ALLAN FAMILY HISTORY
Younger and Allan family memorials, Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfriesshire
Younger family memorial, Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfriesshire
WILLIAM ALLAN, candlemaker, of Prestonpans (parish church), East Lothian, m. 3 Jul 1740 at Tranent (parish church), East Lothian, HELEN, bapt 24 Jul 1720 at Tranent, dau of ALEXANDER COWAN, candlemaker, of Tranent and his wife JEAN (née ARESKINE). On 8 Dec 1762 William acquired property in Prestonpans from Margaret, Grizzel and Ann Warden; on 1 Dec 1798 his eldest son Alexander was seized ‘in 2 houses with the Brewerie and piece of ground thereto belonging and little house next to the Brewerie in Prestonpans’; Alexander Allan sold this property on 19 Aug 1801. William Allan d. before 1798 having had issue:
1. ALEXANDER, of whom presently.
2. George, b. 22 Jan 1748/49, bapt 29 Jul 1749 at Prestonpans (witnesses Alexander Cowan, Alexander Allan).
3. William, merchant and draper, of 1 Leopold Place, Edinburgh, probably admitted as a burgess and gild brother of Edinburgh on 25 Mar 1782, b. 19 Aug 1750, bapt 26 Aug 1750 at Prestonpans (witnesses Alexander Cowan, Alexander Allan), m. 25 Oct 1781 at St. James’s, Piccadilly, Alicia, probably dau of Francis Hopkins of Darvistown, Co. Westmeath, Ireland and his wife Mary Jane (née Forster) and was buried in the grave of Alexander Allan, Esq., on 1 Jun 1831 having had issue:
a. William, Captain, 34th Madras Native Infantry, unmarried, b. 12 Mar 1789 in Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh, bapt 16 Mar 1791 in Edinburgh (witnesses Alexander Allan, Thomas Hutchison), killed in action at Kaiklu, near Rangoon, Burma on 7 Oct 1824 (Madras will dated 16 Aug 1824 and proved 10 Dec 1824).
b. Richard, Captain, 41st Madras Native Infantry, b. 16 Dec 1791 in Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh, bapt 9 Apr 1793 in Edinburgh (witnesses Alexander Allan, Thomas Hutchison), lived ‘with a native woman named Panpah’ according to his will, d. 26 Jan 1831 at Madras and was buried at St. Mary’s, Madras on 27 Jan 1831 (Madras will dated 22 Feb 1830 and proved 5 Apr 1831) having had issue by Panpah:
1. William, living in 1830.
2. Richard, living in 1830.
1. Helen, living in 1830.
2. Emma, living in 1830.
3. Harriet, d. 25 Apr 1831, aged 9, at Vepery.
4. Mary Anne, living in 1830.
5. Alicia, living in 1830.
6. Matilda, living in 1830.
c. Alexander, W.S. (Writer to the Signet) (signature), of 1 Leopold Place, Edinburgh, b. 20 Sep 1794 in Edinburgh, bapt 12 Oct 1796 in Edinburgh (witnesses Alexander Allan, Thomas Hutchison), apprenticed to George Robertson, W.S. from 15 Jan 1819, d. unmarried 1 Feb 1871 at Helen Cottage, Church Lane, Morningside, Edinburgh.
a. Sarah Harriet, of Underwood, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire and later of 50 Melville Street, Edinburgh, bapt 4 Apr 1783 in Edinburgh, m. Thomas Johnstone, S.S.C. (Solicitor in the Supreme Court), President of the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Court in 1836, of Underwood and 37 Albany Street, Edinburgh, grandson of Robert Johnstone, merchant, of Gillenbrerigg. He d. 14 Jan 1849 at Underwood (Edinburgh will dated 25 Nov 1847 and proved 8 May 1849) and she d. 22 May 1873 at 50 Melville Street (Edinburgh will dated 29 Mar 1860 and proved 23 Jun 1873) having had issue:
1. Thomas, b. 29 Nov 1812 in Edinburgh, educ Edinburgh Academy, d. before 1847.
2. William, of 37 Albany Street, admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland on 19 Feb 1836, b. 21 Sep 1814 in Edinburgh, educ Edinburgh Academy, d. 10 May 1848.
3. Robert, of 50 Melville Street, Edinburgh, b. circa 1825 in Edinburgh, d. unmarried 3 Apr 1889 at 50 Melville Street.
1. Alicia Harriet, of 16 Melville Street, Edinburgh, b. 4 Apr 1811 in Edinburgh, m. 5 Mar 1850 in Edinburgh as his second wife, Mungo Johnstone Martin, M.D. (Edinburgh University), sometime of Singapore, son of William Martin, solicitor, and his wife Sophia (née Aitchison). He d. 29 Nov 1887 at 16 Melville Street and she d. 2 Mar 1895 at Ardencraig, Rothesay, Isle of Bute having had issue.
2. Margaret, of 50 Melville Street, Edinburgh, b. 16 Aug 1816 in Edinburgh, d. unmarried 9 Jan 1901 at 50 Melville Street.
3. Helen, of Rammerscales, Dalton, Dumfriesshire, m. 18 Mar 1839 at St. Mary’s, Edinburgh, William Bell Macdonald, J.P., Surgeon, R.N., only son of Donald Macdonald and his wife Mary (née Bell). See MACDONALD of RAMMERSCALES – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1937 Edition. He d. 5 Dec 1862 and she d. 26 Mar 1898 at Cheltenham having had issue: 3 sons and 2 daus.
4. Mary Bell, of 50 Melville Street, Edinburgh, b. circa 1821 in Edinburgh, d. unmarried 4 Jun 1896 at 50 Melville Street.
