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Alan Stevenson

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: December 23, 1865 (58)
Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Stevenson and Jean Stevenson
Husband of Margaret Stevenson
Father of Robert Alan Mowbray Stevenson; Jean Margaret Alan Stevenson; Dorothea Frances Alan Stevenson and Katharine Eliza Alan de Mattos
Brother of David Stevenson; Robert Stevenson; Helen Stevenson; Robert Stevenson; Agnes Stevenson and 4 others

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About Alan Stevenson

Biographical Summary

Stevenson, Alan. 28/04/1807-23/12/1865. Ref: 1419. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Portobello, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: New Calton Cemy, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Civil Engineer.
  • Appointments Held: Lighthouse Engineer, Engineer-in-Chief,1842-53, Northern Lighthouse Board.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA (Edinburgh 1826).
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D (Hon Glasgow 1840).
  • Marital Status: Married (1844) Margaret Scott Jones.
  • Mother: Jean Smith.
  • Father: Eldest son of Robert Stevenson FRSE 1772-1850.
  • Siblings: David Stevenson FRSE 1815-86 and Thomas Stevenson FRSE 1818-87.
  • Other Family: Uncle of David Alan Stevenson FRSE1854-1938 and Charles Alexander Stevenson FRSE 1855-1950.
  • References: DNB 54, 1898, 234-5; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 6, 1866-9, 23-5; W P Anderson 1931,630.
  • Memberships: M Inst CE (1830).
  • Date of Election: 07/05/1838.
  • Proposers: James David Forbes, 16/3/1838, (ms Proposal NLS Acc 10,000/45). (Billet 9/4/1838, 16/4/1838).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1843-6.
  • Notes: Builder of the Skerryvore Lighthouse.
  • 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. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 882

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April 28, 1807
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 23, 1865
Age 58
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom