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Allison - d'Alençon Research
Posted by: Robert Rockwell Allison (ID *****0064) Date: December 17, 2010 at 16:03:17
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This is a continued search for connections between the Allison family and the Norman d’Alençon family. In #1856, dated September 22, 2000, I quoted from "The Norman People", “Richard de Alençon or Alazun held two fees of the honor of Lincoln (Testa, 365). He was living 1235(Ib.349). From Yorkshire a branch extended to Scotland, from which descend the baronets Alison. Of this name was the eminent historian Sir Archibald Alison.”
In further research, I have uncovered much original data on Richard d’Alençon and Herbert d’Alençon, in the "Fine Rolls of Henry III", which also mentions his father John, both Kings of England. The findings are not genealogy, as such, but certainly verify the existence of Richard and Herbert in Yorkshire/Lincoln, during the reigns of these two kings, between the years ca. 1199 through 1272.
In reference to Leonard Allison Morrison’s "History of the Alison or Allison Family", DNA analysis connects the Orange and Rockland County Allison families. The latter changed their surname from Ellison to Allison, with John Allison, Jr. ca. 1677-1754. (Morrison #1656 [#1646] p. 251) The Rockland County Allisons came from Yorkshire, England, where their surname was again changed from Elisse to Ellison, with Thomas Ellisse (ca. 1525-1604), possibly in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. The earliest I have found of the Ellisse unverified line is Robert Ellisse, b. ca. 1400.
I have yet to find a historical or genealogical connection between Bernard d’Alençon of Suffolk and Richard d’Alençon of Yorkshire/Lincoln. Nor have I found any connection between the d’Alençon family and the families of Allison, Ellison, Ellisse in Yorkshire or to the Scottish baronets Alison. However, in so far as I have researched, "The Norman People" has proven to be accurate.

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