Henry DUNLOP

Henry DUNLOP

Male 1799 - 1867  (67 years)

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  • Name Henry DUNLOP 
    Born 07 Jun 1799  Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Dunlop Henry lawful son to Mr Jas Dunlop in Linwood and Bruce Alice his spouse was born June 7th.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1837 and 1840  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cotton Spinner And Merchant, Lord Provost Of Glasgow 
    Census New 6 Jun 1841  Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Newspaper Report 1 Apr 1857  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    GLASGOW HERALD: Mr Henry Dunlop of Craigton
    We sincerely lament to learn that Mr Henry Dunlop of Craigton, after leaving the hustings on Monday, where he nominated Mr Hastie, became suddenly unwell, and only succeeded in reaching Mr Knox's counting house, John Street, when his illness assumed the appearance of an apoplectic attack. He was removed to his residence without delay, and attended by Dr Lawrie, who, after the application of energetic measures, was enabled to report that there was no immediate danger. 
    Died 10 May 1867  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Newspaper Report 11 May 1867  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    GLASGOW HERALD: DEATH OF HENRY DUNLOP ESQ., OF CRAIGTON
    It is with much regret that we announce the death of Mr Henry Dunlop of Craigton, which took place yesterday in Edinburgh. Sprung from an old and well known family Mr Dunlop has always maintained a prominent position among Glasgow manufacturers. In early life he took an active part in municipal business, serving in the Town Council, and filling for the usual term, some eight and twenty years ago, the office of Lord Provost. About the same time he manifested a warm interest in the ecclesiastical controversy which led to the Disruption. When matters began to wear towards a crisis he took a somewhat conspicuous part in the proceedings of the Assembly, and, it may be remembered, seconded the motion for the suspension of the Strathbogie ministers. He also contested the Parliamentary representation of Bute in the Liberal interest, with the ulterior view of forwarding a non-intrusion policy in the Church. In this enterprise, however, he was unsuccessful. For many years Mr Dunlop had a considerable share in the management of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, acting as deputy-chairman of the Board of Directors down to the date of the amalgamation with the North British Company. He likewise took a leading part in the business of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and during the period of distress occasioned by the failure of the cotton supply he was assiduous in his labours as a member of the Relief Committee. Of late years Mr Dunlop has pretty much withdrawn himself from public life; quite recently, we understand, he has spent some time in America. His death will leave a blank in our community, where he was generally esteemed as a man of amiable manners, of high integrity, and good general information. 
    Newspaper Report 11 May 1867  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    PAISLEY HERALD & RENFREWSHIRE ADVERTISER: Death of Henry Dunlop, Esq., of Craigton.
    Henry Dunlop, Esq., of Craigton, expired yesterday at Edinburgh, to which he had gone for the purpose of obtaining the benefit of medical skill in relation to a painful internal complaint under which he had been suffering for the past three months. 
    Buried After 10 May 1867  Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper Report 13 May 1867  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    NEWCASTLE JOURNAL:Mr Henry Dunlop, of Craigton, late vice-chairman of the North British Railway, is dead. 
    Newspaper Report 14 May 1867  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    LONDON STANDARD: The deaths are announced of Mr Henry Dunlop, a well-known Glasgow merchant, a former Lord Provost and a leader of "the Disruption"; ...... 
    Newspaper Report 15 May 1867  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    GLASGOW HERALD: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    A meeting of the directors of this Chamber was held yesterday ? Mr Ramsay, of Kildalton, presiding.

