Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
Contact: Mr Alexander Christison
Sir Robert Christison Bt. 1797- 1882 Chair of Medical Jurisprudence Edinburgh University Physician to Queen Victoria
Sir Alexander Christison Bt. 1828-1918 Surgeon General 1877, President of Royal Victoria Hospital Edinburgh. Championed medical education for women.
General Sir Alexander Frank Philip Christison Bt. 1893-1993. Commanded 14th Army in Burma during World War Two C-in-C Allied Land Forces South-East Asia.
Robert Christison 1837-1915 Pastoralist. Introduced Hereford cattle to Australia and was a founder of shipping frozen meat to UK.
Henry David Alexander Christison 1870-1943 Elected Mayor of Vaucluse, Sydney in 1910. Gave land for a Christison Park in 1918 now part of Maquire Lighthouse Reserve.
Surname is most frequent in Scotland the 1891 Census lists 345 with 131 in England.
Many emigrated to USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Births, Deaths & Marriages for England and Wales 1837-2004 (in Guild online archive)
Outbound Shipping Lists 1890-1960
Inbound shipping lists 1870-1960
Australia Arrivals 1901-1972
1841,1851,1861,1871,1881,1891, 1901 Census for England Wales & Scotland
1911 census England & Wales
Old Parish Registers, mainly Scotland /England border area.
Probate & Wills 1858-1995
Various newspapers from UK and Canada and Australia
February 2020 Registered as Administrator of Christison with FamilyTreeDNA.
I hope this will allow me to tie together trees that have Christisons living in the same villages but as yet cannot be linked.
So far worldwide there seems to only a few Christison that have done a DNA test.
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