Possibly a connection with my g-grandfather Christopher Allen? He was born Oct. 13, 1854, orphaned as a boy, he lived with his sister and her husband who owned a shipping firm in Penzance. Christopher worked as a cabin boy for one of his brother-in-law's ships, making the trip to America "around the horn" several times. He married Orpah Maddern in Cornwall abt. 1890 and immigrated to the U.S.