The Dalglish Line

Second Generation

2. Marie Sophie "Mrs Dalglish" DE LAURET [scrapbook] (Auguste Pierre ) was born in 1854. She died in 1919.

Marie Sophie was the daughter of Auguste Pierre de Lauret (1810-1881), of the Court of Charles X of France,  who emigrated to New South Wales, via England, in the 1840s and eventually bought the Wynella estate.

After her first husband, James Dalglish died, she came to England and married William Bellasis. She financed the rental of large properties such as Lulworth Castle in Wiltshire, that was later destroyed by fire but still stands; and Sundorne Castle in Shropshire that was later raised to the ground for tax reasons. They used Sundorne to help soldiers recuperate from their injuries during the Great War, in which they lost three of their own sons and a son-in-law.

She honoured the Bellasis family's close association with the Oratorian Fathers by financing the central dome of the Brompton Oratory.
From: 'The London Oratory', Survey of London: volume 41: Brompton (1983), pp. 50-57. URL:  Date accessed: 07 January 2013:
"Gribble, who died in 1894 aged forty-seven, had greatly regretted the failure to construct his outer dome. (ref. 92)  The want was, in a manner, supplied when ‘a Client of Saint Philip’ (Mrs. Daglish-Bellasis  (ref. 93) ) offered to pay for it on the saint's tercentenary in 1895. The design was to be provided by the architect George Sherrin, who in 1894 had suggested an alternative domical finish to the flanking towers, (ref. 94)  but the lantern was designed by his young assistant, E. A. Rickards (Plate 37a). (ref. 95)  The steel-framed dome was built in 1895–6 to the silhouette, higher and steeper than Gribble had proposed, which shows so effectively from some of the quiet streets north of the Brompton Road."

Marie Sophie's sister, Anne Maria, married Edward Percy Simpson.

Marie Sophie's most striking feature was her jet black hair, the colour of which she mostly retained upto her death.

Mrs Dalglish married James Campsie DALGLISH, son of James DALGLISH and Alison PARK. James was born in 1843 in Strathallen, NSW, Australia. He died in 1888 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

They had the following children.

  3 M i
Alexander Augustus "Alex" DALGLISH was born in 1875. He died in 1926.

"In 1888 the Dalglishes went to England, young Alex then being only 12 years old. He received his education in England, and married when still in his early twenties and came back to Australia accompanied by his young wife, who was a close connection of Sir Walter Scott (great-great-granddaughter).

"Shortly after his return, the late Mr. Alex Dalglish purchased Pomeroy, which as a result of his energy and ability has become one of the soundest sheep-raising properties in the district.

"The deceased quickly achieved success as a pastoralist, going in extensively for the breeding of merino sheep. The Pomeroy flock is to-day, considered one of the finest in the State."

(Courtesy of the Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW))
Alex married Mary Josephine MAXWELL SCOTT. Mary was born in 1876 in Abbottsford, Melrose, Scotland. She died in 1922 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

She was the great-great-granddaughter of Sir Walter Scott. She died in a road accident near Sydney.
  4 F ii
Mary Josephine DALGLISH was born in 1879. She died in 1930.
+ 5 M iii Rear Admiral Robin Campsie DALGLISH CB was born in 1880. He died in 1934.
+ 6 M iv Capt Charles Antoine de Guerry DALGLISH was born in 1882. He died in 1914.
+ 7 F v Dorothy "Dot" DALGLISH was born in 1885. She died in 1923.
+ 8 M vi Lt Cmdr Kenneth Park DALGLISH was born in 1888. He died in 1923.

Mrs Dalglish also married William DALGLISH BELLASIS JP [scrapbook], son of Serjeant Edward BELLASIS and Elizabeth Jane GARNETT "Eliza", in 1892 in London. William was born in 1854. He died on 1 Jan 1941 in Goring-on-Thames, Oxon.

They had the following children.

  9 M vii
Capt. Philip Joseph BELLASIS [scrapbook] was born in 1893. He died on 24 Aug 1916 in Delville Wood, Longueval, France.

Wounded at Hooge 1915 Killed in action at Delville Wood, France

Served in the First World War with 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

Extract from The Tablet - 9 September 1916
We regret also to have to record the death, on the field of honour, of Captain Philip Bellasis, at the age of twenty-three. The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Dalglish-Bellasis, of Sundorne Castle, Shrewsbury, he matriculated at Merton College, Oxford, in the Lent Term of 1913, after receiving his early education at St. Anthony's, Eastbourne, and the Oratory School. He volunteered in the early days of the war, and received a commission in the Shropshire Light Infantry almost immediately. A year later he was wounded at Hooghe by a splinter from a shell and invalided home. He rejoined his regiment at the Front in April of the present year, and was killed in the fighting of the 24th of August. In the words of a young brother-officer he was struck by a fragment of shell "while gallantly leading his men from the German second line to the third, death being instantaneous. . . . We were all proud of him as our company commander, and everyone is cut up at his death." One of the chaplains, writing to his father, says :-" You have lost a noble son, deeply devoted to you, and we a delightful friend, beloved and respected by all, officers and men - a soldier with the spirit of the Crusaders, brave as a lion, and pious as a child. His example in camp was a sermon to officers and men."
+ 10 F viii Victoria Louisa "Louise" DALGLISH BELLASIS was born on 24 Dec 1896. She died in 1989.

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