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CodeNA9175
Person NameDundas family of Dundas; family
Epithetfamily
ActivityUthred, the second son of Cospatric (d 1139), 1st Earl of March, succeeded to the estate of Dundas, which subsequently passed to his descendants. Sir Hugh de Dundas was a supporter of Sir William Wallace (? 1272-1305) and was succeeded in the lands by his son Sir George de Dundas, supporter of Robert I (1274-1329), and who was killed at the battle of Dupin, 1332. John de Dundas, obtained a charter of the lands and barony of Fingask and rebuilt and fortified Dundas Castle, and was succeeded by his son James Dundas (fl 1378-1439) 11th of Dundas. Sir William Dundas (d 1513), 15th of Dundas, was killed at the Battle of Flodden. George Dundas (fl 1718) was Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire and Master of the King's Works in Scotland. His second son and heir James (1721-1780) was also Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire and Colonel in the 94th regiment. He was succeeded by his eldest son George (1752-1792) who was lost in a shipwreck at Madagascar in 1792. George Dundas (1819-1880), son of James Dundas (1793-1881), 26th of Dundas, was elected Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire, 1847-1860, and was Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward's Island, 1859-1867, and of St Vincent, 1874-1880. He died without issue before his father and the estate passed to his brother Adam Alexander Duncan Dundas. The third son and heir of Captain Adam Alexander Duncan Dundas, was Admiral Sir Charles Hope Dundas (1859-1924), 28th of Dundas. He was created Knight in 1917, Aide de Camp to George V (1920), naval attaché at Tokyo, 1908-1910 and principal naval transport officer in France, 1915-1917. He was awarded the legion of honour, order of the redeemer of Greece and order of the rising sun of Japan. He died on 1 July 1924.
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