GGF10 – Thomas (or William) Allen was born 21 Sep 1599 at St Clement, near Truro in Cornwall, he was the son of GGF11 – John Allen and his first wife Johanne Truscott (1570- )
Globe Theatre built in Southwark – the first performances of the Shakespeare plays
As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V and Julius Caesar.
War of the Theatres: Satire was prohibited in print, so it broke out instead in the London theatres For example, Marston satirised Jonson’s pride through the character Chrisoganus; Jonson responded by satirising Marstons’s wordy style in Every Man Out of His Humour, which was acted by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men – a theatrical company with which William Shakespeare was intimately connected.
Oliver Cromwell was born.
Thomas married Philippa Calway (1600- ) on 24 Sep 1620 at Truro, Cornwall and they had four children. He later married Joan Porth (1603- ) in 1624 and they too had four children. Just two of their children appear to have provided grandchildren, fourteen of them:
|GGF9 – Reskymer Allen (1620-1690)|
Gertrude Keate (1639- )
married 8 Apr 1665 at Cubert. Cornwall
|Charles Allen (1660–)|
Ralph Allen (1665–1672)
GGF8 – Philip Allen I (1667–1728)
Reskymer Allen (1669–)
Matilda Allen (1672–1672)
Gertrude Allen (1673–), unmarried?
Ralph Allen (1678–)
|Robert Allen (1620- ), unmarried?|
|Joan Allen (1621- ), unmarried?|
|Margaret Allen (1623- ), unmarried?|
|Alice Allen (1628- ), unmarried?|
|John Allen (1628- )|
Charity (Cherrity) James (1629–1674)
Mary Williams (1636- )
|John Allen (1663–)|
Emblyn Allen (1664), unmarried?
Girl? Allen (1667–1667)
Elizabeth Allen [Capell] (1670–1733)
Joane Allen [Bartell] (1675–)
Gilbart Allen (1678– ), unmarried?
William Allen (1684–)
|Philippa Allen (1631- ), unmarried?|
|Cuthbert Allen (1634- ), unmarried?|
I could find little of the life of Thomas, but his eight children were born in St Clement, Truro, Cornwall, on the banks of the Tresilian river. It lies within today’s Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its church has a 14th-century bell tower, which contains six bells, three of these are medieval.