27/06/2022

Allen Family Tree

Violet and Jane

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This is perhaps the most important of the eight lineages, because it follows the central name of Allen.

ALLEN ORIGINS
The Allen and Allan surname derive from aluinn meaning fair or handsome. The Allan surname spelled with an ‘a’ is generally considered to be associated with Scottish clans, including Clan Donald, Clan Grant, Clan MacFarlane, and Clan MacKay. Spelled with an ‘e’ however, the surname is generally considered to be English in origin.

From GF to GGF2 the family specialised in large families with ten, thirteen and seven children, and there would have been others that didn’t make it, Jane is aware of at least one other stillborn sibling of Ivan.

The full version of his name, Ivanhoe, is apparently based on a horse that Walter Thomas Allen successfully backed. After naming ten children your inspiration must be stretched for the eleventh. Ivan followed three sisters and so was separated from his brothers by nine years – yet his rugby kit was still all hand-me downs.

The family lost one of its sons in each of the world wars:

  • William Charles Allen (1898-1917) killed in the trenches at Passchendaele [details within GF – Walter Thomas Allen 1877-1930]
  • Dennis Roy Allen (1910-1944) the navigator on a Wellington shot down on a bombing raid into Germany [details within GGF1 – Wiliam Charles Allen 1851-1935].

The first surprise is that there is no Irish connection on the paternal side. The family in fact derives from Cornwall, so Jane has Celtic roots, because of the Allens centred around St Columb Major in Cornwall (GGF7 to GGF13), or through the two Irish lines (Perrys and O’Sullivans).

The family believed that there was a connection to one of Regency Bath’s prominent trio, Ralph Allen 1893-1764 – the others were Beau Nash and John Wood. But though he married twice neither of Ralph’s wives had surviving issue. But this research has established that it was Ralph’s brother, Philip Allen (II) (1695-1765) who was a GGF8 and worked alongside Ralph – we discuss Ralph’s remarkable life under Philip II.

Their father was GGF9 – Reskymer Allen 1620-1690 and the origin of his first name is interesting.


Jane Alison (Allen) Denton – 1948
– Bristol, England
married 2 Nov 1968 Tyndale Baptist, Bristol

F – Ivanhoe Wilfred Allen 1919 – 1996
– Bath, Somerset

M – Violet Evelyn Eileen Stiles 1921-2012
– Chew Magna/Pensford, Somerset
married 5 Sep 1942 at Bristol
Jane Alison Allen (Denton)

GF – Walter Thomas Allen 1877-1930
– Bath, Somerset

GMElizabeth Amy Perry 1880-1967
– Bath, Somerset
married 10 Mar 1898 Bath Registery Office, Bath
William Charles Allen III 1898-1917
Walter Reginald Allen 1902-1931
Leonard Alfred Allen 1903-1939
Percy Douglas Allen 1906-1964
Reginald Allen 1908-1975
Dennis Roy Allen 1910-1980
Dorothy Gertrude Mary Allen (Iles) 1913-2005
Phyllis Emily Allen (Eades) 1915-2009
Margaret Ruby Allen (Macfarlane) 1917-1994
F – Ivanhoe Wilfred Allen 1919-1996

