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James Dalison Alexander

James Dalison Alexander

James Dalison Alexander was born on 5 March 1846, the son of James Alexander and Anna Maria Julia née Dalison. He was educated at Eton and gained the rank of Captain in the service of the West Kent Yeomanry Cavalry. On 27 January 1885 he married Lady Emily Harriet Catherine Boyle, daughter of the 9th Earl of Cork. The marriage produced four children.

At the time of the 1911 census, the couple were living at Seal near Sevenoaks in Kent with two of their children and four live-in servants.

James Dalison Alexander died on 21 October 1914 at 70 Cadogan Square, London. His estate was valued at £21,533.

A short obituary appeared in the Kent & Sussex Courier (23 October 1914): 'The death occurred suddenly on Wednesday morning of Mr James Dalison Alexander, Deputy Lieutenant for Kent, at the age of sixty-eight. He was formerly a Captain in the West Kent Yeomanry. He married in 1885 Lady Emily Boyle.'

Photographed on 7 May 1862 by Camille Silvy of London.

Code: 126847
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