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Allen, AbrahamRef 326-9
[1791-1838] He was a delver of Southowram [1817] / a delver of Brighouse Wood [1818, 1832].

On 26th June 1817, he married Ann Dennis at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Mary [bapt 12th July 1818]
  2. John
  3. Joseph [b 11th April 1824] who was a flag facer [1841]
  4. Jane [b 7th October 1827] who was a card setter [1841]
  5. Thomas
  6. Elizabeth [b 16th September 1832] who was a card setter  [1841]
  7. James [b 17th April 1836]

The children were baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram.

They lived at Needless Hall, Brighouse [1841].

Abraham died in 1838 (aged 47).

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [28th December 1838]

Allen, AlbertRef 326-383
[1902-19??] Of Stubbs Yard, Mytholmroyd.

In 1930, he went to London with Mrs Phyllis Crummy of Ovenden. In 1930, he ran away to London with Phyllis, the wife of Clement A. Crummy, of Ovenden. In September, Phyllis was found dead and Albert was found unconscious in an hotel room in Cartwright Gardens, London

Allen, BenjaminRef 326-265
[1811-1859] Son of Sarah & Benjamin Allen.

Born in Southowram; baptised at Southowram [5th May 1811].

He was a hand loom weaver [1851].

On 17th February 1833, he married Sarah Naylor [1812-1893] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Southowram [20th January 1812].

She was a charwoman [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1837; bapt 26th February 1837] who was a  factory hand (worsted spinner) [1851]
  2. Rachel [b 17th March 1839; bapt Southowram Wesleyan Chapel 27th October 1839] who was a power loom weaver  [1851]
  3. Amos [b 1843] who was a card setter [1851], a piecer at a  cotton factory [1861]
  4. John [b 1847] who was a piecer at a cotton factory [1861]

They lived at

  • Brookfoot Lane Top [1851]
  • Copperas House, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
  • Rose Terrace, Brook Street, Rastrick (the widowed Sarah  was living alone) [1871]
  • Brook Street, Rastrick (the widowed Sarah was living  alone) [1881]

Benjamin died in Brighouse [29th December 1859] (aged 48).

Sarah died in Brighouse [25th March 1893].

They were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: K35]: Benjamin [2nd January 1860]

Allen, CharlesRef 326-4
[1812-1860] Son of Robert Allen.

Born in Halifax [20th January 1812]; baptised at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [15th March 1812].

He was a journeyman painter [1841, 1851].

He died 27th July 1860 (aged 48).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3640] with his brother John Allen

Allen, GeorgeRef 326-1017
[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, HartleyRef 326-454
[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]

They 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, HenryRef 326-13
[1877-1903] Son of William Allen.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton card room hand [1901].

In 1900, he married Edith Annie Robinson in Todmorden.


Edith Annie was born in Ripon, the daughter of Thomas Robinson.

She was a cotton card room hand [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1901]
  2. Annie Mary [b 1903]

After he was killed in World War I, Annie Mary and Ernest placed a tribute to their uncle Walter Allen in the Todmorden & District News [18th April 1919].

The family lived at

  • 2 Holme Street, Todmorden (living with Edith Annie's  parents) [1901]
  • 4 Bar Street, Shade, Todmorden [1903]

Henry died in Todmorden [25th August 1903] (aged 26).

In 1908, Edith Annie married (2) Samuel Sutcliffe at Christ Church, Todmorden

Allen, Henry RobinsonRef 326-675
[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

They 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 VictorRef 326-674
[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

They 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 DouglasRef 326-286
[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.

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [2nd June 1917].

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, IsaacRef 326-12
[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 KathleenRef 326-805
[1891-1939] Or Kathie.

Daughter of Henry Robinson Allen.

She married Henry Clifford Smith.

She died of lung cancer

Allen, JamesRef 326-453
[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, JohnRef 326-295
[1799-1852] Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer [1824] / a labourer [1841] / a stone mason [1851].

On 31st May 1824, he married Hannah Eastwood [1801-1873] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1827] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  2. William [b 1831] who was a stone mason [1851]
  3. Mary E. [b 1834] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  4. Rachel who died 17th September 1837 (aged 5 weeks), & was  buried with her parents

They lived at

  • New Road, Brighouse [1841]
  • Waring Green, Brighouse [1851]

John died 20th January 1852 (aged 53).

