Thomas Allen

1814–
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Allen was born in 1814, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Allen, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Stubbs, was 27. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Sarah. He lived in Ellastone, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Allen
1814–
Sarah
1813–
Hannah Allen
1837–
Mary Ann Allen
1839–
William Allen
1840–
Rachael Allen
1842–
Alfred Allen
1847–
Enoch Allen
1849–
Thomas Allen
1851–
Emily Allen
1857–

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World Events (7)

1815

Age 1

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 19

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 40

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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