I'm interested in this family, but only very distantly related, if at all, but I would like to be in touch with descendants. I think but am not sure that a cousin of my great great grandfather married William Allan from co. Louth; their youngest son was Henry Allan, who was a minor painter in the Impressionist style. He studied art in Dublin and in Europe, including in Antwerp at the same academy and around the same time as Vincent van Gogh, but unfortunately his few known works have not caught the public's attention like van Gogh's!
I'm quite interested in knowing more about Henry Allan, but would also like to know what William Allan did; presumably had money, if his son was educated abroad. I wonder was he a Scot? I am more interested in Henry's mother, who may be my relative; she was Anne Brown from Castledawson, daughter of rev. Solomon Brown who was originally from the Garvagh area of co. Londonderry