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i66 DEBRETT'S ILLUSTRATED BARONETAGE. In 1641 Sir William Dick, M. P., of Braid, N.B., received the honor of knighthood : he was then worth .200,000, and advanced for the service of King Charles I. ^52,418 12^. t,d., on the security of noblemen of high rank. Upon the bonds being put in execution for payment, an Act was passed, declaring the consideration in all the bonds to be a public debt, and absolving the sureties. Parliament, however, in 1640, passed an Act for securing public faith ; and, out of .300,000 "for the relief of our brethren in Scotland, "Sir William was to have had 40,000, but out of which he only received 5,600. In addition to the moneys advanced, Sir William lost greatly during the Commonwealth. The hardship of the case made an impression in high quarters, and on the gth of May, 1648, an Act was passed granting Sir William the excise on wine for three years. An attempt was also made to get a definite amount paid off the debt out of a sum provided for the arrears of the army ; but all that was forthcoming was f, 1,000, and this not until 1653. Sir William then endeavoured to enforce payment from those whose bonds he held as counter-security, but fresh Acts were passed declaring the debts to be due from the- public. Whilst matters were in this state the claimant died, but the case of his family was brought before Charles II., who authorised the payment of an annuity 0^132 to Sir William's family, and the pension was continued to his descendants until 1845. Although the style of baronet has been assumed by each successive generation, there is not any record of a baronetcy having been granted either to Sir William Dick (ante) or to any of his successors. Dick-Cunyngham, see Cunyngham. Dick-Lauder. see Lauder. Dickson-Poynder, see Poynder. DILKE, Creation 1862, of Sloane Street, Chelsea. Right Hon. Sir CHARLES WENTWORTH DILKE,. P.O., M.P., 2nd Baronet; b. 1843 > s - his father, Sir CHARLES WENTWORTH, M.P., 1869; ed. at Trin. Hall, Camb. (LL.B. 1866, LL.M. 1869); Bar. Middle Temple 1866; is proprietor of the AthentEwn and of Notes and Queries, part proprietor of the Gardeners' Chronicle, and author of "Greater Britain," and other works; sat as M.P. for Chelsea (Z) 1868-86, when he was defeated ; elected for Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean Div. (LG) 1892 ; was Under Sec. for Foreign Affairs 1880-82, and Pres. of Local Govt. Board 1882-5 : m. 1st, 1872, Katherine Mary Eliza, who d. 1874, only da. of the late Arthur Gore Sheil,. Esq. ; 2ndly, 1885, Emilia Francis, da. of the late Major Strong., and widow of the Rev. Mark Pattison, R. of Lincoln Coll., Oxford, and has issue by 1st marriage. ^rms Quarterly of nine : ist, gules, a lion rampant per pale argent and or ; 2nd, argent, a mullet gules ; 3rd, sable a chevron between three leopards heads or ; 4th, argent, a cross grady and conjoined sable ; 5th, paly of six argent and gules a bend counterchanged sable ; 6th, gules, on a bend argent three escallops azure ; 7th, paly of six argent and sable on a bend gules, three mullets argent ; 8th, quarterly : argent and gules on a bend sable, between two fretts or, three escallops of the first ; gth, ermine two chevrons sable. Crtst A dove proper. Residences -76, Sloane Street, S.W. ; Pyrford, Surrey ; Dockett Eddy, Shepperton, Middlesex ; La Sainte Campagne, Cap Brun, Toulon. Clubs Reform, Devonshire, National Liberal, Burlington, Cobden. Son living CHARLES WENTWORTH, b. Sept. igth, !8 74 . Collateral Branch living. Issue of the late Ashton Wentworth Dilke, Esq., M.P,, 2nd son of ist baronet, b. 1850, d. 1883: m. ist, 1876, Margaret Mary [(now of 23, Hyde Park Gate, S.W.); she m. 2ndly, 1891, William Russell Cooke, Esq.], da. of T. Eustace Smith, Esq. [see Hamilton-Dalrymple, Bart., colls.]: Fisher Wentworth, t>. 1877. Clement Wentworth, h. 1878. Sybil Mary Wentworth. The ist baronet took a prominent part in the International Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862, and sat as M.P. for Wallingford (L) 1865-8. DILLON, Creation 1801, of Lismullen, Meath. Sir JOHN Fox DILLON, 7th Baronet, and a Baron of the Holy Roman Empire; b. 1843; s. his father, Sir JOHN, 1875 ; ed. at Magdalen Coll., Camb. ; formerly Hon. Major 5th Batn. Prince of Wales's Leinster Regt. (Roy. Canadians), and a J.P. and D.L. for co. Meath : m. 1879, Marion Louisa, da. of the late Robert Stewart Dykes, Esq. 5rms Quarterly : ist and 4th argent, a lion passan between three cresce nts gules ; 2nd and 3rd, argent, a lion, rampant gules, debruised by a fesse azure, between three crescents, each with an estoile between the horns, of the Whilst I breathe I hope. Sec ? n , d ' DU ^' st - n ? chapeau gules turned up ermine. a falcon rising argent, beaked legged and bellied or npporttrs Two leopards reguardant. .Spflotto obcr Cnst " Auxilium ab alto" (Help from on higli). Seat Lismullen, Navan, co. Meath. Clubs Kildare Street, Junior United Service