descended from it, or married into it.




Dunlop of Dunlop

In the 11th Century, a Norman named De Moreville was deeded Dunlop Hill, by Malcolm II, displacing the Celtic Mormaer whose line had ruled there for ages and were probably of Noble lineage of the Kingdom of Strathclyde. Dom Godfrey de Ross dwelt there for the Morevilles, and was named the Sheriff of Ayr and Kyle during the reign of David II. The Celtic Mormaer was granted lands nearby and appointed Huntsman to the Norman Knight, considered to be a great honor. Due to the politics of the region, De Ross lost his lands supporting the Baliol cause, (including Dunlop Hill) and the Huntsman (Dunlop of Dunlop) regained possession. The following listing refers as far back as records exist for this part of the country. By no means is this a complete listing, as records for the Strathclyde Nobility have not been found. Legends have the Dunlops there as early as 82AD, when Agricola, the Roman general , made his first advance up the west coast.

Dunlops of that Ilk

- Dominus Gulliemus (William) de Dunlop, 1260   DOM. GULLIEMUS de DUNLOP, who appears in a notarial copy of an inquest, in the Charter Chest in the borough of Irvine, in 1260, in a cause betwixt the burgh and Dom. Godfredus de Ross. Dom  Gulliemus de Dunlop was of equal rank with close by Barons of the Realm, including Dom de Balliol, Dom de Fleming, Dom de Crawford and Dom de Gray. Dominus was used to designate a Lord, Baron, or Peer of the Realm.


-Neil Fitz-Robert de Dullap, 1306 Found on the Ragman Rolls of 1296 swearing loyalty to Edward. Forfeited his lands for supporting Balliol against the Bruce.

The lands belonged to King Robert III in 1390, given by him to his son-in-law, Archibald, Fourth Earl of Douglas. The Earl gave these lands to his son-in-law, John, the Earl of Buchan in 1413. When this John was slain at the battle of Vermuill in 1424 the lands of Dunlop reverted to Douglas or the Crown, there being no male heir to Buchan. In 1451 James II renewed a charter to them to William, 8th Earl of Douglas. When James the 9th Earl of Douglas forfeited his lands, the Dunlop estates again reverted to the Crown, who restored them to the Dunlop family. (Dunlop Parish.Bayne.1935)


-James de Dunlop 1351. Land Valuation of Ayr County show James as possessor of Dunlop in 1351.


-John de Dunlop 1407. Recipient of charter from Hugh de Blare of the lands of Auchenskaith.


-Alexander Dunlop, son of John,  b  Abt 1437, took the title “of that Ilk” in Reign of James I. (“Of that Ilk” is unique to the Scots, meaning “Chief of the Name”.) It took the place of using the word: "de".


-John Dunlop, 6th of that Ilk, son of Alexander, circa 1450. d 1484


-Constantine Dunlop, 7th of that Ilk, Laird of HuntHall in 1483. d 1505-6 Married a Douglas. His daughter Janet married the great-grandson of Robert II, James or Ninian Stuart, Sheriff of Bute. Her son became the first Earl of Bute. Sons Alexander and John.


-Alexander Dunlop, 8th of that Ilk, son of Constantine, held sway until 1507.


- John Dunlop, 9th of that Ilk, son of Constantine, 1507-1509. John married daughter of 4th Earl of Douglas, granddaughter of Robert III, Marion Douglas. Sons Alexander and Constantyn


-Alexander Dunlop, 10th of that Ilk, son of John, 1509-1547-9 Had the Patronage of the Parish of Dunlop. Had Royal Charter under Queen Mary to settle his estates. He married Ellen (or Helen) Cunningham , probably daughter of Sir William Cunningham, 4th Earl of Glencairn and Lady Katherine Borthwick. Sons James, William, Constantine, Robert, Andrew.  Robert Dunlop, 5th son of Alexander, founded Dunlop's of Hapland. Andrew was charged with the murder of his youngest son, Andrew, in 1558.


 -James Dunlop, 11th of that Ilk, son of Alexander, 1547(9)-1558. "Laird of the estate of Dunlop called Hunthall". He was seated in Parliament in 1579. He married Elizabeth (Isabel) Hamilton of Orbieston, daughter of Gavin Hamilton of Orbiston and Margaret Hamilton.  Children: James, Alexander, Allen, Margaret.


