William Allan
(1765-1831)
Alicia Hopkins
(Cir 1766-1828)

Alexander Allan
(1794-1871)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Rebecca Lowell Fraser

Alexander Allan

  • Born: 20 Jun 1794, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland UK
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca Lowell Fraser on 18 Jan 1836 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire Scotland 475
  • Died: 1 Feb 1871, 35 Gilmore Place, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland UK at age 76 475

  Research Notes:

Judy Mccutcheon notes:
Alexander Allan (William1), born 20 June 1794 in Edinburgh, Scotland, died 1 February 1871 in Melin Cottage, Church Lane, Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland, census 7 June 1841 in 35 Gilmore Place, St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, occupation 7 June 1841 Writer, census 31 March 1851 in 7 India Street, Edinburgh, occupation 31 March 1851 Writer, not in practice, census 5 April 1861 in Grange Loan Helen Cottage, St Cuthbert's, Newington, occupation 18 January 1836 Stationer, Edinburgh, occupation 5 April 1861 Retired Writer to the Signet, cause of death Congestion of Lungs, Prostate Cancer. Notes: When Alexander was born, the following was recorded in the Edinburgh Parochial Register: William Allan, Merchant, and Mrs Alicia Hopkins, his spouse, Old Church Parish, a son born 20th June 1794, named Alexander. Witnesses Thomas Hutchison and Alexander Allan, Merchant.

Alexander Allan became a Writer to the Signet on 15th January 1819. He was apprenticed to George Robertson. He was the third son of William Allan, Merchant, Edinburgh. He died 1st February 1871 and was married. (Source: Her Majestys Signet, Edinburgh, 1890)

When Alexander married Rebecca, the following was recorded in the Glasgow Parochial Registers, which brings a few questions up - 18 Jan 1836, Alexander Allan, Stationer in Edinburgh, married Rebecca Lowell Fraser, residing in Glasgow.

The 1841 has Alexander and Rebecca, along with William, their son, at Gilmore Place, Edinburgh. He is a Writer.

The 1851Census shows Rebecca a widow and, apart from their son, William residing with her, also present was Alexina, daughter, born in Glasgow in 1831.

When Alexina married in 1868, she stated that her deceased father was a Writer. When Alexander died in 1871, his niece stated that he was single, as did the previous census in 1861. Having said that, the index of Writers to the Signet provides the following:

So, everything agrees, except his marital status and the mis-information in 1836.

He married Rebecca Lowell Fraser, 18 January 1836 in Glasgow, Scotland, born 1797 in India (daughter of Charles Lowell-Fraser [1760 - 1841] and Isabella Campbell [1766 - 1851]), census 31 March 1851 in Cottages, Dunbar, Haddingtonshire, died 31 July 1859 in Ashton Terrace, Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, cause of death Cancer for many years.


Alexander married Rebecca Lowell Fraser on 18 Jan 1836 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire Scotland.475 (Rebecca Lowell Fraser was born in 1797 in India and died on 31 Jul 1859 in Ashton Terrace, Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland UK 475.)


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