Thomas Allen

1876–1951 (Age 74)
Cheadle Heath, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Allen was born on 19 April 1876, in Cheadle Heath, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Henry Allen, was 17 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Flawn, was 27. He married Mary Elizabeth Tebbutt on 26 December 1895, in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1951, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Allen
Mary Elizabeth Tebbutt
Marriage: 26 December 1895
Ida Ellen Allen
Annie Elizabeth Allen
Eva Emily Allen
John Jack Francis Allen
Thomas Leonard Allen
Herbert William Allen

Spouse & Children

26 December 1895
Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom


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Parents & Siblings

  • William Henry Allen


  • Elizabeth Jane Flawn




  • George Henry Allen


  • Ralph Flawn A Allen


  • Ralph Flawn Allen


  • Male1876–1951Male

  • Susannah Allen


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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 4

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

Age 8

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

Age 28

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Thomas Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • 1911 England Census

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