-Alexander Dunlop, 12th of that Ilk, son of James, 1558-1596


-James Dunlop, 13th of that Ilk, son of Alexander, 1596-1617 Married Jean Somerville of Cambusnethan, daughter of Sir James Somerville, 3rd of Cambusnethan and Katherine Murray of Falahall. Their Arms are still today on Dunlop House. James had built the 3rd Dunlop House in 1599. The House blessing in the Atrium of Dunlop House was created by him and bears his monogram merged with Jean’s. Their son John founded the branch at Garnkirk from which the titled branch of Glasgow derives. Their son William founded the branch at Bloak, and son Thomas the branch at Househill. James and Jean are the great-grandparents of Sir Walter Scott. James (married Margaret Hamilton); Alexander; John; William(Robert of Bloak branch); Thomas of Househill branch(married Grissel Cochran; Allan; Dorothy (Married James Stewart); Christian (Married David Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh.)  John started the Garnkirk Branch, First Laird of Garnkirk (1634-1662). Son James was second Laird of Garnkirk (1662-1695). James, Third of Garnkirk..(1695-  )


 -James Dunlop, 14th of that Ilk, son of James, 1617-1634 James was a conspicuous Convenanter, resisting Charles I.  He married Margaret Hamilton of Orbieston, daughter of the Most Reverend Gavin Hamilton , Bishop of Galloway.


-James Dunlop, 15th of that Ilk, son of James, 1634-1670 James was outstanding among the leaders of the Covenant. He was imprisoned along with other Ayrshire lairds in 1665 for active resistance to the Episcopal administration under Lauderdale and Rothes. He was freed on condition of a bond for 2000 merks. Because of this, he settled a large portion of the Dunlop estate on the Earl of Dundonald for safekeeping. He built the Dunlop aisle of the Dunlop Kirk, where his initials and his likeness can be found in ornamental work. He married Elizabeth Cunninghame of Corsehill, daughter of Alexander Cunningham, 4th of Corsehill and Mary Houston of Houston.


 -Alexander Dunlop, 16th of that Ilk, son of James, 1670-1683. Another champion of Presbyterianism. The accounts of the Dunlop family in Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (16th ed.) and in J. G. Dunlop's The Dunlops of Dunlop (1939), give some detail of the early Carolina colonist, Alexander Dunlop's life to 1685. Following his arrest in 1683 and indictment in the following year for suspicion of being concerned with Bothwell Brig Covenanters, Dunlop emigrated to South Carolina, where the Lords Proprietor appointed him sheriff of Port Royal County in 1685. In Carolina he became associated with two politically powerful men, Henry Erskine, 3rd Baron Cardross, and William Dunlop, a relative and local militia commander, both of whom had arrived in 1684. It appears that Alexander Dunlop returned to Scotland by early 1686, probably with the intention of returning to Port Royal, given that he had accepted money and goods from the wives of Cardross and William Dunlop to deliver in Carolina. Dunlop, however, sailed first to Antigua, shipping goods from there to Port Royal by way of his servant Thomas Steel, and then returned to Scotland. There is no firm evidence that Dunlop ever returned to Carolina, and both Cardross and William Dunlop returned to England after 1688 and the accession of William III. Alexander married Antonia Brown of Fordal, daughter of Major General Sir John Brown of Fordal and Mary(or Marion) Scott of Rossie. see Alexander Dunlop re this line


 -Sir John Dunlop, 17th of that Ilk, son of Alexander, 1684-1706.  When his father was indicted in 1683 and emigrated to America, he secured the lands that were settled upon him by Alexander. and reacquired the lands that the Earl of Dundonald had secured from James the 15th Dunlop of that Ilk. Those Estates were raised into the Barony of Dunlop. John died without heir, having subscribed to the scheme at Darien, Panama, to the sum of 500 L around 1706.


-Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Dunlop, 18th of that Ilk, brother of John, 1706-1748. Francis was one of the peers and gentlemen of Scotland deputed in 1707 ( following the Act of Union of Scotland with England to form the "United Kingdom of Great Britain", and following the adjournment, in 1707, of the Parliament of Scotland [until 1998]) to witness the deposition and walling up, in the Crown Room of Edinburgh Castle, the Honours of Scotland (i.e. the Crown and Sceptre of Scotland. Francis married (1)Susannah Leckie of Newlands (mother of his eldest son and successor, John) daughter of John Leckie of Newlands (Fifeshire) and Mary Anderson of Dowhill; and (2) Magdalene Kinlock of Gilmourton.


