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James Allan (1807-1880), of the Allan Line
1807 Born in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, son of Alexander Allan and his wife Jean nee Crawford.
1830 After the launch of a new ship built for his father, James succeeded him in the command of the "Favorite".
1837 Robert Steel and Co built the barque "Arabian" for the Allans. James took command of her. The first voyage of the "Arabian" was made from Greenock to Canada and on her return to the Clyde she went to Glasgow, taking advantage of the increased river depth from dredging.
1841 Married Eleanora Blair Gilkison in Port Glasgow
James was joined by his brother, Alexander, the youngest of the family, in the management of the Glasgow business.
1880 Died in Skelmerlie, near Glasgow