Millicent Mary Adair m. Samuel Allen of Lisconnan, near Dervock, co. Antrim, Northern Ireland and Millicent died before 4 Dec 1849.
In 1776 Samuel Allen built a bleach mill at Millbrook, the townland of Ballykeel. In the late 1700s the linen trade was gaining popularity and the landed gentry were keen to have bleach greens on their estates. With the springs at Ballyhampton being so pure it was thought that Millbrook would be an excellent site for a bleach mill. In 1776 Mr Allen secured the site in perpetuity, with the waterfalls from the landlord, Edward Jones Agnew.
Samuel Allen was a Justice of the Peace and a ‘Deputy Governor’ of the County of Antrim, of which county he served as High Sheriff in 1790, and went to reside at what is today known as Millbrook.Sometime after 1790 it was known as Allenbrook, named after it's most prominent resident, Mr. Allen.
Mr Allen continued bleaching from 1776 to 1801 when he bought an estate at Lisconnan. He died on May 4, 1820, aged 78 years.
Allens of Lisconnan, Antrim / PRONI T690 [FHL 0258579]
Antrim 1823 Surname List Allen, Samuel. Dervock, Lisconnan -------------- Belfast Theatre 19 Oct 1813 The concert programme lists: Lord & Lady Jocelyn, Colonel & Lady Isabella Blachford, Edward Jones Agnew, Esq. Killoughter, & Lt-Colonel Forde. The High Sheriff of the Co. of Antrim,The Sovereign of Belfast, Lt-Colonel Coulson, Rev. Mr. Jebb,Richard Dobbs, Esq., Richard Staples, Esq., Jackson Stockdale, Esq., Henry Purdon, Esq. -------------- Burial at Carrington Cemetery, Port Stephens, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia : Edward Jones Agnew Smith, buried 28 June 1886, 86 years