Friday, June 27, 2014

Martha Dunlop nee Potts, Death 3 Apr 1930

The Straits Times, 5 April 1930, Page 11


Death of Col. S. Dunlop's Widow.

(From Our Own Correspondent.)

London, Apr. 4.

The Death has occurred at the age of 88, of Martha, the widow of the late Colonel Samuel Dunlop, R.A., C.M.G., who was Inspector-General of Police in Singapore in 1875.

In 1884 Colonel Dunlop was appointed Acting Resident Councillor in Penang.

The Straits Times, 29 April 1930, Page 20

London, April 3.

The death occurred today at Highgate in her 88th year of Mrs Dunlop, widow of Lieut-Colonel Samuel Dunlop, C.M.G., late Royal Artillery and of Singapore. Colonel Dunlop was Inspector-General of Police, S.S. in 1875. He took part as Commissioner in the Sungei Ujong expedition of 1874 and was appointed Special Commissioner for Perak affairs in 1875 after the murder of Mr. J. W. W. Birch. He performed many other valuable services besides his purely police duties and is frequently mentioned in "One Hundred Years of Singapore."

Samuel Dunlop, Death 28 Jun 1917, London

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 15 August 1917, Page 4


DUNLOP. - On the 28th June, at 74, Cromwell-avenue, Highgate, N. Colonel Samuel Dunlop, C.M.G. (retired Royal Artillery), late Inspector-General of Police, Straits Settlements, aged 79 years.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 16 August 1917, Page 102


Our Scottish correspondent notes the death at the age of 79 on some day not specified, in June, of Colonel Samuel Dunlop, C.M.G., formerly Inspector General of Police in the Straits, who has been on pension since Sept 3rd 1890. Colonel Dunlop was educated at Belfast University and Woolwich and commissioned in the R.A. on April 7th 1856, retiring as Colonel in 1882. He entered the service of the Colony in 1870 as acting Commissioner of Police, remaining in the Police save for a term of eighteen months just before his retirement, when he was President of the Singapore Municipality. He took part in the Perak expedition, and was Commissioner with the British forces sent to quell the disturbances in Sungei Ujong in 1874. On the murder of Mr. Birch he was appointed special commissioner temporarily for Perak Affairs. He organised the expedition which captured the Passir Salak stockade in Nov. 1875, later accompanying General Colborne's force up the Perak River and across the country to Kinta, then a long and dangerous journey. He returned to Singapore at the beginning of 1876, receiving the War Medal. He was also mentioned in despatches, and was made a C.M.G., in 1884.

Colonel Dunlop was the second District Grand master of the District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago, succeeding the late Mr. W. H. Read, and being followed by Sir Charles Warren. His daughter marred Mr. W. P. Waddell of Boustead & Co.

William Willens Willens, death 27 Jul 1903, East Sussex

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 22 August 1903, Page 5


The death is announced at 10, The Drive, Hove, Brighton, of Mr. W. W. Willans, who retired from the Colonial Treasureship here on pension in 1882, but who was well known to the older generation of Singapore residents. The deceased was a man of kindly nature, whose geniality and readiness to help others made him remembered by his old friends as a living prototype of Thackery's Col. Newcome. In Mr. Buckely's reminiscences it is noted that he was a nephew of Mr. Tom Church and he first came into the civil service as clerk in the Land Office. In the good old days, an official had to be ready to take charge of any work or department and the "Free Press" of 1849 noted though Mr. Willans was "a young gentleman of great activity" it was questioned how he could be expected to act as Coroner, Official Assignee, Chief Clerk to the Treasury, etc. However hard work never killed him, and he lived to complete forty years of varied and very valuable service, holding amongst other posts those of Magistrate for Singapore, Police Magistrate for Malacca, Official Assignee - the first to be appointed after the establishment of the Court for Insolvent Debtors in 1848 - Accountant General and Colonial Treasurer; he was a member from the first of the Executive and Legislative Councils after the transfer. He married Lucy, daughter of Governor Blundell, the elder sister of Mrs. Bruce Robertson, and had a large family, who however did not remain in the Straits after their childhood. He lived at Sunnyside, River Valley-rd a great part of his life, and at one time cultivated a nutmeg plantation of 1,000 acres near Tanglin Barracks. Much of his money was invested here, and his interests in the Settlement were very widespread; he took however little part in the general recreations of the community, his hobby being the cultivation of plants and flowers. By his death one more link which binds the colony to the old order of things, is snapped. Mr. Willans' record would appear to be unique for there are few civil servants who can boast after 40 years arduous service in the tropics, that they have been enabled to draw a pension for 21 years.

The Straits Times, 22 August 1903, Page 4


Willans. - On 27th July, at Hove, W. W. Willans, late Colonial Treasurer, Straits Settlements, aged 81 years.