Elizabeth Allen

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Allen was born on 29 December 1848 as the daughter of Rebecca. She married Charles How on 23 June 1872, in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died in September 1909, in Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Charles How
1850–1912
Elizabeth Allen
1848–1909
Marriage: 23 June 1872
Annie Elizabeth How
1873–1959
Charles How
1875–
George How
1877–1938
Louisa How
1879–1879
Harry James How
1881–1947
Edward How
1882–about 1883
Elizabeth How
about 1883–
William How
1885–1971
Minnie How
1888–
Edward "Ted" Allen How
1890–1970

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth How in household of Charles How, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Allen - Government record: birth-name: Elizabeth Allen
  • Elizabeth How in household of Charles How, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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World Events (8)

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

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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