Ellen Allen

Lilleshall, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Allen was born in 1855, in Lilleshall, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Allen, was 32 and her mother, Mary Smith, was 33. She married James Bennett in June 1881, in Newport, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Kemberton, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Priors Lee, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Family Time Line

James Bennett
Ellen Allen
Marriage: June 1881
Lillian Bennett
Margaret Mary Bennett
Nellie May Bennett
Anne Bennett
Nathan Bennett

Spouse and Children

June 1881
Newport, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    James Allen


    Mary Smith




    Emily Allen


    George Allen


    Harriet Allen


    Louisa Allen


    John Allen


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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 25

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 49

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Ellen Allan in household of James Allan, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Ellen Allen in household of James Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Ellen Allen in household of James Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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