Person:William Allen (213)

Watchers
m. 7 May 1741
  1. John Allen1742 -
  2. Mary Allen1743 -
  3. William Allen1745 - 1782
  4. Richard Allen1747 - 1771
  5. Joseph Allen1748 -
m. 20 Feb 1770
  1. Mary Allen1770 - 1810
  2. William Allen1773 -
  3. Elizabeth Allen1776 - 1776
  4. Sarah Allen1777 - 1851
  5. Thomas Allen1779 - 1779
  6. Elizabeth Allen1781 -
Facts and Events
Name William Allen
Gender Male
Christening[2] 3 Apr 1745 Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage 20 Feb 1770 Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire, Englandto Elizabeth Preston
Burial[1] 22 Jul 1782 Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England

William Allen was baptised on 3rd April 1745 at Kirkby la Thorpe in Lincolnshire, son of Mary Allen, formerly Draper, and her husband Thomas Allen, a labourer. William's mother died in 1753, when he was only eight years old.

William was married on 20th February 1770 to Elizabeth Preston at Kikrby la Thorpe in Lincolnshire. Over the next eleven years the couple had six children baptised at Kirkby la Thorpe, but two of those died as babies.

William was buried at Kirkby la Thorpe on 22nd July 1782, when he was said to be 37 years old and a tailor. Elizabeth remarried eighteen months later.

References
  1. Church of England. Parish Church of Kirkby-le-Thorpe (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1660-1979. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1993), Primary quality.

    Burials 1782 / William Allen Taylor aged 37 was buried July 22.

  2. Church of England. Parish Church of Kirkby-le-Thorpe (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1660-1979. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1993), Primary quality.

    Baptisms 1745 / William Son of Thomas Allen and Mary his wife was baptiz[e]d April 3d

    Whilst no named connection has been found, this baptism has been linked to the William Allen who married Elizabeth Preston on the basis that it is about the time implied by the age on his burial and in the same parish in which William married, had his children and died. No evidence has been found suggesting the William baptised in 1745 died young or married anyone else.