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James John Allison                               1854-1929
James John was born on 19 June 1854, the eldest son of William Henry Allison and Margaret Clay, at Cleadon Hall, County Durham. He married Edith Hope Napier on 11 April 1882, but she died on 24 December of that same year. He married Edith Bryham Davidson on 18 September 1884. James was educated at King's School, Canterbury. He was a J.P. of County Durham, Major and Hon. Lt. Col. 3rd Bn. Durham Light Infantry, was Mayor of Sunderland.
Edith Hope Napier                                   1859-1882               (1st Wife)
Edith was born about 1859, the daughter of Alexander and Robina Napier, of Holkham, Norfolk.
It appears that there were no children:

Birth of Parents
James John Allison Born 19 Jun 1854  c: 10 Aug 1854     St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, County Durham
son of William Henry Allison and Margaret Clay, Cleadon Hall, Brewer
Edith Hope Napier Born abt 1859                  Holkham, Norfolk
daughter of Alexander Napier, Vicar of Holkham, Norfolk

Marriage
11 Apr 1882
James John Allison
Edith Hope Napier
      1882 2Q Walsingham 4b 517
Father: William Henry Allison, Brewer
Father: Alexander Napier, Vicar of Holkham, Norfolk

Death
Edith Hope (Napier) Allison Died 24 Dec 1882, Age 23,       1882 4Q Walsingham 4b 193



Edith Bryham Davidson                         1864-1930                 (2nd Wife)
Edith Bryham was the daughter of Robert M. Davidson, of High Cross House Lodge, Newcastle upon Tyne.
I have found the following children:
Henry James Noel Palmer Born 16 May 1887   Newcastle upon Tyne Married Helen May ?
Claude Stanley Born 3 Oct 1889 Married Helen Roper
Birth of New Wife
Edith Bryham Davidson b: abt 1864       Gateshead, County Durham
daughter of Robert M. and Elizabeth H. Davidson

Marriage
18 Sep 1884
James John Allison
Edith Bryham Davidson

Father: William Henry Allison, Brewer, Undercliff Hall
Father: Robert M. Davidson, Corn Miller, High Cross House Lodge


Children
Henry James Noel Palmer Allison b: 16 May 1887
son of James John Allison and Edith Bryham Davidson, Newcastle upon Tyne
Died 4 Feb 1919, Age 31
Claude Stanley Allison b: 3 Oct 1889
son of James John Allison and Edith Bryham Davidson       Died 4 Jun 1962

1891 Census RG12-4162 6 April 1891 Boldon, County Durham
 
James Allison
Edith B. (Wife)
Henry J. N. P.
Claude S.
Plus 4 Servants
Age 36
Age 26
Age 3
Age 1
Major 3rd BN Durham Light Infantry Cleadon
Newcastle
East Boldon
East Boldon
Durham
Northumberland
Durham
Durham
19 Jun 1854
abt 1864
16 May 1887
3 Oct 1889

1901 Census RG13-4738 1 April 1901 Whitburn, County Durham
Undercliffe Hall, Cleadon
James Allison (M) Age 46 Director NE Breweries Cleadon Durham 19 Jun 1854

1901 Census RG13-4604 1 April 1901 Newton Le Willows, Yorkshire
Aysgarth School
Henry Allison
Claude S. Allison
Age 13
Age 11
Scholar
Scholar
East Boldon
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
16 May 1887
3 Oct 1889
IN Memory of
Lieut. HENRY JAMES NOEL PALMER ALLISON
3rd Bn. Gordon Highlanders
Who Died Age 31
ON 4 Feb1919

Son of Col. and Mrs. James Allison,
husband of Helen May Allison,
of 13, Springfield Rd., Brighton

REMEMBERED WITH HONOR
WHITBURN (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
The Times, Wedneday, Feb 5, 1919                     DEATHS
DIED OF WOUNDS
  ALLISON - , On the 4th Feb., at Aldershot, suddenly, of pneumonia, Henry James Noel Palmer Allison, of 12 York Street, Portman-square, W., Lieutenant in the 3rd Gordon Highlanders.
Death
James John Allison Died 15 Sep 1929, Age 75,       1929 3Q Newcastle T 10b 153

NEWCASTLE   9 Nov 1929                         Probate
ALLISON, James, of 11 Eldon-place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, died 15 September 1929, Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 9 November, to Edith Bryham Allison, widow.   Effects £8,730 18s. 11d.

Death
Edith Bryham (Davidson) Allison Died 22 Mar 1951, Age 86,       1951 1Q Winchester 6b 992

NEWCASTLE   4 Jul 1951                         Probate
ALLISON, Edith Bryham, of Sarum Nursing Home, Winchester, widow, died 22 March 1951, Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 4 July, to Claude Stanley Allison, wine and spirit merchant.   Effects £9,060 2s. 6d.