Hello, I am looking for any info on a Thomas Allen that married my GG Grandmother Matilda Florence (Watson) Major.This was her second marriage. The marriage record I just got today from another researcher is as followed.
7194-82 - Thomas ALLEN, 55, merchant, England, Whitby, widower, s/o Thomas & Mary, married Matilda Florence MAJOR, 40, London, widow, d/o Edward Charles & Elizabeth WATSON, witn: Lewis ALLEN and Ellen McLEOD, of London, 15 Dec 1881 at 156 Wellington Street, London
They must have been married a very short time because in the 1881 census she is listed as Matilda Major (Widowed) with her children and then she married Thomas Allen 12-15-1881.In 1901 census she again is listed as widowed but back to Major. I did find a Thomas Allen in 1881 census living with William Allen (head of household) in Darlington, Durham West, Ontario.He is listed as a widower, a Merchant and born in England.The only difference is the age listed is 61 but that could be a error on either of the records.
I knew Matilda had married an Allen because her death record is in Allen in 1921 but she is buried as Major.I thought the marriage might have happened after 1901 but I was wrong.
Any info on The Allen line would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Tina