The Alderson Family

Adam Alderson

Father: Christopher Alderson

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Ann Alderson

Baptised: 24 September 1698, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father: Christopher Alderson

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Christopher Alderson

Birth: in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Children: Buried: 25 April 1701 in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

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Christopher Alderson

Father: Christopher Alderson

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Christopher Alderson

Birth: 1728, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Baptised: 14 December 1728, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father: John Alderson

Mother: Mary (Spence) Alderson

Death: 21 December 1810, in Homerton, Hackney, Middlesex, England

Buried:
31 December 1810, in St. John at Hackney, Middlesex, England

Notes:
  Christopher's house at Homerton in the parish of Hackney was a school in 1920 when Constance Spry was working there and is described as a "dignified Georgian mansion with portico and tree-lined drive, relic of the days when Homerton was a smart suburb and wealthy merchants built their homes there." Christopher was evidently a merchant of substantial wealth, for he owned property in Askrigg and Aysgarth, Yorkshire; Hackney and Hendon in Middlesex; and Totteridge in Hertfordshire.

He gave money for the erection and endowment of the Dale Grange Almshouses, situated about one mile from his home town of Askrigg. These bear the inscription:
These almshouses
were appointed
and endowed
in the year 1807
By Christopher Alderson
of Homerton Middlesex
Esquire
A native of Askrigg

There is a white marble oval memorial plaque in St Oswolds church in Askrigg, Yorkshire which reads:
In memory of
CHRISTOPHER ALDERSON Esq.
born at Askrigg
who died Dec 21 1810 aged 82
and whose remains are deposited
at Hackney
in the county of Middlesex
His honour as a commercial man is unsullied
his behaviour in social life was intelligent
affable and engaging, to his piety as a Christian
the Almshouses erected at Grange
bear an evincing proof
As a token of regard for so benevolent a man
this monument was erected by his nephew
C A ALDERSON
of Woodhall Park
in the year of 1819

Christopher's will, dated 24th July 1810, was proved on 12th January 1811 and the principal beneficiaries were his great-nephew Christopher Alderson Harker and his great-niece Sarah Harker, and his great-nephew Christopher Alderson Lloyd and his great-nieces Kitty, Margaret and Emma Lloyd, children of his niece Kitty Alderson Stow by her late husband William Lloyd. Sarah Harker forfeited her share of the estate when she married William Payne Barnard without the consent of the estate's trustees (Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery Vol III 1816-1817 p108-120 (1819)

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Christopher Alderson

Birth: 1812/3, in Woodhall, Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Baptised:
8 February 1813, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Christopher Alderson (Harker) Alderson

Mother: Mary (Metcalfe) Alderson

Notes: In 1848, following the death of his father, a private Act of the House of Lords was required to deal with shares of the estate owned by two of Christopher Alderson Alderson children who were mentally ill:
Private Act (Printed), 11 & 12 Victoria I, c. 19 (1848)
An Act for vesting the Two undivided Sixth Shares of Christopher Alderson a Lunatic, and Mary Alderson Spinster, a Person of unsound Mind, as Two of the Six Children of Christopher Alderson Alderson deceased, in certain Freehold Estates in the Counties of Middlesex, Hertford, and York, in Trustees in whom the other Four undivided Sixth Shares are now vested, upon trust for Sale.

Christopher is noted as "deaf and dumb" in the 1851 and 1861 censuses, and as a "lunatic" in 1871.

Census:
1851: Ballafield, Askrigg, Yorkshire.
1861: Askrigg, Yorkshire
1871: Askrigg, Yorkshire

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Christopher Alderson Alderson

Birth: 17 April 1823, in Petersfield, Hampshire, England

Baptism: 6 May 1823, in Steep, Hampshire, England

Father: Christopher Alderson (Lloyd) Alderson

Mother: Fanny (Greig) Alderson

Married: Ann Eliza Gardner on 12 September 1849, in St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England. Ann was born in 1820/1, in Stepney, Middlesex. The marriage index has Ann's last name as Gardner, the IGI marriage extracts as Jordan. The Times of London has her as the daughter of Thomas Gardiner, Mile-end-road, Waltham Abbey. In the Essex Records Office, the journal of Christopher's daughter, Kitty Scott Alderson, is kept in the collection of the Gardner family of Coggeshall. Perhaps she was actuallu Ann Eliza Jordan Garner, or perhaps the IGI marriage extract is is just mistranscribed.

Children:
It has been suggested that Kitty may have been the biological daughter of Christopher's sister, Fanny, who had married Beresford Scott, and died shortly after Kitty's birth.

Occupation: Farmer. In the 1881 census, Christopher is farming 110 acres at Gould Farm in Chigwell, Essex, employing 3 men and 2 boys.

Death: 1906, in Edmonton district, Essex, England, aged 83

Census:
1848: Waltham Abbey, Essex (White's Directory of Essex 1848) 1881: Gould Farm, Chigwell, Essex
1901: Waltham Holy Cross, Essex (retired farmer)

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Fanny Alderson (Alderson) Baker

Birth: 1817/8. Fanny was the twin of Kitty Alderson Alderson

Baptism: 17 December 1818, in Conway, Caernarvonshire, Wales

Father: Christopher Alderson (Lloyd) Alderson

Mother: Fanny (Greig) Alderson

Married: Henry Baker on 23/30 January 1851, in St Marylebone, Middlesex, England. Henry was born in malden, Essex, the son of Benjamin Baker and Frances Shuttleworth.
The Gentleman's Magazine vol 189  p422 (Sylvanus Urban, 1851)
MARRIAGES.
Jan. 30. At St. Marylebone, Henry Baker, esq. Surgeon of H.M. ship Britannia, son of Dr. Baker, of Maldon hall, Essex, to Fanny, eldest dau. of the late Christopher A. Lloyd Alderson, esq., of Ashford lodge, Hants.

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Death: 1852, in Portsea Island district, Hampshire, England

Buried: 5 April 1852, in Portsea, Hampshire, England, aged 34

Will: proved in London Consistory Court on February 1853. Fanny's address is given as Grove Road, Southsea, Hampshire

Notes:
London Gazette 4 May 1866 p2778
In Chancery.
Lord Chancellor.—Vice Chancellor Stuart.
In the Matter of that portion of a freehold estate at Homerton and Clapton, in the parish of Saint John, Hackney, in the county of Middlesex, heretofore the property of Christopher Alderson, Esquire, deceased, of which estate one undivided fifth part was comprised in the marriage settlement of Beresford Scott and Kitty Alderson Alderson, Spinster, dated the 2nd October, 1850; and in the Matter of the 19th and 20th Vic., cap. 120, entitled " An Act to facilitate Leases and Sales of Settled Estates," and the Acts (21st and 22nd Vic., cap. 77, and the 27th and 28th Vic., cap. 45) to amend and extend, and to further amend the Settled Estates Act of 1856.
NOTICE is hereby given, that a Petition has. been presented in the above matter by Henry Baker, of Maldon-hall, near Maldon, in the county of Essex, Esquire, Fanny Shuttleworth Baker, an infant under the age of twenty-one years, by William Lloyd Alderson (hereinafter described), her guardian appointed for the purposes of the application of the said William Lloyd Alderson, of Great Parndon, in the county of Essex, Esquire, James Alfred Hallett, of Great George-street, Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire, and Marcus Travers, of No. 4, College-villas, St. Jchn's-wood, in the said county of Middlesex, Esquire, to the Right Honorable the Lord High Chancellor, to be heard before his Honor the Vice-Chancellor Stuart, for an Order to authorise a sale of one undivided fourth part of the said one undivided fifth share of the said hereditaments to the Society or Company therein named, at the price or sum therein mentioned, saving the rights of the above named Beresford Scott. And that the petitioners, William Lloyd Alderson, James Alfred Hallett, and Marcus Travers, may be authorised to receive the purchase-money or proportion of purchase-money for such share as trustees of the therein mentioned indenture of settlement of the 2nd day of October, 1850. And that they may also be directed to convey the said one undivided fourth part of the said one undivided fifth part of the said hereditaments unto the said Society or Company, or their trustees, or unto such other person or persons as they may direct, saving the rights of the said Beresford Scott, or for such other Order as to the Court may seem meet. And notice is hereby also given, that the said petitioners may be served with any Order of the Court, or notice relating to the subject of the said Petition, at the office of Messrs. Travers, Smith, and De Gex, situate at No. 25, Throgmorton-street, in the city of London, Solicitors.—Dated the 3rd day of May, 1866.
TRAVERS, SMITH, and De GEX, Solicitors for the Petitioners.

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Henry Alderson

Baptised: 11 March 1823, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Christopher Alderson (Harker) Alderson

Mother: Mary (Metcalfe) Alderson

Census & Addresses: 1849: 52 Crawford Street, Baker Street, Middlesex (marriage settlement of sister, Sarah)

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Jane Alderson

Baptised: 9 June 1745, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Miles Alderson

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Jane Metcalfe (Alderson) Humble

Birth: 1813/14, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Baptised:
11 January 1814, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Christopher Alderson (Harker) Alderson

Mother: Mary (Metcalfe) Alderson

Married:
William John Humble on 24 July 1849, in Warden, Northumberland, England

These notes, by an unknown researcher, are on the marriage settlement between Jane Metcalfe Alderson and William John Humble. The original parchment document is held in the North Yorks County Record Office.
1849, July 23.
  Marriage Settlement of Jane Metcalfe Alderson of Boston in par of Bramham Yks spinster & (ii) William John Humble of the Borough and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, esq., with (iii) John Alderson of Bolton Park in par of [blank] Cumberland, gent, & Geo Winn of Askrigg gent. as trustees.
  Reciting will of Chris Alderson of Homerton, Msx. dated 24 July 1810. devising realty in Hendon & Totteridge in Mx & Herts to John Branton & John Pearson & tstr's great-nephew Christopher Alderson Harker, to the use of CAH for life........ and of his children & heirs of the body as tenants in common.......... upon condition that CAH discontinued the surname Harker & used Alderson only......... Residuary estate to sd trustees for conversion into money & investment of proceeds in Government or Real Securities: testator's great-nephews Christopher Alderson Lloyd & sd CAH to receive the dividends &c. equally for their lives; thereafter in moieties upon trust for the child or children of CAL & CAH............
  Codicil dated 20 Dec 1810 permitted trustees to purchase freeholds or copyholds....... Tstr died 24 Dec 1810. The will &c. proved in P.C.C. 12 Jan 1811 by JB, JP & CAH & CAH changed his surname. Branton died before April 1819. Pearson & Christopher Alderson Alderson (late Harker) purchased out of CAA's moiety the undermentioned prems.
  Further reciting Lse/Rel 26/27 April 1819: (i) James Metcalfe, (ii) John Beezon Baynes, (iii) James Baynes, Richard Thompson & wife Hannah, Francis Baynes & John Yates & wife Mary, (iv) Willoughby Rackham, (v) Wm Sadler, (vi) sd C. A. Alderson, (vii) John Pearson & CAA; & a Recovery thereon in Easter Term 59 Geo III wherin Sadler was Demandt., Rackham tenant, Baynes &c vouchees; conveying to JP & CAA a mesge or mansion house with gardens, stable, orchard &c. & several closes at Woodhall in par of Aisgarth........ upon the trusts governing CAA's moiety of tstr's estate. In respect of these prems. JP & CAA received an allotment of land in Aisgarth. C. A. Alderson died 22 April 1837 without exercising his power of appointment under the will; leaving 6 children: Chris Alderson, Jane Metcalfe Alderson, Mary Alderson, sd Sarah Alderson, Henry & John Alderson........
  Further reciting that. by three Releases, (i) of 17 April 1848 by Jane M. Alderson. Sarah, Henry & John Alderson - to - James Allen gent. (ii) & (iii) both of 18 April 1848 by the same Aldersons to John Fawcett, Jos. Baynes & Geo Winn; and by an Act of parliament [Private Acts, 11 & 12 Vict. c19], all the said heredits in Hendon & Totteridge devised by CA & at Woodhall in Aisgarth..... have become vested in JF, JB & GW, free from estates tail..... upon trust for sale and as to one sixth of the net proceeds for the benefit of said Jane Metcalfe Alderson.
  Further reciting that Jane is also entitled to
842.5.0 New 3% Bank Annuities...... & to 2000 secured by a mortgage of 26 Nov 1840 made to her (then of Cotescue Park in Coverham) by James Burton Wood upon certain mesges. lands &c. in Yorks........ and to 700 on another mortgage of 7/8 April 1837 by Robt Hebden to sd Geo Winn and second release 24 Nov 1840 by Winn & Hebden to her, on another mesge & lands in Yorks. Further reciting deeds of present date transferring to parties (iii) these mortgaged premises, the 2000 & 700 &c........ and a marriage has been arranged...... and it has been agreed that 4000 out of Jane's fortune shall be settled as under and that the remainder of her property shall become the property of W. J. Humble.
  Now Jane assigns to JA & GW
1300 out of the first realizations of her one sixth share....... with interest at 5% pending payment...... upon trust for investment and to hold the same with the 2000 & 700 mtge money on trust for her till marriage; then to pay proceeds to her for life and after her death, if WJH survive her, to pay proceeds to him for life; with the proviso that if by bankruptcy or other eventuality the proceeds might become payable to a person other than WJH, sd trust in his favour shall cease: further remainder to such child(ren) or other descendants as Jane may by deed or will appoint
S/ Jane Metcalfe Alderson, Wm John Humble, John Alderson.
W/ John Adamson, solr, Newcastle. Honywood Surtees. Parchment, 6 membranes.
Similarly [to marriage settlement of Sarah Alderson] exhibited in lunacy, to affidavits of Geo Winn & Jane M. Humble in Feb 1875 and of Jane M. Humble, widow, on 23 May 1896.


