George Dunbar

(4 October 1636 - )
     George Dunbar was christened on 4 October 1636 in Dyke, Moray. He is also listed as being baptised 27 Sep 1635. He was the son of James Dunbar and Janet Pyper.

George Dunbar

(21 August 1684 - )
     George Dunbar was born on 21 August 1684 in Alves, Moray. He was the son of Archibald Dunbar and Katherine Innes. George Dunbar was christened on 23 August 1684 in Alves.

George Dunbar

(1870 or 1877? - 1948?)
     George Dunbar was born in 1870 or 1877?. I assume him to be one of the family because of his son's name, but to date I have not found the link. He may be the George son of Thomas Girvan Dunbar & Mary (nee Hampkin) born in 1870, or come from somewhere other than Queensland. He seems too young to be the son of Frederick Kane Dunbar in 1880 and he does not share the Vivian ancestry..
George Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1892 as R Dunbar, traffic manager, railways; 1872 appointed asst registrar of BDMs, Ipswich at Rockhampton.
George Dunbar married Catherine Matilda Davis in 1897 in Queensland.
     George resided at Gladstone St, Rockhampton, 1915.
     George and George were registered at 91 Gladstone St, Rockhampton, on the 1925 electoral roll.
     George died in 1948? In Queensland.

Children of George Dunbar and Catherine Matilda Davis

George Dunbar

(before 1610 - )
     George Dunbar was born before 1610. He was the son of Rev John Dunbar.
He was admitted Burgess of Forres 13 August 1638.

George Dunbar

(circa 1822 - December 1850)
     George Dunbar was born circa 1822. He was the son of Sir James Dunbar 1st Bart of Boath and Helen Coull.
     George died in December 1850. The Forres, Elgin & Nairn gazette Sat Jan 4 1851 reported:
Died, at Woolwich, on the 6th ult, George S Dunbar, 1st Lt, Royal Marines, third son of the late Sir James Dunbar, Baronet of Boath, aged 28.

George Dunbar

     George Dunbar was the son of James Dunbar. George Dunbar was served heir to James Dunbar on 16 December 1621. . George Dunbar was served heir to James Dunbar on 13 September 1625. \Georgius Dumbar haeres Jacobi Dunbar de Newtoun, patris - in villa et terris de Suddie vulge vocatis terris e Meikle Suddie ... bruerio, ailhiuse et crdofts de Suddie ... molendino de Suddie cum multuris .. infra dominium de Ardmeanoch, c. Ross.

George Dunbar

Child of George Dunbar

George Dunbar

(before 1620? - )
     George Dunbar was born before 1620?.
     George was a Burgess in Inverness in 1651.
Disposition by John Munro of Lemlawe, dated 25 April 1651, to George Dunbar, burgess of Inverness, and Janet, Margaret, Marjorie and Marie Dunbar, his daughters, of the liferent of that part and portion of the town and lands of Kilmuir Wester called the Mains of Kilmuir.
Instrument of sasine dated 19 Aug 1651, in favour of George Dunbar, burgess of Inverness, and Janet, Margaret, Marjorie and Marie Dunbar, his daughters, of the Mains of Kilmuir Wester.
On 19 July 1655 there was a renunciation by George Dunbar and his daughters of the town and lands of Kilmuir Wester called the Mains of Kilmuir.
He may the one mentioned on 27 Apr 1672: Tack of the vicarage and small teinds of Kilmuir Wester, Pitlundy and Sligo, by George Dunbar, minister at Kilmuir, to Roderick MacKenzie of Kilmuir.

Rev George Dunbar

(before 1515 - )
     Rev George Dunbar was born before 1515 in Ross & Cromarty. George He was parson in 1537, minister in 1560, then reader in 1571. [Reg. Abbrev. Feu Charters of Chruch Lands, ii, 278]. He was succeeded in 1589 by William Ross Thomassoun at Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, in 1537. He was buried circa 1569 in Ross & Cromarty.

Rev (Magistri) George Dunbar

( - before April 1681)
     George died before April 1681 in Knockmuir, Avoch, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He's heir was John Dunbar on 19 April 1681 in Avoch, Ross & Cromarty. .

Child of Rev (Magistri) George Dunbar

George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March)

(circa 1370 - between 1455 and 1457)
     George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) was born circa 1370 in Scotland. He succeeded as the 10th and last Earl of March. He was the son of George Dunbar 10th Earl of March and Christiana Wardlaw.
George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) married Beatrix Unknown (Dunbar). He also married Alicia Hay.
George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) was mentioned on 23 November 1411.
He succeeded his father in [1420] as Earl of Dunbar. James II King of Scotland seized his lands in 1434 on the pretence of the invalidity of the pardon granted to his father in 1409, confirmed by parliament 10 Jan 1435 when his title and estates were declared forfeited. At the same time, the king conferred on him the empty title of Earl of Buchan which he never used. He fled to England[1617]. m BEATRICE, daughter of --- (-before 1421). [1618]Betrothed (Papal dispensation 7 Aug 1421) to ALICE Hay, daughter of WILLIAM Hay of Locherwort and Yester & his wife Alice [de la Haye of Erroll]. The Papal dispensation for the marriage of "Georgii de Dunbar comitis Marchiarum regni Scotie" and "Halysie Wilhelim de Haya militis quondam domini de Uhestyr nate", issued by Pope Martin V, is dated 7 Aug 1421[1619]. She later married Gilbert de la Haye of Erroll. See: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc359672007.
On 7 August 1421 he had a dispensation to marry Alicia, daughter of Sir William Hay of Yester, though it is doubtful the marriage took place. He was knighted in 1424.
In 1434 the seized the castle of Dunbar and the parliament of Perth having declared the forfeiture of the earl, confiscated his estate, and annexed it to the crown. The estate of Kilconquhar in Perth, being held under the bishop of St Andrews, was saved from forfeiture. King Henry IV gave the fugitive earl a grant ... where he is called Sir George de Dunbar, Kt. His only son Patrick, styled of Kilconquhar, was father of Patrick Dunbar who married Janet, youngest of the 3 co-heirs of Patrick Dunbar of Mochrum, and got, as his share, Mochrum Loch. ... The families of Dunbar now existing are derived from Sir Alex Dunbar of Westfield, sheriff of Moray, which estate he got from his sister, the heir to her father James Dunbar, 5th Earl of Moray which see [Burke's Extinct & dormant peerage, p.607].
     George, eleventh and last of the Earls of Dunbar, is first named in 1385, when he was in command of the garrison of Cockburnspath, and was permitted to buy victual in England. On 27 March 1390, King Robert II granted to him all wards and reliefs, and his own marriage when it should happen, due from the earldom of March and tile lordship of Annandale. Failing the ward, etc., of George himself, the King granted the same to his other brothers living, as the order of their age required, to Wawan (or Gavin), Colin, Patrick, or John. In March 1399, he had a safe-conduct to go 'beyond seas, but he is included with the other members of his family in August 1100, when they left Scotland. Passing by some minor notices of him, it is not clear when he succeeded his father, but he was certainly Earl 31 March 1423, and later, when he is named as such in several charters relating to the barony of Tibbers and other lands. It is probably he who, after a long interval of silence, is named in the English records, on 17 February 1423, as a commissioner to treat of the liberation of King James I, and he continues to be named in connection with the King's release. His eldest son was also for some time a hostage.' He was one of those who, under the King's presidency, tried and condemned the Regent Murdac, Duke of Albany, and his family to death. He himself seems to have lived peacefully and loyally, and taken little part in public life; but in 1433, according to Bower, in pursuance of the King's policy of enriching the Crown at the expense of the greater nobles, he was warded in Edinburgh Castle, and his castle of Dunbar was seized. In the following year Parliament declared his earldom and estates to be forfeited to the Crown, but the reasons for this are not given in any extant record, though Bower, who gives the date of the Parliament as 7 August 1434, says it was on account of his father's misdeeds. The Earl submitted quietly to his deprivation, and henceforth resided on his estate of Kilconquhar, in Fife, which being held of the Bishop of St. Andrews, was not affected by the forfeiture. He is henceforth referred to as Sir George Dunbar of Kilconquhar, and survived until 4 August 1455, when he was residing at Kilconquhar, but probably died not long after that date.
His seal, which he used even after his forfeiture, shows a shield bearing a lion rampant within a bordure charged with eight roses.' Crest, On a tilting helmet with capeline and coronet, a horse's head bridled. Supporters, Two lions sejant guardant with a tree behind each. Legend, 'SIGILLUM GEORGII DE DUNBAR- COMITIS MARCHIE'.
     George resided at Kilconquhar, Fife, 4 August 1455. He probably died shortly after.
     George died between 1455 and 1457 in Fife, Scotland.

