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(About 1775-1850/1851)
(About 1780-)
HUNT, Joshua
(About 1785-)
(About 1785-)
ALLEN, James Vince
HUNT, Sophia Martha
ALLEN, William George


Family Links

1. QUIGLEY, Mary

ALLEN, William George 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 3 May 1852, St Pancras, London, England 5
  • Baptised: 27 May 1852, Old Church, St Pancras, London, England 5
  • Marriage (1): QUIGLEY, Mary on 24 April 1879 in 7 Saffron Place, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 1890, London, England 4 9 10
  • Buried: 26 February 1890, Southwark, London, England 8

   Other names for William were ALLAN, W. G.,2 ALLAN, William, ALLAN, William George 11 12 and ALLEN, William.13

  General Notes:

In 1871 William Allen, aged 17 years and born in St Pancras, was recorded living with his father, his stepmother and his two infant half sisters, Martha and Mary, at 144 Ossulston Street. he worked as a porter in the railway.

In 1880 when his son William George was vaccinated against smallpox, William was recorded as a "Lamp cleaner N.W.R."

W. G. Allen was recorded in the 1881 census for St Pancras, Middlesex, living at 13 Netley Street with his wife and 10 month old son. He was aged 25 years and had been born in St Pancras. He worked as a railway servant.

In his daughter Maggie's birth certificate of 1883, her father is recorded as "William George Allan Railway Lampman".

"Name William George Allen
Register Type Burial
Death Date abt 1890
Burial or Cremation Date 26 Feb 1890
Burial or Cremation Place Southwark, London, England"

from Burial and Creamtion Index

William's daughter, Maggie, married in 1907. In her marriage certificate, William was recorded as 'William Allen Private 90th Foot deceased'.

William George Allen was recorded as a foot soldier and deceased in the 1910 marriage certificate of his son William.

In 1918, William's wife, Mary, died. William Allan, who survived her, was recorded in her death certificate as being a railway lampman.

In the death certificate of his son William, in 1923, William was recorded as "William George Allen Soldier Deceased".

In his daughter Maggie's death certificate of 1925, William George Allan [sic] was recorded as "Lamp Lighter (Deceased)". 3 6 8 10 11 13

  Research Notes:

I'm very grateful to Irene Smith, who is a descendant of Mary Quigley/Tweedley, and her husband, for getting in touch and sharing her information so generously. William George Allen's great grand-daughter has still in her possession William George Allen's war medals, and the little bible he used when he was a soldier in the 90th regiment of foot.

William married Mary QUIGLEY, daughter of Patrick QUIGLY (DNA Linked) and Margaret GEORGE (DNA Linked), on 24 April 1879 in 7 Saffron Place, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 2 (Mary QUIGLEY was born 9 July 1860 at 7.50 pm in Holmes Colliery, Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland 14 15, baptised on 7 September 1860 in St Joseph's RC Parish, Kilmarnock, Scotland,16 died on 6 December 1918 in 21 Barrack Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was buried on 9 December 1918 in West Cemetery, Section F Lair 268, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland 17.). The cause of her death was cardiac valvular disease and angina.

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was performed after banns and according to the forms of the United Presbyterian Church. Thomas Simpson Trench, minister of the United Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, married the couple. The witnesses were S. Horsburgh and Mary Gracey.

W. G. Allan was a Private in the 90th Foot. He was aged 23 years and unmarried. His residence was noted as the Barracks in Hamilton.

Mary Teedly [sic], who made her X mark, was resident at 17 Ann Street, Burnbank, Hamilton. She was unmarried and was a domestic servant. Her age was recorded as 18 years.

The marriage was registered at Hamilton on 5 May 1879, William Murray being the signing registrar.

Note: Mary Gracey, witness, may have been the Mary Gracie who married the bride's younger brother, Arthur.

In their daughter Maggie's birth certificate of 1883, the informant of which was Mary Allan her mother, the parents' marriage date and place was noted as "1879 April 24 Edinburgh". 1 2 11


1 GRO Scotland, Marriage certificate RDS 647 No 46 Hamilton 1879.

2 GRO Scotland, Marriage Hamilton 647 no 46 1879.

3 GRO Scotland, Larbert Stirlingshire Deaths 1923.

4 GRO Scotland, Larbert parish Stirlingshire Deaths 1923.

5, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.

6, London Metropolitan Archives, St Pancras, Register of Birth, STPBG, Item 268.

7, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906.

8, Web: UK, Burial and Cremation Index, 1576-2014.

9 1891 UK Census, Hamilton Lanarkshire 95 Muir Street.

10 GRO Scotland, New Kilpatrick Dunbartonshire Marriages 1911.

11 GRO Scotland, St Andrew's District Edinburgh Births 1893.

12 GRO Scotland, Hamilton Lanarkshire Deaths 1925.

13 1871 UK census, St Pancras Parish London Class: RG10; Piece: 226; Folio: 74; Page: 30; GSU roll: 824602.

14 LDS Family Search, IGI.

15 GRO Scotland, Galston Parish Ayrshire Births 1860.

16 Roman Catholic Records, St Joseph's RC Parish Kilmarnock Baptisms. 0.

17, Straiton Family Tree: owner glenstraiton.

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