Alexander ALLISON + Kate Shaw WILLWAY - Wanganui
taken from NZETC written about 1897:
ALLISON, Alexander, Farmer, “Letham,” Wanganui.
A son of the late Dr. Allison, M.H.R.
... the subject of this sketch was born in 1849 at Boulder bank, Marlborough. He was educated partly at Home and partly at Wanganui. When seventeen years of age his father died on a voyage to England, and Mr. Allison took his place on the farm.
“Letham,” which is 200 acres in extent, was part of his father's estate of “Lamb Hill,” and may justly be considered a model farm, its barns, stables, sheep-yards, cow-sheds, plantations, orchard, and garden, being splendidly kept.
Mr. Allison breeds stud Lincolns, his flock being fully referred to in the New Zealand Flock Book
Mr. Allison also owns a farm of 480 acres at Marton, which is leased by Mr. W. OLDFIELD. In 1892 Mr. Allison married a daughter of Mr. W. H. (William Henry 1823-1903) WILLWAY, a very early Christchurch settler, and has two sons.
Alexander ALLISON (1849-1932)
- married Kate Shaw WILLWAY (1858-1920) in 1893
their known children were:
1 February 1894 - 1976 Kenneth Willway Allison
- Kenneth married Olive May LAWRIE (1899-1967) in 1920
23 September 1896 - 1973 Archibald James Allison
- nothing known
2 September 1897 - 1975 Hesketh Douglas Allison
- Hesketh married Wilhelmine Joan SUTHERLAND (1886-1977) in 1924