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Samuel Allen

1703 - 1768

Father William Allen
Mother Ann
Wife Mary White
Children Samuel, Sarah


Samuel was probably born in late 1703 in Conksbury (1), in the parish of Youlgreave, and baptised on 5th of December. He was the second child of William and Ann, but his elder brother Robert had already died before Samuel was born. At the time his brother William was born in 1707 (2), the family was still in Conksbury, but by the time his sister Mary died in 1712 (her birthdate is unknown), the family had moved about a mile north to Over Haddon (3).

His father probably died in 1724, and his younger brother William in 1729 (4).

On 18th October 1737, at St John the Baptist's in Tideswell, he married Mary White of Flagg (7). They set up home in Flagg, presumably straight after marriage, and were certainly living there by late 1741 when their son Samuel was born (9). Their daughter Sarah was born about 18 months later (10).

Samuel's daughter Sarah died in 1747 (13), followed by his mother in 1748 (11). Nothing more is known of Samuel, except that he was still resident in Flagg when he died in 1768, and was buried at St Leonard's in Monyash on 24th April (12).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of All Saints, Youlgreave includes the entry:
    [1703, December] [Conksbury....]: Bapd Samuell the son of William & Ann Allen the 5th day
  2. Parish Register of All Saints, Youlgreave includes the entry:
    [1707, September] Conksburylane: Bapt Wm the son of Wm & Anne Allen September ye 24th day
  3. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [December 1712] 2 Mary daughter of William & Anne Allen of Over Haddon buryed
  4. There were two burials for William Allen of Over Haddon in Bakewell church in 1724 (5) and 1729 (6). These are almost certainly Samuel's father and brother, but as yet it is unknown which is which. Its probably more likely that the 1724 burial was his father, as if it was his brother, he would have been a minor at the time, and so it would probably have described his as "William son of William".
  5. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [February 1724] 6 William & Anne Allen of Over Haddon Buryed
  6. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [January 1729] 29 William & Anne Allen of Overhaddon Buryed
  7. It is know from his children's baptisms that Samuel's wife was called Mary and they lived in Flagg. The only likely marriage which has been found (8), doesn't give his wife's christian name, but does state that she was from Flagg and he from Upper Haddon (which was a synonym for Over Haddon). It can also be seen from the Chelmorton parish register that a Mary White was baptised there, but there is no burial or marriage entry for her, making the marriage in Tideswell even more likely to be her. This is confirmed by her father's will where he calls her Mary Allen
  8. Entry in the parish register of St John the Baptist's in Tideswell reads:
    [1737, October] 18 Married Samuel Allen of Upper haddon &         White of Flagg
  9. Baptism entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1741, 9ber] 22d Baptized Samuel Son of Samuel Allen of Flagg & Mary his wife
  10. Baptism entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1743, May] 29th Baptized Sarah dau of Samuel Allen of Flagg & Mary his wife
  11. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [April 1748] 1 Burd Anne Allin of upperhaddon widdow
  12. Burial entry in the parish register of St Leonard's in Monyash reads:
    [1768] April 24th Burd Samuel Allen of Flagg.
  13. Parish register of St Leonard's Monyash records the burial of Sarah Allen, daughter of Samuel Allen of Flagg on 5th June 1747.
    [From Val Neal's transcript of the parish registers of St Leaonard's, Monyash]
    (I have been unable to verify this from either the film of the parish register, or the Bishop's transcripts, so the original registers need to be checked.)



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