Sir William Windham Dalling 2nd Bart.

1775 - 1864

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded the compensation as owner of Donnington [Castle] estate in St Mary Jamaica. 

  1. Given in 1828 as of Burwood Park Surrey, army officer, son of John Dalling, governor of Jamaica, 1st bart. Given in 1835 as of 17 Lower Berkeley St and Earsham House, Bungay, Suffolk. Sheriff of Suffolk 1819. 

  2. William Windham Dalling was the son of Sir John Dalling by the latter's second marriage to Louisa Lawford, whose father Excelles Lawford was of Burwood Surrey. William Windham Dalling succeeded his father in January 1798. 

  3. Sir William Windham Dalling was part of the delegation in April 1831 of 'noblemen and gentlemen connected with the West India interest' to Earl Grey, and Goderich, Viscount Howick assisted at the conference, which lasted upwards of an hour. 

  4. Sir John Dalling 1st bart., was son of Ann or Catherine Windham of Earsham and John Dalling, the son of the apothecary in Bungay.  He has an entry in the ODNB as 'army officer and colonial governor.' Sir John Dalling married as his first wife Grace Pinnock, daughter of Philip Pinnock of Jamaica.

  5. Sir John Dalling was acting governor of Jamaica 1772-74 and governor 1777-81. He acquired Donnington Castle. Sir William Windham Dalling inherited Earsham in 1810 [having inherited Donnington Castle earlier]. '[T]he sugar estate brought Dalling an average income of between £5,000  and £6,000 a year in the 1820s and 1830s', but was reportedly loss-making after 1840. Earsham passed to Sir William Windham Dalling's nephew, John Meade.    

 

Sources

T71/856 St Mary Nos. 407 & 408. 

  1. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage 1828; Boyle's 1835 p. 341; Times 12/02/1819 p. 3. 

  2. Debrett's Baronetage (1839) 'Dalling of Burwood Park Co. Surrey' pp. 224-5. 

  3. Times 16/04/1831 p. 5. 

  4. http://www.earshamhallevents.co.uk/history.html [accessed 09/01/2012], gives Catherine: other sources (eg Debretts (1840) and the ODNB, give Anne); Jonathan Spain, ‘Dalling, Sir John, first baronet (c.1731–1798)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/53621, accessed 23 Jan 2014].. 

  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/content/articles/207/03/01/norfolk_abolition_earsham_hall_feature.shtml [accessed 09/01/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Sir Wm. Windham Dalling Bart.
Children
dsp
Wealth at death
£4,000

Associated Claims (2)

£3,499 8S 2D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£239 18S 11D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Earsham Hall 
description →
Queen Anne country...
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Built 1704-1708 by John Buxton: sold to Col. William Windham in the 1720s. The heading of the BBC Norfolk article on the house, 'Earsham Hall built on slavery', is not substantiated by the text:...

Addresses (1)

East Anglia, England