5. Anne Allan, of 50 Melville Street, Edinburgh, b. circa 1823 in Edinburgh, d. unmarried 3 Mar 1885 at 50 Melville Street.
b. Helen, b. 2 Feb 1785, bapt 22 Jul 1785 in Edinburgh (witnesses Alexander Allan, Thomas Hutchison).
c. Mary Ann, b. 21 Sep 1798, bapt 30 Oct 1798 in Edinburgh (witnesses Alexander Allan, Thomas Hutchison).
4. James, b. 24 Sep 1752, bapt 1 Oct 1752 at Prestonpans (witnesses Alexander Cowan, Alexander Allan).
1. Helen, b. 12 Jun 1741 at Prestonpans (witnesses Robert Skirvine, John Taylor).
2. Jean, b. 29 Oct 1743 at Prestonpans (witnesses Robert Pillans, James Halket).
3. Margaret, b. 29 Jun 1745, bapt 7 Jul 1745 at Prestonpans (witnesses Alexander Cowan, Alexander Allan).
ALEXANDER ALLAN of Hillside and Glen, b. 24 Mar 1746/47, bapt 29 Mar 1747 at Prestonpans (witnesses Alexander Cowan, Alexander Allan), m. 11 Oct 1787 (marriage contract dated 9 Aug 1788) in Edinburgh, ANN, bapt 19 Aug 1767 at St. Cuthbert’s, Carlisle, dau of THOMAS LOSH, calico printer, of Carlisle and his wife ANN, dau of WILLIAM NIXON. See Losh Family History and monumental inscription in St. Cuthbert’s. He was admitted as a burgess of Edinburgh on 8 Apr 1772 and a gild brother on 5 Apr 1775, founded Alexander Allan & Co. (Bankers) of 40 Princes Street and 126 High Street, Edinburgh circa 1776 and matriculated his Arms at the Court of the Lord Lyon on 20 Feb 1813. He had a town house at 20 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, which was purchased from Major General Alexander Dixon of Mount Annan and a country estate of 3,500 acres at Glen, near Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, which was purchased from John Plenderleith for £10,500 in 1796 and sold to Charles Tennant (later Sir Charles), ancestor of the Lords Glenconner of Glen, for £33,140 in 1852. The Hillside Estate, consisting of a house with 6 acres, 3 roods and 11 falls of land situated south and east of Calton Hill, Edinburgh was purchased from James Grant, merchant, of Edinburgh, on 20 Dec 1785. The land had originally been acquired from the Governors of George Heriot’s Hospital. The Hillside Estate was developed by William Henry Playfair as part of the second New Town of Edinburgh in 1821-23 and the family retained the feu duties and acquired the freehold of a number of houses in Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh. Alexander Allan was painted by Sir Henry Raeburn while, at the same time, his wife Ann and their youngest dau Matilda were painted together by Raeburn – both paintings were sold in 1908. He d. 11 Dec 1825 (P.C.C. will dated 4 Jan 1823 and proved 3 Aug 1826) at his house in Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh and she d. 10 Jul 1846 (Edinburgh will dated 7 Aug 1833 and proved 5 Jul 1847) and they were both buried in the Old Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh in the plot purchased in Jan 1790 (Alexander Allan's Burying Ground) having had issue (with six other children who died in infancy):
1. William, J.P. (signature), Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1829-31, of 11 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh and Glen, later of 7 Chichester Terrace, Brighton, Sussex, b. 20 Aug 1788 in Hillside, Edinburgh, bapt 23 Aug 1788 at St. Cuthbert’s by Rev Moodie, Edinburgh, admitted as a burgess and gild brother of Edinburgh on 12 Sep 1817, member of the Council of the Royal Company of Archers, member of the Pitt Club, m. 1 Aug 1829 at Loughton, Essex by Rev Anthony Hamilton, Archdeacon of Taunton and Rector of Loughton, Elizabeth, b. 28 Jun 1794, bapt 23 Jul 1794 at St. Peter’s, Leeds, widow of Richard Wormald of Cookridge Hall, Adel, West Yorkshire (who d. 10 Jan 1823 having been burned to death while reading in bed) and eldest dau of Benjamin Gott of Armley House, Leeds and his wife Elizabeth, dau of William Rhodes of Wentbridge and Abdy. See GOTT formerly of ARMLEY – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1969 Edition. After his father’s death William had Glen House rebuilt to a design by William Henry Playfair and the estate landscaped but, as a result of large balances owing to Alexander Allan & Co., he had to move to Boulogne in France, where he was living as a ‘remittance man’ in 1853-54: despite the sale of Glen (see above), the sum of £12,201 17s 7d was still outstanding on 7 Jun 1854. He d.s.p. 6 Jul 1868 (Will dated 11 Jul 1867 and proved 24 Oct 1868) at Brighton, she d. 26 Oct 1880, aged 86, at 27 Sussex Square, London and they were both buried in Overdean Cemetery, Brighton.
