Family: ALLISTON Montagu James / SCOTSON Lilian Gertrude (F136)

m. 1907


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  • Father | Male
    ALLISTON Montagu James

    Born  1885  Bayswater, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Married  1907  [1, 2]  St Mary the Virgin's Church, Leigh, Lancashire  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  ALLISTON James Henry | F137 Group Sheet 
    Mother  EVERALL Eva Mary | F137 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    SCOTSON Lilian Gertrude

    Born  1883  Standish, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  30 May 1883  St Wilfrid's Church, Standish, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Father  SCOTSON Robert | F51 Group Sheet 
    Mother  HESKETH Ann | F51 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
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    Child 2 | Male
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  • Notes 
    • Montagu and Lilian Alliston were singers with the Quinlan Opera Company. Thomas Quinland set up his own company to provide the provinces and dominions the chance of hearing grand opera on the same scale as Covent Garden. The company was set up in Liverpool in 1911, and Quinlan would supervise everything, casting the operas himself. The company rehearsed in London for 5 months before touring the provinces, opening in Liverpool, visiting Ireland then setting off for Australia, but performing first in South Africa en route.

      Montagu and Lilian must have been regulars in the company and are recorded as travelling to New York and Toronto in 1918, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1923, New York in 1932-33.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] British GRO marriage index, Leigh June 1907 8c 401.
      Lilian Gertrude Scotson + Montagu James Alliston m. Leigh June 1907 8c 401

    2. [S21] BMD Lancs marriages, Wigan & Leigh C10L/5/355.
      Lilian Gertrude Scotson + Montagu James Alliston m. 1907 Leigh St Mary's, Wigan & Leigh C10L/5/355