Robert Bolton Massy

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Claimant or beneficiary


Tentatively identified as Robert Compton Bolton, husband of Elizabeth Massy and brother-in-law of James Hewitt Massy-Dawson (q.v.), who inherited a share in Prospect Pen and Pembroke Hall estates in Jamaica from his wife Eliza Jane Dennis. If the identification is correct, Robert Compton Bolton (Massy) may received the compensation as guardian or trustee of his nephews and nieces.

Recorded in St Mary no. 336 as Bolton Massy and St Mary no. 387 as Robert Massy: there was clearly confusion in the compensation records. St Mary nos. 336 and 387 are family claims and the compensation is shared between the families of the two daughters of Francis Dennis: (1) Maria Frances Pallmer (widow of Hugh Ingoldsby Massy, nee Dennis), wife of Charles Nicholas Pallmer (2) Eliza Jane Dennis, (deceased) wife of James Hewitt Massy-Dawson and mother of Capt. James Massy-Dawson, Charles Nicholas Massy-Dawson, Rev. John Massy-Dawson, Robert Bolton Massy-Dawson (see below), Isabella Pallmer Massy-Dawson and Louisa Massy-Dawson and mother-in-law of Robert Montagu Poore (all q.v.), who had married Eliza Jane's third daughter, Anna Maria.

  1. One possible additional confusion is Robert Bolton Massy-Dawson, who was baptised 27/02/1814 in Marylebone, Middlesex, son of James Hewitt Massy-Dawson and Eliza Jane Dennis. However, Robert Bolton Massy-Dawson died in 1831 aged 16 so should not have appeared in the claim, and certainly not in the award.

  2. Robert Compton Bolton married Elizabeth Rose Massy Dawson (also given as Elizabeth Rose Massey) at St Anne Dublin 19/6/1779. According to the Registry of Deeds, Dublin, the memorial of the deed dated 25/03/1783 refers to their marriage settlement; he is given as second son of Robert Bolton of Brazill Co Dublin Esq., and she as daughter of Hon James Massy-Dawson and Mary Massy-Dawson. Robert Compton and Elizabeth Rose Bolton's son John Bolton Massy (1785-1871) certainly took the name of his mother's family in 1815. Robert Compton Bolton was of Brazille Castle, Swords, Co. Dublin.


T71/856 St Mary nos. 336 and 387.

  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online];, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; for the Massy-Dawson and Bolton-Massy family genealogy, see

  2., Dublin Ireland Proabte Record and Marriage License Index 1270-1858 [database online];, Irish Records Extraction Database [database online] (which gives Elizabeth Rose Massey); UK County Families p. 678; [accessed 22/08/2012]; email from Nick Reddan 24/05/2018 sourced to Registry of Deeds, Dublin Book 352 Page 14 Memorial 235742.

We are grateful to Nick Reddan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Bolton Massy
Elizabeth Rose Massy
John Massy Bolton and others

Associated Claims (1)

£3,601 8s 1d

Addresses (1)

Brazille Castle, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland