Info 5z. RIP Jane Cameron and Alexander Alison
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Mount Victoria Cemetery, Devonport.

the Memory of
The beloved son of
Alexander and Jane Alison
of Devonport
who departed this life
on Feb 22nd 1882.
aged 32 years


(note: Resurgam=I shall rise again)
New Zealand Herald,   24th February 1882
On February 22, after a lingering illness, at the residence of his parents, Devonport, Roderick, the beloved son of Alexander and Jane Alison, aged 32 years.
Interment will take place this day (Friday), at 3.30 p.m.
Friends will please accept this intimation.

New Zealand Herald,   27th June 1887
It is with much regret we have to announce the decease of another of the old identities of Auckland, in the person of Mr. Alexander Alison, sen., who has been ailing for some weeks past, and who died peacefully at his residence, Devonport, yesterday morning, at half-past eleven, at the advanced age of 78 years.

The deceased gentleman, who was a native of Inverness, Scotland, arrived at Nelson some fifty years ago, but shortly afterwards chose Auckland as his place of residence, and has lived at Devonport over thirty years. The deceased was a man of sterling qualities, of a warm-hearted and genial disposition, and highly respected by a wide circle of friends.

He leaves a widow and three sons, each of whom are grown up and married, and hold prominent positions, to mourn his loss.
The funeral is announced to take place at Devonport to-morrow (Tuesday), at three o'clock.

Auckland Star,   6th February 1893
Alison, On Saterday, February 4th 1893, at her late residence Beach Road, Devonport, Jane, relict of the late Alexander Alison Esq., Aged 78 years.

Auckland Star,   6th February 1893
Mrs J. Alison, relict of the late Mr A. Alison, of Devonport, died at the North Shore on Feb. 4 after a painful illness, aged 78.
She leaves three sons, MrE. W. Alison (Mayor of Devonport), Mr A. Alison (manager of the Devonport Ferry Company), and Mr T. Alison.

Mrs Alison arrived in the colony by the ship Blenheim in 1840, landing at Wellington.

Auckland Star,   15th February 1893
Before Mr.Justice Conolly;
Probate was granted in the following cases: Jane Alison

Mount Victoria Cemetery, Row 8 Plot 134

In Memory of the Pioneers
who died 28 June 1887
aged 78 Years

and his wife
who died 4 February 1893
Aged 78 Years

They rest in peace

Note:1970, The family grave surrounded by iron railings had been vandalised. Beer bottles and volcanic rocks lay on top and the broken marble gravestone to Alexander and Jane lay face up.
The gravestone to Roderick was still standing. It had a relief carving of a weeping willow tree above the lettering. A third stone lay on its face. It was to Alexanddrs brother, John Alison, from Inverness, who was drowned off Duder's Wharf 12 May 1883.

As at 1989; a bronze plaque attached to a large rock commemorates Alexander and Jane, but note Roderick and John. This was paid for by Ethel (Toots) Prime (nee Alison) and Jean Bartlett (nee Alison), Alexander Godfrey Armitage and Ronald Alison.

Auckland Star,   29th Aug 1893
The usual business meeting of the Devonport Borough Council last evening was attended by MessrsE. W. Alison (Mayor, presiding), M. Niccpl, R. Cameron, R. H. Duder, J. Macky, W, Avenell, G. Lankham, F. J. Hammond and 0. Mays.
New Street. —Mr W. Colemau wrote stating that it was the intention of the executors under the will of the late Mrs Jane Alison and the Messrs Duder and Mrs Cameron to lay off a now street between lots 15 and 15a and asking the Council to accept the dedication.
—The consent of the Council was granted conditionally upon the street, being.formed and metalled by the parties dedicating.

Auckland Star,   12th May 1883
On 12th lnst, accidentally drowned at Auokland, John Alison, of Inverness, Scotland, aged 52 years.
Funeral will leave Victoria Wharf, Devonport, at 3.30 p.m. to-morrow (Sunday), 13th inst., for interment at Presbyterian cemetery, Devonport.
Friends will please accept this intimation.

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