Hi Karen, don't know if this will help - I enjoyed researching
St. Kilda, Victoria, AUSTRALIA.My sister-in-law is from Adelaide and a dear person. She and my brother live in Florida and I hope to visit them in October.
ST. KILDA, ELWOOD, MELBOURNE:
Albert Edward Allen b. 1894 and spouse Eileen Mary Allen -
are those your grandparents?
Carlton is a suburb of Melbourne.You mentioned somewhere on one of your info posts that someone lived Carlton in 1903.
Carlton was founded in 1851 at the beginning of the Victorian Gold Rush -
lots of beautiful old buildings there - I saw pictures of them on the web..fascinating....
Prahan is also a suburb of Melbourne - lots of small towns around
Melbourne. ...including St. Kilda.
St. Kilda was founded in 1839 and in 1840 was Melbourne's quarantine station .Mostly Scottish immigrants came there (according to the web site)
There is also Port Philip Bay about 7 km southeast of Melbourne Center.
But it became a red light district and is now trying to recover some of its
St. Kilda was named for a ship LADY OF ST. KILDA which came to Melbourne
in July 1841.Lots of smaller semi-detached cottages - St. Kilda west
is swamps and finally sub-divided in 1870.
I think you posted that Frederick George Hamilton Allen b. 1863 was a carpenter.Well, St. Kilda was the lovely beach area of Melbourne and many
wealthy had homes built out there - so he probably had a lot of work to do...along with other carpenters and tradesmen.
on the Latter Day Saints/Family Search website (free website):
Frederick George Allen
b. 1867 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Ballarat was GOLD field)
father:George Allen b. 1835 Angarrack, Phillack, Cornwall, ENG
but went to Geelong, Australia.
mother:Lavinia Higgins b. @ 1840 Cornwall, ENG.
they were married 1863 in Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat is just northwest of Melbourne. Formerly spelled Ballaarat.
b. 1864 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
father: Frederick Allen, mother: Eliza Bailey
Frederick Allen b. 1867Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia
father:Samuel Allen, mother: Ann Latham
1871 ENGLAND CENSUS:
Frederick George Allen b. @ 1863living Staffordshire, ENGLAND
d. 1937 Surry Hillsmarried Annie Miller
(a worldconnect web site entry:@ 1883 he was an electoral Inspector)
William Charles Allen
b. St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
married Emma Elizabeth ALPb. 1856 London, ENGLAND
# 4:John Frederick Allen
b. 1885 St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
d.1943 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
shows that "Frederick " was a very, very popular name!
Thomas George Allen
b. 1861 Armagh, IRELAND
d. 1929 St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
12 children -
child: George Frederick Allen b. 1881Grafton, NSW, Australia.
so the name George Frederick was popular!No doubt George because of Queen Victoria's consort...and Frederick is certainly a German name.
William henry Allen was a manufacturing chemis in Melbourne, Victoria.
He applied for a patent # 2058 on 21 May 1875 "curing fluke in sheep."
(co-author: John Henry Caton)
VICTORIAN PATENTS & PATENTEES1854 - 1904VOL. 10
(found that using www.google. advanced search, exact phrase)
Albert Edward Francis Allen
d. Prahan, Victoria, Australia age 31 no birthday given.
father:Robert Allen b. ENG
mother: Eliza Ann Wood - b. @ 1847 died 4 Dec 1907 Tasmania.
another and very, very interesting:
worldconnect entry I stumbled upon:
HAROLD SIMPSON BASTER
b. 19 Jul 1868 Mile End old Town, Stepney, London, ENG
d. 2 Feb 1904Dr. Morris' Private Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
He arrived at Melbourne aboard the LIGURIA on 10 July 1888.
TRAVELED AS FREDERICK ALLEN and maintained that ID until his death.
He married Mary Ann Ramus b. 29 Jul 1871 Sebastapool, Victoria, AUS
and theyd had a son:
Frederick Herbert Allen b. Jun 1890 Ballarat, Victoria, Aus.
who married Nellie Campbell b. 1899 .They married 1917 Ballarat.
Can you imagine the confusion to the families trying to trace Mr. Baster
who turned into Frederick Allen?
John Henry Allen b. @ 1847 Collingwood, Fitzroy, Victoria, AUS
was Christened at St. James Church, Melbourne
I found a lot of Allens Christened at St. James - that might be a source
of info for you on the man you seek.
Another very interesting entry:
GB 3532232Patents:SPARE WHEEL HOLDERS
Thornycroft House, Smith Square, London (Now Bayer Agricultural, Ltd)
Allen, H.F.G., Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, July 4, 1930
I thought his initials very interesting:H.F.G.
your ancestor being F.G.H. Allen - imagine!
There are many variations on Frederick George Hamilton Allen when one starts out - but I definitely did not find a Hamilton Allen listed in Victoria -
so he was probably not named for his father "Hamilton"
I tried to check out the Power(s) family but did not find much with the information you had on your web site....
I do know that Annie Elizabeth Bridget Power - with Bridget being a really Irish name - so perhaps that is a clue as to where her father George William Power came from....
Do hope you find your ancestor and all about him - I think he must be a most fascinating character....perhaps some Church records in Carlton
will be the source of information...or an obituary from that part of Melbourne.