 -John Dunlop, 19th of that Ilk, son of Francis, 1748-1784. John was deputized by the County of Ayr to assist the Duke of Cumberland against Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745-6. John married Frances Anna Wallace, future friend and patron  of the Immortal Robbie Burns. The daughter of Sir Thomas Wallace of Craigie, 5th Bt. and Eleanor Agnew of Lochryan, Frances was descended from Sir Adam (some say Richard) Wallace, Chief of Clan Wallace, eldest brother of Sir Malcolm Wallace, who was the father of Sir William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland and the now Immortal hero of "Braveheart" fame. Her son Thomas Dunlop took the name Dunlop-Wallace and the lands of Craigie when his grandfather Sir Thomas Wallace died without male heir. Her other sons carried the blood of many kings through her lineage. The Chieftainship of Dunlop was taken up by many of her and John's offspring and is held today by them. Both Wallace-Dunlops and Dunlop-Wallaces lines still exist today. Anthony Wallace Dunlop.


-Brigadier-General Sir Andrew Wallace Dunlop, 20th of that Ilk, son of John, 1784-August 24, 1804. Born 19th December 1756.  He was gazetted ensign at the age of 17 in 1773 in the 88th Foot, and on the 8th January 1778 he was promoted Captain in the 82nd in Hamilton's regiment. He attained the rank of Major in six years. He saw action at Penobscot in the summer of 1779, rescuing a regiment. He raised the Ayr Fencible Calvary.  He was Colonel of the 21rst Light Dragoons in 1798. On 25th July 1803 Andrew served as a Brigadier-General, and then died in command of the island of Antigua, British West Indies on August 24, 1804. He died unmarried and without children. He was a correspondent of Robert Burns, receiving a letter on May 31rst, 1788 about Burns' marriage. His Epitaph reads:
                                                            To The Memory
                                                        Brigadier General
                                                          Andrew Dunlop
                               Who in the 48th Year of his Age while Commandant in
                               the Island of Antigua died of the Yellow Fever on the
                                21st day of August  MDCCCIV
                                                          This Monument
                                 Is erected as a Tribute of Respect due to his Talents
                                          and Virtues by his Mourning Relations.
                                General Dunlop was the Son of John Dunlop of    
                            Dunlop in North Britain and became the Representative
                          of that Ancient Family. By his Mother he was descended
                            from the Elder Branch of the Family of the illustrious
                               Wallace the great Defender of Scottish Liberty.
                            He early embraced a Military Life & in the progressive
                             Stages of Rank distinguished himself during War by
                            his Professional Abilities. Residing upon his estate
                        during Peace he there displayed the Energy of a zealous
                           And upright Magistrate  tempered by the Habits
                       and Accomplishments of a Gentleman and endeared to
                          those it more immediately affected by the Qualities
                       of a benevolent and judicious landlord. Nothing however
                           prevented his listening to the Call of his Country as often
                                         as she became involved in War.
                           Promoted by his Sovereign in the year of 1803 to the
                     To the Rank of Brigadier General in the West Indies (where for
                        sometime he held the Chief Command) . It was his lot to see
                         the Troops under his immediate orders subjected to the
                           dreadful Ravages of Pestilence, Administer the dead and
                         dying unrestrained by any fear of infection  his indefatigable
                        endeavour to alleviate their sufferings proved that he needed
                       not the Stimulus of Military Fame to induce him to lay down
                        his life in the Service of his Country. Worn out at length
                          by his Endeavours  to check the Progress of Calamity
                     and despairing of Success: after closing the Eyes of a beloved
                        Nephew; the last surviving Member of the European
                   Part of his Family; he submitted and resigned an unresisting
                       Victim to the Fate which his active benevolence had so
                                 ardently struggled to avert from others.

                                      (submitted by Barbara Lawrance of Canada)


