William Allen

1863–
Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Allen was born in 1863, in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Allen, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Walters, was 35. He married Caroline Massey in 1885, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Gornal, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

William Allen
1863–
Caroline Massey
1863–
Marriage: 1885
Hannah Allen
1886–
Edward Allen
1889–

Spouse and Children

    Male1863–Male

    Caroline Massey

    Female1863–Female

MARRIAGE
1885
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Allen

    Male1828–Male

    Hannah Walters

    Female1828–Female

siblings

(2)

    Joseph Allen

    Male1850–Male

    Male1863–Male

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 17

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 21

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

Age 41

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)

  • William Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Allen in household of Edward Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Allen in household of Edward Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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