Thomas Allen, Toronto
Thomas Allen was the son of William Allen who owned a farm in Armagh in 1831. Thomas Allen b.May 21,1831 emmigrated to Canada at age 19 in 1850. His ship was caught in a violent storm and had to return after 14 Days and nearly being shipwrecked. The ship returned to the Cove of Cork. He set out a year latter in 1951 and arrived in Toronto, Canada. I have no information on his father William Allen or if he had siblings. I know Thomas had a cousin Samuel Platt who owned a Brewerry in Toronto, how they are connected I do not Know. Thomas worked for Samuel Platt and latter formed a formed a partnership with Hugh Thompson in the Eastend Brewery, he latter bought Hugh out. Thomas was also a Alderman in Toronto for a number of years around 1885. He m1857 to Margaret Grey d.1873, and had a son Oliver Allen b.1859, I know they had other children but not there names. Thomas m.1877 to the daughter of Edward Beckitt well known Iron Founder and Temperance Leader . Any information on this family or suggestions on how to proceed fiurther would be greatly appreciated.