    THE LATE MR DUNLOP, OF CRAIGTON
    The Chairman said ? the first thing we have to bring under your notice is an event which has caused a blank in our directorate since last meeting. We have had occasion recently to sorrow for the loss of many eminent citizens of Glasgow ? men distinguished by their zeal in advancing works of Christian beneficence, and equally so for their efforts to promote the material and moral welfare of our city, and of the human race in every corner of the globe. This is not the place specially to allude to those gentlemen; but I think that on an occasion like this it is quite suitable that we should record our expression of sorrow for the loss of Mr Dunlop, one who has been a member of this Chamber for the long period of 37 years, and during that long period has, with the exception of a few years, been in the direction. Mr Dunlop was elected chairman of this Chamber in 1841, subsequently in 1850, and again in 1862, showing that the Chamber has not only desired to do him honour, but that they believed him to deserve their confidence. I think that everyone who has had the opportunity of meeting with Mr Dunlop in the business of this Chamber must, as I have done, have entertained a sincere respect for his character, and for his zeal in everything beneficial to our association. I understand that during the long period of his association with the Chamber he has taken a very special interest in the development of our trade with India; and we can all remember how much he did very recently in promoting the French Treaty, a treaty from which we are not only to derive advantage in our commerce, but which may be expected to promote peace among the nations of the earth. Then we have also in our recollection his efforts on the occasion of the cotton famine in bringing before the public the claims of those who were in need, and by the best means of supplying the blank made in our market by the lack of supplies. As to banking again every one who heard him speak on that question, whether concurring with him or not, must have been struck by the clearness of his views; and that his views were in accordance with the opinions of the Chamber we are all well aware. I think, therefore, that on the removal of one who has so long gone in and out amongst us it is becoming that we should record an expression of sorrow for his loss and of sympathy for his bereaved relatives. Mr Ramsay concluded by moving accordingly. The motion was agreed to. 
    Person ID I4  Dunlop Tree
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2017 

