Alexina Johnston DUNLOP

Alexina Johnston DUNLOP

Female 1874 - 1892  (18 years)

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  • Name Alexina Johnston DUNLOP 
    Born 25 Mar 1874  Budnaira, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 12 Aug 1874  All Saints, Seetabuldee, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Oct 1892  on board the vessel Roumania, at sea off Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Note: The Roumania was one of the Anchor Line, trading regularly to India. She was built on the Clyde in 1880 and was an iron screw steamer of 3387 tons gross register.
    Newspaper Report 1 Nov 1892  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    GLASGOW HERALD: THE WRECK OF THE ROUMANIA. Miss Dunlop was not a medical missionary of Edinburgh, but is the granddaughter of Mr Henry Dunlop of Craigton, and only daughter of Mr AJ Dunlop, Inspector-General of Revenue under the Nizam of Hyderabad.

    NB: previous edition listed Alexina amongst the passengers as 'Miss Dunlop, belonging to Edinburgh'. 
    Newspaper Report 3 Nov 1892  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    GLASGOW HERALD: THE WRECK OF THE ROUMANIA - A TOUCHING COINCIDENCE - the obituary of the Herald yesterday had doubtless a tender significance for elderly citizens, containing, as it did, the names of Alexina (Ina) Dunlop, 'granddaughter of the late Henry Dunlop of Craigton', and of Malcolm Buchanan Fleming, 'grandson of the late John Fleming of Claremont.' They probably remembered that over the heads of these two most excellent grandfathers a somewhat furious municipal tempest, legal and impersonal, raged in glasgow many years ago for the space of full two months, and now amidst the warring elements, and in a distant sea, a much-loved grandchild of each has gone down together. These grandchildren, we believe, did not know each other until they met on board the 'Rumania'. Mr Dunlop of Craigton and Mr Fleming of Claremont were both Magistrates of Glasgow, and both were marked out for the Lord Provostship in November 1837. It was known sometime before election day that the support to each would be exactly equal, and, therefore, that the chairman must decide the election by his casting vote. The question of the chairmanship on election day was raised. The retiring Lord Promised (Mr Mills), supported by Mr Fleming's friends in the Council, claimed the chair and right to install his successor, whilst the Senior Magistrate (Bailie Paul), supported by Mr Dunlop's friends in the Council, and also by the Town-Clerk (Mr Reddie), claimed the right to preside. There were therefore to chairman, with opposite predilections on the burning question. The vote was equal, a casting vote was thrown into each scale, and both gentlemen in turn were declared duly elected and accepted the office. Neither was permitted by his friends to retire. The question was therefore carried to the Court of Session, and on 16th December following the Second Division unanimously decided that Mr Dunlop had been legally elected Lord Provost. Probably no lasting personal estrangement was thus created between the two gentlemen, but the meeting of the grandchildren on board the Roumania, and the sad fate which carried both to where there is 'no more sea,' has in it something of genuine pathos. 
    Person ID I29  Dunlop Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2017 

    Father Alexander Johnstone DUNLOP,   b. 07 Apr 1848, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1921, Broomfields, Largs, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Constance Susan Mary MYERS,   b. 09 Jul 1850, Spanish Town, Middlesex, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1935, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Family Search.

    2. [S107] Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive).