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Born: 1805 07 04
Died: 1875


Was a missionary who designed and built several mission buildings in South Africa. Born in Carlisle in Cumberland, England, Allison became a missionary for the Wesleyan Methodist Church and arrived at the Cape in 1820, marrying in 1827. After leaving the Cape, Allison founded Mount Mohamba Sion in Swaziland. At some point (n.d.) he settled in Natal and founded the Indaleni Mission and a further Mission Station at Edendale near Pietermaritzburg (formerly the farm Welverdient owned by the pioneer Andries Pretorius.) Leaving Edendale he settled in Pietermaritzburg where he built the Ebenezer Chapel in about 1865.

(NAD MSCE 12148/1875)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing ALLISON

Spencer, Shelagh O'Byrne. 1981. British Settlers in Natal. 1824-1857. A biographical register. Vol 1. Pietermaritzburg: Natal University press. pp