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General Sir John Dalling, 1st Baronet (c. 1731 – 16 January 1798) was a British soldier and colonial administrator.

Dalling was the son of John Dalling, of Bungay, Suffolk, by his wife Anne, a daughter of Colonel William Windham of Earsham, Norfolk, who was the second son of William Windham I, of Felbrigg Hall. Colonel Windham's grandson, Joseph Windham of Earsham (1739-1810), died in 1810 at which point Dalling's heirs inherited that estate. Dalling was Governor of Jamaica from 1777 to 1782 and commander-in-chief of Madras (Fort St. George), from 1784 to 1786. He was made a Colonel of the 60th Foot in 1776, a Lieutenant-General in the Army in 1782, Colonel in the 37th Foot in 1783 and a full general in 1796. On 11 March 1783 he was created Baronet, of Burwood in the County of Surrey.

Dalling married secondly in 1770, Louisa, (d.1 824), daughter of Excelles Lawford, of Burwood, Surrey. Their only surviving son Sir William Windham Dalling, 2nd Bt, of Earsham, Norfolk, died in 1864, aged 89. The general's daughter and eventual heir, Anne Louise Dalling (d.1853), married, in 1808, the General the hon. Robert Meade, of Burrenwood and Rathfriland.


Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Trelawney
Governor of Jamaica, acting
Succeeded by
Sir Basil Keith
Preceded by
Sir Basil Keith
Governor of Jamaica
Succeeded by
Archibald Campbell
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
New creation
(of Burwood)
Succeeded by
William Windham Dalling


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