Children of George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) and Beatrix Unknown (Dunbar)

George Dunbar (of Asleisk?)

(say 1530 - 13 August 1607)
     George Dunbar (of Asleisk?) was born say 1530.
He acvquired the property by the will of James Dunbar of Meft. A document dated 17 Sep 1572, titled "Inventare of the rights belonging to George Dumbar of Asleisk: which includes "item a charter be Mr James Dumbar of Meftis to George Dumbar in Wester Alves and his aires and assignaye, of the lands of Asleisk, as also the lands of Drum of Pluscarden, with the foggit, usage and want, with the parts, pendicles, and the rest of the pertinents of the same land in the Baronie of Sanquhar".
In 1574 he was appointed Mair of the Earldom of Moray, a post which had been previously held by Alexander Anderson, who although designated 'of Pittensair" actually lived at Wester Alves.
In 1588 Geroge pleaded exemption from being required to travel between Edinburgh and Alves: George Dunbar of Asleisk is ane weik seiklie man vixit with infirmitie inhis heid and uthiris diseases and tharwith weill past in aie quhaitrow he 'may not guidlie indure travel...".
     George resided at Asleisk?, Alves, Moray, 1604. He received Askleisk in the will of James Dunbar of Meft, adopted the title "of Asleisk."
George Dunbar (of Asleisk?) was mentioned on 21 January 1604.
In 1606, George Dunbar was succeeded in the mairship of Moray by his son Robert.
     George died on 13 August 1607 in Asleisk, Alves, Moray. Hic jacent honorabilis viri Georgius Dunbar de Asleisk qui obit 13 die mensis August 1607 et Alexander Dunbar filius senior de George qui obiit … mensis Maii 1600 [Dunbar arms].
Also adjacent at Alves, a memorial metntioning Maister James Dunbar of ewton... Ob 12 Dec 1604? ... Honorable woman Margaret...
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On 30 Sep 1608 the lands of Asleisk passed to George's grandson Alexander. By 1650 the lands had passed into the hands of the Brodie family.
George Dunbar (of Asleisk?) was mentioned on 20 January 1609.

Children of George Dunbar (of Asleisk?)

George Dunbar (of Castlefield)

( - 1665)
     George Dunbar (of Castlefield) was the son of Unknown Dunbar.
     George resided at Castlefeld, Cullen, Banffshire.
George Dunbar (of Castlefield) married Elizabeth Lawtie before 1665.
     George died in 1665.

