Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Field-Marshal Sir John Dill

DAVID DILL, son of John Dill, of Tullynadall, County Donegal, born in 1640, married, in 1665, Catherine Sheridan, and had issue,
FRANCIS, of whom hereafter;
The second son,

FRANCIS DILL, of Aughadreena, County Donegal, born in 1675, wedded, in 1720, Rebecca Anderson, and had issue (with three daughters),
JOHN, of whom hereafter;
The elder son,

JOHN DILL (1726-1804), of Springfield, County Donegal, espoused, in 1764, Susan, daughter of Richard McClure, of Convoy, and had issue,
Richard (Rev); 
Samuel (Rev); grandfather of SIR SAMUEL DILL;
JOHN, of whom we treat;
Margery; Mary.
The fourth son,

JOHN DILL, of Oak Bank, Ramelton, County Donegal, born in 1774, married Anna Scott, and had issue,
JOHN, of whom we treat;
Anna; Susanna.
The younger son,

THE REV JOHN DILL (1802-41), Minister of Carnmoney, County Antrim, wedded, in 1828, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of his uncle, the Rev Samuel Dill, and had issue,
John Alexander Scott;
Samuel Richard;
JOHN, of whom hereafter;
Hessy Nesbitt.
The Rev J Dill's third son,

JOHN DILL (1841-94), of 6, College Gardens, Belfast, a Manager in the Ulster Bank, married, in 1876, Jane, daughter of John Waite Greer, and had issue,
Nicholina Frances.
4-7, College Gardens, Belfast, 1896 (Image: Northern Ireland Historical Photographical Society)

6, College Gardens was demolished in the 1970s and the Queen's University Common Room (now Deane's at Queen's restaurant) now occupies the site.

College Gardens, Belfast, 2021 (Image: Timothy Ferres)

Mr John Dill's only son,

FIELD-MARSHAL SIR JOHN GREER DILL GCB CMG DSO (1881-1944), Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1940-41, wedded firstly, in 1907, Ada Maude, daughter of Colonel William Albert Le Mottée, and had issue, an only child,
He married secondly, in 1941, Nancy Isabelle Cecil, daughter of Henry Charrington.

Sir John's only son,

COLONEL JOHN de GUERIN DILL MBE (1916-71), Royal Horse Artillery, wedded, in 1942, Heather Avice Fenton, daughter of Harold Arthur Falkner, and had issue,
John Peregrine, b 1946;
Felicia Rosanne; Priscilla Avice Bettina.
First published in February, 2017. 

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