Martha Allen

21 April 1627–1697 (Age 69)
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 21 April 1627, in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, her father, James Allen, was 40 and her mother, Margaret Coppin, was 42. She married Richard Parks about 1648, in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died in 1697, in her hometown, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Richard Parks
1628–
Martha Allen
1627–1697
Marriage: about 1648
Mathew Parks
1644–
John Parks
1646–
Richard Parks
1660–
Roger Allan Parks
1664–1755

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1648Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1642 · The English Civil War
    Age 15
    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
    1688 · Glorious Revolution
    Age 61
    The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Allenby
    Allin
    Alano
    Alan
    Allan
    Allain
    Alen
    Allis
    Alleyne
    Alling

    Sources (2)

    • Martha Allen, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • PCC Will of James Allen, Blacksmith of Kempston, Bedfordshire 1657/58

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