Mary Allen

1818–October 1885 (Age 67)
Harbury, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Allen was born in 1818, in Harbury, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Allen, was 24 and her mother, Sarah, was 23. She married John Timms on 29 December 1837, in Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Bishop's Itchington, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years. She died in October 1885, in Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 67.

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John Timms
Mary Allen
Marriage: 29 December 1837
William Timms
Samuel Timms
John Timms
Thomas Timms
Charles Timms
Levi Timms

Spouse and Children

29 December 1837
Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


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    William Allen






World Events (6)


Age 5

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 15

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 25

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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)

  • Mary Tims in household of John Tims, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Timms in household of John Timms, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Sims in household of John Sims, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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