- Lieutenant-General Sir James Wallace Dunlop, 21st of that Ilk, brother to Andrew, 1804-1832. . He served with his brother in Hamilton's Regiment in America during the American Revolution, having been gazetted as an ensign on 11th January 1778. In 1779 he became a lieutenant and was captured by the Americans after a shipwreck off New York where four-fifths of the ship's company drowned. After being exchanged, he volunteered for duty in Virginia with the 80th Foot. In North Carolina he commanded a troop of mounted infantry under Major Craig. After Cornwallis's surrender in 1781, he served with the 52nd Foot in Halifax until peace in 1783. In 1787 he recruited for the East India Company. He gazetted a senior Captain and sailed for Bombay. He became Military Secretary to the Governor. He commanded an assaulting column at the siege of Seringapatam, India. Returning to Britain, he attained the rank of Major General under Wellington (Fifth Division) during the Peninsular War of 1808-1814. (2nd Brigade: commanded by Major General Dunlop: 1st/4th Foot, 2nd/30th Foot, 2nd/44th Foot, Co Brunswick Oels) and was present at Waterloo.  He completely rebuilt Dunlop House in 1835. In 1815 he was elected a MP for the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and was created a Baronet. James was born at Dunlop House on June 19th, 1759 and died on March 30th 1832 at Colvend, Southwick, Kincardineshire, Scotland. He married Julia Baillie on 20 July 1802, the daughter of Hugh Baillie of Monctoun. They had three sons: John, Hugh, and Andrew.

-Captain Sir John Wallace Dunlop, 22nd of that Ilk,1st Bt., son of James, 1832-1839 John served with the Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards, under Wellington. He was later a member of Parliament (Ayr) in 1838. He was born on 10th April 1804 at Southwick, Kincardineshire, Scotland and died on 2nd April 1839 in Hastings, Kent, England. On 17th November 1829 in London he married Charlotte Constance Jackson, daughter of General Sir Richard Downs Jackson KCB (Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath). His second marriage was to Harriet Primrose in 1835, without issue. He was created a baronet. He built the present Dunlop House in 1834. One son by first wife and a daughter , also named Constance.


-Major Sir James Wallace Dunlop, 23rd of that Ilk, 2nd Bt., son of John, 1839-1858 Sir James served with the Coldstream Guards. Born on 22nd August 1830 and died on 10 February 1858 in Hyers, France. Sir James died unmarried and with no known children, ceasing the title of Baronet. At this time the Dunlop Arms are emblazoned in the east window of the Dunlop Aisle in the Dunlop Kirk. At his death the Dunlop House is sold to Thomas Dunlop Douglas, descended from James Dunlop , third laird of Gankirk.

-Admiral Sir Hugh Wallace Dunlop,R.N., 24th of that Ilk, 1858-1887. Sir Hugh was born 10th February 1806 at Brighton, England and died at his home 15th (or 20th) April 1887 at 106th St George's Square, London, England.  In 1822 he served on the Tartar, a 20 gun corvette, for four years off South America. Then the Prince Regent, and then the Procris, in the North Sea. He also served on the Barham, Admiral Fleming's flagship, and the Scylla, 18 guns, both in the West Indies. He served on the Druid at Halifax, and then the Aurora, then the Brittania, 120 guns in the Mediterranean.  In 1847 he was Commander of the Alert, 6 guns, off the West African coast.  He was Commander of the squadron campaigning against slave traders. He destroyed several slaving establishments on the Bussa River, and at Gallinas, and compelled the local chieftains to banish slave traders. He liberated over 1,100 slaves. He then returned to the Tartar and sailed to the Baltic in the Russian War, captured eleven Russian ships at the Biala Ford, and eight others in the fiords of Bothnia. On 25th of November 1859 he was Commodore at Jamaica. He was raised to Flag rank on 6th April 1866, and was a full-blown Admiral on 21rst March 1878. He was married to Ellen (Helen) Clementina Cockburn, only daughter of Robert Cockburn, niece to Lord Cockburn. They had a son, James Andrew Robert Wallace Dunlop.

-Vice Admiral Sir James Andrew Robert Wallace Dunlop,R.N. 25th of that Ilk, 1887-1892. James was born on 30 August 1832 at 7 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland . He was married to Agnes Harriet White and had no children. He served at first on the Albion, 90 guns , in the Mediterranean, and on the Sanspariel, 70 guns. on 5th May 1856 he was appointed to the Excellent, at Portsmouth. On June 3 1858 to the Orion, 91 guns at Devonport, being one of five Lieutenants. On 14th October 1859, he became flag-lieutenant for Vice-Admiral Fanshawe, Commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean. Commander of the Cressy, 80 guns, was next, then the Orlando in the American Station.  the 25th of November 1862 saw him as Captain of the Rinaldo, a sloop of 17 guns. He rose to Rear-Admiral in 1883 and Vice Admiral in 1888. He died of influenza on 18th January 1892 at his father's home at 106th St George's Square, London, England.

