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(About 1800-)
POTTER, Catherine
(About 1805-)
PICKEN, Martha


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1. ALLEN, James Vince

PICKEN, Martha 1 2 3

  • Born: 21 October 1840, St Pancras District, London, England 2 3
  • Baptised: 27 May 1848, St Pancras Parish, Middlesex, England 3
  • Marriage (1): ALLEN, James Vince on 14 June 1868 in St Pancras District, London, England
  • Died: 15 March 1923

   Other names for Martha were ALLAN, Mary Martha,4 ALLEN, Martha 5 and PICKEN, Mary Martha.4

  General Notes:

A record in the baptismal register for St Pancras Parish in the county of Middlesex lists a child Martha, daughter of John, a bricklayer, and Catherine Picken, whose abode was Union Street. The record states that the child was born on 21 October 1840 and was baptised on 27 May 1848 by F. I. Stainford. Two other daughters, Mary Ann and Sarah, of the same parents at the same abode, were baptised on that day too by the same person.

The 1871 census for St Pancras parish in the parliamentary borough of Marylebone, London, recorded James (mistranscribed in Ancestry as Samuel) and Martha Allen with three children living in 144 Ossulston Street. The children were William aged 17 years, Martha aged 2 years and Mary aged 2 weeks. James was recorded as 53 years and Martha s 30 years old. All five are recorded as born in St Pancras. In occupation, James was noted as a painter glazier, and William as a porter in the railway.

When W.G Allan was married in Hamilton in 1879 his mother's name was recorded as Mary Martha Allan MS Picken. 2 3 4

Martha married James Vince ALLEN, son of John ALLEN and Mary DAVIES, on 14 June 1868 in St Pancras District, London, England. (James Vince ALLEN was born on 16 September 1815 in St Pancras District, London, England 2 6 7, baptised on 28 April 1816 in Saint Anne Parish, Soho, Middlesex, England 7 8 and died on 15 February 1881 in 27 Stansgate Street, St Pancras, London, England 9.)

  Marriage Notes:

The BMD Marriage Index (vol 1b page 284) lists the marriage for Martha Picken and James Vince Allen in the registration quarter April to June but does not give the exact date. The full certificate has not been consulted. The date comes from I Smith, a descendant of James Vince Allen. 1


1, England & Wales Free BMD Marriage Index 1837-1915.

2 1871 UK census, St Pancras Parish London Class: RG10; Piece: 226; Folio: 74; Page: 30; GSU roll: 824602.

3, ondon, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906.

4 GRO Scotland, Marriage Hamilton 647 no 46 1879.

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

6 LDS Family Search, IGI.

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

8, Pallot's Baptism Index for England: 1780 - 1837.

9, England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915.

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