'Dallas1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dallas of Cantray, Dallas of Dallas Castle, Dallas of North Newton, Dallas of Petsal, Dallas of St. Martin's

                               
(1) BP1870 reported: "The family of Dallas is of great antiquity in the counties of Elgin and Nairn, and derives its name from the locality which was the original settlement of the clan. Dallas is a parish of Elginshire, in the presbytery of Forres, and synod of Moray. The name is composed of two Gaelic words - dale, a valley or plain, and uis, contracted from uisge, water".
(2) BLG1886 reported that the family traced its "lineal male descent from Sir William de Doleys, Knt., Lord of Doleys 1289, through John de Dolas, chief of his name and first of Cantray 1442". We hope to find more on the early generations of the family in due course.
William Dallas of Cantray, "chief of his name" (d 1650)
m(1). Agnes Rose of Kilravock
1. Alexander Dallas of Cantray
  The following comes from narrative in BLG1886 which is reasonably but not wholly clear on how the various family members were related.
A. William Dallas of Cantray presumed of this generation
  m. Isobel Dallas (dau of James Dallas of St. Martin's) @1@ below
  i. James Dallas of Cantray (d Culloden 17.04.1746, Captain)
  a. William Dallas of Cantray (sold Cantray in 1767)
  m. Stewart Mackenzie (dau of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 5th Bart of Coul)
  (1) Agnes Dallas possibly of this generation
  m. Duncan Mackintosh of Castle Leathers
(2)+ 3 daughters
  ii. ?? Dallas
  a. Alexander Dallas (d 1849?)
  (1) Elizabeth Jane Dallas of Nairn
  iii. Isabel Dallas possibly of this generation
  m. Aeneas or Angus Shaw of Tordarroch, 7th Chief of Clan Ay (a 1745)
2. George Dallas of St. Martin's, co. Ross (b 1630)
  m. _ Abercromby (dau of _ Abercromby of Birkenbog)
  A. James Dallas of St. Martin's, later of North Newton, Stirlingshire (d 1735/1740)
  m1. Elizabeth Riddell (b 13.11.1668, d 1702, dau of Walter Riddell)
  m2. Barbara Cockburn (dau of Sir James Cockburn of Langton)
  i. George Dallas of North Newton
  a. James Dallas (dsp)
  ii. William Dallas of Edinburgh (b 1724, d 1785)
  m1. _ Howe
  a. daughter
  m. _ Sievewright
m2. (1756) Davidona Haliburton (dau of George Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, Lord Provost of Edinburgh)
  b. Sir Thomas Dallas (b 01.01.1757, d 12.08.1839, Lt. General)
  m. (1793) Mary Elliot (dau of Cornelius Elliot of Wolfelee)
  (1) David Haliburton Dallas (b 07.05.1800, dvp) had issue
  m. (26.04.1825) Mary Anny Yorke (dau of James Whiting Yorke of Walmsgate)
  (2) Eleanor Dallas
  m. Maunsell Bowers (Major)
  (3) Harriet Dallas
  m. William Dickson of Beenham House (Maj. General)
  (4) Charlotte Lavinia Dallas (d 05.08.1859)
  m. (1823) John McNeille of Parkmount (b 10.03.1788, d 18.05.1855)
  c. John Dallas (d 1795, Captain, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Warren (dau of Joshua Warren of Galtrim)
(1) Elizabeth Warren Dallas
  m. William Donovan
  (2)+ other issue - William (d 14.07.1797), Frances (d unm 1874)
  d. William Dallas of Edinburgh
  m. Elizabeth Carr (dau of Robert Carr)
  (1) Elizabeth Anne Dallas
  m. Sir Robert Nickle (Maj. General)
  (2)+ other issue - William Philip (d unm), Davidona K.
e. Charles Dallas, Governor of St. Helena (d 1854, Brigadier General) had issue
  m. (1801) Janet Haldane (dau of George (not Robert) Haldane of Gleneagles)
  f.+ other issue - Peter (d unm Seringapatam 26.01.1806, Lt. Colonel), others
  iii. Robert Dallas of Dallas Castle, Jamaica
  m. _ Cormack (dau of Col. _ Cormack)
  a. Robert Charles Dallas of Dallas Castle
  m. Sarah Harding (dau of Thomas Harding of Neims)
  (1) A.R.C. Dallas (rector of Wonston, Hampshire) had issue
  m1. Mary Anne Ferguson (dau of Adam Ferguson (historian))
  m2. (sp?) Anne Biscoe Tyndale (dau of Rev. T.G. Tyndale of Holton)
  (2) Julia Maria Dallas
  m. (1821) Rev. Charles Robert King Dallas @2@ below
  (3)+ other issue - George Anson Byron John Graham (d young), Charles Francis (d young), Laura (d young), Ffrances Georgiana (d unm 1835), Charlotte (d unm)
  b. Alexander James Dallas (Secretary of the Treasury in the USA)
  (1) George Mifflin Dallas, Vice President of the USA (b 10.07.1792, d 31.12.1864) had issue
  (2)+ other issue - Alexander, Trevanion, daughter (Mrs. Bache), daughter (Mrs. Walker), daughter (Mrs. Campbell)
  c. Smart George Dallas (Speaker of the House of Assembly, Jamaica)
  m. Elizabeth Jackson (dau of Samuel Jackson)
(1) Samuel Jackson Dallas (b 1789, d 1861, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Jamaica) had issue
  m. Margaret Morrison
  (2)+ other issue - Stewart, Alexander, Milborough, Robert Walter, Sarah (Mrs. Marston), Charlotte (Mrs. Dewdney)
  d. Charles Stuart Dallas
  m. Susan Seil King
  (1) Stuart Dallas had issue
  m. Anne King
(2) Charles Robert King Dallas (Rev.) had issue
  m. (1821) Julia Maria Dallas (dau of Robert Charles Dallas of Dallas Castle) @2@ above
  e. Charlotte Henrietta Dallas
  m. George Anson Byron (Captain RN)
  f. Elizabeth Dallas
  m. _ Stewart of Stewart Castle, Jamaica
  iv. Stewart Dallas
  m. _ Stewart (dau of _ Stewart of Binny)
  a. William Dallas
  (1)+ issue - William, Charlotte
  v. Isobel Dallas
  m. William Dallas of Cantray @1@ above