George Dunbar 10th Earl of March

(circa 1336 - between 1416 and 1420)
     George Dunbar 10th Earl of March was born circa 1336 in Scotland. John Ravilious states he was born c. 1340. George Dunbar was a 7th cousin twice removed of King Erik X and he was a 4th cousin twice removed of Philippa of Lancaster, the wife of Erik X.
He was the nephew of both Patrick & Agnes, siblings of his parents, and succeeded as 9/10th Earl. He was the son of Sir Patrick Dunbar and Isabella Randolph.
See Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for an account of his life and also http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc359672007 which states: He succeeded as Earl of Dunbar in 1368, following the resignation of his great uncle and re-grant of the earldom in his favour. Robert II King of Scotland confirmed the property of "Georgii de Dunbarr comitis Marchie consanguinei nostri" by undated charter which names "dñm Jacobum de Douglas milite dñm de Dalketh…[et] sororem nostram Agnetem de Dunbarr… uxorem"[1616]. After the repudiation of the betrothal of his daughter Elizabeth to David Stewart Duke of Rothesay, Earl George renounced his allegiance to the Scots 25 Jul 1400 and joined the English. Henry IV King of England granted him the forfeited estates of Lord Bardolf 14 Sep 1402. He was restored in Scotland by charter 2 Oct 1409, after resigning the lordship of Annandale..
George Dunbar 10th Earl of March married Christiana Wardlaw. Or, he married CHRISTIAN Seton, daughter of ALAN de Seton [formerly Wintoun] & his wife Margaret Seton Lady of Seton (-after 7 Mar 1402).
His first appearance on record is in 1363, when, on 28 June, King David II confirmed to him a grant of one-half of the baronies of Tibbers and Morton, in Dumfriesshire, which Patrick, Earl of March, and Agnes, his wife, had resigned, in his favour. These were Randolph estates, and the Earl and Countess therefore only resigned one-half, while the other no doubt was inherited from his mother.
In May in 1367 he was a witness to a charter by Earl Patrick and his wife to the monks of Durham, where he is described as their 'cousin'.
On 25 July 1368 he received from King David II two charters, the first of the baronies of Cumnock, Blantyre, Glenken, and Mochrum, in the counties of Ayr and Lanark, and 'sheriffdom of Dumfries,' resigned by Patrick of Dunbar, Knight, last Earl of March, and the second of the earldom of March, also resigned by the last Earl. The terms used seem to imply that Earl Patrick was still alive, but no longer Earl, and the references to the Earl of March after the above date appear to relate to George.
     George resided at Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Scotland, from 1368. In 1368 he received the baronies of Cumnock, Blantyre, Glenken & Mochrum, etc.
Patrick, Earl of Dunbar (cousin of George according to many, great-uncle according to others) resigned the earldom to King David II, evidently in early 1368. George Dunbar then had a charter from King David II granting him the Earldom of March, dated at Stirling, 25 Jul 1368. This was a resignation and regrant with a special destination. This was a very common matter with Scottish peerages. Just because the mechanism used in these cases was a resignation and regrant does not mean that the title ceased to exist and that a new title was granted. Resignations and regrants were often also used to have a confirmation of the family in their lands. There would have been no purpose in the regrant to George, if he had been the heir in any case. There does not appear to have been a contest between George and the "true" heir, in the person of another Dunbar. However, if Sir Patrick Hepburn of Hailes did in fact marry the daughter and eventual heiress of Patrick Earl of Dunbar, then there was every reason why the Earl might have wanted the title to stay in the Dunbar family, rather than go to the Hepburns.
Of course later the Hepburns were a proud and prominent family, but the Hailes branch were junior to the Waughton branch - the article in SP does not unravel the relationship - and I suspect it would not have been seen as a "good" or at least good enough marriage at the time.
The Dunbars in later times were notable for always marrying off heiresses within the name, to consolidate their power block; this was of course the main reason for (partially) disinheriting heiresses, usually by a tailzie to heirs male.
He was certainly Earl in June 1369, and he appears in Parliament in March 1369 and February and October 1370. After the accession of King Robert II the Earl was present in Parliament when the Act of Succession was passed, 27 March 1371, and his seal is still affixed to it and to the Act of Confirmation on 4 April 1373. He seems to have resented greatly the presence of the English in his family estate of Annandale, and grievous complaints were made to Edward III in 1376, by the English Chamberlain of Lochmaben Castle, that the rents suffered from the Earl's depredations, which had evidently been made in 1375. In 1377 the Earl of Northumberland complained to the King of Scots as to violence done by the Earl of March at Roxburgh'.
He was referred to in contemporary sources by 1370-90 as Lord of Annandale and the Isle of Man; Warden of the Marches 1372; took command of the Scots at Otterburn in 1388 after the death of 'Black Douglas"; renounced his allegiance to Robert III in 1400 on that King's eldest son and heir the Duke of Rothesay breaking off his engagement to the 9th Earl's daughter Elizabeth, sided with the English and fought for Henry IV at the Battles of Homildon Hill (defeat of Scots by Harry Hotspur) 1402 and Shrewsbury (against Harry Hotspur, now in rebellion) 1403; after Robert III's death in 1406 the 9th Earl negotiated with the Regent a renewal of allegiance to the Scottish Crown, though at the price of the Lordship of Annandale among other possessions.
Charter by George Dunbar, earl of March and lord of Annandale adn Man, to Sir John Edmundiston, kt, re land at Smale, etc. Witnessed by John Dunbar, earl of Moray, granter's brother.
The barony of Cumnock was transferred to David Dunbar of Enterkin, a kinsman [1375?].
In April 1378 the Earl of Northumberland complained that the Earls of March, Douglas, and others were harassing the English borders, and from a list of lands in 1380, taken from the English, it appears that these nobles, and particularly March, had recovered considerable portions of their estates.
A later exploit of the Earl's was the capture of the Baron of Greystock, who was appointed keeper of Roxburgh Castle, an event which has been assigned to the year 1384, but must have taken place before November 1382. The Earl was one of the leaders under the Earl of Douglas, in the famous raid into England which ended in the battle of Otterburn on 5 August 1388. After the death of Douglas, March pressed forward with his division, and fought 'right valiantly,' as Froissart has it, so pressing upon the English forces that they gave way.
In the first part of the year 1400 the Earl's friendly relations to King Robert III underwent a change, owing to the bad faith shown to his daughter by the Duke of Rothesay. In February 1400 the Earl wrote the English King telling him of the insult to his daughter, and desiring a safe-conduct that he might have a personal interview. He also claimed kinship with the King, through their mutual Comyn descent. Henry IV, in the following June, gave the necessary permission for an interview, which probably took place at York, towards which the King was proceeding. Henry was too astute not to encourage a valuable ally, and the result was the transference of the Earl with his whole family to England. One reason of this was that his castle of Dunbar was seized for the Scottish King by the Earl of Douglas, and the lordships of Dunbar and Annandale were forfeited. He became high in Henry's favour, and various manors, Somerton, Clipston, and others, besides considerable sums of money, were bestowed on him. He took service on the Marches, at Martinmas 1401, and in the following year was the chief means of a severe cheek given to the Scots on Nisbet Moor, 22 June 1402. It was his military genius also, added to his knowledge of the Scottish mode of warfare, which gained for the English the battle of Homildon Hill, on 14 September 1402, and at the battle of Shrewsbury, 21 July 1403, he gave advice which tended to save both King Henry's life and his kingdom. For these great services he received considerable rewards in manors and money, and he was allowed to style his own pursuivant 'Shrewsbury Herald.'.
He was still in England in June 1407, but about that date his name drops from the English records, and he and his Countess appear to have bent their steps northward, if a letter, undated, written by her to King Henry IV is to be attributed to this year, as seems probable.' Whether as a result of this letter or not, a sum of £90 was, in June 1407, given by King Henry to the Earl and his wife, and in the following year the Earl was reconciled to the Regent Albany and restored to his earldom, but in 1409 he was compelled to resign his lordship of Annandale, which for a time became the property of the Earls of Douglas, though he still retained his lordship of Man. After that date he does not appear so frequently, once or twice witnessing charters by the Regent Albany, and on one occasion being called into consultation as to measures of resistance against the Lord of the Isles; while in 1411 he was one of eight Scottish commissioners appointed to negotiate for a truce.'.
George Dunbar 10th Earl of March was mentioned on 23 November 1411.
     George died of a contagious fever between 1416 and 1420. He was aged 82.
The chronicler Bower records this Earl's death as taking place in, or a little before, the year 1420. This date, however, is uncertain. It is true that a pension from Exchequer ceases between June 1417 and June 1418, but on the other hand he appears to have been still alive in July 1420, and Nisbet gives a copy of a charter to George Inglis of Lochend, of date 8 September 1422, in which the Earl of March, the granter, describes one of the witnesses as 'Christiana my spouse,' suggesting the tenth Earl. The Earl had two seals. First: a lion rampant within an orle of sixteen roses. Crest, On a helmet with capeline and coronet, a horse's head bridled. Supporters, Two lions sejant guardant coue, with a tree beside each. Legend, S. GEORGII DE DUNBAR COMITIS MARCHIE.'
The second seal is similar, but the shield shows a lion rampant within a bordure charged with eight roses, and the legend is 'SIGILLUM GEORGII DE DUNBAR COMITIS MARCHIE.
The title ended with his son George, 11th Earl of Dunbar & March who succeeded his father when almost 50. He fought on the English side at Homildon Hill as well as at the Battle of Shrewsbury, against Owen Glendower and the Percys. At last, reconciled to the Douglases, he returned to Scotland after the death of Robert III in 1409 and died therein 1420 aged 82. After the forfeiture of his estates & title he retired to England with his eldest son. The title was revived again in 1605 by George Home. [The Scottish nation; Extinct Peerage]

     George, tenth Earl of Dunbar and third or fifth Earl of March, usually known as George, tenth Earl of March, Lord of Man and Annandale, was one of the most prominent members of his family. He was probably born about 1340, and, strange to say, his exact parentage was forgotten or overlooked until a few years ago. It was assumed by the older writers that he was the son of the ninth Earl by Agnes Randolph, notwithstanding that Boece, followed by Lindsay of Pitscottie, casts a doubt on that relationship, plainly hinting that George was the son of a sister of Agnes.' Boece indeed expressly says that Agnes Randolph had no issue a statement not repeated by Pitscottie. In an early ms. of Fordun's Annales also it is stated that Sir Patrick of Dunbar, who fought at Poictiers, and afterwards went towards the Holy Land, was the father of George, afterwards Earl of March. Sir Patrick's wife was Isabel Randolph, and as she was sister, and one of the two heiresses of John Randolph, third Earl of Moray, it is easy to explain how Earl George came to possess the Randolph estates as well as the earldom of March or Dunbar.
See http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc359672007for more information on his ancestry.

