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John Alexander
(1751-1818)
Mary Young
(-1815)
George William Alexander
(1790-1878)
Jane Curo
(Cir 1794-)

Dr. Edward William Alexander
(1829-1907)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Rose Adelaide Moss

Dr. Edward William Alexander 2 3

  • Born: 26 May 1829, Levelwood, St. Helena 2 3 4
  • Marriage: Rose Adelaide Moss on 4 Dec 1858 in Levelwood, St. Helena 1
  • Died: 23 May 1907 aged 77 5
  • Buried: Southern Cemetery, Dunedin, New Zealand 5

bullet  General Notes:

Alexander, Edward William, M.R.C.S., England, L.R.C.P., London, Physician and Surgeon, 62 Cargill Street, Dunedin. Dr. Alexander was born and educated at St. Helena, and studied for his profession at King's College, London; he attended the practice of the Hopital-du-Midi, Paris, and qualified as M.R.C.S., England, in 1853, and L.R.C.P., London, in 1861. Dr. Alexander was Colonel-Surgeon at St. Helena for several years, also surgeon to the Liberation African Department and the East India Company's invalids. Before leaving St. Helena in 1861, Dr. Alexander received from the late Emperor Napoleon a gold enamelled box in recognition of his services to the French officers and soldiers there. After spending two years in England and on the Continent, he came to New Zealand in the ship "Matoaka," and settled in practice in Dunedin. He is consulting physician to the Ashburn private hospital for the insane and inebriate home near Dunedin, with which he has been closely associated since its establishment in 1882. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of England, member of the Geographical Society of Italy, and also of the Polynesian Society.
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Emigration: to New Zealand, 1863, Levelwood, St. Helena. 6 His wife, Rose Adelaide Moss, came with him.


Edward married Rose Adelaide Moss, daughter of Moss and Unknown, on 4 Dec 1858 in Levelwood, St. Helena.1 (Rose Adelaide Moss died on 12 Dec 1916 in Jubilee Street, Mornington, New Zealand 5 7 and was buried in Southern Cemetery, Dunedin, New Zealand 5.)


Sources


1 Personal knowledge of Marion Hanan (RIN. N/A). E-Mail 14 Dec 2011, Fw: Moss family on St. Helena.

2 Johan Jacob Pottas, Alexander's SA (Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa: JJ Pottas, Feb 2011), Pg. 52.

3 Cyclopedia Company Ltd, "The Cyclopedia of New Zealand (Otago & Southland Provincial Districts)," database and images, New Zealand Electronic Text Centre(www.nzetc.org : accessed 14 Dec 2011); Physicians and Surgeons; http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc04Cycl-t1-body1-d2-d26-d2.html.

4 British Library, East India Company Records (British Library), Vol 3 P 76.

5 Personal knowledge of Marion Hanan (RIN. N/A). E-Mail 02 Jan 2012, Re: Descendants of George Alexander St Helena.

6 Personal knowledge of Marion Hanan (RIN. N/A). E-Mail 14 Dec 2011, Re: Descendants of George Alexander St Helena.

7 Personal knowledge of Marion Hanan (RIN. N/A). E-Mail 14 Dec 2011, Fw: Moss family on St. Helena. (Newspaper Scan).



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