Sir Thomas Dunlop, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Dunlop, 1st Baronet, GBE LLD (2 August 1855 – 29 January 1938) was a Scottish businessman.

Life[edit]

The grave of Sir Thomas Dunlop and family, Glasgow Necropolis

Dunlop was the eldest son of Thomas Dunlop (1831–1893), a grain merchant and founder of the shipping company, Thomas Dunlop & Sons, and his wife, Robina Jack.[1] He became a senior partner in his father's company and later a director of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bruce Peebles Ltd and the Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.

In 1914, he became Lord Provost of Glasgow[2] and was created a baronet in 1916 due to this position[3] and appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in 1918.[4]

Dunlop is buried with his family in the Glasgow Necropolis. The grave lies on the southern path of the main upper section.

Family[edit]

In 1879 Dunlop was married to Dorothy Euphemia Mitchell (1855-1892), daughter of Peter Mitchell of Longniddry. When she died he married her younger sister, Margaret Mitchell (1857-1952).[5]

When he died the baronetcy fell to his eldest son, Thomas Dunlop (1881-1963).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke's Peerage: Sir Thomas Dunlop
  2. ^ "No. 28977". The London Gazette. 17 November 1914. p. 9398. 
  3. ^ "No. 29730". The London Gazette. 1 September 1916. p. 8592. 
  4. ^ "No. 30460". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 January 1918. p. 365. 
  5. ^ Burkes Peerage: Peter Mitchell
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Daniel Stevenson
Lord Provost of Glasgow
1914–1917
Succeeded by
Sir James Stewart
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of Woodbourne)
1916–1938
Succeeded by
Thomas Dunlop