-Keith Wallace Dunlop, 26th of that Ilk,1892-1910 When Sir James died without issue, the line of succession to the Chiefship of the Clan Dunlop reverted back to the line of John Wallace Dunlop of Morham(6th son of John Dunlop, 19th of that ilk and his wife Frances Anna Wallace) and his wife Magdalene Dunlop, his first cousin, through their eldest son John Andrew Wallace Dunlop (17 Oct.1788- 17 Sept.1843 at St Heliers , Jersey, Channel Islands) and his wife Elizabeth Sandwith, through their eldest son Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop (2 June 1823 at Ratnaghiri, Madras, India- 15 November 1887) and his second wife Lucy Dowson, to their eldest son Keith Wallace Dunlop. Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop and his wife Lucy Dowson had two other sons, Arthur, and Hugh, in addition to Keith. Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop and his first wife, Elizabeth Gage, had no children.
Keith was born on the 30th August 1863 at Bareilly. He emigrated to the USA, moved to San Francisco to join his uncle and aunt and became a fruit-farmer. He lost his way while returning home in a snow-storm in the winter of 1910 and was found dead in the snow. He was unmarried and childless.

Major Arthur Wallace Dunlop, 27th of that Ilk, 1910-1937 (Line reverts to second son of Lucy Dowson and Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop.) Arthur was born 1 January 1866 at Lakefield, near Inverness, Scotland and died 15 February 1937 at Guildford, Surrey, England. He was gazetted to the Essex Regiment on 30th January 1886 and then joined the India Staff Corps. His regiment was the 23rd Bengal Native Infantry afterwards the 23rd Sikh Pioneers and formerly the 1st Punjab Infantry. In 1896 he served temporarily with the 34th Pioneers holding the rank of Wing Officer.  He ws promoted to Captain on 30th November 1897. Capt Dunlop was an extraordinary good shot and held many records. On March 15, 1910, he retired from the military. His battle honors were many: Chrital Relief Column that left Jhelum in 1895; Tibet expedition of 1903-4 under Sir Younghusband; Niani on the 26t June 1904 and took part in operations about Gyantse, May-July 1904. He marched to Lhasa  in July-August 1904. When a European correspondent was attacked, Major Dunlop rushed up with a rifle , shot the assailant dead, but lost two fingers in the fray. He saw more service in North-West Frontier in 1908 and was awarded seven medals in all. In WWI he served with the 47th Sikhs in France and from 1915-16 was staff Captain, Woolwich Defenses. He died in a nursing home on the 15th February 1937; he was then residing with his wife and family at Dunsfold in Surrey.

He married Barbara Britton of New York, USA. They had three sons, Roy Neil (b 19 Dec 1922), Keith Stuart (b 30 May 1924) and Ian (b 22 March 1929).


Roy Neil Wallace Dunlop, 28th of that Ilk,1937-1989 eldest son of Barbara Britton of New York and Major Arthur Wallace Dunlop. Roy was born on 19 December 1922 and died 4 January 1989 in Panama. Placed as Head of Dunlop Family by J.G. Dunlop in his book "The Dunlops of Dunlop: of Aucheskaith, Keppoch, and Gairbraid", written in 1939, and further confirmed by the Lyon Court in correspondence to the Dunlop Society. According to his family, (Keith) he had no known male heirs, but possibly one daughter. (photo of the three brothers provided by Alex Wallace Dunlop, daughter of Keith)




Keith Stuart Wallace Dunlop, 29th of that Ilk.1989-2006; second son of Arthur(27th). Keith had a son, James, and two daughters, Phillipa and Alex. They reside in Devon, England.  Keith is shown here with his lovely wife, Elizabeth. He was a technical author, and wrote instruction manuals for various bits of heavy engineering equipment, submarines, and nuclear power stations. He was a WWII vet, serving in Burma.




James Stuart Wallace Dunlop, 30th of that Ilk and Current Chief of the Name 2006-today; only son of Keith Stuart Wallace Dunlop. James is now living near Richmond in London with his wife Lise. The future heir of the Name is first son Henry James Alexander Wallace-Dunlop (born 7th November 2009).






Sources: "The Dunlops of Dunlop: of Aucheskaith, Keppoch, and Gairbraid", by JG Dunlop, 1939, confirmed through Elizabeth Bruce, Secretary, Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh; "Dunlop Parish" John Bayne. Edinburgh 1935; Hugh NanKivell of Australia; "The House of Dunlap", Rev. James Hanna, 1956; Scottish Surnames & Families, Donald Whyte 1996; Mike Dunlap of the Dunlop/Dunlap Society; Alex Wallace Dunlop, daughter of Keith, 29th of that Ilk; James Stuart Wallace Dunlop, 30th of that Ilk.



