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William Joseph Allen

Male 1812 - 1888  (76 years)



  • Name William Joseph Allen  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 17 Jan 1812  London Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4, 5
    • son of Joseph Allen (1770-1845), Bishop of Ely 1836-1845 [2]
    • b abt 1815 per 1871 & 1881 census (age 56 & 65).
    Baptism 07 Apr 1812  St Mary, Battersea Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Education 1821 - 1827  Charterhouse, Smithfield Find all individuals with events at this location ; Chapman's  [4
    • possibly till 1828
    Occupation 1829 - 1865  Bengal Civil Service  [4
    Marriage 21 Oct 1848  Dacca, Bengal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 6
    Caroline Eliza Shepherd,   b. 06 Apr 1829, Dacca Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1897, 5 Clifton Gardens, The Leas, Folkestone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Apr 1871  Landholder & HM Bengal Civil Service  [1
    Residence Apr 1871  22d Cavendish Square, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence Apr 1881  3 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Death 02 Dec 1888  3 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 7
    Probate 01 Mar 1889  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 73,477 5s. 1d.  [9
    • Allen, William Joseph, Esq. 1 March 1889. The Will with two Codicils of William Joseph Allen formerly of 22A Cavendish-square but late of 3 Great-Cumberland-place both in the County of Middlesex Esquire who died 2 December 1888 at 3 Great-Cumberland-place was proved at the Principal Registry by Leonard Hopwood Hicks of Gray's Inn in the said County Gentleman and Caroline Eliza Shepherd Allen of 3 Great-Cumberland-place Widow the Relict (during Widowhood) the Executors. Personal Effects 73,477 5s. 1d. [NPC]
    • Most of the Allen money, in which Mrs. Allen had a life interest, went to Trinity College, Cambridge; and she left her own money, together with the proceeds of the sale of her jewels at Christie's (which realised over 4,000), for a fund in aid of poor gentlewomen. [8]
    Notes 
    • Allen, William Joseph. b. 17 Jan 1812, 2nd s. of Rev. Joseph Allen,V. of Battersea, later Bishop of Ely. Chapman's, Jan. 1821 - 1827 or 1828. Bengal C.S. 1831; ret. 1865. m. 1848, Caroline Eliza, only dau of Rev. Hodgson Richard Shepherd, Senior Chaplain, Bengal. d. London 2 Dec. 1888. [Charterhouse School Register]
    Person ID I4353  Tatham | Christopher branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 01 May 2014 

    Father Joseph Allen,   b. 1770, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1845, Ely Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ashley,   b. abt 1779, Frodsham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 19 May 1807  St Laurence, Frodsham Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Notes 
    • other ch: George John (b 1810)(an Orator of Trinity College Cambridge and Master of Dulwich College); Ellen; probably also Robert (b 1836).
    Family ID F1319  Family Group Sheet

    Family Caroline Eliza Shepherd,   b. 06 Apr 1829, Dacca Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1897, 5 Clifton Gardens, The Leas, Folkestone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Marriage 21 Oct 1848  Dacca, Bengal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 6
    Notes 
    • 6 serv in Apr 1871
    Children 
     1. Ashley William Graham Allen,   b. 11 May 1869, 22d Cavendish Square, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1893, Lea Copse, Burgess Hill Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. Caroline Mabel Josephine Allen,   b. abt Jan 1871, Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1875, Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
    Last Modified 01 May 2014 
    Family ID F1318  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Jan 1812 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 07 Apr 1812 - St Mary, Battersea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Chapman's - 1821 - 1827 - Charterhouse, Smithfield Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 21 Oct 1848 - Dacca, Bengal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 21 Oct 1848 - Dacca, Bengal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 22d Cavendish Square, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 3 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 02 Dec 1888 - 3 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 73,477 5s. 1d. - 01 Mar 1889 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 56 b London

    2. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, George Christopher, 31 Dec 1853.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 65 b London

    4. [S20] School and College Registers, Charterhouse.

    5. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Mary, Battersea, 07 Apr 1812.
      b 17 Jan 1812

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, Presidency of Bengal, 21 Oct 1848.
      William Joseph Allen, 35, son of Joseph Allen; Caroline Eliza Shepherd, 19, dau of R Shepherd.
      British India Office marriages, N-1-74, folio 240

    7. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Marylebone, 4Q1888.
      age 75

    8. [S62] The Family of Christopher and some others.

    9. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    10. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Laurence, Frodsham (IGI), 19 May 1807.