    Father James DUNLOP,   b. 25 Jun 1762, Neilston, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1826, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Bruce ELLIS,   b. 1769,   d. 03 Jul 1855, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann CAIRNIE,   b. Abt 1800,   d. 21 Apr 1829, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1826  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Margaret Anne DUNLOP,   b. 19 May 1827, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1841  (Age < 13 years)
     2. James DUNLOP,   b. 08 Oct 1828, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1898, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alexina RANKIN,   b. 26 Apr 1804, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1872, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 02 Dec 1831  Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • 3 Dec 1831 Largs, Ayrshire; 1831 and 1832: Dec 2 Henry Dunlop and Alexina Rankin (booked and married). His parish: Govan; her parish: Largs.
    Notes 
    • 'Received for proclaiming Henry Dunlop Esqr of Craigton Parish of Govan and Alexina Rankin of this Parish Daughter of the late John Rankin Esqr Greenock on one sabbath 1.'; also shown on Scotland Marriages index as one day later than the marriage in Govan. [5, 7]
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bruce DUNLOP,   b. 22 Sep 1832, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1912, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Henry DUNLOP,   b. 06 Jun 1834, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Rankin DUNLOP,   b. 09 Jul 1836, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Charles DUNLOP,   b. 06 May 1838, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Alexina Rankin DUNLOP,   b. 08 Feb 1840, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1846, Craigton House, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    +6. Colin Hinton DUNLOP,   b. 17 Oct 1841, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1868, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +7. Robert Bruce Ellis DUNLOP,   b. 19 Oct 1843, Govan, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Helen Scott DUNLOP,   b. 05 Mar 1845, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1912, Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. William George DUNLOP,   b. 05 Jun 1846, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1887, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +10. 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)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Dec 1831 - Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Broomfield, Largs, age 40, merchant - 6 Jun 1841 - Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1867 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - GLASGOW HERALD: DEATH OF HENRY DUNLOP ESQ., OF CRAIGTON It is with much regret that we announce the death of Mr Henry Dunlop of Craigton, which took place yesterday in Edinburgh. Sprung from an old and well known family Mr Dunlop has always maintained a prominent position among Glasgow manufacturers. In early life he took an active part in municipal business, serving in the Town Council, and filling for the usual term, some eight and twenty years ago, the office of Lord Provost. About the same time he manifested a warm interest in the ecclesiastical controversy which led to the Disruption. When matters began to wear towards a crisis he took a somewhat conspicuous part in the proceedings of the Assembly, and, it may be remembered, seconded the motion for the suspension of the Strathbogie ministers. He also contested the Parliamentary representation of Bute in the Liberal interest, with the ulterior view of forwarding a non-intrusion policy in the Church. In this enterprise, however, he was unsuccessful. For many years Mr Dunlop had a considerable share in the management of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, acting as deputy-chairman of the Board of Directors down to the date of the amalgamation with the North British Company. He likewise took a leading part in the business of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and during the period of distress occasioned by the failure of the cotton supply he was assiduous in his labours as a member of the Relief Committee. Of late years Mr Dunlop has pretty much withdrawn himself from public life; quite recently, we understand, he has spent some time in America. His death will leave a blank in our community, where he was generally esteemed as a man of amiable manners, of high integrity, and good general information. - 11 May 1867 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - PAISLEY HERALD & RENFREWSHIRE ADVERTISER: Death of Henry Dunlop, Esq., of Craigton. Henry Dunlop, Esq., of Craigton, expired yesterday at Edinburgh, to which he had gone for the purpose of obtaining the benefit of medical skill in relation to a painful internal complaint under which he had been suffering for the past three months. - 11 May 1867 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - After 10 May 1867 - Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - NEWCASTLE JOURNAL:Mr Henry Dunlop, of Craigton, late vice-chairman of the North British Railway, is dead. - 13 May 1867 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - LONDON STANDARD: The deaths are announced of Mr Henry Dunlop, a well-known Glasgow merchant, a former Lord Provost and a leader of "the Disruption"; ...... - 14 May 1867 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - GLASGOW HERALD: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A meeting of the directors of this Chamber was held yesterday ? Mr Ramsay, of Kildalton, presiding. THE LATE MR DUNLOP, OF CRAIGTON The Chairman said ? the first thing we have to bring under your notice is an event which has caused a blank in our directorate since last meeting. We have had occasion recently to sorrow for the loss of many eminent citizens of Glasgow ? men distinguished by their zeal in advancing works of Christian beneficence, and equally so for their efforts to promote the material and moral welfare of our city, and of the human race in every corner of the globe. This is not the place specially to allude to those gentlemen; but I think that on an occasion like this it is quite suitable that we should record our expression of sorrow for the loss of Mr Dunlop, one who has been a member of this Chamber for the long period of 37 years, and during that long period has, with the exception of a few years, been in the direction. Mr Dunlop was elected chairman of this Chamber in 1841, subsequently in 1850, and again in 1862, showing that the Chamber has not only desired to do him honour, but that they believed him to deserve their confidence. I think that everyone who has had the opportunity of meeting with Mr Dunlop in the business of this Chamber must, as I have done, have entertained a sincere respect for his character, and for his zeal in everything beneficial to our association. I understand that during the long period of his association with the Chamber he has taken a very special interest in the development of our trade with India; and we can all remember how much he did very recently in promoting the French Treaty, a treaty from which we are not only to derive advantage in our commerce, but which may be expected to promote peace among the nations of the earth. Then we have also in our recollection his efforts on the occasion of the cotton famine in bringing before the public the claims of those who were in need, and by the best means of supplying the blank made in our market by the lack of supplies. As to banking again every one who heard him speak on that question, whether concurring with him or not, must have been struck by the clearness of his views; and that his views were in accordance with the opinions of the Chamber we are all well aware. I think, therefore, that on the removal of one who has so long gone in and out amongst us it is becoming that we should record an expression of sorrow for his loss and of sympathy for his bereaved relatives. Mr Ramsay concluded by moving accordingly. The motion was agreed to. - 15 May 1867 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - A commissioner of supply, D.L. and J.P. Contested the county of Bute in 1841.