Dunlops of Glasgow (Woodburn)


This branch descended from the Dunlops of Gankirk, founded by John, 3rd son of James, 13th Dunlop of Dunlop. John was a very prosperous merchant in Glasgow in 1631.  

 Thomas Dunlop Shipbuilder, Businessman. In 1851, at the age of twenty, Thomas commenced business on his own account as a provision merchant at 231 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow. The business seems to have done well, and within a few years he had progressed to being a grain merchant, and was operating from larger premises at 249 Argyle Street. That business grew too, and he began importing flour as well as buying and selling grain in the domestic market. That led, in 1868, to the acquisition in partnership with a friend, of his first ship, the wooden baroque Wye, of 334 tons. The partners initially lost money on the Wye, but gained valuable experience and, by the time she was sold in 1872, they had three other baroques, and Thomas was firmly established as a ship owner and manager. His sailing ships became the Clan Line of sailing ships; the first vessel to be launched with the Clan nameClan Mcleod being the Clan Macleod, in 1874. That vessel is today (September 2001) owned by the Sydney Heritage Fleet of Australia, and is still sailing in great majesty, but as the James Craig, the name given her in 1905 after being sold to J.J. Craig of New Zealand in 1900 and entering the Dunlop of Glasgow trans-Tasman trade in 1901.Thomas's son Sir Thomas Dunlop of Glasgow was created a baronet in 1916. Sir Thomas was Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of Glasgow from 1914-1917, and was decorated by several countries. Thomas's daughter Annie Jack Dunlop married into the Galbraiths. His grandson, Sir Thomas (1881-1957)(2nd Bt) and GGrandson Sir Thomas (1912-1990)(3rd Bt) carried on in the shipbuilding business until the early 1980's, according to the company's centenary publication. (submitted by Geoffrey Winter). Sir Thomas Dunlop (4th Bt) still lives near Glasgow today, and holds these Arms.

Sir Thomas Dunlop, Baronet, G.BE, DL. Lord Provost of Glasgow, Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Glasgow 1914-1917. Born 2 august 1855, created a Baronet 6 July 1916, married Dorothy Mitchell of East Lothian, died 29 January 1938.

Sir Thomas Dunlop, 2nd Baronet, born 17 November 1881, served on HM Consular Service 1919-1939, married Mary Beckett of Glasgow, died 8 March 1963.

Sir Thomas Dunlop, 3rd Baronet, Major of the Royal Signal Corps, served in WWII, born 11 April 1912, married Adda Mary Allison Smith of Lanarkshire, died 18 August 1999.

Sir Thomas Dunlop, 4th and current Baronet, b 22 April 1951, educated at Rugby and Aberdeen University (BSc.), s his father 1999, m 1984 to Eileen, elder daughter of Alexander Henry Stevenson, of Hurlford, Ayrshire.

Sources: Dunlops of Glasgow  John M Dunlop


Barons of Strathclyde

When the Galbraith chiefs first appear on record in the 12th Century, they were intermarried with the greatest family among the local Gaels, and held lands north of Dunbarton, former capital of the Kingdom of Strathclyde. It is widely held that the Galbraiths may have been remote cadets of the royal House of Strathclyde. This line started with Gilchrist, also named the “Briton”, who was the first recorded Chief of the Galbraiths in 1193, who were known as the Clann-a-Bhreatannich or “Children of the Britons.” Ten generations of Galbraiths directly descended from the 11th Chief, Andrew Galbraith of Culcreuch produces William Brodie Galbraith, of Overton, Renfrewshire, JP and Chartered accountant in Glasgow, born 18 October 1855, educated Glasgow Academy, married to Annie Jack Dunlop, 2nd daughter of Thomas Dunlop, shipbuilder, of the Dunlops of Woodburn and sister to Sir Thomas Dunlop, Ist BT...(submitted by Robert Dunlop, great-grandson of Thomas Dunlop). Their second son was:

  Baron Thomas Dunlop Galbraith, PC, First Baron Strathclyde, Commander Royal Navy, MP for Glasgow 1940-1955; Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, May-July 1945, 1951-1955; Minister of State, Scottish Office 1955-1958. Served in WWI on HMS Audacious and Queen Elizabeth, and in WWII on Staff of Commander-in-Chief Coast of Scotland. Created Baron of Strathclyde, of Barskimming County, Ayr, in peerage of United Kingdom on 4 May 1955. Born 20 March 1891, married Ida Jean Galloway of Ayrshire, died 1985.