Children of George Dunbar 10th Earl of March and Christiana Wardlaw

Children of George Dunbar 10th Earl of March

George Dunbar 2nd Bart of Mochrum

(circa 1680 - October 1747)
     George Dunbar 2nd Bart of Mochrum was born circa 1680. He was the son of Sir James Dunbar 1st Bart of Mochrum and Isabella Nicolson.
He became chief of the family on the death of Ludovic Dunbar of Westfield. He sold Mochrum and Pankill and bought Woodside, Stirlingshire. Captain in the Royal Scots Dragoons in the War of Spanish Succession.
See Burke to continue this line.
     George died in October 1747. He married Janet Young (who died 18.05.1764, dau of Sir John Young of Lenie.

Children of George Dunbar 2nd Bart of Mochrum

George Dunbar 4th Bart of Mochrum

( - 15 October 1799)
     George Dunbar 4th Bart of Mochrum was the son of Sir James Dunbar 3rd Bart of Mochrum.
     George died on 15 October 1799. He married Maria, daughter of Rev Gustavus Hamilton, grandson of 1st Viscount Boyne and died without issue..

George Dunbar 5th Bart of Mochrum

(circa 1750 - 10 October 1811)
     George Dunbar 5th Bart of Mochrum was born circa 1750 in Scotland. He was the son of Thomas Dunbar and Tryphena Pincock.
     George died on 10 October 1811.

Children of George Dunbar 5th Bart of Mochrum

Rev George Herbert Dunbar

(12 January 1880 - 7 February 1914)
     Rev George Herbert Dunbar was born on 12 January 1880 in Ipswich, Queensland. He was the son of Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Harriet Ledger. George was a clergyman at Queensland from 1907. George Herbert Dunbar - Milton Brisbane Qld. Brisbane Th. Coll L.Th 1906, Deacon Brisbane 1907, Caboolture Qld 1907-8, St Davids Allora Qld 1908-9, Christ Church Milton Brisbane 1909.
Rev George Herbert Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1908 as Rev Herbert G Dunbar at Caboolture, Queensland. A picture of Rev George Herbert Dunbar mounted on a horse and signed Yours truly G H Dunbar, taken by M K? Poulsen of Warwick in Warwick. My photocpy is very poor quality.
He is listed on the Honour Board in Warwick, where he was a curate in 1910.
     George died on 7 February 1914 in Queensland aged 34. DEATH. DUNBAR.—On February 7, 1914, at Workshops Estate, North Ipswich, George Herbert, second son of the late Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Mrs. Dunbar, aged 34 years.. He was buried in Ipswich, QLD.

George Killigrew Dunbar

(16 February 1824 - 21 September 1875)
     George Killigrew Dunbar was born on 16 February 1824 in Belleek, Fermanagh, Ireland. He was the son of Rev John Dunbar and Frances Holmes Halahan.
     George was educated at Edgeworth College, Edgeworthstown, Longford. According to newspaper accounts. Mr Dunbar was doing a course in medicine when an attack of quinsy put an end to his studies, and upon becoming convalescent, he resolved to come to Australia.
     George Killigrew Dunbar and Capt Frederick Dunbar arrived per "Glenswilly" on 13 December 1842 at Victoria, Australia. Fred Dunbar departed for Port Phillip September 21 1842 in the "Glenswilly" with 16 others plus stock & brewery. His letters in the Mitchell Library claim that he brought out 16 at own expense. The Glenswilly departed London 27 August 1842 and Plymouth 6 Sep (97 days), Cabin passengers - Capt. Dunbar, Mrs? & 2 children (also Miss Kaine x 2), 12 steerage passengers, presumably including his nephew George. An obituary for George stated that he departed for Australia on 21 September 1842.
It is likely that his sisters in law Susan and Emma Kane accompanied him.
Fred set up brewery in Flinders Lane, and latter owned 150 acres at Tullamarine. 1845 In Victoria George Dunbar was studing medicine in Ireland, but his studies were terminated by a bout of quinsy. Recorded that he elected to go to Australia while convalescing. (Dandenong Chronicles, p100) Late 1840's; Dunbar Hotel built, cnr Scott and Lonsdale St. Dunbars being built of palings and shingles, a bar with a shallow verandah in front and flanked by living rooms on one side and later by a store and a post office. Dunbar's was used also as a salesroom for land auctions, a court house (see below), a council chamber and it's said a church. (Chronicles of Dandenong, p 67-8) 1852 New Hotel built, 2 story at Dandenong 1855; Subscribed to First School in Dandenong (Gipps Land Gate, May 1973, P 40) 1858; Court of Petty Session held in Dunbar's Hotel (Chronicles Dandenong, p30) Dunbar charged with selling liquor out of hours 1862, November 17th: First Dandenong Road Board (Gipps Landgate May 1973, p33) Late 1860's; Effectively the oldest and certainly the most important was George Dunbar's Dandenong Hotel which served as social, cultural and political centre of the town for many years. Dunbar's was also known for a time in the 1880's as the Royal. (Dandenong Chronicles, p70-1) 1871; First Dandenong and South Bourke Agricultural and Horticultural Association, Dunbar was on the committee. (Dandenong Chronciles, p104).

