Thursday, 25 January 2018

Dolling of Magheralin

THE DOLLINGS OWNED 340 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY DOWN

This family is of ancient French extraction.

About 1580 a cadet of the family, having embraced Huguenot opinions, fled to England and settled in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, where he was living in 1613.

His descendant,

ROBERT DOLLING, left the Isle of Purbeck and established himself in London.

By Mary, his wife, he had an only son,

JAMES DOLLING (1708-), of London, who married, in 1741, Mary, only child and heiress of the Hon J Radclyffe, of Stockport, Cheshire, and Hatton Garden, London, first cousin of the ill-fated Earl of Derwentwater, and left, with a daughter, Mary, an only son,

THE REV ROBERT RADCLYFFE DOLLING JP (1745-), Rector of Tilsey, Surrey, Vicar of Aldenham, Hertfordshire,  and Rector of Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire, who wedded, in 1780, Mary, daughter of Paul Saunders, and had issue,
BOUGHEY WILLIAM;
John;
James Adams;
Mary.
The eldest son,

THE REV BOUGHEY WILLIAM DOLLING (1782-1853), of Magheralin, County Down, Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, Rector of Magheralin, and Precentor of Dromore, espoused, in 1806, Mary, daughter of John Short, of Solihull, Warwickshire, and had issue,
ROBERT HOLBECHE, his heir;
Mary Radclyffe; Emily Jane Saunders.
Mr Dolling, Rector of Magheralin for upwards of 46 years, was succeeded by his eldest son,

ROBERT HOLBECHE DOLLING JP DL (1809-78), of Magheralin, High Sheriff of County Down, 1865, Barrister, who married, in 1842, Eliza, third daughter of Josias De Pré Alexander MP (nephew of James, 1st Earl of Caledon), and had issue,
ROBERT WILLIAM RADCLYFFE, his heir;
CALEDON JOSIAS RADCLYFFE, successor to his brother;
Mary Emma; Elise Ann; Adelaide Harriette; Geraldine Bouverie;
Nina Caroline; Josephine Maud; Ulrica Douglass.
The eldest son,

THE REV ROBERT WILLIAM RADCLYFFE DOLLING (1851-1902), of Magheralin, Curate of St Agatha's Mission, Landport, Portsea, Hampshire, 1888-96, died unmarried, and was succeeded by his brother,

CALEDON JOSIAS RADCLYFFE DOLLING (1857-), of Magheralin, County Down, who wedded, in 1883, Harriette Annabel, daughter of John Gregory Crace, of Springfield, Dulwich, and had issue,
Caledon Robert John Radclyffe (1886-1916), MC; killed in action;
HARRY HOLBECHE RADCLYFFE, of whom we treat;
Ulrica Margaret; Mary Noel; Dorothea Cecil.
The younger son,

HARRY HOLBECHE RADCLYFFE DOLLING (1893-1986), wedded, in 1970, Hazel Marion (1923-2006), elder daughter of Sir Robert George Alexander Staples, 13th Baronet, of Lissan House, County Tyrone, though the marriage was without issue.

Former seat ~ Edenmore, Magheralin, County Down.

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