Mary Allen

Female1818–October 1885

Brief Life History 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 Bishop's Itchington, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She died in October 1885, in Bishop's Itchington, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (16)

  • Mary Tims in household of John Tims, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Tims in entry for Levi Tims, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Mary Timms in household of John Timms, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1837Bishop's Itchington, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    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 the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

    English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

    French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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