Captain James Massy-Dawson

2nd May 1802 - 9th Jul 1837

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Eldest son of James Hewitt Massy-Dawson (q.v.), a Captain in the 14th Light Dragoons, inherited a share of Prospect Pen and Pembroke Hall estates from his mother Eliza Jane Dennis.

  1. Born 02/05/1802 in Marylebone, Westminster, to James Hewitt Massy-Dawson and Eliza Jane Dennis.

  2. Graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, 02/05/1821 and became a Captain in the 14th Light Dragoons. Died, unmarried, 09/07/1837.

  3. There is a portrait of Captain James Massy-Dawson in the Royal Collection.

  4. For the Ballynacourte estate, see the NUI Galway Landed Estates Database.

Ballynacourte was the seat of the Massy-Dawsons in the C18th and C19th; occupied by J. H. Massy Dawson in 1837 and by the Reverend John M. Dawson in the early 1850s.

Sources

T71/856 St Mary Nos. 336 and 387.

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  2. Joseph Foster (compiler), Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 (4 vols., Oxford, Parker and Co., 1888) Vol. 1 p. 355.

  3. http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?category=276&object=407104&row=1691.

  4. http://www.landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=2574.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
James Massy Dawson
University
Oxford (Exeter) [1821 ]
Occupation
Soldier

Associated Claims (2)

£3,601 8S 1D
Awardee
£4,922 5S 6D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Paintings
Portrait of Capt. James Massy Dawson, c. 1832 by A.J. Dubois Drahonet, 'commissioned by William IV', in the Royal... 
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Relationships (12)

Grandson → Grandfather
Grandson → Grandmother
Son → Mother
Son → Father
Brothers
Brothers
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother-in-laws
Brother → Sister
Nephew → Aunt
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (2)

Ballynacourty, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
87 Gloucester Place, London, Middlesex, London, England