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Samuel Allen

1741 - 1802

Samuel Allen's signature on his will from 1802
Samuel's signature on his will in 1802 (9)

Father Samuel Allen
Mother Mary White
Wife Elizabeth Mycock
Children Sarah, Mary, Samuel


Samuel was born in Flagg, probably not long before his baptism on 22nd November 1741 at St John the Baptist's in Chelmorton (1). He was the eldest child of Samuel and Mary. His only sister Sarah was born about 18 months later (2).

His father died in 1768 (13), but nothing else is known of him until he became the landlord of The Duke of York pub, in Pomeroy on the outskirts of Flagg, in 1775 (3). His inn-keeping days would be curtailed by family commitments though. He married Elizabeth Mycock, a Flagg woman (4), on New Year's Eve 1782 in Chelmorton (5). Their first child Sarah was born around October 1783 (6), and within a few months he had given up the pub (3). Their second daughter Mary was born around April 1786 (7), and their youngest child Samuel about two years after that (8).

His mother died in 1787 (11), after which he inherited the former home of her brother, his uncle Ralph (12)

His will (9) was dated 12th May 1802. In it he calls himself a yeoman - he may have taken on that status following the inheritence of his uncle's property. The probate notes that his estate was worth under a hundred Pounds, which would indicate he was certainly comfortable, if not terribly wealthy. He nominated Joseph Burdekin, a fellow Flagg yeoman, as executor and directed that everything should go to his wife Elizabeth, and then after her death, the first ten Pounds was to go to his son Samuel, and then the balance was to be shared equally between all his three children.

He died just a few days later, and was buried in Monyash on 17th May 1802 (10). The timing of his will means that he must have known he was close to death, rather than dying in an accident.


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. There is a list of previous innkeepers on the wall in the pub (which is duplicated at http://juliet22.users.btopenworld.com/jsevans.dofyork.html). It shows Samuel Allen was the inn-keeper from 1775 to 1784. As there only appears to have been one Samuel Allen in the area at the time then it must be the same person.
  4. Elizabeth's baptism entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1752, 10ber] 19 Bapd Elizabeth Daughter of Solomon Mycock of Flagg and mary his wife
  5. Marriage entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    Samll Allen of the Parish of Bakewell
    County of Derby & Elizabeth Mycock Spinster were
    Married in this Chapel by Banns
    this thirty first Day of December in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred
    and eighty two By me John Coxon Minister
    This marriage was solemnized between Us Samuell Allen Elizabeth Mycock
    In the Presence of Joseph Burdekin, Matthew Webster
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [October 1783] 29 Bapd Sary Dr of Samll & Eliz Allen       Do [Flagg]
  7. Mary's baptism entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1786, Apr] 26 Bapd Mary dau of Saml Allen of Flagg and his wife Elizabeth
  8. Samuel was baptised on 13th June 1788. He was 62 years old when he died on 29th April 1850, meaning he was probably born a matter of days before the 29th April 1788.
  9. Samuel's will (page 1, 2, 3) (ref: B/C/11/Samuel Allen, Flagg, 1804 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen, this twelfth
    Day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and two
    I Samuel Allen of Flagg in the Parish of
    Bakewell and County Derby Yeoman being
    Sick and Weakly of Body, but of perfect and sound
    disposing Mind and memory Blessed be God for the
    same And calling to mind the certainty of Death
    and uncertainty of this life I do hereby Nominate
    Constitute and appoint this and no other to be my
    last Will and Testament in manner and form
    following, that is to say, First being penitent
    and sorry for my sins past I give and commit
    my soul unto the Hands of Almighty God who
    gave it and my Body. I commit to the Earth to
    be decently Buried at the Discretion of my
    Executor to be hereinafter mentioned And as
    to my Worldly Estate and Effects Goods and Chattles
    I dispose off and order the same in manner and
    form following, that is to say First I do hereby
    nominate, Constitute and appoint Joseph Burdekin
    of Flagg Hall Yeoman full and sole Executor of this
    my last will and testament unto whom I do
    hereby give all my aforesaid Estate and Effects Goods
    and Chattles upon trust that he shall pay and
    Discharge my Funeral Expences and the Charges
    of the Probate of this my Last Will and Testament
    And also upon a further trust that after my
    Funeral Expenses and the Probate of this my
    last Will and Testament are paid off and
    Discharged as aforesaid that he shall give all
    the Rest, residue and remainder of my Estate
    and Effects both Personal and Real unto my
    Loving Wife Elizabeth Allen for and during
    her natural Life And after her Decease upon
    a further trust, that if any of my said Estate
    or Effects of what kind soever it may be shall
    remain that the same shall be divided in manner
    following, that is to say that he shall give unto my
    Son Samuel Allen Ten Pounds more than his
    two sisters and afterwards to go equal shares
    with his two sisters at all the rest residue and
    remainder of my aforesaid Goods & Chattles
    Estate and Effects of what nature or kind
    soever they may be. In Wintness whereof I the
    said Samuel Allen do utterly abolish and make
    void all former Wills or Bequests by me at
    any time before made.
    Signed Sealed published
    and Declared by the within
    named Samuel Allen the
    Testator to be his last Will        [SIGNATURE] Saml Allen
    and Testament In presence
    of us who have hereunto set
    our Hands as Witnesses
    [SIGNATURE] Joseph Burdekin
    [SIGNATURE] Francis [?Deans?]
    [SIGNATURE] Francis [?Webster?]