      - In 1818 James Senior brought his sons James, Robert and Henry into copartnership - Robert went off to America in 1821, James died in 1824 and he himself died 1826, leaving it to his sons to carry on the business or sell it = After which there was a series of co-partnerships between Henry, Colin (died 1827), Charles, William fell ill and retired in 1838. Henry carried on with Charles as partner. John was a partner and had money in the business but refused to take any part in the active running of the firm = Charles died of ill-health in 1851 - John retired in 1845 - Henry continued till his death in 1867, and either before his death, or after, the Broomsward works was sold to a jute co.

      - 'The Dunlops of the generation of James, Henry, Charles (my grt. grandfather) were all Free Kirk, as were Charles' in-laws, and they had to pay for the Free Kirk schools and the masters who taught in them.'
      [8, 9]
    • MEMOIRS & PORTRAITS OF ONE HUNDRED GLASGOW MEN

      Henry Dunlop (1799-1867)

      The third son of a Renfrewshire cotton trader, Dunlop was born in Linwood on 7 June 1799. After education at Glasgow High School and Glasgow University, he entered the family business of James Dunlop & Sons.

      He was better known for his political activities, having entered the town council in 1833. In 1837 he contested a bitterly disputed election for the provostship, only succeeding to the post after a judgement in the House of Lords in 1838. An interest in ecclesiastical matters led to his move, in the Disruption of 1843, from the Church of Scotland to the Free Church. He was chairman of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in 1841, 1850 and 1862, and in 1848 was appointed Deputy-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.

      Twice married, to Ann Carnie and Alexina Rankin, he fathered seven sons and three daughters and died in Edinburgh on 10 May 1867.

      AMONG the well-known citizens of Glasgow probably few names have had a more prominent place for nearly half a century than that of Henry Dunlop of Craigton.

      His father, James Dunlop, sprung from a good Renfrewshire stock, was one of those who, at the end of last century, in the infancy of the cotton trade in Scotland, was distinguished by the mechanical ability which he displayed in developing that industry from which so large a share of the commercial greatness of the city of Glasgow has sprung. Associated with some of the pioneers of the cotton-spinning trade, James Dunlop settled at Linwood, in Renfrewshire, in the management of one of the earliest mills established in Scotland.

      His wife was Bruce, daughter of the Rev. James Alice of Paisley, and at Linwood, on the 7th June, 1799, Henry Dunlop, their third son, was born. Receiving his early education at the High School of Glasgow, he passed several years at the University, and thereafter commenced his business career with his father and brothers, who had acquired cotton mills at Barrhead and Gateside, on the Water of Levern, where they conducted the business of cotton-spinning under the firm of James Dunlop & Sons. At a subsequent period they erected another mill at Broomward, in the east-end of Glasgow, carried on spinning and weaving extensively, and in connection with that established a large mercantile business.

      The name of Henry Dunlop is, however, most generally known from the position which he occupied in political and municipal affairs, from the active interest which he took during a long connection with the city of Glasgow in every movement affecting the social well-being of its inhabitants, and from the sterling excellence and uprightness of his character.

      In his early manhood he threw himself with energy into the great political contest which culminated in the passing of the Reform Bill of 1832. As an earnest and consistent Liberal of the old constitutional school, too judicious and reflecting to be rash or reckless, too generous to be distrustful of the people, too loyal to be forgetful of the just rights of the Crown and the legitimate authority of the law, he was the friend of civil and religious liberty in times when these were really in danger, and he was the friend of parliamentary and municipal reform when that cause was in the shade, and it required some courage to befriend it.

      Mr Dunlop entered the Town Council shortly after the passing of the Reform Bill, having been elected in 1833, and, devoting himself to the duties of his office, he was in 1836 chosen as one of the Bailies. In the following year Lord Provost William Mills of Sandyford retired from office, and the selection of a successor gave rise to what has perhaps been the most notable contest in the municipal history of Glasgow. The rival candidates who presented themselves were the well-known East India merchant, John Fleming of Claremont, and Henry Dunlop. For some time previous, and on the day of the election, the excitement among the citizens was intense. Fifteen councillors voted for Fleming; fifteen for Dunlop. The retiring Lord Provost gave his casting-vote for Mr Fleming, but he was opposed by the senior acting chief magistrate, Henry Paul, who voted in favour of Mr Dunlop.

