Francis Dennis Massy-Dawson

23rd Sep 1803 - 16th Nov 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Francis Dennis Massy-Dawson, son of James Hewitt Massy-Dawson (q.v.) and Eliza Jane Dennis, husband of Susan St Clair and co-owner (with his father-in-law Charles, Lord Sinclair (q.v.)) of Trout Hall estate and Chisholm's Mammee Gully Pen estate in Clarendon, Jamaica.

  1. Son of James Hewit Massy Dawson (MP for Limerick County in 1830) and Eliza Jane Dennis. Father was from Ballynacourte, County Tipperary, Ireland. Born 23/09/1803 and baptised 17/10/1803 in Marylebone, London.

  2. At 12 Victoria Square, Westminster, in the 1851 census, barrister, living with his first wife and their four children. Census gives Mary A. Dawson age 20, born in Marylebone, Middlesex, Jane I. Dawson, age 19, born in Pancras, Middlesex, Susan S. Dawson, age 13, born in Germany and Francis S. Dawson, born in Germany. The 1901 census for his youngest daughter Lilian Harriet Massy Dawson (who married Edward Arthur Bagot in 1891) gives her birthplace as Italy.

  3. See St Mary Nos. 336 and 387 for Massy-Dawson family claims.


T71/915 Clarendon Nos. 66, 232 and 417.

  1. Charles Mosley (ed), Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2639; [accessed 30/08/2011];, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  2. 1851 census online; 1901 census online.

  3. T71/856.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Francis Dennis Massey Dawson
(1) Susan St Clair (2) Harriet Griffinhoof
With (1) Mary Agnes (1831-), Jane Isabella (1832-), Susan St Clair (1838-), Francis Staunton Staunton Massy (1840-). With (2) Lilian Harriet (1863-)

Associated Claims (3)

£301 14s 0d
£573 1s 7d
£4,537 10s 5d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

12 Victoria Square, Westminster, London, Middlesex, London, England