|Shawpark House, Selkirk, Scotland
Taken February 2000, on a visit to Selkirk tracing the Dun family
|The Kirk Yard
The resting place of Major General John Dun & his wife Dorothea Henderson.
The Dun's were a well-known family in the 1750's and at one time there was a marriage stone standing behind the local chemist, but we think it has been plastered over now.|
Jean ANDERSON married 1 James DUN on 18 Dec 1780 in Selkirk. They had the following children:
i Major General John DUN
Major General John DUN was christened 1 06 Aug 1781 in Selkirk. He died 2 02 Feb 1845 in Selkirk and was buried 3 in The Parish Church Yard, Selkirk.
He may have been the Surgeon General to Sir John Moore who died in Corunna on 16th January 1806, but this has not been proved as yet !!!
[I think this unlikely as HEICS stands for Honourable East India Company Service -not regular army -editor] ii Andrew DUN
iii Henry DUN was christened 1 23 Jan 1785 in Selkirk. He died 2 14 May 1815 in Lake Champlain, America.
Medical Officers in the British Army 1660-1960.
Henry Dun (Affluent Surgeon) 92 Foot Regiment. 23 May 1804: 8 Garr-Batt. 18 Dec 1806 (Surgeon) 23 Foot Regiment, 11 Jul 1811: Staff, 26 May 1814. USA. 1814-1815, Drowned in Lake Champlain in America, 14 May 1815. Horse Regiments Mate previous to being commissioned. Regiment detachments were provided with surgeons mates. Mates were appointed by warrant; Surgeons were commissioned officers.
At The Parish Church, Selkirk
IN MEMORY OF MAJOR GENER JOHN DUN
OF SHAWPARK HEICS
2 FEBRUARY 1845
AND OF DOROTHEA HENDERSON HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 2 JUNE 1861 AGED 64
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