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ALLEN, James Vince
HUNT, Sophia Martha
QUIGLY, Patrick (DNA Linked)
GEORGE, Margaret (DNA Linked)
ALLEN, William George
ALLEN, William George


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1. THOMSON, Jane Henry

ALLEN, William George 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 1 June 1880, 30 Netley Street, St Pancras, London, England 4 5 6 7 8
  • Baptised: 23 August 1880, St Pancras, Camden, England 5
  • Marriage (1): THOMSON, Jane Henry on 30 December 1910 in Allander View, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 28 June 1923 at 2.25 pm, Larbert Asylum, Stirlingshire, Scotland 9

   Cause of his death was pleurisy and acute pulmonary congestion.9

   Other names for William were ALAN, William,10 ALLAN, William,8 ALLEN, W.S. 11 and ALLEN, William G..12

  General Notes:

"Name William George Allen
Gender Male
Record Type Birth
Birth Date 1 Jun 1880
Birth Poor Law Union St Pancras
Birth Place St Pancras Camden, England
Father William George Allen
Register Type Parish Registers
Household Members
Name William George Allen
Name William George Allen"

"Name William George Allen
Gender Male
Baptism Date 23 Aug 1880
Baptism Place St Pancras Camden, England
Father William George Allen
Mother Mary Allen
Register Type Parish Registers
Household Members
Name William George Allen
Name Mary Allen
Name William George Allen"

from London Births and Baptisms

A Medical Certificate of Successful Vaccination for the child, William George Allen whose father was of the same name, was dated 10 October 1880, signed by Claremont, a medical practitioner. The birth of the child was dated 1 June 1880 and registered on 9 July 1880, and the minutes of notice were given to the child's mother who was not named. The notice was made in St Pancras, Camden, London, and the place of birth was noted as 30 Netley Street. The father of the child was recorded as a "Lamp Cleaner N.W.R", presumably North Western Railways.

In the 1881 census for 22 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a child of 10 months was recorded as part of the household of Patrick Quigley and Margaret George. His name was William Allan, and he had been born in London. He was listed as 'nephew', although he was in all likelihood the grandson, to the head of the household. His mother was not listed in the Motherwell entry. W.S. Allen, aged 10 months and born in St Pancras Middlesex, was also listed in the 1881 census for England, living at 13 Netley Street, St Pancras, Middlesex, England, along with his parents W.G. Allen, a railway servant, and Mary Allen. W.G. Allen was aged 25 years and born in St Pancras; Mary was 20 years old and born in Scotland.
Note:Other examples of this double entry have been encountered.

In 1891 the census recorded Mary Alan, a widow and an invalid, living in a dwelling with one windowed room at 95 Muir Street with her son, William aged 10 years, and her daughter Margaret, aged 7 years. Mary was recorded as 30 years of age and born in Galston, Ayrshire. William had been born in London and Margaret in Edinburgh. Both children were at school.

In 1901, according to the census for Hamilton, William G. Allen was living with his mother and his sister at 95 Muir Street. He was recorded as 20 years of age and his birthplace was noted as England. His occupation was recorded as fireman on a railway.

William served in the Great War, 1914-1918, in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was invalided out of the service after being exposed to 'mustard gas'. Though this left him disabled, he survived until 1923 when he died in Larbert Asylum. His death certificate recorded him as a locomotive engine driver, married to Jane Henry Thomson. His age at death was 43 years. His usual residence was Allander View, Milngavie. Both of his parents were recorded as deceased.

William's daughter Martha's birth certificate of 1915 recorded him as a "Locomotive Engine Driver now a Private in D Company of the 9th Battalion of the A & S Highlanders". he was the informant of the birth and his address was 51 Goldington Avenue Bedford. 2 4 6 8 9 10 12

  Medical Notes:

Jean Allen, widow of the deceased man, was the informant of his death.

William married Jane Henry THOMSON, daughter of William THOMSON and Martha LEES, on 30 December 1910 in Allander View, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.1 2 (Jane Henry THOMSON was born in October 1889 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England 13 and died 5 April 1960 at 4.30 am in 24 Mugdock Road, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland 3 14.). The cause of her death was coronary thrombosis.9

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage took place at the end of 1910 according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. The minister was William Young and the witnesses were Joseph Miller and Rachel Ure.

William George Allen was an unmarried man who worked as a locomotive engine driver. He was 30 years old and lived at 21 Barrack Street, Hamilton. His father was deceased and his mother still living.

Jane Henry Thomson was 21 years old and of Allander View, Milngavie. She was a laundry worker and single. Her father was deceased.

The marriage was registered on 3 January 1911. 1


1 GRO Scotland, New Kilpatrick Dunbartonshire Marriages 1911.

2 GRO Scotland, New Kilpatrick parish Dunbartonshire Births 1915.

3 GRO Scotland, Larbert parish Stirlingshire Deaths 1923.

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

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

6 1881 UK census, Dalziel Vol 639 En D 2 pages 12-13 Motherwell 22 Dalziel Street.

7 1891 UK Census, Hamilton Lanarkshire 95 Muir Street.

8 1881 UK census, Dalziel Lanarkshire En D2 page 12.

9 GRO Scotland, Larbert Stirlingshire Deaths 1923.

10 1891 UK Census, Hamilton parish Lanarkshire; ED: 4; Page: 18.

11 1881 UK census, St Pancras Middlesex FH L Film 1341038 PRO Ref RG11 Folio 0177/0104 Page 28.

12 1901 UK Census, Hamilton 647 en d 5 page 12 95 Muir Street.

13, Family Tree: Knox- Watret owner scotjamuk.

14 GRO Scotland, Milngavie Dunbartonshire Deaths 1960.

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