George Killigrew Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1845 as George Dunbar at Collins Lane, Melbourne.
George Killigrew Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1847 as a maltster at Richmond, Victoria.
In 1852 George was appointed pound keeper at Dandenong.
George Killigrew Dunbar married Anne Potter Watt on 15 January 1852 in the Independent Church, Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria. They were both of Western Port. George was Post Master at the Dandenong Hotel. from 1853 to 1859, in Dandenong. He ran the postal service until the telegraph line was established. He was a hotel keeper in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, from 1853 to 1874. Timber getters came to the red-gum country around Dandenong ... they drank at Dunbar's Hotel, built of palings and shingles, a bar with a shallow verandah in front and flanked by living rooms on one side, and later by a store and a post office. Land auctions took place at Dunbar's, and it became in turn 'Road Board and Council Chamber, Church and Court house'.
     He built the "Dandenong" hotel, near the corner of Walker St and conducted a store on the premises. About 1853 he built a new hotel next to the original building and the old building became a butcher’s shop. This was later pulled down and a billiard room and shop were built. This later became Dawson's Royal Hotel.
     1855 17 April Dandenong Hotel, Dandenong - Geo Dunbar.
     Application postponed to Fri April 18 1856 to investigate a charge of misconduct against the occupier Geo Dunbar.
     Cole Collection vol. 6 [SLV] - Bridge Hotel Dandenong, Dunbar's Hotel established 1852 (Argus 20 Dec 1869).
     Geo Dunbar there Wed 18 Jan 1854 & 7 Aug 1861. In 1873 G K D was correspondent and Secretary to the Board, but ill-health compelled his retirement. [ibid, p.84]. 874 For sale Dunbar's Dandenong Hotel, est 18 years Geo D 23/11/1871 Auction Dec 29 1874 Dunbar's Family Hotel Dandenong. 132' frontage to Lonsdale St by 330' along Walker St in all the hotel has 3 floors, bar, cellar bar, parlour, extra parlour drawing room, 8 bedrooms, bridal room, balcony, 60' long, verandah & kitchens. 2 storey stable of brick, 17 horses. Stock of furniture at valuation..
     George was registered at Dandenong, Victoria, on the 1856 electoral roll. He was an innkeeper with a freehold at Dandenong, in the Oakleigh division for the State Legislative Council.
In 1858 George K Dunbar who had with his uncle brought out from Ireland a plant to equip a brewery, erected the same in Thomas St. It did not continue its activities long. [ibid, p.52].
     He had a greyhound bitch "Molly" [ibid, p.54] and a magpie "Yorkey"[ibid, p.129] and he always looked after visiting clergy [ibid, p.55]. His son G.K. raced a mare "Victoria" and J.K. raced a bay called "The Demon" [ibid, p.97].
     JKD was born at Wethersdane according to Roulston p102, in 1851, his sister Fanny born Dandenong Hotel a few years later.
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He advertised in the Government Gazette 21 July 1860: Dissolution of partnership. Notice is hereby given that the partnership which has heretofore subsisted and been carried on by us, James Robertson, George Dunbar and Richard Jamieson, at Dandenong, in the colony of Victoria, in the trade or business of brewers was dissolved by mutual consent on the 27th June last.
George Killigrew Dunbar was listed in a directory dated between 1863 and 1864 as George Dunbar at the Dandenong Hotel, Dandenong, Victoria. S W Bowman was listed for the Bridge Hotel.
The Vic Police gazette of April 7 (and his name corrected on 21 April) 1864 reported that he had a saddle, etc stolen from his stable at Dandenong on the 26 March.
     George Killigrew Dunbar made a will dated 6 January 1866 in Dandenong. This is the last will and testament of me George Killegrew Dunbar of Dandenong, hotelkeeper I give devise and bequeath all my real estate of whatever description and wheresoever situate and also my leasehold and other personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto the use of my wife Anne Potter Dunbar her heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and tenure thereof And I appoint my said executrix of this my will... 6 January 1866 ... Witness Thos. Rosling, Cattle de.., Dandenong, John C Turner, Solicitor, Melbourne.
George Killigrew Dunbar was declared bankrupt before 25 October 1867 in Dandenong. Auction 24 Oct 1867: Distr ... for rent, surplus furniture, stock in trade.
Contracts for the supply of forage to the Police? were granted to Geo Dunbar, Dandenong, Bourke District ( a previous contractor) were announced in the Police Gazette 12 March 1868.
George Killigrew Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1868 as G & T Dunbar, hotel keepers at Dandenong, Victoria.
     George died on 21 September 1875 in Dandenong, Victoria, aged 51. Obituary: Sep 29, 1875 - After a long illness, on Wednesday Sep 19 1875, Mr George Killiegrew Dunbar passed away. Mr Dunbar besides being the builder and occupier of the first house in the main street of Dandenong, took an active part in all movements for the advancement of the town of his creation. He was treasurer of Court Dandenong, A O F, and the burial service of the Order was read by Bro. A W Rodd, PCR the Rev W Carter, of St James Church of England, conducted the funeral service. The pall-bearers were Dr Adams, Messrs. Wm Lyally, Hy Wilson, John Keys, Jas Whetham, Hy McKee, T Bourke & Jas Greaves. Mr Dunbar was a member of a very ancient Irish family, and traced back in the peerage to 1616, at which time, for military services, his ancestor Sir John Dunbar, was awarded a grant of 24,000 acres of land in co. Fermanagh. Deceased was third son of the Rev. John Dunbar, rector of Ballybay, co. Monaghan. Born in Belleek co. Fermanagh, he was educated at Edgeworth College, and came to Australia with a cousin Capt Dunbar of 31st (sic) Regt, bringing with him the complete appointments of a brewery which was some time afterwards erected in Dandenong. He remained with Capt Dunbar for some years, and later entered into partnership with Dr. Bathe, when the latter came to Dandenong from his station "Panti-Gurn-Gurn" beyond Berwick. Mr Dunbar acted as poundkeeper at Cranbourne for a short term, occupying "Wethersdane" upon the Messrs Davis giving up the property and care of the pound. He built the original Dandenong Hotel and a few years afterward erected the two-storied brick hotel to which the name was transferred.
     Another obituary states: Death of an old colonist. A most respected inhabitant of Dandenong ... Mr George K Dunbar, so long identified with this district in various capacities, last week after an active sojourn among the people of 33 years duration. He arrived in the colony with his uncle Capt. Dunbar, settling in Dandenong where he has ever since resided. Few men were more amiable or more generally liked and as a consequence, he had many friends and left this world without a foe. His remains were interred on Friday, in the Dandenong cemetery, followed to the grave by a large concourse of persons who sincerely lamented the death of a general favourite. Though Mr Dunbar had been 33 years in the colony he was not quite fifty when he died, having been a stripling on arrival in Victoria. He left England on the 21 September 1842 and died on the 21st September 1875. Mark Last King, Esq. late M.P. was a passenger to Australia by the same ship.. He was buried on 24 September 1875 in the Dandenong cemetery. Funeral notice: The friends of the late Mr Dunbar are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment in the Dandenong Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, Dunbar's Hotel, Dandenong, on Friday the 24th inst. at 2 o'clock. Alfred Augustus Sleight, undertaker.
     His will was proved at Victoria. He was described as the spouse of Anne Potter Watt at her burial. Row 11 of the Anglican section: Erected by Anne Dunbar / to the memory of / her beloved husband / George Killigrew Dunbar / died 21 Sep 1875 / aged 51 years / also / Anne / wife of the above / died 21 July 1887 aged 63 / also their children / Hickman H Dunbar / died 22 Oct 1857 / aged 3 years / Elizabeth / died 18 May 1861 aged 6 years..

