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Dundas, Baron (GB, 1794)


Creation: let.pat. 13 Aug 1794


Family name: Dundas




See Marquess of Zetland



Thomas [Dundas], 1st Baron Dundas

only son and heir of Sir Laurence Dundas, 1st Bt., of Upleatham, co. York, by his wife Margaret Bruce, dau. of Alexander Bruce, of Kennet


16 Feb 1741


14 May 1764 Lady Charlotte Fitzwilliam (b. 14 Jul 1746; d. 11 Feb 1833), 2nd dau. of William [Fitzwilliam], 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam, by his wife Lady Anne Watson-Wentworth, sister and cohrss. of Charles [Watson-Wentworth], 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, and 1st dau. of Thomas [Watson-Wentworth], 1st Marquess of Rockingham


1. Hon Lawrence Dundas, later 2nd Baron Dundas later 1st Earl of Zetland

2. Thomas Lawrence Dundas (b. 13 Dec 1768; d. an infant)

3. Lt Col Hon William Lawrence Dundas (b. 18 May 1770; d. 1796)

4. Hon Charles Lawrence Dundas (b. 18 Jul 1771; d. 25 Jan 1810), mar. 16 Feb 1797 Lady Caroline Beauclerk (d. 23 Nov 1838), 2nd dau. of Aubrey [Beauclerk], 5th Duke of St Albans, and had issue

5. Rev Hon Thomas Lawrence Dundas, Rector of Harpole, co. Northampton (b. 12 Oct 1775; d. 17 Mar 1848), mar. 25 Jul 1816 Mary Jane Bousquet (d. 15 Dec 1827), 1st dau. of Rev James Bousquet, and had issue

6. Rear Adm Hon George Heneage Lawrence Dundas CB (b. 8 Sep 1778; d. 7 Oct 1834)

7. Lt Gen Sir Robert Lawrence Dundas KCB (b. 27 Jul 1780; d. 23 Nov 1844)

1. Anne Dundas (b. 3 Apr 1767; d. an infant)

2. Hon Margaret Dundas (d. 8 May 1852), mar. 24 Jan 1794 Archibald Spiers, of Elderslie, co. Renfrew (d. 2 Nov 1832), and had issue

3. Hon Charlotte Dundas (d. 5 Jan 1855), mar. 19 Apr 1808 Rev William Wharton, Vicar of Gilling, co. York (d. 26 May 1842), and had issue

4. Hon Frances Laura Dundas (d. 27 Nov 1843), mar. 24 Jan 1805 Robert Chaloner JP DL MP, Lord Mayor of York 1817, of Guisborough, co. York (b. 23 Sep 1776; d. 7 Oct 1842), 1st son and heir of William Chaloner JP DL, of Guisborough, co. York, by his wife Emma Harvey, sister of Admiral Sir Eliab Harvey GCB and dau. of William Harvey, of Chigwell, co. Essex, and had issue

5. Dorothy Dundas (b. 13 Aug 1785; d. 24 Dec 1790)

6. Hon Mary Dundas (b. 30 May 1787; d. 1 Nov 1830), mar. 8 Jul 1806 her cousin Charles William [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, and had issue

7. Hon Isabella Dundas (d. 6 Dec 1887), mar. 4 May 1814 John Charles Ramsden MP, of Buckden and Newby Park, co. York (dvp. 29 Dec 1836), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir John Ramsden, 4th Bt. MP, of Byram, co. York, and had issue


14 Jun 1820


13 Aug 1794 Baron Dundas, of Aske in the County of York

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Richmond 1763-68 and for Stirlingshire 1768-94; suc. his father 21 Sep 1781 as 2nd Baronet of Aske; Councillor of State to the Prince of Wales; Lord Lieutenant and Vice Admiral of Orkney and Shetland 1794-1820


Lawrence [Dundas], 2nd Baron Dundas later 1st Earl of Zetland


2 Jul 1838 Earl of Zetland


The Barony of Dundas was held by the Earls of Zetland from 2 Jul 1838 until 22 Aug 1892, when the 3rd Earl of Zetland was created Earl of Ronaldshay and Marquess of Zetland, and has been held by the Marquesses of Zetland since that date.




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