    [PROBATE]
    Sworn before me
    Richard Chapman
    [?xxxxxx?]
    this [3rd] Day of Jany 1804
    Under 100
  10. Burial entry in the parish register of St Leonard's in Monyash reads:
    [1802] May 17 Burd Samuel Allen of Flagg
  11. Burial entry from the parish register of St Leonard's in Monyash reads:
    [1787, March] 30 Burd Mary Allen Flagg Widow
  12. Will (page 2, page 3) of Ralph White (ref: B/C/11/Ralph White, Flagg, 1782 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen, I Ralph White of
    Flagg in the parish of Bakewell in the county of Derby
    yeoman being of sound and disposing mind and memory
    (Praised be to god for the same) Do make publish and declare
    this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following
    that is to say, First I will that all my just Debts the Legacy
    hereinafter by me given and bequested my Funeral Expenses
    the charges of proving and all other charges attending the execution
    of this my will, be paid of and discharged by my Executor and
    Excutrix hereinafter named by and out of any personal estate.
    Also I Give and Devise All that my Messuage
    Dwelinghouse or Tenement situate standing and being
    in Flagg aforesaid wherein I do now inhabit and dwell with
    the Barn Stable Cowhouse Coalhouse Carthouse Fold or
    yard and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging
    And also all those several closes pieces or parcels of
    inclose Land meadow or pasture ground situate lying
    and being in Flagg aforesaid and hereinafter particularly
    mentioned, that is to say, the Barn close, the Top close, the
    Longacres and the Hiden yard unto my loving Sister Mary
    Allin and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural
    life and from and immediately after her decease Then I Give
    and Devise the same Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement
    Barn Stable Cowhouse Coalhouse Carthouse Fold or yard
    closes pieces or parcels of inclosed land meadow or pasture
    ground hereditaments and premises unto my Nephew
    Samuel Allin his heirs and assigns for ever. Whereas my
    said Nephew Samuel Allin owes me upon his promissory
    note or note of hand or some other security or securities the
    sum of one hundred and forty seven pounds and ten shillings
    or thereabouts with Interest for the same after the rate of
    four pounds for an hundred pounds for a year which
    said sum of one hundred and forty seven pounds and ten
    shillings and all Interest which shall be due at the time
    of my death or shall afterwards grow or become due for the
    same I do hereby will order and direct
    shall be charged upon all my said Messuage
    Dwellinghouse or Tenement Barn Stable Cowhouse
    Coalhouse Carthouse Fold or yard closes pieces or
    parcels of inclosed land meadow or pasture ground
    hereditaments and premises hereinbefore mentioned
    to be hereby by me given and devised to my said Nephew
    Samuel Allin (from and immediately after the decease
    of my said sister Mary Allin as aforesaid) And I do
    hereby make subject and liable the same real Estate and
    every part thereof with the payment thereof accordingly
    Also I give and Devise All those two small closes
    pieces or parcels if inclosed land meadow or pasture
    ground situate lying and being in Flagg aforesaid and
    commonly called or known by the names of Thurstone
    Crofts unto my loving sister Elizabeth Webster her heirs
    and assigns for ever Provided always nonetheless and
    my will and mind is that in case my said sister Elizabeth
    Webster shall neglect or refuse in her life time either by
    Deed or Will or some other Instrument in writing to sell give
    or dispose of the said two small closes or parcels of Land
    called Thurstone Crofts , Then and in such case I do hereby
    Will order and direct that the said wo small closes or
    parcels of land called Thurstone Crofts shall go to and be
    equally divided between and amongst all and every her
    child or children which shall be living at the time of her
    death share and share alike to take as Tenants in common
    and not as joint tenants and I do hereby Give and Devise
    the same estate and every part thereof to them and their
    heirs forever accordingly. Also I Give and Bequeath
    unto my niece Sarah Webster the sum of one hundred
    pounds Sterling to be paid by my Executor and
    Executrix hereinafter named within a twelvemonth after
    my decease by and out of my personal Estate. All the rest
    residue and remainder of my personal Estate whatsoever
    and wheresoever or of what nature or kind soever I Give
    and Bequeath unto my Nephews and niece Matthew
    Sarah Francis and James Webster in equal
    proportions share and share alike. And lastly I do
    hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said nephew
    and niece Matthew and Sarah Webster joint Executor
    and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
    hereby revoking and making void all former and
    other Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In
    Witness whereof I the said Ralph White the Testator
    have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand
    and seal the twenty sixth day of August in the year
    of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy
    nine.
                       Ralph White
    Signed sealed published and declared
    by the aid Ralph White the Testator
    as and for his last Will and Testament
    in the presence of us who as Witnesses
    thereto have subscribed our names in
    the presence and at the request of the
            said Testator.
            [..] Webster jun
            Wm Willgoose
    William Roberts
              At Bakewell 18th October 1782
              Let a probat of this will be granted to Matthew
              Webster and Sarah Webster spinster the Executor
              and Executrix.
    Undr 100
  13. Burial entry in the parish register of St Leonard's in Monyash reads:
    [1768] April 24th Burd Samuel Allen of Flagg.



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