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Captain James Dunlop

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stratford Township, Fairfield County, Province of Connecticut, Colonial America
Death: October 1761 (55)
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Archibald Dunlop and Mary Beach
Husband of Ruth Dunlop
Father of Archibald Dunlap, (died young); Mary Cutler; James Dunlap, Jr. and Archibald Dunlap
Brother of Elizabeth Dunlop and Hannah Dunlop
Half brother of John Smith, Jr.

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About Captain James Dunlop

CAPTAIN JAMES DUNLOP

James Dunlop is the son of Archibald Dunlop, and his wife, Mary. He was born on 16 November 1705, at Stratford Township in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the United States of America Connecticut Births and Christenings

THE HISTORY OF CAPTAIN JAMES FATHER ARCHIBALD DUNLOP:

Archibald Dunlope was baptized 21 Nov 1672. He was known to make at least two voyages to America before 1701. He wrote that he went once to Boston on one trip and to New York on another where he written his brother describing in detail some of his transactions. There is no other Archibald to take the place of him during his timeline which match's to his birth certificate in Scotland nor to the facts of his life where he is on record as officially immigrated to New York, Colonial North America in 1700, Archibald Dunlop's Immigration Record of 1700. (see snapshot immigration record & Directory of Scottish settlers to North America recording of only one Archibald Dunlop documented as the son of James along with Brother John on the same page 71, Vol 1 in source tab) He being the one and only recorded Archibald Dunlop immigrating & living in North America before 1713 Directory of Scottish Settlers Report, p. 71 also provided in source tab).

Per his mother Mary Beach's will, she bequeathed him a 1/3 of White Hills Estate provided that he lives coming back from his trip to Great Brittan. Also she bequeathed him one asset of his fathers but, I can't make out what it is exactly, "I give him his fathers great Ch__________.

The Church

Capt James Dunlop followed in his father's footsteps; he donated his money and was the proprietor of the church per the History of Stratford, p.350 & His Pew via: http://genealogytrails.com/conn/fairfield/church_episcopalchurchofs...

Family

From A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport ..., Part 2. By Samuel Orcutt. Page 1195. in which also shows his profession of being a Captain and a merchant per his will. He owned around 72 Acres of land with a house and barn called White Hills Estate, passed down to him via his mother and father. He made cyder and owned beer barrels and vast sums of packaging along with Wheat and 250lbs of flax, seals & weights and many bottles. He owned about 8 or 9 slaves. With his vast amount of creditors at his young and untimely death, it could be assumed that he may have partook in trading practices in which his town was known for. GoogleBooks Notablly per his will, he also owed creditors who were baised not only in CT but also in New York.

2. James, son of Archibald and Mary (Beach) Dunlap, m. Ruth Denton, Dec. -, 1729.

Children

  • 5. Archibald, bapt. Jan. –, 1730-1. (Named after his father, Scottish Naming convention)
  • 6. Mary, bapt. Sept. -, 1734. (Named after his mother)
*7. James, bapt. June —, 1736.(Named after his grandfather)

*8. Archibald, b. Mar. 22, 1738-9. (named after his father)

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Captain James Dunlop's Timeline

1705
November 16, 1705
Stratford Township, Fairfield County, Province of Connecticut, Colonial America
1731
January 1731
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
1734
September 1734
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
1736
June 1736
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
1739
March 22, 1739
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
1761
October 1761
Age 55
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
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Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States