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Archibald Alison

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: May 17, 1839 (81)
Colinton, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Alison and Margaret Hart
Husband of Dorothea Montague Gregory
Father of Dorothea Montague Alison; Margaret Anne Forbes Alison; William Pultney Alison; Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet GCB; Henrietta Laura Alison and 1 other
Brother of Margaret Alison; James Alison; Patrick Alison; Andrew Alison; Alexander Alison and 3 others

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About Revd. Archibald Alison, FRS

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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Revd. Archibald Alison, FRS's Timeline

November 13, 1757
Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 29
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
January 22, 1789
Age 31
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 32
Edinburgh, Scotland
December 29, 1792
Age 35
Shropshire, England
May 17, 1839
Age 81
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, Scotland