Children of George Killigrew Dunbar and Anne Potter Watt

George Killigrew Dunbar

(19 December 1860 - 13 August 1903)
     George Killigrew Dunbar was born on 19 December 1860 in Dandenong, Victoria. An inscription in his hymnal: To George K Dunbar for... affectionate ... on his eighth ... Dandenong, Dec 19 1868. The book is now held by John Wolff. He was the son of George Killigrew Dunbar and Anne Potter Watt.
On 8 May 1878 he applied on behalf of Southern United football Club to grub stumps in Park. 17 Sep 1879: Won Dandenong CC Bowling Averages.
He was mentioned in the South Burke & Mornington Journal 3 Sep 1879 when he won the Art Union and 17 Sep 1879 when he won a dance, Cricket Club, Bowling.
He was mentioned as a "fellow leading sportsman" in the death report of Mr David Pope in the Sth Bourke & Mornington Journal 22 Oct 1884..
     George resided at Echuca, Victoria, 1883. He was a railway clerk in 1888, then station maste.
George Killigrew Dunbar married Rebecca Grace Baring on 13 December 1883 in St James, Dandenong, Victoria. Marriage announcement: Baring - Dunbar, George Killigrew, 3rd son of the late George K Dunbar and grandson of late Rev John Dunbar of Ballybay co. Monaghan, Ireland. The groom works for Vic Railways. Bride the only daughter of C H Baring of Ballarat. At St James Dandenong 1 Dec 1883. He was of Echuca at his marriage in Dandenong. George Killigrew Dunbar and Margaret Ann Green, Frances Elizabeth Dunbar, Jessie Bates Dunbar and Ellen McKee Annie Dunbar were beneficiaries in Anne Potter Watt's will proved 1 September 1887 in Victoria.
     George died of malarial fever on 13 August 1903 in Roper's Bar, Roper River, Northern Territory, Australia, aged 42. Dunbar's droving to the Arafura will never be forgotten. With sixteen hundred cattle from Wollogorang for Captain Joe Bradshaw in 1903, Dunbar set out for Burketown along the Old Coast Road with four white ringers and a cook, one died of dysentery, one wandered and shot himself before they reached Hodgson Downs. Dunbar's grave is at Roper Bar, where he died of fever. Sweeney went on with the cattle north into Arnhem Land. On the upper Wilton River he lay under a tree and died, and a black ringer, a woman, buried him at Ahcup Lagoon. The cattle were all lost and speared by the blacks.
His death was registered as Gordon Kiurose Dunbar at Roper's River, drover, which fits the story of his daughter Jessie, who said that he went to the Territory and died there of fever when she was very young.
     The administration of his estate was granted in May & Oct 1904 & March 190 at Townsville, Queensland.

Children of George Killigrew Dunbar and Rebecca Grace Baring

George Killigrew Dunbar

(1 December 1885 - 6 August 1949)
     George Killigrew Dunbar was born on 1 December 1885 in Castlemaine, Victoria. DUNBAR. - On the 1st inst., at Castlemaine, the wife of George Killegrew Dunbar of a son.
The Society of Australian Genealogists card index claims that he was born at Louth on the Darling River, 60 miles south of Bourke!. He was the son of George Killigrew Dunbar and Rebecca Grace Baring.
George Killigrew Dunbar married Catherine Agatha Cannon on 9 January 1909 in Sacred Heart church, Inverell, New South Wales. His sister Jessie stated that George's only child died at birth. He was aged 24 at his marriage and a station manager, she was a nurse. They may have had a son George Killigrew baptised at Inverell in 1909 according to findmypast but he is not listed in the NSW registry records.. George Killigrew Dunbar was registered in the 1914 electoral roll with John Thomas Killigrew Dunbar and Margaret Ann Green.
George Killigrew Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1915 as George K Dunbar at Stonmore St, Enmore, New South Wales.
George Killigrew Dunbar & Oswald Green applied for a patent for "Improvements in extra air devices" in1 924. See NAA 422402. George sales manager in 1949, New South Wales. There is a photo and article about him in the AGEI magazine "Hotpointer" September 1949.
     George died on 6 August 1949 in the Bowling Club, Newport, New South Wales, aged 63. His usual residence was 13 Broughton St, Concord. The Sydney Sun reported: Bowling man's death on green
The New South Wales sales manager of the Australian General Electric Company, Mr. George Killigrew Dunbar, collapsed and died; on the green at the Newport Bowing Club today. Mr. Dunbar had been with the AGE for more than 30 years. He was treasurer and a member of the board of management of the NRMA, a director of NRMA Insurance Ltd. He is survived by his widow.
. He was buried on 9 August 1949 in the Church of England section, Northern Suburbs crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales.

George Ramsay Dunbar

(24 November 1831 - 30 April 1862)
     George Ramsay Dunbar was born on 24 November 1831 in Scotland. He was the son of Sir Archibald Dunbar 7th Bart of Northfield and Keith Alicia Ramsay. George Ramsay Dunbar was christened on 21 December 1831 in Cramond, Midlothian.
     George died on 30 April 1862 aged 30.

Sir George Sutherland Dunbar

(1799 - 28 August 1875)
     Sir George Sutherland Dunbar was born in 1799. He was the son of Sir Benjamin Sutherland Dunbar 3rd Bart of Hempriggs and Janet MacKay.
     George died on 28 August 1875. He was unmarried and disponed his estate to his grand-nephew Mr Garden/Godon Duff of the family of Hatton who assumed the name Dunbar and the family residence became Ackerfill Castle, Wick..

George Thomas Killigrew Dunbar

(18 June 1890 - 9 April 1955)
John T K Dunbar
     George Thomas Killigrew Dunbar was born on 18 June 1890 in Oakleigh, Victoria. He was the son of John Thomas Killigrew Dunbar and Margaret Ann Green. George Thomas Killigrew Dunbar was registered in the 1914 electoral roll with John Thomas Killigrew Dunbar and Margaret Ann Green.
     George was registered as George Killigrew Dunbar, carpenter at Penshurst, Victoria, on the 1914 electoral roll.
     George served in the 29th Battalion of the AIF as a Private between 1916 and 1919. He enlisted at Hamilton 7 Feb 1916. Served in the Middle East, France & England with 29th Battalion. Wounded in action in France 25 Oct 1916. Returned to Australia per H T Marathon on 6 Nov 1918. Disembarked Melbourne 1 Jan 1919. He was discharged 8 Feb 1919. Medals - British War Medal, Victory Medal.
George Thomas Killigrew Dunbar married Margaret Mary Cullen, daughter of Samuel Cullen, on 9 October 1918 in Most Holy Trinity RC church, Brook Green, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England. He was a private in the AIF stationed at Monte Vedis camp, Weymouth, she was a woollen warehouse assistant of 19 Sterndale Rd, Hammersmith. The certificate states that she was 36 years old, but her death certificates states 30 which fits her gvien age at death. This is possibly a misreading by the GRO staff. George Thomas Killigrew Dunbar was registered in the 1919 electoral roll with John Thomas Killigrew Dunbar and Margaret Ann Green. George was a carpenter. He was widowed on 20 December 1932 on the death of his wife Margaret Mary Cullen.
     George was registered as carpenter, c/- Currie, Birchip at Birchip on the 1937 electoral roll. He was to marry Dora Ann Currie nee Grigson.
George Thomas Killigrew Dunbar married secondly Dora Ann Grigson (Currie) on 28 September 1937 in St Joseph's RC church, Watchem, Victoria.
     George and Dora were registered as GTK & Doreen Agnes Elizabeth Dunbar at Campbell St, Birchip, Victoria, on the between 1938 and 1941 electoral roll.
     George served in the Army from 1 January 1940 to 24 March 1942.
     George and Dora were registered as George Thomas Killigrew & Dora Ann Elizabeth Dunbar at Campbell St, Birchip, on the between 1943 and 1954 electoral roll.
     George and Dora were registered as GTK & Dora Ann Dunbar, carpenter at Duncan St, Birchip, on the 1955 electoral roll. In 1956 neither were listed.
     George died on 9 April 1955 in Birchip, Victoria, aged 64. He was buried in the cemetery, Birchip.

Children of George Thomas Killigrew Dunbar and Margaret Mary Cullen

George Van Reede Dunbar

(6 September 1825 - 11 March 1872)
     George Van Reede Dunbar was born on 6 September 1825. He was the son of James Dunbar.
     George died on 11 March 1872 aged 46.

Child of George Van Reede Dunbar

George Vivian John Dunbar

(2 November 1899 - 1977)
     George Vivian John Dunbar was born on 2 November 1899 in Queensland. He was the son of George Dunbar and Catherine Matilda Davis. George was appointed a clerk in the State Children Office from 10 December 1913 to 1920, Rockhampton, Queensland.
George Vivian John Dunbar married Annie Bohan in 1925 in Queensland.
     George and George were registered at 91 Gladstone St, Rockhampton, on the 1925 electoral roll.
     George died in 1977 in Queensland.

George William Barker Dunbar

(5 June 1848 - December 1851)
     George William Barker Dunbar was born on 5 June 1848 in Newchurch, Manchester, Lancashire, England. He was the son of Patrick Dunbar and Mary Wood. George William Barker Dunbar was christened on 15 September 1848 in Fairfield, Derbyshire. George, Annie and Charles were listed as the children of Patrick Dunbar in the 1851 census in Underbank?, Newchurch, Lancashire, England.
     George's death was registered in the quarter ending in December 1851 in Haslington RD, Lancashire.

Gordon Allan Dunbar

(26 February 1895 - 17 June 1968)
     Gordon Allan Dunbar was born on 26 February 1895 in Fernvale, Queensland. He was the son of Frederick John Dunbar and Eugenie Beatrice Brightwell.
     Gordon and Eric Vivian Dunbar were educated from 1913 at the Primary School, Malanda, Queensland. According to a list published in Origins 10:2 (Nov 1995) from a book Malanda Primary School 75th anniversary, a Gordon Eric Dunbar was a pupil in the first year of Malanda School (near Cairns) in 1913.
He was a student on enlisting, his address being: St John's College, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Single. Age at embarkation 21. Next of kin, father, Frederick Dunbar, State School Wolfram via Cairns, Queensland. Previous military service - 7th Infantry. Enlistment date 1 April 1916. Rank on enlistment: 2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant); Unit name
42nd Battalion, A Company; AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/59/1
Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll - Captain.
Unit from Nominal Roll - 43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards): Mention in Despatches;
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918). Recommendation date: 3 March 1918. Croix de Guerre (Belgium) Recommendation date: 16 October 1918. Military Cross,
Recommendation date: 7 February 1919 . Mention in Despatches. Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Fate: Effective abroad (still overseas)
Medals: Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91 Date: 23 July 1919
Military Cross: Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919
Other details
War Service: Western Front Medals: Military Cross, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), British War Medal, Victory Medal.
     He served as a Captain in the AIF 43rd Battalion. He was Mentioned in Despatches, received the Croix de Guerre (Belgium) and Military Cross all in 1918. He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916 after enlisting on 1 April 1916 from being a student at St John's Colllege, Kangaroo Point from 1 April 1916 to June 1920. Gordon Allan Dunbar was awarded a Queensland Rhodes Scholarship in 1917 in Duntroon, Canberra, ACT.
1917 Queensland's Rhodes scholar: G A Dunbar, b Feb 26, 1895; Maryborough Grammar School & University of Qld. 1915-1919 Military service, Aus Inf, Egypt, France, Capt. M.C. & Croix de Guere (Belgian); D. Attended Merton College, Oxford 1919-1921. Jurisprudence (shortened) "w. distn"..
     Gordon resided at New South Wales, 1922. Business, Sydney, NSW. [Address] Box 99, GPO, Sydney.
He was 'head' of Pepsodent & frequently travelled to Engand. He visited the Wolff family at Drouin in the 1920s.. Gordon was a corporate lawyer with Beecham Pills conglomerate until 1954. He retired to Australia.
     Gordon Allan Dunbar in 19 Hammond Ave, Croydon, New South Wales, sent a letter dated 25 August 1960. H. Paine, Esq.
405 Argyle Street,
MOSS VALE, N.S.W.

Dear Mr. Paine,
Through Mr. O.L. Peek, who is a friend of Mr. Kenneth
Crocker of Macquarie Street, Sydney, and also a friend and
business associate of myself, I learned that you were particularly interested in the local history of Moss Vale, I have therefore taken the liberty of writing in connection with the following personal matter.
I am a direct descendant of Lieut, Frederick Dunbar who came to Australia in the first instance with the 39th Regiment of Foot, and have recently been going through some of his papers.
Among them 1 found a letter wiich runs as follows:-
"Brigade Office,
Sydney, 8th March, 1839.
Sir:
I am directed by the Lt-General Commanding to
desire that you proceed to Headquarters by the first
convenient opportunity that may offer from the River
Hunter, it being in contemplation to appoint you
magistrate at Bong Bong. You will leave the detach-
ment at present under your Command in charge of the
Sergeant. D/y.Asst.Commanding General Stafford will
furnish you with an order for your and your servants
baggage on shewing him this letter.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant,
J*C. (name indecipherable)
Major of Brigade"
To/ Lieut. Dunbar,
39th Regiment#
Newcastle."

What I would like to know is if there is any local record of his ever having acted as Magistrate at Bong Bong, and if so was his "reign" good, bad or indifferent!!
Unfortunately, many of the family records of this time were lost or so badly mutilated in a shipwreck that we have no authentic information regarding the Bopng Bong appointment. The family tradition, however, is that he was appointed either to Bong Bong or some other southern station and left Sydney with a troop of Eight Horse, etc, etc.
My great grandfather (the subject of my enquiry) was appointed Captain in the 39th Regt in 1840, returned to England in 1841, sold out his commission in 1841, and returned to Melbourne in 1842.

I hope you do not feel that I am presuming on your kindness in asking your help in this matter, but I am sure you appreciate my natural interest in trying to clear up this item of old family history. For better or worse the old tradition still runs in our family. My brother graduated at Duntroon in 1919 and I proud to have been one of the first war "mob".
Please be assured that any Information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Yours sincerely,
(G. A. Dunbar).
Gordon Allan Dunbar married Ethel Margaretta Simpson on 26 February 1965 in the Wayside Chapel of the Cross, Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia. He described himself as an insurance officer and she was a civil servant. They had had a 30 year relationship only marrying when he was dying of cancer. They had no issue.
     Gordon resided at Croydon, New South Wales, 1965.
     Gordon died of cancer on 17 June 1968 in Burwood district, New South Wales, aged 73. Obituaries. One of the few surviving original officers of the 42nd Battalion, Gordon Allan Dunbar, died in hospital in Sydney on June 17 after a long illness at the age of 73. Gordon Dunbar was born at Ferndale Q. Before enlisting in 1916 at the age of 21, he had a distinguished career which culminated in his selection in that year for Qld Rhodes scholar for 1917... He is survived by Mrs Dunbar who is not enjoying the best of health. A sister Mrs Thelma Heines, lives at Ashfield, NSW.

