William Pulteney Alison

12th Nov 1790 - 22nd Sep 1859

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

William Pulteney Alison, son of Rev. Archibald Alison and brother of Sir Archibald Alison (q.v), named after his father's patron Sir William Pulteney, awarded compensation as trustee with Sir Archibald Alison of their brother-in-law 'Colonel Gerard' for the Bellevue estate in St Vincent.

  1. Home educated, then University of Edinburgh from 1803; MD 1811; 'upon graduating from the Edinburgh Medical School Alison went to work in the New Town Dispensary in 1815'; in 1819 he was nominated by the the 2nd Viscount Melville  to the chair of medical jurisprudence; in 1821 he became professor of medicine and medical theory.

  2. John Gerard of Rocksoles m. 1810, Lt Col in East India Company, m. Dorothea-Montagu, dau. of Rev. Archibald Alison.

Sources

T71/892 St Vincent No. 458.

L. S. Jacyna, ‘Alison, William Pulteney (1790–1859)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/350 [accessed 12/09/2012]; his father, mother and brother are all in the ODNB: Philip Carter, 'Alison, Archibald (1757-1839), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and writer on aesthetics'; Norma Clarke, 'Gregory [married name Alison], Dorothea (baptised 1754, died 1830, companion of Elizabeth Montagu'; Michael Fry, 'Alison, Sir Archibald, first baronet (1792-1867), historian and lawyer.'

Christopher Hamlin, 'William Pulteney Alison, the Scottish philosophy and the making of a political medicine', Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 61 (2) (2006), pp. 144-86.

  1. Michael Michie, An Enlightenment Tory in Victorian Scotland: the career of Sir Archibald Alison (East Linton, Lothian, Tuckwell Press Limited, 1997) pp. 28-9.

  2. Burke, Bernard, Burke's Landed Gentry (London, Henry Colburn, 1846), Vol. 3 supplement, pp. 135-6.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Wm Putney Allison
Spouse
Margaret Crawford Gregory
Children
dsp
University
Edinburgh [1803-11 ]
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£4,081 18S 10D
Awardee (Trustee)

Relationships (2)

Brothers
Brother-in-laws

Addresses (3)

Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Heriot Row, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Woodville, Colinton, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland