Rachel Allen

2 March 1770–
East Woodhay, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Allen was christened on 2 March 1770, in East Woodhay, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Allen, was 31 and her mother, Mary Cooper, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Edward Allen
1739–1780
Mary Cooper
1741–1800
Edward Allen
1765–1836
Martha Allen
1768–
Rachel Allen
1770–
Charles Allen
1773–
Sarah Allen
1776–
Isaac Allen
1779–
Jacob Allen
1779–

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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