GGF1 – Wiliam Charles Allen I 1851-1935
– 36 Kingsmead Street, Bath, Somerset

GGM1 – Rebecca Culliford 1851-1918
– Walcot, Bath, Somerset
married 21 May 1871 Parish of Widcombe, Bath
Ada Louise Allen (Hales) 1871-
William Charles Allen II 1874-1922
GF – Walter Thomas Allen 1877-1930
Henry F Allen 1879-1961
Dennis Allen 1879-
Alfred A Allen 1880-1967
Rebecca Allen 1882-
Reginald Herbert ‘Bertie’ Allen 1884-1957
– his son was Dennis Roy Allen 1910-1944
Elizabeth Maggie Allen (Piles) 1886-1961
Caroline Louisa Allen (Power) 1888-
Frank Allen 1889-
Elsie Ellen Allen (Humphries) 1890-1992
Kate Allen (Millar) 1892-1977
GGF2 – Thomas Allen 1828-1900
– Bath, Somerset
GGM2 – Caroline Baker 1830-1908
– Bath, Somerset
married 16 Jan 1848
GGF1 – William Charles Allen 1851-1935
Mary Jane Allen (Daniell) 1860-
Henry Allen 1862-
James Allen 1863-
James Allen 1868-
Louisa M Allen 1871-
Thomas Allen 1874-1954
GGF3 – Charles Allen 1806-1866
– St Swithins, Bath, Somerset
GGM3 – Jane Gibbons, 1802-1846
– St Swithins, Bath, Somerset
married April 1839, Bath, Somerset
GGF2 – Thomas Allen 1828-1900
Charles Allen 1832-
Jane Allen 1836-
GGF4 – Daniel Allen 1784-1864
– Bath, Somerset
GGM4 – Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Barten 1781-
– Bath, Somerset
marriage 22 Dec 1804, Weston, Bath, Somerset
GGF3 – Charles Allen 1806-1866
Mary Ann Allen 1807-1868
Francis Allen 1811-
Henry Allen 1820-1900
Joseph Allen 1827-1886
GGF5 – George Edward Allen 1766-1850
– Bath, Somerset
GGM5 – Anne Jones 1757-1792
– Bathampton, Somerset
married 4 Apr 1784, Walcot, Bath
GGF4 – Daniel Allen 1784-1864
GGF6 – Philip Allen (III) 1736-1785
– Somerset?
GGM6 – Sarah Maria Carteret 1739-1819
– Kensington, Middlesex
Philip Allen (IV) 1764-1765
GGF5 – George Edward Allen 1766-1850
Matilda Dorothea Allen 1767-1839
Ralph Anthony Allen 1769-1813
James Carteret Allen 1771-1791
Mariana Allen 1772-1853
Henry Edmund Allen 1775-1829
Philip Allen (V) 1778-1781
Maria Janetta Allen 1780-1866
GGF7 – Philip Allen (II) 1695-1765
– St Columb Major, Cornwall
GGM7 – Jane Bennett 1703-1767
– Widcombe, Somerset
married 22 Feb 1731, Claverton, Somerset,
Mary Allen (Lady Maude) 1732-1775
Ralph Allen (II) 1734-1777
GGF6 – Philip Allen (III) 1736-1785
George Edward Allen 1742
GGF8 – Philip Allen (I) 1667-1728
– St Columb Major Cornwall
GGM8 – Mary Elliott 1665-
– St Austell, Cornwall

Ralph Allen 1693-1764
GGU Ralph Allen 1693-1765
GGF7 – Philip Allen (II) 1695-1765
Gertrude Allen (Elliott) 1697-1789
Reskymer Allen 1700-1715
Elizabeth Allen (Tucker) 1702-1731
GGF9 – Reskymer Allen 1620-1690
– St Columb Major Cornwall
GGM9 – Gertrude Keate 1639-
– St Columb Major Cornwall
married 8 Apr 1665, Cubert, Cornwall
Charles Allen 1660-
Ralph Allen 1665-1672
GGF8 – Philip Allen (I) 1667-1728
Reskymer Allen 1669-
Matilda Allen 2 Aug 1672- 4 Aug 1672
Gertrude Allen 1673
Ralph Allen 1678
GGF10 – Thomas (William?) Allen 1596-
– Cornwall
GGM10 – Philippa Calway 1600-
– Cornwall
married 24 Sep 1620, Truro, Cornwall
GGF9 – Reskymer Allen 1620-1690
Robert Allen 1620-
Joan Allen 1621-
Margaret Allen 1623-
John Allen 1628-
GGF11 – John Allen II 1570-
– St Columb Major Cornwall
GGM11 – Johanne Truscott 1570-

married Nov 1594, St Columb Major, Cornwall
GGM11 – Nary Nuttle 1565-
married
GGF10 – Thomas (William?) Allen 1596-
Agnes Allen 1600-
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John Allen 1606
GGF12 – Jefferie Allen 1533-
– St Columb Major Cornwall
GGM12 – Johanne Tregoyne 1537-1597

married 1557
Johane Allen 1560-1572
Thomas Allen 1567-1633
GGF11 – John Allen 1570-
Richard Allen Chr 1572-
Robert Allen Chr 1575-
Ursula Allen Chr 1578-
GGF13 John Allen I Before1520GGF12 – Jefferie Allen 1533-
Margaret Allen 1547-

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