2. Thomas, banker, of Alexander Allan & Co., of 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh and Somerset Cottage, Camberwell, London, b. 27 Sep 1794 in Edinburgh, admitted as a burgess and gild brother of Edinburgh on 12 Sep 1817, who had natural issue by Isabella Smith or Catherine McDearmid:
a. Bruce, Sergeant, 74th Highlanders, based in Fermoy, Ireland in 1853, Pay Clerk to the City of Glasgow in 1858, b. Dec 1832, m. 2 Jul 1857 in Edinburgh, Isabella, b. 15 Jan 1833 on Shapinsay, Orkney, dau of William Mitchell, storekeeper, of 55 Queen Street, Edinburgh and his wife Margaret (née Hepburn). She lived later at Fairfield House, Falkirk and 201 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh and d. 10 Oct 1899 in Edinburgh (Will dated 23 Sep 1899 and proved 28 Oct 1899) having had issue:
1. Thomas Sprot, L.R.C.S.Edin., L.R.C.P.Edin., L.F.P.S.Glasg., Lieutenant Colonel, R.A.M.C. (Territorial Forces), of Court Lodge Cottage, East Farleigh, Kent, b. 20 Apr 1858 at 69 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow, served in South Africa 1901/02 (Queen’s Medal with five clasps), surgeon, R.M.S. Appam (captured by the German armed merchant ship Moewe on 15 Jan 1916), Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd., m. 19 Nov 1884 at St. Martin, Coney Street, York, Frances Josephine, bapt 18 Jan 1863 at Laxfield, Suffolk, dau of Henry Gramshaw, M.R.C.S., to whom he was Medical Assistant, d. 16 Sep 1929 at West Derby, Liverpool (Will dated 20 Feb 1929 and proved 24 Oct 1929) and was buried in Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool on 19 Sep 1929 having had issue:
a. Kenneth Bruce, M.B., B.S.Durh., West African Medical Service, Captain, R.A.M.C. 1916-19, Senior Medical Officer, The Gambia, Assistant Director Medical Services, Nigeria, later of 27 Kenilworth Road and 11 St. Mary’s Road, Leamington Spa, b. 1885 at Stillington, Yorkshire, m. 1stly 28 Apr 1921 at St. John’s, Tunbridge Wells, Hermione Annie Victoria, dau of Frederick William Bouvier, engineer, of 6 Grosvenor Gardens, Tunbridge Wells and had issue:
1. Ronald Hamilton Bruce, of Ombersley, Worcestershire and later of 4B Queen’s Drive, Malvern, b. 16 Jan 1925 at 2 Cumberland Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, served in the Second World War, attended but did not complete medical school, went as a tea planter to Assam, managed the Clachaig Inn, Glencoe, later Regional Secretary, Arthritis and Rheumatism Council, m. 2ndly 31 Mar 1983 at Worcester Register Office, Joyce Margaret (later Bayton), dau of William Ernest Pollard. She was b. 30 Dec 1920, d. 1989 and was buried at Ombersley and he d.s.p. 25 Feb 1996 (Will dated 10 Nov 1995 and proved 22 Apr 1996).
He m. 2ndly 30 Jun 1945, Ena Maud Henrietta, elder dau of George Brett-Gardner of Bishop Itchington, Leamington Spa. He d. 11 May 1955 (Will dated 8 Sep 1945 and proved 4 Jul 1955) and she d.s.p. 2 Nov 1991 at Bridge House, Chilsworthy, Gunnislake.
a. Mary, b. 7 Aug 1825, m. 2 Jun 1851 at Acomb, near York, Rev John Robin, b. 13 Dec 1820, educ Edinburgh University, Minister of Burntisland, Fife 1849-73, son of Robert Robin, farmer, and his wife Sarah (née Adam). She d. 22 Nov 1887 and he d. 8 Dec 1891 having had issue: 2 sons and 2 daus.
b. Catherine, of Plantation House, Acomb, m. 28 Oct 1848 at York, Captain John Augustus Keyt, 85th Foot (retired circa 1853), only child of Lieutenant Colonel John Thomas Keyt, C.B., 51st and 84th Foot, who was severely wounded near Lezaca in the Pyrenees on 31 Aug 1813 and commanded the light troops of Colonel Mitchell’s Brigade at the battle of Waterloo, and his wife Mary (née King).
He m. 14 Feb 1853 at St. George’s, Hanover Square, Anne, dau of Lawrence Tweedie, farmer, and his wife Janet (née Murray). He d. 19 Jul 1854 (Edinburgh will dated 3 Aug 1853 and proved 21 Oct 1854) at Trinity, near Edinburgh (and she m. 2ndly 13 Jan 1856 at 13 Duncan Street, Drummond Place, Edinburgh, Alexander Bain Wallace, teacher of music, who d. 11 Jun 1904 in London, son of Paul Wallace, teacher of music, and his wife Sarah (née Hodkinson)) and she d.s.p. 30 Dec 1874 and they were both buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh (Thomas & Anne Allan grave photograph).
3. ALEXANDER, of whom presently.
4. George, Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Foot, formerly of 18th Light Dragoons, had his portrait painted by Sir Henry Raeburn, b. 7 Oct 1798, appointed Ensign, 18th Light Dragoons on 17 Apr 1817, Lieutenant, 7th Foot from 17 Jul 1823, Captain, 5th Foot from 1 Oct 1825, Major, 5th Foot from 1 Oct 1829, on half pay from 6 Jun 1834, m. 22 Nov 1854 at Easter Duddington House, Isabella, eldest dau of William Younger, brewer, of Craigielands, Dumfriesshire, and his wife Isabella (née Johnston). See YOUNGER of AUCHEN CASTLE, Baronet – Burke’s Peerage. He d.s.p. 2 Jan 1881 at 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh and she d. 10 Apr 1911, aged 81, at 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh and they were both buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh (grave photograph).
1. Mary Ann, b. 1 Dec 1790, d. Dec 1793.
2. Helen, of 4 Hillside Crescent (image), Edinburgh, who also lived at Drummore with her sister Anne, b. 10 Jul 1792 in Edinburgh, d. unmarried 29 Jul 1856 (Edinburgh will dated 2 May 1854 and proved 12 Jan 1857). In 1822 the Wagering Book of the Old Edinburgh Club contained the entry: ‘That she shall be married before the next meeting. She was not.’
