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CodeNA9594
Dates1605-1952
Person NameDunlop family; family
Epithetfamily
ActivityWilliam Dunlop emigrated to the USA in 1684 and became chaplain to a Scots colony at Port Royal, South Carolina. The colony was dispersed, either because of sickness or because of attacks by the Spanish, and he returned to Scotland. There he became Principal of Glasgow University. He died in 1700. His son Alexander became Professor of Greek at Glasgow, and his son, also Alexander, born around 1717, graduated MA from Glasgow in 1734. He became library keeper to the University in 1739, and in 1745 was appointed to the Chair of Hebrew and Oriental Languages. He died in 1750. William's grandson John was tide surveyor at Greenock and factor for the Earl of Bute. John Dunlop of Gairbraid, temperance reformer, 1830s - 1860s, was related to the family. Alexander Graham Dunlop, his son, was in the Foreign Office in Vienna, Budapest and Trieste, and was later appointed Consul-General in Cuba around 1860. His other son, John, studied medicine in Paris and joined the army in 1846 as an Assistant Surgeon, travelling to India.
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