Thomas Allen Alderman Toronto
Thomas Allem was born May 21,1831 in Armaugh, Ireland. His father was William Allen. Thomas emigrated to Canada in 1850 but, after 2 wks at sea in a violent storm they returned to Cove of Cork. He worksd for his Father for another yr. and leaft again in 1851 and ended up in Toronto. In Toronto he worked for his cousin Samuel Plett who owned a Brewery. In 1868 he joined partnership with Hugh Thompson and leased the East End Brewery. He purchased hie partners interest in 1875. In 1866 he voluntered against the Fenians and was a Sargent in #10 Co., 10th Royals. He belonged to Orange and Freemasons Society and Irish Protestent Benevolent Societies. He was married twice 1st to Margaret Brown in 1857, her family was from the co. of Grey,she died in 1873. He remarried in 1877 to the daughter of Edward Beckett well known Iron Founder and Temperance Leader. He had a total of 12 children 10 who lived. Oliver Allen b.1859 was my wifes gg grandfather. This is all the info on the family we have, we would like to find Olivers siblings or any info available.