      Amidst much excitement the chain of office was placed round Mr Fleming's neck by the retired Lord Provost. From the Council Chamber the disputants passed to the Court of Session, and finally to the House of Lords, where a decision, which now rules the procedure at municipal elections in Scotland, was obtained only in the succeeding year. That decision placed Mr Dunlop in the Lord Provost's chair. During the remainder of his term of office he fulfilled all the duties of his position with that dignity and suavity of manner which he so particularly possessed.
      He continued to fill the position of Town Councillor until 1843, and from 1841 to 1842 was Deputy-Chairman of the Clyde Trust. During his Lord Provostship Mr Dunlop became deeply interested in the controversy on ecclesiastical affairs which was then raging. As an elder of the Church of Scotland he attached himself to the Non-intrusion party, and took a prominent part in the Church Courts; he also allied himself in the closest ties of friendship with the leaders of his party - Drs. Chalmers, Cunningham, Candlish, and Buchanan. In the General Assembly of 1839 he was selected to second the motion for the suspension of the Strathbogie ministers. In 1841, in furtherance of the interests of his party in the Church, he contested the representation of the county of Bute as a Liberal, but the contest ended in his defeat. In 1843 he was a Member of Assembly, and witnessed the memorable Disruption of the Church, and, being one of those who signed the Protest, he cast in his lot with the Free Church, to which he firmly adhered for the remainder of his life.

      Endowed with an enlightened and well-cultivated mind, and using the experience with which an active business life had furnished him, Mr Dunlop was a prominent member of the Merchants' House and the Chamber of Commerce. With the latter he was connected for thirty-seven years. During most of this period he was in the Directorate, and filled the office of Chairman in the years 1841, 1850, and 1862. In conducting the business of the Chamber many of his surviving colleagues must still remember how he displayed his capacity in the broad grasp of general principles, specially on such questions as Free Trade, Currency and Banking Reform, and most notably in reference to the subject of cotton supply during the struggle between the Northern and Southern States of America. In furtherance of this object he devoted much attention to the improvement of the native cotton of India, and the extension of its cultivation. Mr Dunlop was for twenty years Deputy-Chairman of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Company, and a Director of the City of Glasgow Bank many years prior to its unfortunate downfall. In 1829 he purchased the estate of Craigton, and there for many years he resided. In 1848 he was appointed a Deputy-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.
      His death, which took place on the 10th of May, 1867, at Edinburgh, called forth from the press and from all the societies and public bodies with which he had been connected, expressions of the warmest esteem and affection, conveyed with their deepest sympathy to his widow and children.

      Mr Dunlop was twice married; first, in 1825, to Ann, daughter of J. Carnie, and of this marriage had one son, James, who survives him, and a daughter who died in early life. His second wife was Alexina, daughter of John Rankin of Greenock, by whom he was survived, leaving seven sons and two daughters. [10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] PR Kilbarchan.

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

    3. [S64] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), Parish: Largs; ED: 2; Page: 20; Line: 1160; Roll: ; Year: 1841.

    4. [S29] Scotland Statutory BMDs, (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk).

    5. [S120] Scotland Select Marriages, (www.ancestry.co.uk).

    6. [S7] PR Govan.

    7. [S22] PR Largs, (Period, 1723-1856).

    8. [S16] Letter, Kitty Richardson to Jeanette de Montalk, (1987).

    9. [S17] Inventory of James Dunlop.

    10. [S21] Memoirs and portraits of one hundred Glasgow men, (Glasgow Digital Library).