 

 

BP1870 reported that "nearly related to the Laird of Cantray" was ...
Alexander Dallas of Murray, Forfarshire
1. Robert Dallas of Kensington
m. Elizabeth Smith (dau of Rev. James Smith of Killirney, granddau. of Hugh Barclay)
  A. Sir Robert Dallas (b 16.10.1756, d 25.12.1824, Lord Chief Justice)
  m1. Charlotte Jardine (dau of Lt. Col. A. Jardine)
  m2. Giustina Davidson (dau of Henry Davidson of Tulloch Castle)
  Not clear which wife was mother of which child.
  i. Robert William Dallas (d 11.09.1849, Major) had issue
  m. (09.05.1818) Lucy Davidson (dau of Henry Davidson)
  ii. Charlotte Dallas (d 11.1848)
  m. (1817) Gowan Roberts (Captain RN)
  iii. Madeline Dallas
  m. (1828) Count Gustavus Blucher von Wahlstadt (grandson of Field Marshal Prince Blucher)
iv. Giustina Dallas (d 15.06.1863)
  v. Eliza Dallas
  m. (14.11.1837) John Penny Machell of Penny Bridge
vi. Lucy Sarah Dallas
  m. (01.1834) George Marton of Capernwray Hall (MP)
  vii. Catherine Harriet Dallas (d 19.11.1858)
  m. (02.11.1842) Edmund William Wilton Passy (Lt. Colonel)
  B. Sir George Dallas, 1st Bart of Petsal, Staffordshire (b 06.04.1758, d 14.01.1833)
  m. (11.06.1788) Catherine Margaret Blackwood (d 05.04.1846, dau of Sir John Blackwood, Bart, by Dorcas, Baroness Dufferen & Claneboye)
  i. Sir Robert Charles Dallas, 2nd Bart of Petsal (b 23.12.1804, 4th son) had issue
  m. (29.09.1841) Frances Henrietta Law (dau of Edward, Lord Ellenborough, relict of Charles Des Voeux)
  ii. Catherine Sophia Dallas (d 1831)
  m. (12.18110 George Poulett (Vice Admiral)
  iii. Marianne Dallas (d 20.02.1851)
  m1. (1809) Sir Peter Parker, Bart (d 31.08.1814, Captain)
  m2. (15.08.1818) Michael Bruce
  iv. Henrietta Dallas
  m. (11.09.1841) H.F. Earle of Azerley Hall
  v.+ other issue - William Gemmell (b 11.04.1792, d 07.11.1799), George (b 31.12.1797, d 14.02.1816), Henry (b 31.07.1802, d 10.08.1830, Captain)
  C. Mary Dallas
  m. _ Huxley (Lt. Colonel)
  D. Lucy Dallas
  m. Temple West (Captain)
  E. Isabella Dallas
  m. William Rae

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 (Dallas-Yorke of Walmsgate)
(2) For lower section : BP1870 (Dallas)
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