Children:
Census:
1840: Cotescue Park, Coverham, North Riding of Yorkshire (marriage settlement)
1849: Boston, Bramham, Yorkshire (marriage settlement)
1881: 5 Rodney Terrace, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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John Alderson

Baptised: 6 July 1693, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Christopher Alderson

Married:
Mary Spence on 2 May 1721, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Children: Occupation: Hosier, Householder and Husbandman

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John Alderson

Baptised: 6 May 1824, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Christopher Alderson (Harker) Alderson

Mother: Mary (Metcalfe) Alderson

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Kitty Alderson (Alderson) Scott

Birth: 1817/8. Kitty was a twin of Fanny Alderson Alderson

Baptism: 17 December 1818, in Conway, Caernarvonshire, Wales

Father: Christopher Alderson (Lloyd) Alderson

Mother: Fanny (Greig) Alderson

Married: Beresford Scott on 2 October 1850, in St Marylebone, Middlesex, England.

Beresford was born on 7 November 1818, and baptised on 20 January 1819 in Gillingham, Kent, the son of James Scott and Elizabeth Barber Dewland. Beresford joined the Royal Navy as an apprenticed clerk on 14th March 1834 aboard the Ocean, docked at Sheerness. His father was the Purser in Ocean at the time. He was posted to the Columbine on the 14th of June, less that a month before the death of his father aboard Ocean. His service record indicates service in 20 different ships, stationed in the East and West Indies, the Mediterannean, the Cape of Good Hope, and in England. Beresford was promoted to clerk, qualified for paymaster and purser, on 24 March 1838. He was appointed to the Snipe in 1843 and was clerk on the Imaum, in Jamaica and on 22 June 1846, he joined the Columbine (for the second time) as paymaster and purser (acting), and was promoted to paymaster on 10 November 1847 (1848 Navy List). In his memoir Lines from my log-books pp160-1 (1898), the Columbine's captain, Sir John Charles Dalrymple Hay recalls a journey to the monastry at Kushan that he took with Beresford Scott.
Mr. Beresford Scott, Mr Crowdy, and I went with the Consul to visit the monastery at Kushan. We travelled in chairs, each carried by four bearers. We started early, at the rate of about six miles an hour, and reached the monastery about ten. We stayed there the day, and slept the night. We crossed a small stream by a neat bridge exactly like the one so well known on blue china. There we got out of the chairs, and walked up the avenue about four miles - very steep and with stone steps. The base of the hill is scantily clothed with Pinus montana. The monastery stands at an elevation of about 2000 feet. Near it trees of large growth flourish, and the surroundings have a park-like appearance. We were comfortably lodged. In the morning we ascended the peak, about 1000 feet above the monastery, or 3000 feet in all, and had a most extensive view. Our hosts showed us the park, and we left them with very pleasant recollections of their hospitality.