3. Anne, b. 8 Mar 1800, m. 1 Nov 1822 at Inveresk, Midlothian, William Aitchison, J.P., son of William Aitchison of Drummore, Musselburgh and his wife Jane, eldest dau of James Mylne of Lenridge and brother of General Sir John Aitchison, G.C.B., Colonel of the Scots Fusilier Guards 1870-75. See the Aitchison family monument in Inveresk Churchyard (monument photograph). He d. 17 Jan 1846 at Drummore and she d. 24 Apr 1871 having had issue:
a. William, D.L., J.P., Colonel, Scots Fusilier Guards, b. 7 Apr 1827 at Linkfield, educ Loretto, Edinburgh Academy, Winchester, served with 1st Battalion, 91st Foot in South Africa from Dec 1845 to Mar 1847 and his horse was shot under him on 22 May 1846, served on Musselburgh and Inveresk School Boards and on Inveresk and Prestonpans Parish Councils, m. 16 Feb 1871 at Cirencester, Alice Mary Jane, dau of Thomas William Chester-Master, D.L., J.P., M.P., and his wife Catherine Elizabeth (née Cornewall). See CHESTER-MASTER of THE ABBEY and formerly of KNOLE PARK – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1965 Edition. He d. 23 Sep 1911 at Drummore and she d. 11 Jul 1924 having had issue:
1. Rev William, M.A., Vicar of Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, b. 4 Mar 1876 at Drummore, educ Winchester, Oriel College, Oxford, admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland on 19 Dec 1902, m. 4 Jun 1907 at St. James’s, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, Anna Helen, dau of James Stirling, D.L., J.P., of Garden House, Port of Menteith and his wife Anna Selina (née Gartside-Tipping). See STIRLING of GARDEN – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1972 Edition. He d. 24 May 1950 and she d. 20 Apr 1963, aged 82.
1. Katherine Anne H., b. 14 Jun 1873 at the Abbey, Cirencester, d. 1924.
2. Anne Maud, of Verlands, Painswick, Gloucestershire, b. 13 May 1877 at Drummore, m. 5 Jun 1918 at St. Peter’s, Eaton Square, Edgar Berkeley, 4th Baron Gifford, of Bourne Stream, Wootton-under-Edge, son of Robert Francis, 2nd Baron Gifford and his wife Frederica Charlotte, dau of 1st Baron Fitzhardinge. See GIFFORD – Burke’s Peerage. He d. 29 Jan 1937 and she d. 24 Feb 1956 having had issue.
b. Alexander Allan, Captain, 73rd Foot, b. 4 Jul 1831, educ Edinburgh Academy, retired from the Army in 1860, d. unmarried 12 Jun 1860 at Drummore.
a. Anne Mary, b. 24 Sep 1823, m. 29 Apr 1851 at Drummore, William Ewart, son of William Gott, J.P., of Wyther Grange, Yorkshire and his wife Margaret, dau of William Ewart and d. 9 Jun 1900 at 5 Granby Terrace, Harrogate having had issue. See GOTT formerly of ARMLEY – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1969 Edition. Lieutenant General William Henry Ewart Gott, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. and bar, M.C., Commander-designate, 8th Army, who was killed in action on 7 Aug 1942, was a grandson of this marriage.
b. Jane, b. 5 Apr 1829, m. 27 Jul 1868 at Drummore, Rev William Lyon Wilson, M.A., Minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Musselburgh, son of Francis Wilson, merchant, and his wife Dorothy (née Mitchell). He d. 1 Apr 1902 at 92 Findhorn Place, Edinburgh having had issue:
1. Rev Allan Aitchison, M.A., Minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Strichen, near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, b. 2 Aug 1870 at 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, educ Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh and Tűbingen Universities, d. unmarried 21 Jan 1929.
2. Rev Alexander Clement Francis William, B.A., Minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Leswalt, Stranraer, later of 10 Belgrave Place, Edinburgh, b. 21 Dec 1871, educ Edinburgh Academy, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, m. Anne Fenwick Warton, retired on 1 Oct 1925 and d. 24 Jul 1940.
c. Helen Margaret, of 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, b. 19 Jul 1834, d. unmarried 4 Aug 1916 at 14 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh.
4. Jane, b. 12 Dec 1801, d. unmarried 1 Oct 1827 (Edinburgh administration dated 28 Dec 1828).
5. Mary, b. 26 Jan 1805, d. unmarried 7 Jan 1823.
6. Margaret, of 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, b. 23 Sep 1806, d. unmarried 23 Jan 1851 (Edinburgh will dated 1 Jan 1850 and proved 26 Apr 1861).
7. Matilda, of 29 York Place, Edinburgh, b. 26 Aug 1808, m. 25 Mar 1834 in Edinburgh, Robert Allan, F.R.S.E., J.P., b. 12 Nov 1806, admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland on 11 Jul 1829, later a stockbroker, son of Thomas Allan of 19 Charlotte Square and Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh and his wife Christian, dau of Colonel George Smith of Burnhall, County Durham. He d. 6 Jun 1863 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, she d. 5 Oct 1872 and they were both buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh (Robert & Matilda grave photograph) having had issue:
a. Thomas Henry, merchant, of Madras and of T.H. Allan & Co., of 17 Gracechurch Street, London, b. 26 Feb 1837, educ Edinburgh Academy, m. 3 May 1862 at St. George’s Cathedral, Madras, Ann, dau of James Sanderson, H.E.I.C.S., Inspector-General of Hospitals, and his wife Eliza, dau of John Ross. He d. 19 Jan 1885 at 33 Princes’s Square, London, she d. 20 May 1908 and they were both buried in Kensal Green Cemetery having had issue:
1. Robert Henry, b. 2 Mar 1863, d. 21 Sep 1863 and was buried at St. Andrew’s, Madras on 22 Sep 1863.
2. Alick George Sanderson, civil and hydraulic engineer, Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, of 1340 Garfield Street, Denver, Colorado, b. 8 Apr 1867, bapt 4 Jun 1867 at St. Andrew’s, Madras, emigrated to the United States in 1884, m. Caroline Hatch and d. 1929 having had issue:
a. Thomas Henry, b. 11 Nov 1895 in Nebraska, m. Alice Dawson. He d. 19 Dec 1980 and she d. 15 Jan 1988 having had issue: 3 sons and 1 dau.
b. Walter James, b. 1900 in Kansas, m. 1stly Josephine Perry and had issue: 3 sons. He m. 2ndly Jane Broadway.
a. Anne Margaret, of 1340 Garfield Street, Denver, Colorado, b. 1891 in Nebraska, m. Arthur J. Heister and had issue: 2 sons and 1 dau.
b. Ethel, b. 1893, d. 1901.
