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Janet ALLISON[1]

Female 1806 - 1873


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  • Born  22 Aug 1806  ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  30 Jan 1873  ,,,Creswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  1 Feb 1873  ,,,Creswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I3152  Brian's Family Tree
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2012 

    Father  John ALLISON,   b. 1767, ,,,Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Janet WHYTE,   b. Abt 1770 
    Married  10 Aug 1792  Low Church,, Paisley, Glasgow,, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2125  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Andrew TANNAHILL,   b. 1805,   d. Bef 1837 
    Married  1824  ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Andrew Tannahill and Janet Allison probably lived in Paisley after their marriage in 1824.
    Children 
     1. Janet TANNAHILL,   b. 1826, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1903, ,,,Kensington, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anne TANNAHILL,   b. 4 Jul 1830, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1869, Northcote, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Andrew TANNAHILL,   b. 1833, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1863, ,,,Creswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  14 Nov 2009 
    Family ID  F982  Group Sheet

    Family 2  James Mitchell 
    Married  3 Dec 1837  ,,Abbey,Paisley , Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Janet married James Mitchell 3 December 1837 at Abbey, Paisley. James was a widower, his wife Marion Dunsmore had died possibly after the birth of their child, Mary, in early 1837.
    Last Modified  23 Mar 2011 
    Family ID  F996  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Robert HOWE,   b. Abt 1800 
    Married  1843  ,,,Creswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • She then married Robert Howe who had also lost his wife aboard the ship, they parted company, a case of the custom of de facto "divorce" so called because divorce was not available to the masses, so the parties agreed to go their separate ways and hoped they did not get caught. Both remarried ten years later.
    Last Modified  15 Apr 2010 
    Family ID  F2177  Group Sheet

    Family 4  William MAITLAND,   b. Abt 1800 
    Married  Abt 1853  [6
    • Janet then housekept for William Maitland to whom she had a child Sarah whom he acknowledged in his will.
    Last Modified  15 Apr 2010 
    Family ID  F2178  Group Sheet

    Family 5  Richard HARRISON,   b. Abt 1805 
    Married  Abt 1870  ,,,Creswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Finally Janet married Richard Harrison using her defacto name "Maitland".
    Last Modified  15 Apr 2010 
    Family ID  F2140  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Allison grave i
    Allison grave i
    Janet Allison - died of Narasmus/Exhaustion after 9 months illness. At Creswick, Victoria, Australia on 30 Jan 1873. Buried in Creswick Cemetery.
    Allison grave ii
    Allison grave ii

  • Sources 
    1. [S637] Victoria, Australia Rural Cemetery Records, 1836-1988, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS). Cemetery Transcriptions [CD]. Blackburn, Victoria, Australia: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies.Origina).
      Birth date: abt 1812Birth place: Death date: 30 Jan 1873Death place: VictoriaResidence date: Residence place: Australia
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=aigscemetery&h=65411&ti=5538&indiv=try&gss=pt

    2. Age:
      64y
      Details of Janets death certificate: No. 2220/861 When and where died: 30/01/1873 Albert Street, Borough of Creswick County of Talbot. Name: Janet Harrison Sex and Age: Female 64 years Cause of Death/ medical attendant: Narasmus/Exhaustion 9 months/Dr. Lindsay 29th January, 1873 Parents: John Allison, Merchant asnd Janet nee Brown. Signed by Richard Harrison Husband Creswick, Buried 1/2/1873 Creswick by Thos. Rowell,

    3. Richard went to New Zealand for 3 years goldmining and was informant to Janets death certificate and stated no previous marriages no childern. Janet is buried next to son Andrew and various grandchildren so it is curious that her husband recorded that there were no children.

    4. Paisley, Renfrewshire
      Andrew Tannahill and Janet Allison probably lived in Paisley after their marriage in 1824.

    5. Creswick, Victoria, Australia
      She then married Robert Howe who had also lost his wife aboard the ship, they parted company, a case of the custom of de facto "divorce" so called because divorce was not available to the masses, so the parties agreed to go their separate ways and hoped they did not get caught. Both remarried ten years later.

    6. Janet then housekept for William Maitland to whom she had a child Sarah whom he acknowledged in his will.

    7. Creswick, Victoria, Australia
      Finally Janet married Richard Harrison using her defacto name "Maitland".