In August 1849, surgeon Henry Baker transferred into the Columbine from the Amazon. This is interesting because within two years Beresford had married Kitty Alderson, and Henry had married Kitty's twin sister, Fanny. In September and October 1849, the Columbine was involved in action with Chinese pirates around Hong Kong, and Beresford subsequently wrote a book about these actions An Account of the Destruction of the Fleets of the Celebrated Pirate Chieftains Chui-apoo and Shap-ng-Tsai (1851) (The somewhat dry account is mostly a collection of offical reports and newspaper accounts of the action, and reveals little about Beresford himself). On 14 January 1852, he joined the Hydra, destined for the Cape of Good Hope. On 16 November 1852 Beresford married his second wife, Heloise Cecelia Caroline Bestandig, aged only 17, in Simonstown, and he took leave of the Hydra on 1 December 1852. They lived in Wynberg, near Cape Town, where a son was born in 1854. Beresford spent some of his time devising schemes for improving the docking facilities in Table Bay, inclusing this proposal for a steam wharf in Table Bay for resupplying steamers with coal in inclement conditions (Nautical Magazine and journal of the Royal Naval Reserve March 1844 p144). On 2 January 1854, Beresford joined the Sybille, and was again at sea for more than two years, mostly in the Far East, finally joining the Winchester, Sir James Stirling's flagship, on 25 April 1854, in which he returned home in late 1856. After a year on shore, he was in ships based nearer home for three years, including the Blenheim which he joined on 20 May 1858. He missed the birth of his daughter, and his wife had to delay the child's christening until he could be contacted late in 1857. The family was together for once, at 1 Belfield Terrace in Weymouth, Dorset, at the time of the 1861 census when he was serving in the Collosus. He was appointed to his last ship, Queen, on 30 October 1861 and was in the Mediterranean, missing the birth of his second son, until November 1862. What his movements or whereabouts were until admitted to the Melville Hospital at Chatham in August 1863 remains unknown. On 14 December 1863 he was declared bankrupt, and shortly thereafter, he was placed in the Naval Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he died on 9 May 1875. His half-pay and retired-pay records indicate he was a bankrupt, and "unable to manage his own affairs". His death certificate indicates 11 years of dementia, and 30 hours of epileptiform convulsions prior to his death. The cause of his condition remains a mystery. Whether his family was able to visit him in Yarmouth is also unknown. However, besides ensuring his wife of an income, and attending to his debts, the Navy also paid for his confinement at Great Yarmouth Hospital.

Death: 10 March 1851, at Upper Baker Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex, England
The Gentleman's Magazine vol 190  p448 (Sylvanus Urban, 1851)
DEATHS.
LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.
March 10.  In Upper Baker st, Kitty Alderson, wife of Beresford Scott, esq. paymaster R.N., and second dau. of the late Christopher Alderson Alderson, esq.

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Kitty Scott Alderson

Birth: 13 February 1851, in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England

Baptism: 7 May 1851, in St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England

Father: Christopher Alderson Alderson

Mother: Ann Eliza (Gardner) Alderson

Death: 1925, in Epping district, Essex, England, aged 73

Notes:
Kitty may have been the biological daughter of Beresford and Kitty Alderson (Alderson) Scott, and then adopted by Christopher, Kitty's brother. Kitty's mother died shortly after her birth, and her father was a naval officer, so the hypothesis, based primarily on her middle name, is plausible, but hardly proven.

Kitty's journal, written from 1866 to 1870 and detailing a visit to France and a tour of the Lake District is held in the Essex Records Office  (Ref: D/DGa F2/3/1)

Census:
1901: Waltham Holy Cross, Essex: Kitty S. Alderson is aged 50, born in Waltham Abbey, Essex

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Margaret Alderson

Baptised: 15 February 1691

Father:
Christopher Alderson

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Margaret (Alderson) Lever

Baptism: 17 March 1721/2 (OS/NS), in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
John Alderson

Mother: Mary (Spence) Alderson

Married: Thomas Lever

Children: Notes: Margaret's baptism, in March 1721, may seem at first glance to have occurred before her parents' marriage in May 1721, but this was when the Julian calendar was still in use in England, and the year only changed on 25 March, so 17 March 1721 was about ten and a half months later than her parents' marriage on 2 May 1721. Claire Freestone records the baptism as 17 March 1722, which would be the New Style date.

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Margaret Alderson Alderson

Birth: 2 April 1820

Baptism: 24 April 1820, in St James, Westminster, London, England

Father: Christopher Alderson (Lloyd) Alderson

Mother: Fanny (Greig) Alderson

Death: 1875, in Brighton district, Sussex, England, aged 55

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Mary Alderson

Baptised: 4 August 1733, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
John Alderson

Mother: Mary (Spence) Alderson

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Mary Alderson

Birth: 1820, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Baptised:
11 September 1820, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
 Christopher Alderson (Harker) Alderson

Mother: Mary (Metcalfe) Alderson

Notes: In 1848, following the death of his father, a private Act of the House of Lords was required to deal with shares of the estate owned by two of Christopher Alderson Alderson children who were mentally ill:
Private Act (Printed), 11 & 12 Victoria I, c. 19 (1848)
An Act for vesting the Two undivided Sixth Shares of Christopher Alderson a Lunatic, and Mary Alderson Spinster, a Person of unsound Mind, as Two of the Six Children of Christopher Alderson Alderson deceased, in certain Freehold Estates in the Counties of Middlesex, Hertford, and York, in Trustees in whom the other Four undivided Sixth Shares are now vested, upon trust for Sale.

Mary is listed as a "Ward in Chancery" in the 1851, 1871 and 1881 censuses. This was a legal guardianship, technically to the Lord Chancellor who is the highest judicial authority in Britain and "the general guardian of infants, lunatics, idiots, etc." The remarks on the 1871 census state that Mary was an "imbecile from birth", although in 1841, at aged 19, she is listed as a "pupil", along with a number of other pupils,  under the tutelage of Mary Whaley, with no further note.

Census:

1841: Cotescue Park, Coverham with Agglethorpe, North Riding of Yorkshire
1851: Cotescue Park, Coverham with Agglethorpe, North Riding of Yorkshire
1861: Cotescue Park, Coverham with Agglethorpe, North Riding of Yorkshire
1871: Cotescue Park, Coverham with Agglethorpe, North Riding of Yorkshire
1881: St Matthews Ter, Leyburn, North Riding of Yorkshire

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Michael Alderson

Baptised: 1 January 1682, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Christopher Alderson

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Miles Alderson

Baptised: 23 March 1701, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Christopher Alderson

Children:
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Robert Greig Alderson

Birth: 25 January 1825

Baptism: 15 February 1825, in Steep, Hampshire, England

Father: Christopher Alderson (Lloyd) Alderson

Mother: Fanny (Greig) Alderson

Occupation: Robert joined the Bengal Infantry. As a new cadet, he sailed from Gravesend on the Poictiers on 9 April 1843. At his death in 1845, he was ranked Ensign.

Death: 4 September 1845, at Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India
The Gentleman's Magazine vol 179  p110 (Sylvanus Urban, 1846)
OBITUARY
EAST INDIES
Sept. 4.  At Calcutta, Ens. Robert Greig, youngest son of C.A. Alderson, esq. late of the Five Houses, Clapton

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Sarah (Alderson) Nelson

Baptised: 6 March 1724, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
John Alderson

Mother: Mary (Spence) Alderson

Married:
Edward Nelson on 28 December 1748, in Garsdale, Yorkshire, England

Children:
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Sarah (Alderson) Johnson

Birth: 1821, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Baptised: 13 December 1821, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father: Christopher Alderson (Harker) Alderson

Mother: Mary (Metcalfe) Alderson

Married: John Robert Johnson in 1849, in Marylebone district, Middlesex, England. John was born in 1815/6, in West Witton, Yorkshire, and baptised there on 15 February 1816, the son of Robert and Margaret Johnson. At the time of his marriage, John's address was 43 Nelson Square, Backfriars Road, Surrey, and he was a chemist.

These notes, by an unknown researcher, are on the marriage settlement between Sarah Alderson and John Robert Johnson. The original parchment document is held in the North Yorks County Record Office.
1849, Jan 10.
  Marriage Settlement of Sarah Alderson of Cotescue Park in Coverham Yks spinster and (ii) John Robert Johnson of 43 Nelson Square, Blackfriars Road, Surrey, chemist, with (iii) Henry Alderson of 52 Crawford Street, Baker Street, Msx. gent, Geo Winn of Askrigg gent & Henry Nicol of 88 Queen Street, Cheapside, London, gent.
  Reciting will of Chris Alderson of Homerton, Msx. dated 24 July 1810. devising realty in Hendon & Totteridge in Mx & Herts to John Branton & John Pearson & tstr's great-nephew Christopher Alderson Harker, to the use of CAH for life........ and of his children & heirs of the body as tenants in common.......... upon condition that CAH discontinued the surname Harker & used Alderson only......... Residuary estate to sd trustees for conversion into money & investment of proceeds in Government or Real Securities: testator's great-nephews Christopher Alderson Lloyd & sd CAH to receive the dividends &c. equally for their lives; thereafter in moieties upon trust for the child or children of CAL & CAH............
  Codicil dated 20 Dec 1810 permitted trustees to purchase freeholds or copyholds....... Tstr died 24 Dec 1810. The will &c. proved in P.C.C. 12 Jan 1811 by JB, JP & CAH & CAH changed his surname. Branton died before April 1819. Pearson & Christopher Alderson Alderson (late Harker) purchased out of CAA's moiety the undermentioned prems.
  Further reciting Lse/Rel 26/27 April 1819: (i) James Metcalfe, (ii) John Beezon Baynes, (iii) James Baynes, Richard Thompson & wife Hannah, Francis Baynes & John Yates & wife Mary, (iv) Willoughby Rackham, (v) Wm Sadler, (vi) sd C. A. Alderson, (vii) John Pearson & CAA; & a Recovery thereon in Easter Term 59 Geo III wherin Sadler was Demandt., Rackham tenant, Baynes &c vouchees; conveying to JP & CAA a mesge or mansion house with gardens, stable, orchard &c. & several closes at Woodhall in par of Aisgarth........ upon the trusts governing CAA's moiety of tstr's estate. In respect of these prems. JP & CAA received an allotment of land in Aisgarth. C. A. Alderson died 22 April 1837 without exercising his power of appointment under the will; leaving 6 children: Chris Alderson, Jane Metcalfe Alderson, Mary Alderson, sd Sarah Alderson, Henry & John Alderson........
