'Dawson05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dawson of Breedon, Dawson of Portarlington, Dawson of Whatton, Dawson of York
As far as we can tell, the 3 families shown on this page are not connected to each other at all. They share this page for our convenience.]

BP1934 identifies the arms of the following family, quartered with those of Damer, as "az., a chevron erm., between htree arrows paleways points downwards arg.".
William Dawson (collector in Carrickfergus)
m. Elizabeth Jardine (dau of Alexander Jardine of the family of Applegirth)
1. Ephraim Dawson 'of Dawson's Court', of Portarlington (MP for Queen's County)
  m. Anne Preston (dau of Samuel Preston of Emo, son of John of Ardsallagh)
  A. William Henry Dawson, 1st Viscount Carlow (d 22.08.1779)
  m. (08.12.1737) Mary Damer (d 02.06.1769, dau of Joseph Damer of Came, sister of 1st Earl of Dorchester)
i. John Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington (b 23.08.1744, d 25.11.1798)
  m. (01.01.1778) Caroline Stuart (d 20.01.1813, dau of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute)
  a. John Dawson, 2nd Earl of Portarlington (b 26.02.1781, d unm 28.12.1845)
  b. Henry Dawson, later Dawson-Damer (b 19.07.1786, d 27.05.1841, Captain RN) had issue
  m. (20.05.1813) Eliza Moriarty (d 12.06.1857, dau of Edmund Joshua Moriarty by Lucy, dau of Simon Luttrell, 1st Earl of Carhampton)
  c. George Lionel Dawson, later Dawson-Damer (b 28.10.1788, d 14.04.1856, Colonel) had issue
  m. (1825) Mary Georgiana Emma Seymour (d 30.10.1848, dau of Lord Hugh Seymour)
  d. Lionel Charles Dawson (b 07.05.1790, d 25.02.1842) had issue
  m. (15.09.1820) Elizabeth Emily Nugent (d 06.09.1863, dau of George Frederick Nugent, 7th Earl of Westmeath)
e. William Mackenzie Dawson (b 1793, d 16.02.1859) had issue
  m1. (1820, sp) Patience Scott (d 1821, dau of General _ Scott)
  m2. (1827) Louisa Frances Wright (d 24.06.1847, dau of S.T. Wright)
  m3. (20.05.1856, sp) Julia Hopkinson (dau of Capt. _ Hopkinson)
  f. Caroline Elizabeth Dawson (b 21.03.1782, d 16.02.1861)
  m. (04.02.1801) Henry Brooke Parnell, 1st Lord Congleton (b 03.07.1776, d 08.06.1842)
  g. Louisa Mary Dawson (d 18.08.1845)
  m. (02.02.1829) Rev. Walter Davenport Bromley of Baginton
  h. Harriet Dawson (d 16.12.1827)
  m. (04.05.1813) Hon. David Erskine (b 1786, d 27.07.1859, Dean of Ripon)
  i. Anna Maria Dawson (d 12.12.1866)
  ii. Mary Dawson probably of this generation
  m. (c07.1762) Mervyn Archdale of Castle Archdale & Trillick (d 1819)
  iii.+ 4 sons and 2 daughters
2. Mabella Dawson probably of this generation
  m. William Stannus of Carlingford (d 1717)