3. Harold Mackenzie, b. 3 Nov 1868, bapt 30 Dec 1868 at St. Andrew’s, Madras, emigrated to the United States in 1886, m. Emily Hatch and had issue:
a. Marjorie, b. 1894.
b. Jessie, b. 1896, m. Hal Petrie and had issue: 1 dau.
4. Percy Stuart, D.S.O., Lieutenant Colonel, The Gordon Highlanders, Temporary Brigadier-General, Commander, 155th Infantry Brigade, of Fouracre House, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, b. 11 Dec 1874 in Edinburgh, at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst with Winston Churchill in 1894, served in the Tirah 1897-98, in South Africa 1899-1902 (wounded at Doornkop on 29 May 1900), in Egypt, Palestine, France and Belgium 1914-18 (D.S.O. 1 Jan 1918, wounded at Mons on 23 Aug 1914), retired from the Army on 14 May 1919, m. 24 Dec 1914 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Evelyn, widow of Sir Eldon Gorst, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., and dau of Charles Rudd of Ardnamurchan, Argyll and d.s.p. 19 Jun 1952 at the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers. See LOWNDES (now LYSLEY) of CASTLE COMBE – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1937 Edition.
5. Charles Henry, M.D., a doctor in West Africa, b. 5 Mar 1877, educ Edinburgh Medical School, m. 9 Sep 1912 at Camden Town, Barbara Standidge, dau of Algernon Wells and his wife Mabel (née Standidge). He d. 19 Jan 1925 and she d. 29 Jul 1956 having had issue: 2 daus.
6. Keith Douglas, Lieutenant Colonel, Indian Army, b. 26 Sep 1884, educ Cheltenham, 2nd Lieutenant 13 Aug 1904, served Iraq 1917-18, Waziristan 1922-23, Second-in-Command, 4th Battalion, 11th Sikh Regiment, m. 4 Oct 1920 at All Souls’, Hampstead, Doreen Carminowe, dau of W.R. Willson, barrister-at-law, of 128 Abbey Road, Hampstead and d. 27 Apr 1960 at Eastbourne having had issue: 2 sons.
1. Eliza Edith, of 36 Heaton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, b. 1864, m. 6 Jul 1889 at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, Frederick Condi, British Consul in Corfu, eldest son of D.C. Condi of Cazzaintria, Corfu and d. 12 Jan 1924 having had issue: 1 son and 2 daus.
b. Alexander, tea planter, of Ravenswood and Glenmore Estate, Coonoor, Madras, b. 10 Mar 1839, educ Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh University, m. 18 Jan 1879 at 69 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Jemima, dau of Patrick Dalmahoy, W.S., of Bowerhouses and his wife Anna Catherine, only dau of Simon Sawers, Ceylon Civil Service. She d. 13 Dec 1884 and he d. 19 Jan 1926 at 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh having had issue:
1. Sir Robert George, Kt, C.I.E., M.A., F.R.S.E., Principal of the Agricultural College, Nagpur 1911-32, Director of Agriculture, United Provinces 1932-40, Minister for Agriculture, Baroda State 1940-46, later of 41 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, b. 7 Nov 1879 at Coonoor, educ Haileybury, Loretto, Pembroke College, Cambridge, m. 27 Apr 1911 at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Bombay, Mabel Isabel, eldest dau of William Cuthbert Anderson, Chief Auditor, G.I.P. Railway, and his wife Jemima (née Berkley). He d. 4 Jan 1972, she d. 10 Apr 1974 at 6 Dick Place, Edinburgh and they were both buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh having had issue: 3 daus.
2. James Cyril Dalmahoy, M.D., J.P. (biography), doctor, of Christmas Island and later of Victoria, Hong Kong, b. 13 Feb 1882 at Ootacamund, educ Edinburgh Academy, Rugby, Edinburgh University, Major, R.A.M.C. during the First World War (French Croix de Guerre) and d. unmarried 8 Sep 1926 in Hong Kong.
3. Patrick Alexander, of 41 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd/1st Punjab Regiment, Indian Army, b. 4 Jul 1884 at Ootacamund, educ Edinburgh Academy, Rugby, 2nd Lieutenant 2 Mar 1904, d. unmarried 6 Jan 1949 and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
c. Robert Alfred, b. 17 Apr 1847, educ Edinburgh Academy, d. 26 Apr 1859 and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
a. Anne Jane, b. 28 Apr 1835, d. unmarried 13 Dec 1856 and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
b. Matilda, b. 16 Feb 1841, d. unmarried 21 May 1923 at 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
c. Agnes, b. 5 Jul 1844, m. 17 Jul 1867 at 4 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, her second cousin, Charles Bernard Hodgson, solicitor, of Harker Grange, Stanwix, Cumberland, Clerk of the Peace for Cumberland and Clerk to The County Council, son of William Hodgson, D.L., J.P., solicitor, and his wife Anne (née Young). See HODGSON late of HOUGHTON HOUSE – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1937 Edition and Losh Family History. She d. 2 Aug 1890 and he d. 9 May 1910 having had issue:
1. Charles William Allan, of Harker Grange, Clerk of the Peace for Cumberland and Clerk to The County Council, b. 3 Jun 1868, m. 6 Aug 1914 at St. Mary’s, Ambleside, Amy Doris, elder dau of William Isaac Barratt, J.P., Managing Director, Hodbarrow Mining Company, of Kepplewray, Broughton-in-Furness and d.s.p. 2 Mar 1942 at Harker Grange.
