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James Allison                 1796-1865
James was born on 17 January 1796, the son of John Allison and Ann Taylor, in Monkwearmouth, County Durham. He comes from an old prominent North Side family and was engaged in shipbuilding from 1818 to 1833. Robert Thompson (1797-1860) served his apprenticeship at the Allison yard. The family then took over the North Quay Brewery, as Peter Austin took over their shipyard. James married Henrietta Hinde on 13 July 1819. The photo was taken in 1864, when James was Mayor of Sunderland for the second and final time. He died on 12 July 1865.
Henrietta Hinde             1799-1881
Henrietta was born on 19 April 1799, the second daughter of Edward Hinde and Fanny Busby, in Monkwearmouth, County Durham. She died on 23 May 1881.
 
I have found the following children:
Henrietta Born 25 Feb 1820 Monkwearmouth Married William Gylby
Edward Born Mar 1822 Monkwearmouth Died in Infancy
Ann Born 2 Jan 1824 Monkwearmouth Married Edward Edden
James John Born 14 May 1826 Monkwearmouth Shore Married Jane Smith Hall
William Henry Born 31 Oct 1827 Monkwearmouth Married Margaret Clay
John George Born 2 Jan 1833 Married Mary Anne Hall
Charles Born 21 Apr 1836 Died in Infancy
Albert Edwin Born 13 Jan 1843 Monkwearmouth Drowned 10 Aug 1861

Birth of Parents
James Allison b: 17 Jan 1796            Monkwearmouth, County Durham
son of John Allison and Ann Taylor

Henrietta Hinde b: 19 Apr 1799  c: 25 Aug 1799         St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth
2nd daughter of Edward Hinde, MW Shore, Attorney at Law, Native of Cockermouth, Cumberland,
by his wife Fanny, daughter of the late Reverend George Busby, of Hexham

Marriage
13 July 1819
James Allison
Henrietta Hinde
St. Michael's, Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
Wit: William Allison
Wit: Eliza and Fanny Hinde

Children
Henrietta Allison b: 25 Feb 1820
daughter of James and Henrietta Allison, Shipbuilder, Monkwearmouth     Died in 1900
Edward Allison b: Mar 1822
son of James and Henrietta Allison, Shipbuilder, Monkwearmouth     Died in Infancy
Ann Allison b: 2 Jan 1824   c: 3 Feb 1824     St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, County Durham
daughter of James and Henrietta Allison, Shipbuilder, Monkwearmouth     Died in 1899
James John Allison b: 14 May 1826   c: 6 Jun 1826     St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, County Durham
son of James and Henrietta Allison, Shipbuilder, Monkwearmouth Shore
William Henry Allison b: 31 Oct 1827   c: 4 Dec 1827     St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, County Durham
son of James and Henrietta Allison, Shipbuilder, Monkwearmouth     Died 11 Jan 1917
John George Allison b: 2 Jan 1833
son of James and Henrietta Allison, Shipbuilder, Monkwearmouth     Died in 1917
Charles Allison b: 21 Apr 1836
son of James and Henrietta Allison, Shipbuilder, Monkwearmouth     Died in Infancy

1841 Census HO107-299
7 June 1841 Monkwearmouth, County Durham
Broad Street     Born in this County?    
James Allison
Henrietta
Anne
John George
Plus 3 Servants
Age 45
Age 40
Age 15
Age 8
Common Brewer Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  17 Jan 1796
17 Apr 1799
2 Jan 1824
2 Jan 1833

Albert Edwin Allison b: 13 Jan 1843   Monkwearmouth, County Durham
son of James Allison, Shipbuilder, Monkwearmouth     Drowned 10 Aug 1861

1851 Census   31 March 1851 Monkwearmouth, County Durham
Broad Street
James Allison (Mar)


James J.
William H.
Albert E.
Annie Hind (SisLaw) (U)
Age 55


Age 24
Age 23
Age 9
Age 35
Alderman,Church Founder, Brewer, Shipowner and
Wine & Spirit Merchant
Brewer
Brewer
Scholar
Proprietor of Houses
Monkwearmouth


Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Durham


Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
17 Jan 1796


14 May 1826
31 Oct 1827
13 Jan 1843
15 Apr 1814
Plus Three Servants

1861 Census RG9-3792 8 April 1861 Cleadon Township, Whitburn Parish
Undercliffe Hall
James Allison
Henrietta (Wife)
James John
Jane Smith Allison (dau-Law)
Age 65
Age 61
Age 34
Age 28
Alderman & Brewer

Corn Merchant
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
17 Jan 1796
19 Apr 1799
14 May 1826
abt 1832
Plus Seven Servants, a Coach House and Gardener's Cottage, with families.

A snuff box presented to James Allison, by the French
upon the visit of the French Frigate 'La Danae" in September 1864.
The portrait on the box is Napoleon III.


Undercliffe Hall

Death
James Allison Died 12 Jul 1865,             1865 3Q South Shields 10a 322

The Times, Wednesday, Jul 19, 1865                         Death
  On the 12th inst., at his residence, Undercliffe, near Sunderland, James Allison, Esq., J.P., aged 69.
DURHAM   27 Jan 1866                         Probate
ALLISON, James Esq. - The Will of James Allison, late of Undercliffe, in the parish of Whitburn, in the County of Durham, Esquire, deceased, who died 12 July 1865 at Undercliffe aforesaid, was proved at the principal registry, by the oaths of James John Allison, of Monkwearmouth Shore, in the County aforesaid, Wine and Spirit Merchant, and William Henry Allison, of Undercliffe, aforesaid, Wine and Spirit Merchant, the sons, and William Snowball of Sunderland, in the County aforesaid, Gentleman, the Executors.   Effects under £30,000.

1881 Census RG11-3302 4 April 1881 East Retford, Nottingham
22 Market Square
Henrietta Gylby (Widow)
John A. (u)
James A. (u)
Henrietta Allison (Mother)
Agnes Hinde (Aunt)
Age 61
Age 37
Age 32
Age 82
Age 60

Shipowner
Monkwearmouth
East Retford
East Retford
East Retford
Bishopwearmouth
Durham
Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottingham
Durham
25 Feb 1820
abt 1843
abt 1848
19 Apr 1799
abt 1820
Plus Three Servants

Death
Henrietta (Hinde) Allison Died 23 May 1881, Age 82,             1881 2Q East Retford 7b 9

The Times, Saturday, May 28, 1881                         DEATHS
  On the 23rd Inst., at the residence of her grandson, John Allison Gilby, Esq., The Square, Retford, in the 83rd year of her age, Henrietta, relict of the late James Allison, Esq., J.P., of Undercliffe, county of Durham.
DURHAM   20 Feb 1882                         Probate
ALLISON, Henrietta, - The Will of Henrietta Allison, formerly of Roker, near Sunderland, in the County of Durham, but late of the Square, Retford, in the County of Nottingham, Widow, who died 23 May 1881, at Retford, was proved at the Principal Registry, by James John Allison, of 9 Roker-terrace, in the borough of Sunderland, Gentleman, the Son, one of the Executors.   Personal Estate £697 17s. 6d.


SPECIAL THANKS  to Clifford Allison, for the photos and many of the details provided above.