At 28 the Reverend William J Alban married a Scots woman, Agnes Crooks. Three daughters and two sons were born:
- Agnes Erskine Alban in 1850, died shortly afterwards;
- Ann Eliza Margaret Alban in 1851, died 1852;
- Mary Harriet Alban in 1855; and
- William Alban, one of twin boys in 1857, the other unnamed. There seems to be no further trace of either of them.
Their only surviving child Mary H Alban seems to have been sent to live with a maternal aunt in
and is recorded there as yet unmarried in the 1871 and 1881 Scottish censuses. I have been unable to discover what happened to her after that. Edinburgh, Scotland