James Whitley Deans Dundas (Sir)
Son of: Dr James Deans
and: Janet Dundas
born: 4th April 1785 in Scotland
died: 3/10/1862 in Weymouth, Dorset
Occupation: Admiral of the White, Royal Navy
1st: x 2nd April 1808 Janet Dundas
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. Charles James Whitley Deans Dundas
2. James Whitley Deans Dundas
3. Ann Deans Dundas
4. Janet Deans Dundas died 1818 (Blackwoods Magazine)
5. Janet Deans Dundas
6. Sophia Deans Dundas
2ndly: x 1847 Lady Emily Moreton, (died 1900 in Kensington, London), daughter of the 1st Earl of Ducie.
  Lady Emily Dundas
Admiral Sir James Whitley Deans Dundas, son of Dr. James Deans of Calcutta, was born on 4th December 1785 and entered the navy on 19th March 1799. After serving six years in the Mediterranean, on the west coast of France and in the North Sea, he was promoted by Lord Keith to be lieutenant of the Cambrian, on 25th May 1805, and, the following year, after being for a few weeks flag-lieutenant to the Hon. George Cranfield Berkeley, he was made commander on 8th October 1800. On 13th October 1807, he was posted, and continued actively employed in the Baltic or the North Sea to the peace. On 2nd April 1808, he married his first cousin, Janet, only daughter and heiress of Charles Dundas, Lord Amesbury, and, at the same time, took the surname of Dundas. From 1815 to 1819, he commanded the Tagus frigate in the Mediterranean. From 1830 to 1832, he was flag captain to Sir William Parker on board the Prince Regent of 120 guns, on the coast of Portugal; and, from 1836 to 1838, commanded the Britannia at Portsmouth as flag captain to Sir Philip Durham. On 25th October 1839, Dundas was nominated a CB and was advanced to the rank of rear-admiral on 23rd November 1841. For some months in 1841, and again in 1840, he had a seat at the board of admiralty. In January 1852, he was appointed commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean, was advanced to be vice-admiral on 17th December 1852, and was still in the Mediterranean when the Russian War broke out in 1854. He had, thus, the chief naval command of the operations during the Summer and Autumn of that year, including the transport of the army to the Crimea, the support of the allies in the Battle of the Alma and the engagement with the sea-forts of Sebastopol on 17th October. On 5th July 1855, he was nominated a GCB and his services were acknowledged by the British allies with the grand cross of the Legion of Honour and the Medjidie of the first class. He attained the rank of admiral on 8th December 1857, but had no further service, and died 3rd October 1862. His first wife died in April 1846 and, in August 1847, he married Lady Emily Moreton, daughter of the first Earl of Ducie and younger sister of Lady Charlotte Moreton who had married, in 1834, Admiral Berkeley, afterwards Lord Fitzhardinge and for many years a lord of the admiralty. By his first wife, he had a life interest in large estates in Flintshire and Berkshire - centred on Barton Court in Kintbury - which, at his death, passed to his grandson, Mr. Charles Amesbury Deans Dundas. On the passing of the Reform Bill, he was elected member for Greenwich and represented that borough in several subsequent parliaments.

Charles James Whitley Deans Dundas
Son of: James Whitley Deans Dundas (Sir)
and: Janet Dundas
born: 18/1/1811 in Richmond, Surrey
died: 11th April 1856 in Scotland
  1. M.P. Captain in the 6th Royal Lancashire Militia
  x Friday 24 March 1837 Janet Lindsay Jardine (his cousin) in Edinburgh. Janet died 1886
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. Charles Amesbury Whitley Deans Dundas

James Whitley Deans Dundas (Rev)
Son of: James Whitley Deans Dundas (Sir)
and: Janet Dundas
born: 1812 in Richmond, Surrey
died: 12/8/1872 in Hungerford
  Olivia Flora Burslem x 13/2/1836 in West Woodhay, Hants,
  Olivia was the daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Burslem (d. 1857) and Sarah of Harewood Lodge, Hampshire. Olivia died 4/6/1881 in London, having had a daughter with James Whitley Deans Dundas prior to their marriage. See below-
There is a mystery here in that Olivia Flora Dundas is shown as dying at 2, Charles Street, Knightsbridge in June 1881, and yet on the 1881 census at the same address, she is shown as Olivia Flora Deans (no Dundas addition), and with her is a daughter, also named Olivia Flora Deans, shown as being born in 1843. In the 1871 census, Olivia Flora Deans is shown again with her daughter, who this time is shown a Flora A Dean, and this time there is also a son, named Henry Dean, born 1844. In the 1861 census, she is living alone and simply shown as Flora Dean. Newspaper reports tell us that there was a daughter born before the marriage, and it was for this reason that the parties were encouraged to marry. What became of the daughter is unknown, but it is possible that she was the daughter shown in the 1881 and 1887 census. This does not however account for the son, not the discrepancy in the birth date, although this could simply be to disguise the truth.