ALEXANDER ALLAN (signature), advocate, sometime father of the Edinburgh Bar, of 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, b. 10 Oct 1796, admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland on 10 Jun 1820, m. 13 Oct 1823 at Craigielands in the parish of Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfriesshire, JAMIMA (correspondence), only dau of WILLIAM YOUNGER, brewer, of Craigielands, Beattock, near Moffat, Dumfriesshire and his wife JANET (née HUNTER). See YOUNGER of AUCHEN CASTLE, Baronet – Burke’s Peerage (Younger family memorial at West Linton). He acted as curator bonis to his elder brother, William Allan of Hillside and Glen: it may have been in this capacity that he sold ‘a Beautiful Cabinet of Spanish, Italian, Flemish and Dutch Pictures, selected chiefly from the Cabinets of Van Der Pott, Baron Lockhorst and other celebrated Collections’ through the rooms of Messrs. Christie and Manson on 14 May 1842. There is a single large memorial to most members of this branch of the family in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. He d. 21 Feb 1884 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, she d. 15 Dec 1891 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh and they were both buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh (grave photograph, memorial) having had issue:
1. Alexander, of Mohaka, New Zealand, b. 7 Mar 1830 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, bapt by Rev Dr. Singer, Minister of Kirkpatrick Juxta, apprenticed to an Edinburgh banker, drowned off Waikari, New Zealand on 5 Sep 1862 while a passenger on the Gypsy en route from Napier to Mohaka and was buried in Napier Cemetery, New Zealand.
2. WILLIAM, of whom presently.
3. Thomas George, b. 6 Nov 1836, bapt 23 Dec 1836 in Edinburgh by Rev James Marshall, Minister of Tolbooth Church, Edinburgh, d. 28 Sep 1841 and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. See memorial in Kirkpatrick Juxta Churchyard.
4. John Younger, Captain, 71st Highlanders, ensign by purchase on 18 November 1857, lieutenant without purchase on 4 December 1859, captain by purchase on 27 November 1867, served in the East Indies from 16 December 1858 to 29 May 1865, in Gibraltar from 17 October 1868 to 28 October 1870, served with the Yusafzai Field Force on the North-West Frontier in 1863 ('numerous outpost attacks, storming and the capture of the Crag Piquet 18 October - 19 December 1863' - medal), retired from the Army circa 1873, coffee planter in the East Indies by 1881, partner in the firm of Mitchell, Hadow & Allan (merchants and carpet manufacturers), of Srinagar, Kashmir by 1891, b. 15 Jun 1838, bapt 17 Jul 1838 in Edinburgh by Rev D. Gordon, m. 7 Jun 1871 at Monkstown, Dublin, Evelyn Aileen Elizabeth, eldest dau of Richard Henry Farrer, J.P., of The Castle, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, d. 17 May 1918 at Lahore (Administration dated 21 Nov 1918) and was buried at Lahore on 18 May 1918 having had issue:
a. Evelyn Violet Constance, b. 16 Aug 1872 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, d. 16 Nov 1876 at The Castle, Mitchelstown.
b. Cecil Harriette, b. Sep 1873, m. 7 Feb 1899 at the Catholic Cathedral, Lahore, Major General Maitland Cowper, C.B., C.I.E. (obituary), Indian Army, Colonel of the 4th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Hodson’s Horse 1916-32, son of Captain Charles Clarkson Grant Cowper, 8th Bombay Native Infantry, and his wife Jane (née Smith) and first cousin four times removed of William Cowper, the well-known poet. See COWPER – Burke’s Peerage 1905 Edition. He was b. 24 Dec 1859 and d. 1 Jan 1932 at the Artillery Mansions Hotel, Westminster and she d. 22 Nov 1939 at Home Farm, Ferring, Sussex having had issue:
1. John Maitland, with Barclays Bank plc, b. 6 Sep 1914 at Bodorgan Grange, Bournemouth, m. 17 Oct 1936 (marriage dissolved) at Westminster Cathedral, Pamela Audrey, second dau of Henry Robert Charles Martin, F.S.A., Richmond Herald, and his wife Mary Gladys (née St. Quintin). She d. 28 Aug 2000 having had issue: 1 son.
5. Thomas George Aitchison, b. 13 Feb 1846 at Pau, Pyrénées, France, bapt in Edinburgh by Mr. Jeffrey, d. 28 Jan 1849 and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
1. Jessie, b. 12 Jun 1825 at Craigielands, Beattock, Dumfriesshire, d. 23 Jun 1825 and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. See memorial in Kirkpatrick Juxta Churchyard.
2. Janet (Mary Magdalen), b. 9 Mar 1828 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, bapt by Rev Henry Grey, Minister of St. Mary’s, Edinburgh, m. 18 Jun 1849 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh by Rt Rev Trevor George Spencer, the Lord Bishop of Madras, Samuel (Dominic) Grimshawe, M.A., J.P., b. 5 Aug 1808 in Manchester, bapt 1 Oct 1808 at Manchester Cathedral, son of Samuel Grimshawe of Errwood Hall, near Buxton, Derbyshire and his wife Anne, eldest dau of Otho Hulme, J.P. Errwood Hall is now in ruins and is part of the Goyt Valley National Park; both Samuel and Jessie were subsequently received into the Catholic Church (at which time they adopted the additional Christian names) and all the family are buried in the private burial ground at Errwood. See Walford’s County Families – 1882 Edition and Goyt Valley Romance – Errwood Hall & The Grimshawes by Gerald Hancock. He d. 20 Apr 1883 at Errwood Hall and she d. 6 Dec 1893 at Norfolk Hotel (grave photograph), South Kensington, London having had issue:
a. Samuel Arthur Hope, b. May 1850, d. 4 Aug 1851, aged 15 months, at Errwood Hall.
