Sir William Windham Dalling 2nd Bart.

1775 - 1864

Claimant or beneficiary


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 deputation of ‘noblemen and gentlemen connected with the West India interest', who had a long conference (lasting upwards of an hour) on 15 April 1831 with Earl Grey and Viscount Goderich, Secretary of State for the Colonies. Viscount Howick, an Under Secretary of State for the Colonies assisted.

  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.    



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 April 1831 p. 5. ('Court Circular'.)

  4. [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 [, accessed 23 Jan 2014].. 

  5. [accessed 09/01/2012].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sir Wm. Windham Dalling Bart.
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

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

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
1810 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Earsham Hall 
description →
Queen Anne country...
notes →
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:...

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

17 Lower Berkeley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England