Known by his cousins the D’Arceys for his dancing, his brother Samuel for his ability to play music, Ralph Dopping was head of the local Crown forces at the battle of Granard.
Married Catherine Smyth, whose sister Mary married Phillip Corcoran, from whom we are descended, according to the Duignan Groupsheet.
John Dopping – Gaelic scholar, married Frances COTTINGHAM. Drowned in Lough Gowna. JP, saved Diamond in the sheep stealing case in Connemara, whose wife had ate the feet of their dead infant. Member of Longford Brunswick Club, a loyalist sectarian anti Catholic Emancipation group. Story in folklore commission that he tricked his way into Derrycassin by a deal over forestry and the D’Arceys, it was his grandfather who married the D’Arceys, a branch of whom had Derrycassin, but his seat was Ernehead. A JP.
Ralph Anthony Dopping Hepenstal
– married thrice, forst to Hepenstal, condition for which was the adaptation of the surname as he was broke. Secondly to Fox of Foxhall, a cruel woman who droive him into debt, and thirdly to his childrens nanny, under duress some say, but as to who is unknown. Died of suicide attempt while drunk according to local stories. In RDS. Subject of the Naked Protest at Derrycassin. A kind man.
James Henry Dopping
– married to (Helen?) Moore, notorius for evictions at Hill estate and the Adair estate in Donegal, and on behalf of the Scottish bank the tenants of his brothers estate in Longford, Jimmy Dopping is a typical cruel landlord.