a. Mary Ambrose Louisa, b. 7 Dec 1851 at Errwood Hall, bapt 2 Feb 1852 at St. Alban’s, Macclesfield, m. 16 July 1902 at the Oratory, South Kensington, Helier Robert Hadsley Gosselin (later Gosselin Grimshawe), J.P., of Bengeo Hall, Hertford, second son of Martin Hadsley Gosselin, J.P., of Ware Priory and his wife Frances, dau of Admiral Sir John Marshall, K.C.H., C.B. See GOSSELIN of BLAKESWARE – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1914 Edition. He d. 31 Mar 1924 and she d.s.p. 23 Feb 1930.
b. Anne Genevieve Marie, b. 1853 in Paris, m. 21 Jan 1891 at the Oratory, South Kensington, Captain The Hon. Edward Francis John Preston, D.L., J.P., 9th Lancers, younger son of Edward Anthony John, 13th Viscount Gormanston and his wife Lucretia (née Jerningham). See VISCOUNT GORMANSTON – Burke’s Peerage. He d. 1 Mar 1901 at Menton, France and she d.s.p. 28 Jan 1929 at Bandol, Var, France.
3. Annie, b. 12 Sep 1840, bapt in Edinburgh by Rev James Marshall, Minister of Tolbooth Church, Edinburgh, m. 22 Dec 1876 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, Rev Walter Scott, M.A., Minister of Cromarty, son of Rev James Scott, Minister of Dirleton, East Lothian and his wife W. Baird (née Reid). She d. 24 Sep 1880 at Crieff (and he m. 2ndly 12 Nov 1885 at Cromarty, Mary Ann, third dau of Surgeon Major William Brydon, C.B., Bengal Army, who was reputed to be the sole survivor of the retreat from Kabul during the First Afghan War in 1842, and his wife Colina Maxwell (née Macintyre)) and he d. 3 Feb 1925 having had issue:
a. James Walter Montague, of Victoria, British Columbia, b. 28 Dec 1878 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, served with 42nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry during the First World War, m. Henrietta de Satge and had issue:
1. Cosmo, b. 1904.
2. Ian, b. 1905.
3. Evelyn, b. 1907.
a. Mina Alexander Allan, b. 13 Oct 1877 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, m. 31 Jan 1905 at Cromarty, George Ernest Romanes of Pitcalzean, Nigg, Rosshire, son of George John Romanes, F.R.S., Hon. LL.D., M.A., the distinguished biologist and protegé of Charles Darwin, who endowed the annual Romanes Lecture at Oxford University and his wife Ethel, author and theologian, dau of Andrew Duncan of Liverpool. He d. 13 Nov 1910, aged 29, at Colorado Springs, USA having had issue:
1. George Christopher, O.S.B., a monk at Ampleforth as ‘Father Ninian’, b. 1 Jan 1907 at Cromarty, ordained priest on 21 Jul 1935, d. 12 Nov 1961 at Waterford, Ireland and was buried there.
2. Walter John, O.S.B., a monk at Ampleforth as ‘Father Andrew’, b. 15 Jan 1910 at Nigg, ordained priest on 17 Jul 1938, d. 3 Sep 1960 and was buried at Ampleforth Abbey.
4. Jamima Elizabeth Hunter (Mima), b. 9 Apr 1844 in Edinburgh, bapt 21 Jun 1844 by Rev William Glover at Greenside Church, Edinburgh, d. unmarried 9 Dec 1933 at 10 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
Memorial to Alexander and Jamima Allan's children
Major General WILLIAM ALLAN (alternative photograph, alternative photograph, biography, obituary, signature), 41st Foot, of 15 Gloucester Place and 43 Manor Place, Edinburgh and later of Hillside, Bidborough, Kent, b. 22 Jun 1832 at 5 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, bapt in Edinburgh by Rev James Marshall, Minister of Tolbooth Church, Edinburgh, served throughout the Crimean War and was present at the battle of the Alma on 20 Sep 1854, the Sortie of 26 Oct 1854, the battle of Inkerman on 5 Nov 1854, the attacks of 18 Jun 1855 and 8 Sep 1855 on the Redan and the siege and fall of Sebastopol (French Légion d’Honneur), commanded the 41st/69th Foot 1877-82, commanded a Reserve Depot in Alexandria Sep-Oct 1882 during the Egyptian War, commanded 21st Regimental District, Ayr 1882-87, Commander of British Troops in Cyprus 1890-94, Colonel of The Welch Regiment 1904-18. See Who’s Who and My Early Soldiering Days by Major General William Allan published by The Edinburgh Press in 1897. He m. 1stly 8 Sep 1870 at St. John’s Episcopal Chapel, Jedburgh, Anne Campbell Penney, dau of William Penney, The Hon. Lord Kinloch, Judge of the Court of Session, Scotland (see the Dictionary of National Biography) of Bonjedward House, Jedburgh and his wife Louisa, dau of John Campbell of Kinloch, Perthshire. She was b. 6 Jul 1844 at 24 Great King Street, Edinburgh, d. 11 Feb 1876 at the Central Hotel, Cannes and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh (grave photograph) having had issue:
1. William Louis Campbell (memorial, signature), M.A., of 43 Manor Place, Edinburgh and later of Hillside, Bidborough, Kent, Honorary Major, 3rd Battalion, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers (Dumfries Militia), Churchwarden of Bidborough Parish Church, unmarried, b. 6 Jul 1871 at Pine Tree Lodge, Dalhousie, Punjab, India, bapt 25 Oct 1871 at Multan, Punjab, educ Wellington, Brasenose College, Oxford, promoted Lieutenant on 24 Feb 1893, served in South Africa 1900-02 (Queen’s Medal with 2 clasps), killed in action at Cuinchy, La Bassée, near Béthune, France, while commanding D Company, 2nd Battalion, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, during the Battle of the Aisne on 12 Oct 1914 and was buried at Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert. On 12th September 1914 he travelled with his brother on the Braemar Castle from Southampton to St. Nazaire; with seven brother officers, he joined the 2nd Battalion; the operation during which he was killed, the advance of II Corps to shorten its lines of communication and close the gap with the French Army on its right, marked the last week of mobile campaigning before trench warfare began. See monumental inscription in Bidborough Parish Church, memorial in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh and the British Roll of Honour.