Gospatrick Dunbar 1st Earl

(before 1069 - 23 August 1138)
      Gospatric, who in one place calls himself Earl, and certainly held the rank and place of Earl or ruler of Lothian, does not appear on record until after 1100, the year of the accession of King Henry I of England, and his earliest mention in Scottish writs is in 1119. Another peculiarity about his designation is that during his lifetime he is never but once, by himself, in a charter to the monks of Coldingham,' styled Earl in Scottish charters. He is referred to, whether as a witness to charters, or a granter or recipient of charters, in nearly every case as Gospatric, brother of Dolfin. In 1119 he is a witness to the charter to the monks of Selkirk, and to. the Inquisition of the see of Glasgow, as well as, later, to the foundation charter of Scone. He has also the same designation in the first grant to Holyrood. These are the chief references to him during his life in Scottish records, and while he evidently held a high position, he is never styled Earl until after his death.
King Henry I also in a charter of unknown date, but certainly some time after 1100, conferred upon him, as Gospatric, brother of Dolfin, a large tract of land lying between Wooler and Morpeth, in Northumberland. This extensive grant, which was confirmed at York about 1136, was held, not by knight's service or other service usual from a barony, though it is sometimes described as the barony of Beanley. It was held in grand serjeanty, the Earl and his descendants being bound to be 'inborwe' and 'utborwe' between England and Scotland;' that is they were to be security for persons passing to and fro between the two countries who would not be allowed to travel north or south without permission of the lords of Beanley a fact which practically gave to the Earls of Dunbar the important position of Wardens on both sides a the East March.
From another important English writ it appears that Gospatric, besides the lands named, held the adjoining territories of Bewick and Eglingham, of which he received a grant in feu farm from the abbot of St Albans, by a special contract, dated between 1097 and 1119, and which were afterwards held by Edgar, a son of Gospatric.
Earl Gospatric granted, probably towards the close of his life, the lands of Ederham, or Edrom, and Nisbet, to the monks of Coldingham, imprecating spiritual penalties on any who should interfere with the grant. He also gave the church of Edlingham in alms to the Abbey of St. Albans. He endowed the church of St. Nicholas of Home, in Berwickshire, his wife and family consenting to the gift.' He joined his kinsman King David I in the latter's invasion of England in 1138,' and commanded the men of Lothian at the battle of Cowton Moor, near Northallerton, otherwise called the battle of the Standard, fought on 23 August 1138. At least no other person could be described as the 'summus Dux Lodonensium ' who led them to the field.' The Scots were defeated, and the leader of the Lothian men was slain or severely wounded by an arrow. Whether this were Earl Gospatric or not, he was certainly dead before 16 August 1139, when King David I confirmed the grant of Edrom to the monastery of Coldingham.' The seal attached to his charter of Coldingham is round, one inch in diameter; an equestrian figure holding a sword slanting over his shoulder in his right hand. The legend is broken and defaced, but enough remains to show that it must have read, 'SIGILLUM GOSPATRIC1 FRATRIS DOLFINI.
The name of the Earl's wife has not been ascertained.
. Gospatrick Dunbar 1st Earl was born before 1069. He was the second son and younger brother of Dolfin.. He was the son of Gospatrick Earl of Northumbria.
He was living in 1115 when seems to have been a signatory to the charter of Scone by which the Abbey of Scone was founded.
The People fo Medieval Scotland website states: Cospatric (or Gospatric), was the youngest son of Cospatric, earl of Northumbria, who was given lands in Lothian by Mael Coluim III. He first appears in c. 1120 and is usually referred to as 'Cospatric, brother of Dolfin'. He had another brother, Waltheof (Waldeve). Cospatric was first earl of Lothian (later Dunbar) and had been confirmed in lands in Northumbria by King Stephen in early 1136. His wife is unknown, but he had four sons: Cospatric, who succeeded as earl of Lothian (d. 1166); Adam; Edward; Edgar; and one daughter, Juliana, who married Ralph de Merlay, lord of Morpeth. Juliana and her husband founded Newminster Abbey. Cospatric is said to have died at the Battle of the Standard (22 August 1138), though he was certainly dead by 16 August 1139. A. McDonald, 'Gospatric, first earl of Lothian', ODNB, xxii, 1034-35; [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/50322] Handbook of British Chronology, 506: He once styled himself earl..
     Gospatrick died on 23 August 1138 in Northallerton, Yorkshire. He was slain at the Battle of the Standard at Cowton Moor, near Northallerton.

Children of Gospatrick Dunbar 1st Earl

Gospatrick Dunbar 2nd Earl

(before 1138 - between 1156 and 1166)
      He made donations to the monastery of Kelso for the patronage of the churches of Home, Lambden and Greenlaw. Founded the Cistercian convents of Coldstream and Eccles, co. Berwick and was a liberal benefactor to the Abbey of Melrose.
Gospatric, son of Gospatric, succeeded his father in the Scottish territories and in the serjeanty of Beanley, in Northumberland, comprehending the lands there, already enumerated. In 1160-61 he paid to the English Exchequer 12 marks for six knights' fees, for which apparently he had commuted the service due from Beanley.' But his chief interests lay in Scotland, especially as the manor of Edlingham passed to his brother Edward. Accordingly we find his chief grants to religious houses to be in Scotland, and on his seal, noted below, he styles himself of Lothian, or Earl of Lothian. He granted to the monks of Melrose, Hartside, and Spot, near Dunbar, and to Kelso the churches of Home and Fogo and also confirmed the grants of Edrom and Nisbet, made by his father to the monks of Coldingham, and his name occurs in various charters relating thereto.' The chief event commemorative of this Earl Gospatric was his founding, apparently towards the close of his life, a nunnery at Coldstream, at a place where apparently there was already a small religious house. He granted to the 'sisters of Witehou' certain lands in Lennel and Birgham, while his Countess Derdere and other proprietors, with the Earl's consent, also gave land, with which endowments the nunnery began, its site being at the junction of the water of Lect with the river Tweed. This Earl is also said to have founded a nunnery at Eccles, but though such a house was instituted there in 1156,' there is no certain evidence as to the founder.
Earl Gospatric died in 1166, leaving a memory of good works,' and was succeeded by his eldest son.' His seal bears an equestrian figure, wearing a conical helmet, carrying a kite-shaped shield, and with a sword held over the shoulder in his right hand; legend, "+ SIG. L. GOSPATRICI .. LONEE." On the reverse is a secretum
.
Gospatrick Dunbar 2nd Earl married Derdere Unknown (Dunbar). The Christian name of the Earl's wife was Derdere, but her surname and parentage have not been ascertained. She may have been the proprietrix of the lands of Hirsel, of which she gave a portion to the nuns of Coldstream. She is sometimes called Deirdre of the Hirsel. The Home family descend from them and are still living at the Hirsel at Coldstream. Gospatrick Dunbar 2nd Earl was born before 1138. He was the son of Gospatrick Dunbar 1st Earl.
Cospatric (or Gospatric), was the son and heir of Cospatric (I), first earl of Lothian and lord of Beanley (d. 1138). He is known to have had a son handed over to King Stephen in 1139. He was patron of Melrose and Kelso Abbeys and Coldingham Priory, and founded with his wife, the nunnery at Coldstream. His wife was named Derder (Dierdre), with whom he had two sons, Waltheof (Waldeve) and Patrick. He may have retired as a monk at Durham late in life, transferring the earldom to his eldest son. Cospatric (III) died in 1166, probably at Durham and is perhaps buried there or at the nunnery at Eccles, which he might also have founded with his wife. A. McDonald, 'Gospatric, second earl of Lothian', ODNB, xxii, 1035; [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/50324] Handbook of British Chronology, 506: He is first styled earl of Dunbar on 1 November 1140 and died in 1166, before 8 December..
     Gospatrick died between 1156 and 1166.

Children of Gospatrick Dunbar 2nd Earl and Derdere Unknown (Dunbar)