  Sir Thomas Galloway Dunlop Galbraith MP for Glasgow 1948; Scottish Unionist Whip 1950-1957; Lord Commander of the Treasury 1951-1954;Comptroller of HM Household 1954-1955; Treasurer of HM Household 1955-1957; Civil Lord of the Admiralty 1957-1959; Under-Secretary of State for Scotland 1959-1962; Minister of Transport 1963-1964. Served in WWII as Lieutenant RNVR, Member of the Queen’s Bodyguard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers). Born on 10 march 1917, married 11 April 1956 to Simone du Roy de Blicquy of Belgium, died without title 2 January 1982.

Baron Thomas Galloway Dunlop du Roy de Blicquy Galbraith, 2nd (current) Baron Strathclyde, of Ayrshire, Under-Secretary of Employment, Minister of Tourism 1989-1990; Minister of Scottish Office (agriculture) 1990-1992; Minister of Environment 1992-1993; Minister of Department of Trade and Industry 1993-1994; Governor Chief Whip House of Lords 1994-1997; Conservative Chief Whip 1997-1998; Conservative Leader House of Lords from 1998. Opposition Leader of Conservative party 2003. Captain HM BodyGuard of Honorable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. Born 22 February 1960, succeeding his grandfather, married to Jane Skinner of Herts.



Earls of Glasgow

The Boyles have held land at Kelburn Castle, Fairlie, Ayrshire since the 12th Century. Robert Boyville of this line was on the Ragman rolls swearing fealty to Edward I in 1296.


David Boyle, MP Bute 1689-1699, a Representative Peer for Scotland 1707-1710 was one of the Commissioners appointed to effect the treat of union with England and being sworn to the Privy Council, was elevated to the peerage of Scotland 31 January, 1699 as Lord Boyle of Kelburn, Stewartoun, Fenwick, Largs, and Dalry; Viscount of Kelburn; and Earl of Glasgow. His grandson, Patrick, brother to the 3rd Earl of Glasgow, married Elizabeth Dunlop (daughter of Alexander Dunlop) on 31 march 1763. The direct line of Earls ended with George Frederick Boyle 6th Earl, who died without sons on 23rd April 1890. The Title of Earl of Glasgow then succeeded to David, great-grandson of Patrick Boyle and Elizabeth Dunlop.

David Boyle, 7th Earl of Glasgow, G.CMG, Governor and Commander-in-Chief New Zealand 1892-1897; Captain RN (ret); LL.D Dublin and Glasgow, DL; JP Ayrshire. Born 31 May 1833, succeeded his cousin as 7th Earl Glasgow, and was created Baron Fairlie, of Fairlie County, Ayrshire in the peerage of the United Kingdom, 23 July 1897. Married 23 July 1873 to Dorothea Blair, daughter of Sir Edward Blair, died 13 December 1915.

Patrick James Boyle, 8th Earl of Glasgow, DS.O, DL, Ayrshire; Covener of Ayr CC 1936-1946, formerly Lieutenant The Queens’ Bodyguard for Scotland, The Royal Company of Archers. Captain Royal Navy served in WWI 1914-1918. Married Hyacinthe Bell of Bletchingley, died 14 December 1963.

  David William Maurice Boyle, 9th Earl of Glasgow, C.B., DS.C Rear Admiral. Served in WWII 1939-1945 in the Atlantic, Arctic, and West Indies, being present at Dunkirk and at the sinking of the Bismarck. Commanded HMS Actaeon South Atlantic Squadron 1949-1950; Flag Officer Malta 1961-1963; Member the Queens Bodyguard for Scotland, The Royal Company of Archers; ADC to HM the Queen 1961. Born 24 July 1910, married Dorothea Lyle 4 march 1937. Died 8 June 1984.

  Patrick Robin Archibald Boyle, 10th and current Earl of Glasgow, Lord Boyle, Viscount of Kelburn and Baron Fairlie DL. Born 30 July 1939; married Isabel Mary James.


Above facts were taken from Burkes Landed Gentry, 2001; the House of Dunlop, 1955; the House of Dunlap, 1952.