Capt. Alexander Allan

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Alexander Allan

Also Known As: "Sandy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fairlie, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: March 18, 1854 (74)
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of James Allan and Jean Allan
Husband of Jean Allen
Father of James Allan; Sir Hugh Allan; Alexander Allan; Bryce Allan; Jean Greenhorne and 4 others

Occupation: Ship's Captain
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About Capt. Alexander Allan

Captain Alexander Allan (March 5, 1780- March 18, 1854), was the Scottish sea captain and businessman who founded the Allan Shipping Line in 1819. Rising from shoemaker to shipping magnate in little more than thirty years, Allan retired in 1839 having made a fortune and created a transatlantic dynasty. He is recognised as one of the major contributors to Scotland's commercial interests in the early 19th century, and to the establishment of the Firth of Clyde as an international centre of shipping. During the Napoleonic Wars his brig, Jean, held the record for the fastest crossing between the Firth of Clyde and Quebec City. Under his five sons, the Allan Line became the world's largest privately owned shipping empire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Allan_(ship-owner%29

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Capt. Alexander Allan's Timeline

1780
March 5, 1780
Fairlie, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1807
September 25, 1807
Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1810
September 29, 1810
Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1812
November 21, 1812
Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1812
1814
August 26, 1814
Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1816
August 19, 1816
Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1819
1819
1822
December 1, 1822
Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1825
1825