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George Lloyd Alison Esquire

George Lloyd Alison was a wine merchant with businesses in Dundee and London. He had been a senior officer with the First Forfarshire (Dundee) Rifle Volunteers.

Subscription value in 1865:

£10

Relative to inflation up to 2018:

£1000

Relative to income compared to 2018:

£8000

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Personal details and history

Full name

George Lloyd Alison

Date of birth

06-06-1818[1]

Place of birth

Dundee[1]

Gender

Male

Marital status

Married[2][3]

Name of spouse

Jane (Ramsay)

Children

Catherine Ramsay; Robert William; Elizabeth Jane (Bessy); James Ramsay; George Lloyd; Harry Cecil; Alice Mary; Euphemia Eliza; Anne Georgina; Ethel S.; Susan;[4][5]

Home address

Hawkhill Place, Dundee [6](1846)
Terrace House, Nethergate St, Dundee[7] (1851)
Nethergate, The Terrace, Dundee[4] (1861)
The Terrace and Montpelier, Dundee[8] (1861)
145 Nethergate, Dundee[5] (1871)
Park Place House, Dundee[9] (1871)
Haverfield, Kewgreen, Surrey (1889/90)[10][11]
Montpelier, Elm Road, East Sheen, Surrey (1895/96)[12]
Redholme, Ferry Road, Teddington, Middlesex (1893/94)[13]

Latterly

Montpelier, St Leonard’s, Mortlake, Surrey (1895/96 until death in 1902)[14]

Age at death:

84 years

Place of death:

Surrey[15]

Date of death:

03-08-1902[15]

Buried:

Mortlake, St Mary, Surrey[16]

Affiliations, clubs, offices and related subscribers

Religious affiliation

Unknown

Political affiliation

Unknown

Clubs / societies

President: Dundee Wine, Spirit and Beer Trade Association:[17] Director: Public Baths, West Protection Wall:[18] Director: Life Association of Scotland:[19] Director: Dundee and Newtyle Railway(until 1880):[20] Committee member: Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Dundee Branch:[21] Committee member: Dundee Public Library (listed as Major Alison):[22]

Public offices

Major 1st Forfarshire (Dundee) Rifle Volunteers, also listed as Lieutenant Colonel in 1867:[23] Justice of the Peace:[24]

Related subscribers

Subscriber 77 – Fullerton & Davidson – James Fullerton was a lieutenant in the First Forfarshire (Dundee) Rifle Volunteers in which George Lloyd Alison was Lt. Col. in 1867-68.

Career and worklife

Occupation

Wine Merchant

Employment

Owner

Place of work

Wine Merchant

Work address

20 Nethergate, Dundee[6]

18 High Street' Dundee[25]

14 Panmure Street' Dundee (from 1867/8)[9]

59 Haymarket, London[12]

Career to date:

At the time of his marriage in 1844, George Lloyd Alison was in the service of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.[2]

More information

George Lloyd Alison was a wine merchant in Dundee and in London. His Dundee address is variously listed as “Terrace House,” “The Terrace” and 145 Nethergate. Today 145 Nethergate is a Category B listed building in a lane behind the Morgan Tower on the north side of the Nethergate.

His address is also listed as Montpelier, Forfar, which, according to the 1845 Statistical Account of Scotland, was owned by John Alison.[26] In 1857 George Lloyd Alison is listed as ‘proprietor.’[27]

The shop at 18 High Street seems to have stood in what is now City Square.

The wine shop was advertised regularly in the Dundee Courier classified advertisements. In 1870, for example, the company was advertising newly imported Hungarian wine.[28]

The 1881 Census lists George Lloyd Alison as staying with his daughter Catherine and her husband Thomas Kinnear at Claypots (sic) Road, Dundee. His occupation is given as J.P. and wine merchant.[24] His wife and several of his children are listed as living at 58 Holland Road, Kensington in the same census.[29]. As he seems to have been simultaneously running the wine business in both Dundee and London, it seems possible that he was staying with his daughter while working in Dundee. By the time of the 1891 census, the family was living in London.[11]