Dundas v. Hoet —The court of Queen's Bench, on Thursday, tried an action brought by the Rev. Mr. Dundas, son of Captain Deans Dundas, against Mr. Hoey, a gentleman residing in Bath, for criminal conversation with Mrs. Dundas. From the speeches of counsel, and from the evidence, it appeared that Mrs. Dundas is the daughter of Colonel Burslem, of Harewood- lodge, not far from Barton-court, Captain Deans Dundas's residence is in Berkshire; that the plaintiff paid attention to Miss Burslem, a young lady of great personal beauty, twenty-two years old, and was received in the house as her acknowledged suitor; that he took advantage of the familiarity allowed him to seduce the lady, whom he then deserted, and who was delivered at Bath of a child by him; that, with great difficulty, he was persuaded to marry her some time after the birth of the child ; that 10,0001. was settled by colonel Burslem on his daughter, and 5,000/. by Captain Dundas on his son ; that the married pair had violent quarrels, and were twice separated ; and it was after the last separation that Mrs. Dundas formed the illicit connexion with Mr. Hoey. It was proved that at various places they had lived together as man and wife. Mrs. Burslem was produced to state the circumstances of the courtship, the seduction, the delivery, and the subsequent marriage of her own daughter. The plaintiff's counsel, Mr. Thesiger, did not, under the circumstances, claim more than nominal damages. Lord Denman summed up. rather favourably for the plaintiff. The jury, in a few minutes, returned a verdict for the plaintiff— damages one farthing; and added, " We think he had morally deserted her."

Lord Denman—' Do you think he had completely abandoned her, and given her to understand so '"'
The Jury—" My lord, we find for the plaintiff, with one farthing damages."
Mr. Thesiger asked his lordship to certify that it was a proper case to be tried by a special jury.
Lord Denman—" Yes, I shall."
Mr. Watson—" May I ask your lordship to certify to deprive the plaintiff of his costs."
Lord Denman—" I will consider of it"

Janet Dundas
Daughter of: Sir James Whitley Deans Dundas
and: Janet Dundas
born: 1819
  x 29/7/1845 at Marylebone Henry Christopher Roberts

Sophia Deans Dundas

Daughter of: James Whitley Deans Dundas (Sir)
and: Janet Dundas
born: 1822
died: 1852
  x November 1843 James Coutts Crawford
  james coutts crawford
  the following children were born of this union: 
1. James Dundas Crawford born at the Admiralty, London 11 Nov 1850, died at Edinburgh unmarried
2. Janet Crawford born at Kintbury Vicarage 8th Sept 1844. Died at Red Lodge, Cold Ash. Berks. Married 11th June 1873 John Armine Willis (b. 1839, d. 21 Dec 1916), son of Dr. Sherlock Willis and had issue:
  a. Janet Isabel Willis born 20 Feb 1875 married June 1909 Eric Blackwood Wright
  b. Katherine Emily Dundas Willis born 11 March and died 15 April1876
  c. Olive Margaret Willis born 26 Oct 1878
  d. Dorothy Sibyl Willis born 11 June 1880
  e. Charles Armine Willis of the Soudan Civil Service born 18 March 1881 married 26 Nov 1919 Clare 5th d. of the Rt. Hon. the 1st baron Holm Patrick
  f. Evelyn Patience Willis born 13 May 1884 married Dec 1907 Charles Godfrey, Civil head of Staff, Osborne Naval College etc.
James Coutts Crawford, generally known as Coutts, was born at Overton, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 19 January 1817, the only son of Captain James Coutts Crawford, RN, and his second wife, Jane Inglis. Educated at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth, he received the gold medal before joining the Prince Regent in June 1831. He served on several ships on both coasts of South America and in the Mediterranean as a midshipman. In 1836 he qualified as a sub-lieutenant, but through lack of promotional prospects took his discharge the following year. He was awarded the Royal Humane Society's honorary medallion in 1836 for rescuing two seamen from drowning. In 1838 Crawford sailed on the Coromandel to Sydney where, accompanied by an overseer, he drove a herd of cattle to Adelaide, one of the first to make the overland journey. He sailed from Australia in November1839 on the Success , landing at Korohiwa, Titahi Bay, New Zealand, and after visiting Kapiti and Mana islands walked to Port Nicholson (Wellington). He visited Queen Charlotte Sound and French Pass, returning to Port Nicholson just after the arrival of the first immigrant ships. Early in March 1840 he returned to Sydney to purchase horses and cattle for a property he had bought from the New Zealand Company. On Watts Peninsula, later named Miramar, he established the Glendavar cattle farm. He also acquired land in Auckland. Crawford was active in local affairs in Wellington. He seconded the motion asking for Governor William Hobson's recall in 1841, and promoted the formation of a cattle company and an association to consider ways of dressing flax for export. In 1841 he returned to England, and on 29 November 1843 married Sophia Whitley Deans Dundas at Kintbury, Berkshire. Returning to New Zealand in 1846, he developed his farm near Wellington and constructed a tunnel, apparently the first in New Zealand, to drain Burnham Water into Evans Bay. He explored Wairarapa with Charles Clifford and Edward Stafford, and was present when Governor George Grey arrested Te Rauparaha. Crawford later returned to England, where Sophia Crawford died in 1852, leaving two children. On 28 July 1857 he married Jessie Cruickshank McBarnet, at Forres, Elgin, Scotland, and returned once more to New Zealand. He settled permanently in Wellington, where he and Jessie Crawford raised three sons. He expanded his cattle farm, bought land at Ahuriri, Wairarapa and the Hutt Valley, invested in mining companies in New Zealand and Australia and was active in local affairs. Interested in geology, he was appointed provincial geologist in 1861, and from 1862 to 1864, in a search for mining potential and routes for road and rail communication, explored the Wanganui and Rangitikei rivers, the central plateau as far as Tokaanu, Northern Wairarapa and crossed the Tararua Range. His reports made a significant contribution to the knowledge of the province. Crawford held many official positions. He was a member of the Legislative Council from 1859 to 1867, and was appointed resident magistrate in 1864 and sheriff of Wellington in 1866, holding both posts until his resignation in 1878. In 1864 he established and presided over the Resident Magistrate and Warden's Court at Havelock in Pelorus Sound for some months.