Hannah died 31st March 1873 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: J38]

Allen, JohnRef 326-768
[18??-19??] He was Lodging house keeper at 11 Hoyland's Passage (with 25 lodgers)   [1903] / a keeper at 12 Chapeltown [May 1904]

Allen, JohnRef 326-3
[1803-1868] Son of Robert Allen.

Born in Leeds [6th February 1803]; baptised at Call Lane [Arian Independent] Chapel, Leeds [27th February 1803].

He was a book keeper [1851] / a coal agent [1861].

In 1852, he married Mary Jane Lawson [1803-1880] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Halifax
 

They lived at

  • Horbury Ridge, Horbury, Wakefield [1861]
  • Heathfield Place, Skircoat [1868]

John died 23rd November 1868 (aged 65).

Mary Jane died 28th February 1880 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3640] with his brother Charles Allen

Allen, JohnRef 326-178
[1822-1858] Son of Abraham Allen.

Born in Brighouse [14th June 1822]; baptised at at St Anne's Church, Southowram [4th August 1822]

He was a flag facer [1841] / a delver of Brighouse [1845] / a flag facer [1851].

In 1845, he married 1826-1894. at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah Ann, of Brighouse, was born in Rastrick, the daughter of Elijah Shaw, mason.

She was a widowed washerwoman [1861] / a laundress [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Owen [b 1850] who was a cotton piecer [1861], a silk  dresser [1871], & married Sarah [b 1851] (frame setter 1871) 
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1851-1859] who was buried with her parents
  3. Mary [b 1855] who was a silk doubler [1871], & married  James Pilling

They lived at

  • Brookfoot Lane Top, Southowram [1851]
  • Cliff, Rastrick [1861]
  • Bridge End, Rastrick [1871]
  • Bradford Road, Brighouse [1881]
  • 44 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1891]

John died in 1859 (aged 36).

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [16th October 1859].

Living with the widowed Sarah Ann [in 1861] was boarder Annis Allen [b 1840] (cotton piecer).

Living with Sarah Ann [in 1871] were son Owen & his wife.

Living with Sarah Ann [in 1881] were daughter Mary & her husband.

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

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse with his brother? Thomas Allen

Allen, JohnRef 326-102
[1885-1917] Son of Walter Allen.

He was a bricklayer [1901] / a general labourer [1911].

In 1916, he married Mabel Cuckson [1896-19??] at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.


Mabel, of The Crescent, Hipperholme, was the daughter of William Cuckson, miner
 

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

He was killed in action [25th November 1917] (aged 33).

He was buried at Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France.

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Allen, Dr John EdwardRef 326-6
[1851-1909] Son of George Allen, gentleman.

Born in Bollington, Cheshire.

He was a surgeon of Cross Stone, Todmorden [1875] / a surgeon &c [1881] / a physician & surgeon [1891] / a medical practitioner in Todmorden [1895] / a physician & surgeon [1901].

In 1875, he married Alice Hurst [1851-19??] at St.Alban's Church, Cheetwood, Lancashire.


Alice, of 59 Elizabeth Street, Cheetwood, was born in Littleborough, Lancashire, the daughter of Henry Hurst
 

Children:

They lived at

  • West Lodge, Wellington Road, Stansfield [1881, 1891]
  • Kirkgate, Hodgsons Terrace, West Tadcaster [1901]
  • St Nicholas House, York [1909]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891, 1901] was brother-in-law Charles H Hurst [b 1856] (medical student & dispenser 1881) / (surgeon 1891, 1901) 

John Edward died at 3 Granville Square, Scarborough [26th September 1909] (aged 58).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,568.

Probate was granted to his widow Alice & Rev George Allen.

In 1911, Alice living at 13 Royal Crescent, Scarborough, with her sister Emmeline Anne Hurst [b 1861] (retired High School mistress) 

Allen, JosephRef 326-190
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1810]

Allen, JosephRef 326-7
[1816-1898] Born in Halifax.

He was a boot maker [1841] / a master boot & shoe maker [1851] / a master shoe maker employing 2 men & 3 boys [1861] / a boot maker employing 4 men [1871] / a boot & shoe maker employing 3 men [1881] / a boot maker [1891].

