Thank you for your interest. This is what I've found on my Allens. There seems to be 16 children, which seems like a lot. My line is through the Geo. born in 1896. Let me know if I can help in any other way.
Henry Allen married Mary Curley, apparently on the 7th January 1879 in either Echuca or Sandhurst (Bendigo). The marriage was not registered. It is doubtful that they were actually married. The marriage date recorded on various birth certificates changes. Either they were not actually married, or Henry was not good with dates.
Henry was a cattle driver & dealer. He moved about in Victoria and NSW, probably working with the cattle. I know he spent time in Echuca, Narrandera, Menindee and Wilcannia, before settling in Broken Hill. At Wilcannia they lived at Murtee Point about 5km from the town. During this time (1889) it is known that he owned his own ‘brand’.
Mary Allen died in 1911 in Broken Hill and was buried on the 24th March. Also in the same grave is her son, William who died in 1906. I have been unable to find when Henry Allen died.
There is record of sixteen children born to them:
1)John Henry (Jack) ALLEN. *Born 14-9-1880 in Narrandera. *Died 1-8-1936 in Broken Hill. *Married 1908 to Edith Burns in Broken Hill.(Edith died 11-4-1971, age 84). Issue: a)Henry William Allen. b.1909-Broken Hill. d.1973-Broken Hill. Buried 10-5-1973. b)Eric J. Allen. b.1911-Broken Hill.
2)Annie Allen. *Born c1881.
3)Maud Allen. *Born c1883.
4)Cilvesta ALLEN. *Born 1884 in Menindee.
5)William ALLEN. *Born 1886 in Wilcannia. *Died 1906 in Broken Hill. Buried 10-7-1906. Aged 20.
6)Elizabeth (Lizzie) ALLEN. *Born 1888 in Wilcannia.
7)Henry ALLEN.*Born c1891 in Wilcannia. *Died 1955 in Broken Hill. Buried 25-8-1955. Aged 64. *Married 1915 to Grace M. McRorie in Broken Hill. Issue: a)Jack ALLEN. b.1916-Broken Hill. d.2002-Broken Hill. m.1937-Desma Elaine Carroll-Broken Hill.
8)Peter Bertie ALLEN. *Born 7-1-1895 in Wilcannia. Birth registered as George Allen but child was baptised as Peter Bertie Allen. *Died 21-1-1989 in Broken Hill. Aged 94. *Married Holly Doris Unknown. Holly was buried 18-7-1994 in B.H. age 81.
9)George ALLEN. *Born 17-5-1896 at Murtee Point, Wilcannia. *Died 2-9-1960 in Broken Hill. *Married 9-10-1917 to Lucy Ellen TONKIN in Broken Hill with issue (please contact Chris Nilsen for further details).
10)Albert ALLEN. *Born 1897 in Wilcannia. *Died 1897 in Wilcannia.
11)Mary R. ALLEN. *Born 1899 in Wilcannia. *Died 1899 in Wilcannia.
12)Frank ALLEN. *Born 1900 in Wilcannia.
13)Francis ALLEN. *Born c1901 in Wilcannia. *Died 1901 in Wilcannia.
14)May ALLEN. *Born 1902 in Broken Hill. *Died 1902 in Broken Hill.
15)Alfred ALLEN. *Born 1904 in Broken Hill. *Died 1905 in Broken Hill South. Buried 6-6-1905. Aged 7 months.