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The entries for people & families with the surname Allen are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Allen, Albert
[1902-19??] Of Stubbs Yard, Mytholmroyd.

In 1930, he went to London with Mrs Phyllis Crummy of Ovenden.

The couple had checked in as Mr and Mrs Allenby.

On 2nd September 1930, a maid found the body of Mrs Crummy in a gas-filled room in an hotel in Cartwright Gardens, London. Allen was found unconscious in the same room lying with a gas pipe between their heads.

A suicide pact was suspected. Allen was charged at Clerkenwell Police Court, London, with the murder of Mrs Crummy and with attempted suicide Allen said that when he wanted to return to Yorkshire, Mrs Crummy took some morphia which she was carrying.

Allen was charged with murder but was acquitted at the Old Bailey. He was sent to prison for twelve months for attempted suicide

Allen, Benjamin
[1811-1859] Of Brighouse.

He married Sarah [1812-1893].

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Allen, George
[1870-19??] Born in Walsall, Staffordshire.

He was an electric-car driver [1901].

He married Fanny [1873-19??] from Redditch.

They lived at Pye Nest Lodge, Halifax [1901]

Allen, Hartley
[1882-1916] Son of James Allen.

He was a stone quarryman [1911].

On 8th October 1904, he married Elizabeth Hannah Wilkinson [1882-1960] at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Elizabeth Hannah was born in Cleckheaton
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1905]
  2. Percy [b 1908]
  3. Frank [b 1910]

The family lived at 16 Hedge Top Lane, Northowram [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [14th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Allen, Henry Robinson
[1848-1914] JP.

Son of Fanny & Michael Allen.

Born in Lambeth [2nd March 1848].

He was educated at Harrow / a commercial traveller [1891] / a manager at the Leeds Fireclay Company Limited [until 1897] / a member of the West Riding County Council / a member of the WRCC Asylums Committee / a member of the WRCC Education Committee / a governor of Heath Grammar School & of Hipperholme Grammar School / a glazed brick manufacturer [1911] for which he bought 66 acres of land in Southowram to establish a factory / a member of Holywell Green Congregational Church.

In [Q1] 1876, he married Mary Wood [1854-19??] in Leeds.


Mary was born in Farnley, Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1877]
  2. Robert W. [b 1879] who emigrated to Australia
  3. Phoebe Mary [b 1880] who married [26th June 1907] William Henry Ingham of Hullen Edge, Elland
  4. Margaret [b 1883]
  5. Henry Victor
  6. Isabel Kathleen

The family lived at Holywell Hall, Holywell Green [1907, 1914].

He died 29th July 1914.

He was buried at Holywell Green Congregational Church [1st August 1914]

Allen, Henry Victor
[1887-1960] Of Holywell Green.

Son of Henry Robinson Allen.

Born in Armley, Leeds.

He established Allen & Son.

In 1917, he married Winifred A. Storey in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hazel Mary who married [1943] Guy Eric Chisenhale Marsh
  2. Gerald
  3. Michael

The family lived at

He died at 1, Brackenrigg, Bowness on Windermere [12th December 1960].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £24,026 9/2d. Probate was granted to Hazel Mary Marsh, Dennis William Waite (chartered accountant), and Frederick Nunns Dickie (solicitor) 

Allen, Rev Herbert Douglas
[1881-1959] Born in Failsworth, Lancashire.

He was Minister at Bethel United Methodist Church, Ovenden [1906-7] / United Methodist Minister [a boarder in Limehouse, London 1911] / a Minister of Religion [1939].

In [Q3] 1913, he married Mary Hannah in Halifax.


Mary Hannah was born in Ovenden, the daughter of Frank Hartley
 

They lived at The Elms, Connah's Quay, Flintshire [1939].

During World War I, he was in the Royal Army Chaplain's Department.

He spent two years in France where he won the French Legion of Honour for services rendered [November 1915].

In 1917, Captain the Reverend H. D. Allen, sailed for Egypt to be a Chaplain there.

He survived the War.

He died at St Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight [15th February 1959] (aged 77).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,393.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary Hannah

Allen, Isaac
[16??-16??] He served at Prestwich and was turned out for not taking the Covenant before becoming Curate at Ripponden [1643-1655]. He was a Puritan minister during the Commonwealth period

Allen, Isabel Kathleen
[1891-1939] Kathie. Daughter of Henry Robinson Allen.

She married Henry Clifford Smith.

She died of lung cancer

Allen, Dr J. E.
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Todmorden [1895]

Allen, James
[1840-1891] Born in Halifax.

He was a flag facer [1861].

On 15th July 1861, he married Ellen Harrison [1842-1917] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1864]
  2. Frank [1868-1896]
  3. Fred [1872-1904]
  4. Ezra [1874-1937]
  5. Edith Annie [b 1877]
  6. Herbert [1879-1950]
  7. Hartley

The children were born in Lightcliffe and baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Allen, John
[1799-1852] Of Brighouse.

He married Hannah [1801-1873].

Children:

  1. Rachel [b 1837] who died aged 5 weeks

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Allen, John
[18??-19??] Lodging house keeper at 11 Hoyland's Passage [25 lodgers in 1903]. In May 1904, he was keeper at 12 Chapeltown

Allen, John
[1822-1858] Of Brighouse.

He married Sarah Ann [1826-1894].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1851-1859]
  2. (possibly) Thomas [1860-1878]

Sarah Ann died 7th July 1894 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Allen, John
[1884-1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 25th November 1917 (aged 33).

He was buried at Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France.