He married Sarah [1813-1871].


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1842] who was a shoe maker [1861]
  2. Martha Ann [1844-1859]
  3. Elizabeth [1846-1850]
  4. Emma [1848-1850]
  5. Mary Hannah / Mary Ann [1851-1857]  
  6. Walter Allen

They lived at

  • Shroggs Bottom, Halifax [1841]
  • Cross Hills, Halifax [1851]
  • 20 Cross Hills, Halifax [1861]
  • 14 Cross Hills, Halifax [1871]
  • 11 Cross Hills, Halifax (Joseph living alone) [1881, 1891]

Sarah died 29th July 1871 (aged 58).

Joseph died 19th January 1898 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2758]

Allen, JosephRef 326-2
[1828-1???] Illegitimate son of Maria Allen.

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

Allen, MargaretRef 326-182
[13??-1453] Prioress of Kirklees Priory [1417-1453]

Allen, MaryRef 326-523
[1764-1834] Daughter of James Allen of Manchester.

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

In 1810, she married (2) Rawdon Briggs.

Mary died 26th January 1834 (aged 70).

She was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax with her husband [31st January 1834]

Allen, MatthewRef 326-877
[1812-1859] Son of Joseph Allen, hat manufacturer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a hatter of Southowram [1836] / a hatter [1841] / a hat manufacturer of Halifax [1846] / a hatter and manufacturer at Cheapside, Halifax [1850].

On 15th February 1836, he married (1) Hannah Bates [1816-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Martha Elizabeth [b Q4 1839] who was a shop assistant  [1861]
  2. Mary Hannah [b Q1 1841] who was a shop assistant [1861]
  3. Joseph [b Q1 1844] who was a book keeper [1861]
  4. John James [b Q2 1846]

Hannah died (possibly in childbirth) [Q2 1846].

In [Q4] 1846, he married (2) Ann Walton [1819-1878] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Ann, of Halifax, was the daughter of John Walton, auctioneer.

She had a daughter: Emily Jane Walton [b Q4 1838]; father unknown

 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1850] who was a commercial clerk [1871]
  2. Louisa Ann [b 1851] who was a dressmaker [1871]

They lived at

  • Kershaw Yard, Southowram [1841]
  • Cheapside, Halifax [1851]
  • Princess Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 1 Hope Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was visitor Elizabeth Walton [b  1831] (dressmaker)  & Ann's daughter (shown as sister-in-law) Emily Jane Walton [b 1838].

Living with Ann & family [in 1861] was Ann's daughter Emily J. Walton (shop assistant).

Matthew died 18th June 1859 (aged 47).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £600.

His will was proved by his widow Ann.

Ann was recorded as a hatter [1861].

Ann died in 1878 (aged 60) 

Allen, Michael VictorRef 326-672
[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, PatriciaRef 326-385
[19??-] She was Mayor of Calderdale [2014-2015]

Allen, RadwayRef 326-228
[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, RobertRef 326-8
[1780-1820] He was a shoemaker.

He married Sarah [1779-1869].


Sarah was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 3rd July 1801; bapt 26th July  1801]
  2. John
  3. Hannah [b 12th January 1805; bapt  3rd of February 1805]
  4. George [b 5th April 1807; bapt 26th  April 1807]
  5. Thomas [b 24th April 1809; bapt  21st May 1809]
  6. Charles
  7. Sarah [b 1st February 1814; bapt  26th February]
  8. Letitia [b 10th February 1816; bapt  31st March 1816]
  9. Robert

The children were baptised at (Call Lane [Arian Independent] Chapel, Leeds)  or at (Northgate End Chapel, Halifax).

The family lived at

  • Leeds [1801]
  • Chapeltown, Halifax [1820, 1841]
  • 5 Listers Buildings, Chapeltown, Halifax [1851]
  • 11 Patmos, Todmorden (Sarah was living with son  Robert) [1861]

Robert died 17th July 1820 (aged 40).

He was buried at Northgate End Chapel [23rd July 1820].

Sarah died in Todmorden in 1869 (aged 91) 

Allen, RobertRef 326-710
[1820-1875] Son of Robert Allen.