He m. 2ndly 31 Aug 1886 at Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, JANE HUSEY, b. 21 Mar 1857 at The Rectory, Compton Pauncefoot, third dau of Rev JAMES SENIOR (later HUSEY-HUNT), M.A., Vicar of Compton Pauncefoot 1839-97, and his wife LOUISA FRANCES, fourth dau of DANIEL SMITH. See HUSEY-HUNT of COMPTON CASTLE – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1906 and 1925 Editions and Senior and Smith Family Histories. He d. 12 Jul 1918 (Will dated 17 Jul 1915 and proved 26 Nov 1918) at Hillside, Bidborough and was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh (see memorial) and she lived later at 3 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells and d. 1 Jun 1939 at 3 Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone having had issue:
Colonel ALEXANDER CLAUD ALLAN (alternative photograph, obituary, signature), D.S.O., M.C., The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and later The Royal Corps of Signals, of Swallowcliffe Manor, Swallowcliffe, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, b. 10 Feb 1888 at Rosebank, Ayr, bapt at the English Church, Ayr, educ Parkfield, Haywards Heath and Rugby (where he was an exact contemporary of Rupert Brooke in School Field, W.P. Brooke’s House), commissioned on 1 Oct 1907, served in France during the First World War (invested with the D.S.O. by H.R.H. Prince Arthur of Connaught at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 4 Dec 1919, awarded M.C. on 3 Jun 1916, mentioned in despatches on 14 Jan 1915, 9 Apr 1917, 7 Apr 1918 and 8 Nov 1918), commanded 34th Signal Company, R.E. 1915-16, Assistant Director of Signals, 3rd Corps 20 Aug 1917 to 8 Oct 1918, transferred to The Royal Corps of Signals after the First World War, Chief Signals Officer, Western Command, Chester 24 May 1929 to 14 Aug 1933, retired on 14 Feb 1934, m. 15 Oct 1919 at St. Anne’s Church, Dunbar, EILEEN NORAH, fourth dau of Major PETER MARROW, King’s Dragoon Guards, of Belhaven Hill, Dunbar and his wife MARY, eldest dau of Canon ALEXANDER STEWART, M.A., Rector of Liverpool. See MARROW – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1969 Edition. He d. 31 Aug 1967 at Swallowcliffe Manor and she d. 26 Sep 1970 at Birtley House, Bramley, Surrey having had issue:
1. Patrick Alexander William, Major, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, (obituary), bapt at St. John’s Church, Withyham, educ Cheltenham, 2nd Lieutenant 22 Mar 1941, served with the 2nd Battalion in North Africa from 15 Sep 1941 (wounded in the left arm in Feb 1942, captured at Tobruk on 22 Jun 1942), prisoner-of-war in Campo PG21 at Chieti in Italy and in Oflag 79 near Brunswick, Germany 1942-45, stationed in Singapore 1956-58 (medal with clasp), retired on 23 Apr 1959, m. 29 May 1948 at Didcot, Oxfordshire, Stella Mary, only dau of Brigadier Harry Colwell Whitaker, C.B.E., A.D.C., R.A.O.C., and his wife Mary Weatherall, youngest dau of Captain Samuel Edward Weatherall Hemmans, Royal Marine Light Infantry, and his wife Ethel Phyllis (née Tuttle) and d. 12 Jun 2003 having had issue: 2 daus.
2. Edward Hubert Husey, farmer and estate agent, bapt at Chester Cathedral, educ Stowe, m. 18 Jan 1958 at St. Edmund, Salisbury, Jennifer, only dau of Leslie Blackford Hickman, L.D.S., R.C.S.Eng., dental surgeon, of Whitebridge Farm, Semley, Wiltshire and his wife Rose Alice (née Begg) and has issue: 2 sons and 1 dau.
1. Virginia Norah, bapt 15 Oct 1923 at St. Anne’s Church, Dunbar, m. 2 Dec 1950 at Salisbury Cathedral, Southern Rhodesia, Harold Clifford Don, formerly a tobacco farmer at Mtoko, Southern Rhodesia, son of Edward Francis Don, accountant with Messrs. E. John & Co. (Exchange, Tea, Rubber, General Produce, Freight and Share Brokers), Honorary Secretary, Havelock Golf Club, of Myrtles, Layard’s Road, Havelock Town, Colombo, Ceylon and his wife Hester Etheline Maud (née Hesse) and has issue: 3 sons and 2 daus.
2. Cynthia Marie (photograph, alternative photograph, alternative photograph), bapt 6 Jun 1925 at The Duke of Portland’s Private Chapel, Buxted, m. 14 Oct 1950 at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, General Sir John Archer, K.C.B., O.B.E., Chief Executive, The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club 1979-86, Commander-in-Chief, United Kingdom Land Forces 1978-79, Commander British Forces, Hong Kong 1976-78, Colonel, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment 1977-79, younger son of Alfred Arthur Archer of Peterborough and his wife Mildred Selina, dau of Joseph Catchpole. See Archer Family History. He d. 12 Mar 1999 having had issue: 2 sons.