In 1895, the Dundee Courier reported that George Lloyd Alison, wine and spirit merchant, of Elm Road, East Sheen, Surrey, had successfully applied to convert his licence for 14 Panmure Street to a grocer’s certificate.[30]

In 1899, George Lloyd Alison set up a trust for his children, selling shares in his property in Dundee[31] which may account for the fact that on his death, he left the sum of £7 16s 8d[15]

Sources

  1. Old Parish Registers. Dundee. Births. 6 June 1818. 282/100 277. Scotland’s People website.
  2. Dundee Courier, Issue 1469, Tuesday, 29 October 1844, p.2, column 4. British Library Newspapers Part II 1800-1900. National Library of Scotland website.
  3. Old Parish Registers. Dundee. Marriages. 18 October 1844. 282/230 136. Scotland’s People website.
  4. 1861 Census Scotland. Second District Dundee. 282/2 ED14. Ancestry website.
  5. 1871 Census Scotland. St Peter, Dundee. 282/1 ED1A. Ancestry website. (Name wrongly recorded as Allison in 1871 census)
  6. Post Office Dundee Directory 1846-1847, p.79. National Library of Scotland website.
  7. 1851 Census Scotland. Dundee. 282 ED77 p.43. Ancestry website.
  8. Post Office Dundee Directory 1861-1862, p.109.  National Library of Scotland website.
  9. Post Office Dundee Directory 1871-1872, p.64. National Library of Scotland website.
  10. Post Office Dundee Directory 1889-90, p.133. National Library of Scotland website.
  11. 1891 Census England. Kew, Richmond. Public Record Office ref. RG12/622. ED25. Ancestry website.
  12. Post Office Dundee Directory 1895-1896, p.144. National Library of Scotland website.
  13. Post Office Dundee Directory 1893-1894, p.134. National Library of Scotland website.
  14. Post Office Dundee Directory 1895-1896, p.144.  National Library of Scotland website.
  15. London, England. England and Wales, National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Administration 1856-1966. Ancestry website.
  16. Church of England burials, 1813-1987. Parish of Mortlake, Surrey. 9 August 1902, p. 47. Ancestry website.
  17. Dundee Courier & Argus, Issue 3849, Thursday,  7 December 1865. British Library Newspapers Part II 1800-1900. National Library of Scotland website.
  18. Post Office Dundee Directory, 1864-1865, p.50. National Library of Scotland website.
  19. Post Office Dundee Directory 1864-1865, adverts, Insurance, p.lxix . National Library of Scotland website.
  20. The Northern Warder and bi-weekly Courier and Argus, Issue 8379, 28 May, 1880, p.2, column 5. British Library Newspapers Part II 1800-1900. National Library of Scotland website.
  21. Post Office Dundee Directory 1864-1865, p.15. National Library of Scotland website.
  22. Post Office Dundee Directory 1864-1865, p.30. National Library of Scotland website.
  23. Post Office Dundee Directories 1864-1865, p.48 and 1867-68, p.47. National Library of Scotland website.
  24. 1881 Census Scotland. St Andrew, Dundee. 282/4. ED41.  Ancestry website.
  25. Post Office Dundee Directory 1858-1859, p.100. National Library of Scotland website.
  26. (1845)New Statistical Account of Scotland, v XI, Kincardine-Forfar. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and sons. P.15.
  27. Scottish Post Office Directory: Directory to Noblemen and Gentlemen’s seats, villages etc. In Scotland. 1857, p110. National Library of Scotland website.
  28. Dundee Courier & Argus, Issue 5129, Saturday, 8 January, 1870, p.1. British Library Newspapers Part II 1800-1900. National Library of Scotland website.
  29. 1881 Census England. Kensington, Kensington Town. ED 20a. Ancestry website.
  30. Dundee Courier & Argus, Issue 13034, Wednesday, 10 April, 1895, p.4. British Library Newspapers Part II 1800-1900. National Library of Scotland website.
  31. Dundee Courier & Argus, Issue 1441, Saturday, 2 September 1899, p.3. British Library Newspapers Part II 1800-1900. National Library of Scotland website.

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