Born in Halifax [28th January 1820]; baptised at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [12th March 1820].

He was a clerk [1841] / Clerk at the County Court [1851] / Clerk to the Todmorden County Court and Secretary to the Todmorden Town Hall Company [1861], and held the post for 28 years.

His  office was at the Oddfellows' Hall.

In 1847, he married Martha Crowder [1822-1???] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Halifax.

She was a dress & straw bonnet maker [1851]

 

They lived at

  • York Street, Langfield [1851]
  • 11 Patmos, Todmorden [1861]
  • Wellington Road, Stansfield [1871]

Living with them [in 1861] was Robert's mother Sarah Allen [b 1779].

Robert died suddenly 8th May 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £200.

Robert died 8th May 1875.

His will was proved by his widow Martha

Allen, RobertRef 326-730
[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, SamuelRef 326-1066
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1855, when he was a Methodist minister in Sowerby Bridge

Allen, ThomasRef 326-196
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1812]

Allen, ThomasRef 326-10
[1830-1878] (Possibly) son of Abraham Allen.

Born 30th May 1830.

He was a card setter of Brighouse [1841].

Thomas died 23rd August 1878 (aged 48).

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [26th August 1878] with his brother? John Allen

Allen, Thomas WilliamRef 326-171
[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.

They 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 HirstRef 326-186
[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].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th 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, WalterRef 326-5
[1854-1871] Of Cross Hills, Halifax.

Son of Joseph Allen.

He was an apprentice cabinet maker [1871].

He, John Kershaw & John Dean drowned on a trip to Saltburn [26th June 1871].

The three men put to sea with two others in a coble. The water was rough and people on the beach had been warned not to venture to sea. The coble was hit by several breakers. Three of the men ran to the stern, causing the vessel to upset.

The Inquest returned a verdict of accidental drowning.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2758] with his parents

Allen, WalterRef 326-11
[1859-19??] Son of John Allen, delver.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a delver of Lightcliffe [1882] / a stone quarryman [1891] / a roadman (Corporation) [1901] / a scavenger [1909] / a roadway scavenger [1911].

In 1882, he married Margaret Bowden [1859-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Margaret, of Lightcliffe, was born in Brighouse, the daughter of John Bowden, spinner
 

Children:

  1. Adeline [b 1883] who was a twister at worsted mill [1901]
  2. John
  3. George Henry [b 1889] who was a bobbin setter at worsted  mill [1901], a loadener for setters (brickyard) [1911]
  4. Eliza [b 1891] who married [1909] Fred Orme
  5. Sam [b 1893] who was a brickyard batter [1911]
  6. Joe [b 1895] who was a machine oiler at worsted spinners  [1911]
  7. Violet [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • Cottage, Hove Edge, Brighouse [1891]
  • 156 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • 7 Broad Oak Lane, Lightcliffe [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was daughter Eliza & her family

Allen, WalterRef 326-252
[1879-1918] Son of William Allen.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton operative [1891] / a cotton weaver [1901, 1911] / employed in the warehouse at Waterside Mill, Todmorden.

He lived at

  • 5 Bar Street, Todmorden [1911]
  • Walsden [1914]

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

He was killed in action [16th April 1918] by a German shell.

The Todmorden & District News [17th May 1918] reported his death.

His niece and nephew, Annie Mary Allen and Ernest Allen, the children of his brother Henry, placed a tribute to Walter in the Todmorden & District News [18th April 1919].


In loving memory of our dear uncle, Private Walter Allen, who was killed in action on April 16th 1918.

Death often comes to make us know
We love more dearly than we show
But love in death should make us see
What love in life should always be.

- Annie Mary and Ernest

 

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, WilliamRef 326-744
[1848-1910] Son of Henry Allen, labourer.

Born in Kirklington, Oxfordshire.

He was a groom [1876] / a coachman [1881] / a groom [1891] / a coachman [1901].

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


Harriet Esther was born in Todmorden.

She was a cotton weaver [1891, 1901]

 

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Walter

The family lived at

  • 6 Dobroyd, Todmorden [1881]
  • 5 Martin Street, Todmorden [1891, 1901]

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

 

 

Allen surnameRef 326-1
There are 40 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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