Archibald Alison (1757 - 1839)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died
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About Archibald Alison

Biographical Summary

Alison, Archibald. 13/11/1757-17/05/1839. Ref: 31. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Rev.
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: St John's Burial Ground, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Minister of Religion, Essayist.
  • Appointments Held: Ordained at Durham, Curate at Brancepeth, Co. Durham; Incumbent Sudbury, Northants; Prebendary 1791-1839, Salisbury Cathedral; Perpetual Curate 1794-1800, Kenley and Vicar, High Ercall and Rector, Rodington, Shropshire. See notes.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Glasgow & Oxford. AM, BCL (Oxon 1784).
  • Publications: "Essay on the Nature and Principles of Taste" 1790.
  • Marital Status: Married (1784) Dorothea Gregory d.1830.
  • Family: Sons William Pulteney Alison FRSE 1790-1859, Sir Archibald Alison FRSE 1792-1867.
  • Father: Patrick Alison, Provost of Edinburgh.
  • Other Family: Brother-in-law of James Gregory FRSE 1753-1821.
  • References: DNB, I,1885, 286-7; Proc Roy Soc 4, 1843,177; Chambers.5, 7; Anderson 1, 113-4; Shapin 7; W P Anderson 1931, 723; DM Bertie "Scottish Episcopal Clergy 1689-2000".
  • Memberships: FRS (1792).
  • Date of Election: 26/01/1784.
  • Proposers: Alexander Carlyle, Principal William Robertson, Dugald Stewart (Literary Section Minute 17/11/1783 NLS Acc10,000/3).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor (Literary) 1812-22.
  • Notes: Senior Incumbent 1800-4 Cowgate Qualified Chapel, Edinburgh; 1804-18 Cowgate Episcopal Chapel; 1818-31 St Paul's, Edinburgh.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 14

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Archibald Alison's Timeline

1757
November 13, 1757
Edinburgh, Scotland
1790
1790
Age 32
Edinburgh, Scotland
1792
December 29, 1792
Age 35
Shropshire, England
1794
1794
Age 36
1839
May 17, 1839
Age 81
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Edinburgh, Scotland