I am continuing the research of an Irish branch of the Allen family, the research for which was started by a Wing Commander Dermott Lang Allen (b. 12 July 1890) of Eastbourne, England, (son of Robert Allen), and continued by my late father Jack (b.28 July 1918) in New Zealand.
The Irish branch was Church of Ireland, so if your ancestors were Catholic, we probably will not find a match.
Please note that these dates & names are subject to audit & may not be 100% correct.
My Grandfather, Thomas Richard Allen, was born 19 May 1878 in Cork, Ireland, married Amy Violet Christina Clifton (of Perth, Western Australia), in Adelaide, Australia, on 22 May 1905, and died in New Zealand on 15 May 1947.
He had the following brothers & sisters:
Frederick Henry Allen, b. 2 December 1872, who married an Evelyn Rogers
Charles William Allen who married Agnes Allen, his cousin.
Horatia Allen who married John A. McGuire
Francis John Allen, b. 26 March 1876, m. Minna? (South Africa)
Their father, Frederick William Allen, (my great grandfather), was a stockbroker in Cork, having previously been the Secretary for the Munster Bank. Born in 1842?, he died 15 December 1907. His first wife Charlotte Helena Wright was born in 1837? and died 26 May 1878, one week after the birth of my grandfather.
On 28 February 1889, he remarried to Ellen Martha Hill (also known as Eleanor or Nellie), and proceeded to have a further six children.
Kathleen Vivian Allen, b. 15 May 1890, married Leslie Winslow.
Dorothy Allen, b.17 September 1891
Muriel Gladys Allen, b. 4 March 1894, m. John Bates
Alfred Ernest Allen, b. 14 April 1895, d. young.
Freda Millicent Allen, b. 26 August 1896, m. Robert Twigg
William Ralph (or Ralf?) Allen, b. 29 November 1898, d. young.
Frederick William Allen (b. 1842?) is believed to have had the following brothers and sisters:
Thomas Taylor Allen, m. Margaret Dowden
Frederick William Allen, d. young.
Henry Joseph Allen, d. aged 26.
Alfred Ernest Allen, m. Susan Curtis
Jane Ann Allen m. Walter Harris
Robert Allen b. 1849? m. Alice Townsend 27 November 1875
Emma Allen, b. 1848, d. 1926, m. James Lansley b. 1838, d 1888.
Edith Allen m. Francis Chute
Isabella Henrietta Allen m. Newton Clifford
Agnes Robson (not sure if this is middle name or married surname), d. 1905
Wing Commander Allen's family tree is a magnificent work, and details the lineage back a further three generations, (Joseph b. 1811, d. 1884, m. Jane Hall), son of Joseph Allen (m June Horsford), son of William Allen, (m. Mary Belle in 1787 at Moy Allen Quaker Meeting House), and continues several of the lines down as far as 1967. I do not know if it is listed on the internet anywhere. I am in the process of putting dates to the names recorded, and updating his tree as much as I am able.
Anyone wanting a copy of this progressively up-dated Allen tree, should send $US20.00 with their address to:
Allen's Antiques Ltd,
P.O. Box 33-194,
The $US12.00 profit made on these goes towards further professional genealogical research fees in Ireland.
If anyone out there has already trod this particular path, I would really appreciate contact. And any relatives from this line, my wife Elizabeth and I would love to hear from you.
We live in New Zealand, but my line of business takes me to England and Ireland on a regular basis.
Anthony (Tony) John Allen
Web Site: www.allensantiques.com