Peter 'The Hermit' Allan - born circa1799
Researching Ancestors and descendents of Peter ‘The Hermit’ Allan of The Marsden Grotto, Marsden, South Shields, England.He had had 10 (at least) brothers and sisters.
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He was a troglodyte and excavated the aforesaid Grotto; gamekeeper to Lord Londonderry at one of his estates near Mardsen;landlord of the pub at the Marsden Grotto.
Parents were Peter Allan (born circa 1765) and Jane Kenley (her father was an Archibald Kenley, shoemaker).They came from Tranent and Gladsmuir, near Musselburgh, Edinburgh.
However, family stories differ as to how they arrived in Marsden – some say they came by way of Ayrshire and others say that they came straight from Edinburgh.
I would appreciate any info regarding Peter, his parents and his siblings.