Ivan and Violet
You can either follow the pages to see the eight family branches and fall across interesting stuff – or if you want to leap to the more intriguing bits, then use these eighteen quick links:
- Uncle – William Charles Allen III – died at the Battle of Menin Road Bridge
- 1C1R – Dennis Roy Allen – died in Flying Fortress crash in Germany
- 1C1R – Francis Ralph Allen, died in HMS Janus off Anzio, Rome
- GF1 – Albert Bertie Stiles – born four years before GGF Albert married GGM Louisa?
- Grand Aunt – Amy Louisa Stiles, institutionalised – for at least 85 years!
- Grand Uncle – William Charles Allen II – remarkable military career, railways labourer
- GM1 – Adeline Violet Hillier, early recruit as a WRAF
- GGF1 – William Charles Allen – the ‘Major’, fifty years a draper’s porter in Bath
- GGM1 – Prison record of Rebecca Culliford, three spells in Shepton Mallet gaol
- GGF2 – Cornelius O’Sullivan, the dodgy postmaster if Bantry
- – through Cornelius, Jane’s Royal connections with the Countess of Wessex
- GGU2 – James Culliford, Head Butler at Eton for fifty years
- IC6 – Ralph Shuttleworth Allen
- – and his connections with the Cunard family
- GGU7- Ralph Allen – revolutionised the Post Office – and Bath
- GGF7 – Philip Allen II – helped Ralph to revolutionise the Post Office – and Bath
- GGF8 – George Carteret, proclaimed Charles II king, was granted American colonies, New Jersey
- GGF9 – Sir Philip Carteret died in a naval battle off Southwold in the third Anglo-Dutch War
When I originally produced the Denton Family Bible, I promised I would later also do my wife’s tree – or as it turns out her trees. So, belatedly, here goes!
When I had first tried to do this, I was frustrated by a startling lack of Irish material. Any Irish research proved problematic because during the Irish Civil War and its ensuing independence, there were early troubles, and on 30 June 1922 the Dublin Four Courts and specifically the Irish Public Records Office ‘caught’ fire.
Swathes of the Irish Chancery Rolls (1304-1922) were lost. Despite their rebuilding, the remaining records are thin, and this did not help my search. We need to go to the local churches in Ireland to get access to prime records.
I did attempt (in the DFB, the Denton Family Bible) to make up for this by producing several pieces on GGF1 – William Charles Allen and 1C1R – Dennis Roy Allen, which have now been fully integrated into this second look at Jane’s tree.
I also feel the need to apologise for the third piece I included in the DFB on Jane’s Paternal GGM1 Rebecca Culliford (1851-1918). But I think the data discovered – prison sentences served at Shepton Mallet jail – is more indicative of her times than any rebuke of Rebecca.
This family group above shows my wife’s grandparents (GF1 – Walter Thomas Allen and GM1 – Elizabeth Amy Perry) with just some of their eleven children, not including their youngest, F- Ivanhoe Wilfred Allen – who was of course Jane’s father.
The Irish ‘problem’ is still an issue with GM1 Elizabeth Amy Perry, because her parents were both Irish, both born in Cork – GGF1 – Thomas Sullivan Perry and GGM1 – Mary Ellen O’Sullivan. In fact, even returning after several years to this topic, I could only trace back her Perry and O’Sullivan lineage to her GGF3 – Thomas Perry (1806-1896) and GGF3 – John Sullivan Sr (1806-?). Pretty disappointing compared with my lucky break with the Denton Family Bible, where I got all the way back to the year 970!
Advance to Origins for more…