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Allen, John
[19??-19??] Wrestler and farmer.

He lived at Lee House, Shibden [1960s]

Allen, Joseph
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1810]

Allen, Joseph
[1828-1???] Illegitimate son of Maria Allen.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [10th February 1828]

Allen, Margaret
[13??-1453] Prioress of Kirklees Priory [1417-1453]

Allen, Mary
[17??-1834] Daughter of James Allen of Manchester.

In 1801, she married (1) John Fletcher from Oldham at Prestwich.

After John's death, she married (2) Rawdon Briggs

Allen, Matthew
[18??-18??] Hatter and manufacturer at Cheapside, Halifax [1850]

Allen, Michael Victor
[1923-2009] DFC.

Son of Henry Victor Allen.

He grew up at Woodcote, Southowram and Glenwood, Southowram before the family moved to The Elms, Illingworth.

He went to Giggleswick School, Settle.

He worked for a time at his father's brick works, Allen & Son.

He joined the RAF in October 1941. After flight training in the USA, he became a bomb aimer on Lancaster bombers. He flew in 30 operations over German and France during the height of the 1000 bombers raids of 1943. All 7 crew members were awarded the DFC/DFM after shooting down a German FW-190 night fighter. In 1945, he was with the Number 12 Squadron of the RAF at Wickenby.

In 19??, he was flying in a 4-engined Lancaster bomber which startled the neighbourhood by making several low-level passes over the 18th fairway at Ogden Golf Club and his old home in Illingworth.

He survived the War.

He emigrated to the USA in 1947.

He married Mary Francis Miffy.

Children:

  1. Michael Shane

For 30 years, he worked as a computer programmer for the Chevron Geosciences.

He retired and went to live in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he died

Allen, Patricia
[19??-] She was Mayor of Calderdale [2014-2015]

Allen, Radway
[18??-19??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Kenneth Radway who married [November 1938] Rosa Mary, daughter H. G. Bullen, of Gisborne

The family lived at Cross Lee House, Todmorden [1938]

Allen, Robert
[1820-1875] Clerk to the Todmorden County Court and Secretary to the Todmorden Town Hall Company [1861]. He held the post for 28 years. His office was at the Oddfellows' Hall.

He died suddenly on 1st May 1875

Allen, Robert
[1855-1894] A blacksmith at Hipperholme.

He died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [20th September 1894] (aged 39).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: D 235 C]

Allen, Samuel
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1855, when he was a Methodist minister in Sowerby Bridge

Allen, Thomas
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1812]

Allen, Thomas William
[1834-1895] Illegitimate son of Sarah Allen. His father was not recorded on his marriage record [1858].


In 1835, Sarah married Henry Hirst.

It possible that Henry was the father of Thomas William

 

He was a cork cutter of Southowram [1858] / a cork cutter [1861, 1881, 1891] / a cork works manager [1895].

In 1858, he married (1) Mary Ann Jenkinson [1830-1877] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Southowram, was the daughter of Joseph Jenkinson, coal miner
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1860] who was a stuff finisher [1881]
  2. Regina [b 1861]
  3. Edgar [b 1867] who was a brass finisher [1881], a silk dresser [1891]
  4. Herbert [b 1872] who was a cork cutter [1891], a labourer for cork factory [1901]

Mary Ann died in Halifax [Q2 1877] (aged 47).

In [Q4] 1877, he married (2) Louisa Haigh in Halifax.


Louisa appears as Louisa Haigh on the marriage record, as Louisa Allen [1891 census] and as Louisa Hirst Allen [1901 census].

The children all appear with the middle name Hirst [from 1901 onwards]

 

Children:

  1. Fred Hirst (Allen) [b 1878] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a cork sorter [1901, 1911]
  2. Walter Edward Hirst (Allen) [b 1879] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a french polisher [1901]
  3. Louisa Hirst (Allen) [1881-1957] who was a cork sorter [1901] & married George Frederick Tabrah
  4. Alvaro Harold Hirst (Allen) [b 1881] who was a brass moulder [1901]
  5. Thomas William Hirst (Allen)
  6. Albert Edward Hirst (Allen) [b 1885]
  7. Emily Hirst (Allen) [b 1891] who was a brooch maker (jewellers) [1911]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 5 Stone Street, Southowram [1861]
  • 35 Handel Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 36 Handel Street, Halifax [1891, 1894]
  • 23 Hammond Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1861] was boarder Eliza Jenkinson [b  1842] (worsted weaver).

Thomas William died in Halifax in 1895 (aged 60).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: C 10 C].

During World War I, sons Fred & Thomas William both served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

Thomas William died in the conflict

Allen, Thomas William Hirst
[1884-1916] Son of Thomas William Allen

He was a member of the King Cross Conservative Club / a painter & paperer [1901] / a house painter [1911] / employed by Mr Radcliffe of Cedar Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th September 1916].

He was killed in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Fred also enlisted, and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Allen, Walter
[1879-1918] Son of William Allen.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [16th April 1918].

He was buried at Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St. Jans-Cappel, France [Grave Ref I D 3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Allen, William
[1848-1910] Born in Kirklington, Oxfordshire.

He was a coachman / groom [1901].

On 22nd August 1876, he married Harriet Esther Newell [1856-1907] at Christ Church, Todmorden


Harriet Esther was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Walter

The family lived at 5 Martin Street, Todmorden [1901].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden: Harriet Esther [30th April 1907]; William [6th April 1910]

 

Allen surname
There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Allen, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Allen:


Marriages 1861, 1879, 1896, 1907, 1917; Deaths 1898, 1907
 



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