Edward Allen

22 March 1801–from January 1876 to March 1876 (Age 74)
East Woodhay, Hampshire, England

The Life of Edward

When Edward Allen was born on 22 March 1801, in East Woodhay, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Allen, was 36 and his mother, Rose Or Rosamund Moth, was 34. He married Caroline Watts on 6 August 1831, in East Woodhay, Hampshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in East Woodhay, Hampshire, England in 1871. He died from January 1876 to March 1876, in Kingsclere, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Edward Allen
Caroline Watts
Marriage: 6 August 1831
Edward Allen
Maria Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Sarah Ann Allen
William Allen
Emily Allen
Edward Allen
Louisa Allen
Edwin Allen

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6 August 1831
East Woodhay, Hampshire, England


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World Events (6)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 7

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 14

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

Age 22

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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Sources (3)

  • Edward, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Edward Aleen, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Edward Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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