  Further reciting that. by three Releases, (i) of 17 April 1848 by Jane M. Alderson. Sarah, Henry & John Alderson - to - James Allen gent. (ii) & (iii) both of 18 April 1848 by the same Aldersons to John Fawcett, Jos. Baynes & Geo Winn; and by an Act of parliament [Private Acts, 11 & 12 Vict. c19], all the said heredits in Hendon & Totteridge devised by CA & at Woodhall in Aisgarth..... have become vested in JF, JB & GW, free from estates tail..... upon trust for sale and as to one sixth of the net proceeds for the benefit of said Sarah Alderson.
  Further reciting that Sarah is also entitled to 3000 Consols. this they transferred into the names of parties (iii); and that a marriage has been arranged......
  Now...... Sarah Alderson...... assigns to H. Alderson, Winn and Nicol...... her one sixth of the proceeds of the said trust properties, upon trust for investment and to hold the
3000 Consols.... upon trust for her till marriage: then to pay the interest &c. to her for life for her sole use. and in case her husband survive her to pay the interest &c. to him for life; with the proviso that if by bankruptcy or other eventuality the proceeds might become payable to a person other than JRJ, sd trust in his favour shall cease: further remainder to such child(ren) or other descendants as Sarah may by deed or will appoint........... Other usual clauses at great length include a contingent remainder to Sarah's brothers and sisters as she may appoint.
S/ Sarah Alderson, John Robert Johnson, Henry Alderson, Hy. Nicol.
W/ James Rose, solr. 11 Salisbury Street, Strand; E. Roberts, clerk to Allen & Nicol, 88 Queen Street, Cheapside.
   Parchment, 6 membranes.
The deed has on two occasions been used as an exhibit to affidavits in lunacy: (i) re Christopher Alderson a lunatic in Feb. 1875, when it was exhibited to the affidavit of James Alderson Rose, sworn 6 Feb before C. H. Hodgson, a London Commissioner, and to that of John Robert Johnson & wife Sarah, sworn before Henry Willoughby, British Vice-Consul at Paris, on 10 Feb. (ii) re Mary Alderson, spinster, a person of unsound mind, decd., in 1896, when it was exhibited to affidavits of Sarah Johnson on 18 May & of Geo Nicol 11 June, both before J. Wesney Ward.


Census & Addresses:
1849: Cotescue Park, Coverham, North Riding of Yorkshire (marriage settlement)
1861: Stanbrook Cottage, Woodland Cottages, Hammersmith, Middlesex

Sources:

William Alderson

Baptised: 15 January 1688, in Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

Father:
Christopher Alderson

Sources:

William Lloyd Alderson

Birth: 26 March 1824, in Hampshire, England

Baptism: 22 April 1824, in Steep, Hampshire, England

Father: Christopher Alderson (Lloyd) Alderson

Mother: Fanny (Greig) Alderson

Married: Ann Frances Maria Hewlett in 1869, in Kensington district, Middlesex, England. Ann was born in 1832/3, in Marston, Middlesex.

Death: 13 August 1884, in Ashtead, Surrey, England, aged 60

Will: proved 14 October 1884, by Francis Ann Maria Alderson, widow, and Samuel Thomson Plumbe M.D.

Census:
1841: Tulloch, Kilmnonivaig, Inverness-shire (William is at the home of a William Greig, probably his grandfather)
1863: Sumners Farm, Great Parndon, Essex (White's Directory of Essex 1863)
1866: Great Parndaon, Essex (London Gazette 4 May 1866 p2778)
1881: Northfield Lodge, Ashtead, Surrey
1883: Ashtead, Surrey (London Gazette 5 June 1883 p2952)

Sources:
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