Joseph Allen

14 January 1788–
Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Allen was christened on 14 January 1788, in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Allen, was 30 and his mother, Anne Dove, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Allen
1758–
Anne Dove
1766–1804
William Allen
1785–
Mary Allen
1786–
Joseph Allen
1788–
Elizabeth Allen
1788–1864
Ann Allen
1789–
Sarah Allen
1791–
Sophia Allen
1792–
Edith Allen
1794–1834
John Allen
1795–
Richard Allen
1797–
Charlotte Allen
1797–
James Allen
1799–
Joseph Allen
1799–
Francis Edison Allen
1800–
John Allen
1800–
Wm. Allen
1802–

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

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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  • Joseph Allen, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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