BLG1952 does not show any arms for the following family but Nichols shows them, quartered with Wilde and Mould, as "Azure, on a bend engrailed Argent, three birds Sable".
Henry Dawson of Newbold in Breedon (Bredon), Leicestershire (d 1577)
1. Edward Dawson of Dagenham, Essex (d 14.11.1648, 2nd soin)
m. Mary
  A. Mary Dawson (b 13.10.1644)
2. Griffin Dawson of Breedon (d 27.01.1657, 4th son)
  m. Jane Armston (d 08.11.1680, dau of J. Armston of Ashby-de-la-Zouch)
  A. Edward Watson (b 1628, d 15.03.1711)
  m. (13.11.1654) Isabel Atkins (bur 26.02.1674, dau/heir of William Atkins of Long Whatton)
  i. Atkins Dawson of Whatton (b 08.05.1677, d 06.04.1711)
  m. Margaret Dawson (bur 06.10.1733, dau of Giffin Dawson of Thringstone) @@ below
  a. Edward Dawson of Whatton, Sheriff of Leicestershire (b 12.06.1694, d 26.07.1765)
m. (23.01.1717) Elizabeth Wilde (bur 13.06.1765, dau of John Wilde of Long Whatton)
  (1) Edward Dawson of Whatton, Sheriff of Leicestershire (b 08.09.1730, d 23.02.1788, 2nd son)
  m. (01.02.1770) Mary Grundy (d 10.12.1779, dau of Joshua Grundy of Newhall Park & Thornton)
  (A) Edward Dawson of Whatton, Sheriff (b 08.06.1778, d 10.1815, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (19.05.1801) Susan March-Phillipps (d 1853, dau of Thomas March-Phillipps of Garendon Park)
  (B) Sarah Dawson (b 07.04.1772)
  m. (21.08.1794) Walker King, Bishop of Rochester
  (C)+ other issue - Henry (b 28.12.1770, d 06.03.1789), Elizabeth (b 29.06.1775, d 11.10.1779)
  (2) Mary Dawson (b 31.05.1725, d 28.07.1794)
  m. Thomas Smith of Long Whatton
  (3)+ other issue - Atkins (b 02.06.1723, d umn 18.10.1782), Anna (b 02.06.1721), Elizabeth (b 26.02.1727, d unm 21.04.1768)
  b. Jane Watson (b 07.02.1687, d 05.09.1724)
  m. (30.01.1723) William Hickling
  c. Anne Watson (b 23.10.1701, d 16.10.1768)
  m. John Ragdale (rector of Appleby & Normanton-upon-Soar)
  d.+ other issue - Henry (b 27.01.1707, d unm 03.01.1758), Mary (b 27.07.1686, bur 19.03.1716), Elizabeth (b 24.06.1691, bur 17.12.1703), Isabel (b 19.08.1698, d unm 13.01.1733)
ii.+ other issue (d unm) - George (b 23.06.1661, d 18.05.1688), Edward (b 24.11.1663, d 05.08.1747), John (b 28.10.1666, d 25.11.1738), Sarah (bur 24.10.1665), Elizabeth (d 06.04.1660), Isabel (b 07.05.1669, d 11.02.1733)
  B. Griffin Dawson 'of Thringstone' (b 25.07.1637, 3rd son)
  m. Mary Hardy (dau/coheir of Thomas Hardy of Thringston)
  i. Elizabeth Dawson (b c1664, d 01.03.1711)
  m. (24.05.1685) Thomas Aynsworth of Whatton
  ii. Margaret Dawson (bur 06.10.1733)
  m. Atkins Dawson @@ above
  C.+ other issue - George (bur 08.11.1658), John (b 29.03.1640, bur 17.05.1716), Henry (b 14.05.1646, bur 23.06.1704), Elizabeth (bur 19.02.1659)
3.+ other issue - Henry (d 14.01.1624), George (d 26.09.1605), Helen, Margaret



Walker does not show any arms for the following family.
Samuel Dawson, Lord Mayor of York (d 18.06.1712)
m. Mary Wilkinson of Bolton (b 1639, d 13.10.1692)
1. Thomas Dawson, Lord Mayor of York (b 1666-7, dvp 17.01.1703)
  m. Elizabeth Hutton (dau of Thomas Hutton of Poppleton)
  A. Samuel Dawson, Sheriff of York (d 24.06.1731)
  m. _ Wattsonby (dau of _ Wattsonby by _ Buskell, she m2. Capt. Thomas Brown of Middlethorpe)
  i.+ issue - Thomas, Francis, William, John, Mary (b 1721-2, d 09.04.1740), Dorothy
  B. Richard Dawson (a 1738)
  m. Anne Gee (a 1747, dau of Thomas Gee, sometime of Bishop Burton)
  i.+ issue - Thomas of York (a 1747), Richard (a 1747), Edward, Anne, Dorothy, Harriet
  C. Sarah Dawson
  m. _ Bowtell (Serjeant-at-law)
  D. Mary Dawson
  m1. _ Jekill (Captain)
  m2. Samuel Hillary, Sheriff of York
  E.+ other issue - John, Bryan
2. daughter
  m. _ Hillary

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BP1934 ('Portarlington')
(2) For middle section (reviewed & expanded 03.10.12 using Nichols) : BLG1952 ('Dawson of Launde Abbey'), 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 3, part 2, 1804, 'Pedigre of Dawson of Newbold and Whatton', p1106)
(3) For lower section : Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, 'Dawson of York')
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