Thank you for your interesting info on your Allan family. There weren't too many Allans in Darlington. There were the famous Havelock Allans who lived at Blackwell Grange and a few others.
Do you know who William Allan's parents were - born 1823 Darlington?
My Allans begin with Robert Dobson/Upson Allan born Portsmouth, Hampshire c 1809. For some reason he moved to DArlington and married Elizabeth Smith (born 1812) there in 1831. THEy had 8 children Elizabeth Brisco Allan 1831 - 1833 James Allan (born 1833) = Isabella Eliza Storey - 1855 Margaret Allan- born 1836 Elizabeth Brisco Allan the second born 1838 = Edward Walker 1859 Ralph Allan - born 1840 = Emily BELL 1862 Dorthy Allan born 1843 = James Pallister 1864 Thomas Allan born 1845 = Margaret Renham - 1870 Mary Allan born 1847 = Gerge BRewster Robinson 1867.
In 1851 - This Allan family lived in Tubwell Row in Darlington. Do youknow where your Allans lived in Darlington?
BY 1871 the move to MIddlesbrough had taked place and Ralph and his mother in law Jane BELL ran the Green Tree Inn in Gilkes STreet --------- it still stands today!