Info 5x. Jane Cameron and Alexander Alison
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Marriage in Wellington
New Zealand Spectator and
Cook Strait Gardian, 22nd November 1845
Married on the 17th November inst.
Mr. Alexander Alison, Formerly of Inverness, shipwright, now of H M Colonial Brig "Victoria" to Jane, third daughter of Mr.Ewen Cameron, formerly of Ardgour, Argyleshire.

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Alexander (senior) was born in Inverness on 30 January 1810, He immigrated on 5 Jul 1840 to Wellington, New Zealand

He died on 26 Jun 1887 at Takapuna, Auckland, aged 77.
and was buried in Jun 1887 at Mt Victoria, Devonport, Auckland,

He had worked as a ship's carpenter and later became a boat builder,
at first along the Auckland waterfront on the City side.
His wife Jean Cameron was born in Argyl, Scotland in 1815 and came to Wellington in 1840.
They married in 1845 and came to Auckland in 1848.


Electorial Roll Two sons of Jane (jean) and Alexander snr. ,Roderick and Toby, are less known.

Roderick (1850-1882) was a house builder, contractor, champion yachtsman, and proprietor of the Willow Grove Strawberry Gardens tearooms. The Gardens were on King Edward Parade, between Duders Avenue and Church Street, and were later managed by , Mark Parrish.
Roderick contracted a lung disease while working in the Thames gold mines, and died young.

Duncan Donald (Toby) Tobias (1855-1935) was also a house builder.



Daily Southern Cross 2 sept 1871
Alexander Alison and Jane Alison, nuisance by obstructing a road. Judgment in the following cases was postponed until certain questions of law should have beeu considered, and decided by the Court of Appeal.
5th Sept 1871
Nuisance by Obstructing a. Road. -
Alexander Alison and Jane Alison, charged with obstructing a road at the North Shore, surrendered to their bail.-
Mr. Brooktield, Crown Prosecutor, said :
In the last session of this Court a true bill was found in this case. They were admitted to bail, and the case was adjourned to this sitting by request. I have since received instructions to enter a nolle prosequi. fofis Honor called the defendant to appear, and told him that his attendance had been requested in order to release his sureties from their bonds. He was now released, as the prosecution had been withdrawn.
Mr. Allison asked about the payment of the expenses to which he had been put by the prosecution.
His Honor informed him, that this Court had no power to interfere in the matter of costs in such proceedings.


Notices. 
No. 6139. 
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom 
of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith. 

To Samuel Cochrane, late of the City of Auckland, in the Province of Auckland,
 New Zealand, Auctioneer, but now of parts beyond seas ; 
Thomas Duder, Signalman, and Alexander Alison, Senior, Settler, both of the North Shore, 
near the City of Auckland aforesaid; Edwin Heaketh and John Richmond, of the
 City of Auckland aforesaid, Solicitors ; and Henry Colin Balneavis, Sheriff of 
the District of Auckland. 

Greeting. 
WHEREAS an action is now pending in our Supreme Court of New Zealand, 
Northern District, Province of Auckland, between John Benjamin Russell, 
of Auckland, in the Province of Auoklani, and Colony of New Zealand, 
Solicitor, Plaintiff, and George Beddoes, late of the North Shore, 
near Auckland aforesaid,' Ship-builder, Defendant ; and in order that the 
plaintiff may proceed in the said action, we command that you do retain 
and keep all and singular lands and other hereditaments, ships, moneys, 
and chattels, bills, bonds, and other property of whatsoever nature in 
your custody or under your control at the time of the service of this writ, 
belonging to the above named defendant, or to or in which such defendant 
shall at that time be legally or equitably entitled, or otherwise beneficially 
interested, and whether solely or jointly with any other person or persons, 
and all debts of every kind then due by you to such defendant, although 
the same or any part thereof may be payable #####################
Witness: His Honor Sir George Alfred Arney, Knight, Chief 
Justice of our said Supreme Court of New Zealand, at Auckland, this twelfth 
day of December, 1872. (L.S.) 
This Writ was sued out by Aura Dxvom, of Shortland-street,
 Auckland, Solicitor for the said Plaintiff. 


Daily southern Cross, 30 Nov 1867
AUCKLAND PROVINCIAL COUNCIL. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29.

The Speaker took the chair At five minutes past three o'clock. PETITION Mr. Wynn presented the following petition respecting the erection of a wharf at the North Shore :- "To the Honourable the Provincial Council of the Province of Auckland, in Council assembled. " The petition of the undersigned settlers at the Flagstaff, North Shore, Humbly showeth, -
1. That at a meeting of settlers held here in August, 1866, for the purpose of raising funds for the erection of a public wharf near the road leading to Takapuna Lake and 'the northern settlements, your petitioners were appointed a oommittee to collect subscriptions and oarry on the proposed work.
2. Thaton the faith of subcriptions, and on the understanding that one-half of the cost of the work would be paid by the Provincial Government in scrip, as provided by the Waste Lands Act, 1867, your petitioners guaranteed the entire cost of the wharf to the contractor.
3. That two of your petitioners were appointed to see that the work was carried out according to the plans and specifications furnished by the Provincial Engineer-in-Chief ; but (being guided by the subscriptions actually paid and those doubtful) modified the specification, without, in their opinion and that of the subscribers generally, impairing in ,the least the stability or utility of the structure.
4. That, in consequenoe of such modification, your petitioners cannot obtain the certificate which iis necessary before land scrip can be issued to them.
5. Tour petitioners, however, re-spectfully submit they have mrected a solid and substantial public wharf, which will be of great and increasing ' benefit to the settlers of this and other districts, and have acted in the spirit, if not to the letter, of 'the scrip regulations. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that your honourable Council will carefully investigate their case, and grant such relief as may seem meet ; and your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c. "
(Signed)
Samuel Cochbane. Alexander Alison. Frederick Cock. George Webster. Thomas Dudee. James Hammond."

Evening Post 14 nov 1901 Anglo Colonial Notes Recent callers at the New Zealand Agency-General include: - .... Miss L. Woodhouse, of Papanui; and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Alison, of Auckland, and family, who are staying at 32, Dorset-Square.


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