'Allen07'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Allan of Edinburgh, Allen of Harringworth, Allen of Scratoft, Allen of Whetstone

Visitation shows the arms of the following family, without any description or colours, as a chevron betwen 3 talbots passant and suggests that "This family seems to be same with those of Marfield in co. Leicester". It starts with the following Anthony, identifying him as "descended out of Warwickshire or Staffordshire".
Anthony Allen of Scratoft, Leicestershire (a c1555)
m. Joan Wigley (dau of Henry Wigley of Wirksworth & Scraptoft) probably wife of Anthony, possibly mother of ...
1. Thomas Allen of Scratoft, later of Harringworth, Northamptonshire
  m. Ellen Marler (dau/coheir of Richard Marler of Harringworth by Anne)
  A. Valentine Allen of Harringworth (b c1583, d c1669)
  m. (c1613) Anne Savile (dau of William Savile of Blaby by Susanna, dau of Thomas Leeson of Sulgrave)
  i. Valentine Allen of Harringworth (b c1638, d c1673)
  m. Elizabeth Beaver (dau of Thoms Beaver of Harringworth)
  a. Thomas Allen of Harringworth (b c1649, a 1682)
  b. Anthony Allen (d unm)
  c. Anne Allen
  m. (c02.1644-5) Francis Squire of Okeham
  ii. Thomas Allen (d unm c1650)
  B. Thomas Allen in London (grocer)
  m. _ Sotherton (dau of _ Sotherton of Frampton (Baron of the Exchequer))
  C. Frances Allen
  m. _ Savile of Blaby
  D. Ellen Allen
  m. Thomas Marston of Belton



Visitation identifies the arms of the following family as "Per pale argent and sable, a chevron betwen three talbots passant, all counter-changed, the talbots collared or" which indicates a connection with the family shown above. Visitation starts with 2 brothers whom we show as sons of ...
?? Allen
Visitation does not name the father of Jacobus (James) but we speculate that his father was ....
1. Ottewell Allen of Whetstone father of Constance, possibly also of ...
  A. James Allen of Whetstone, Leicestershire
  m1. Maria Reuen of Derbyshire
  m2. Ellinora Garret (dau of John Garret of Somershall)
  i. Thomas Allen of Whetstone
  m. Elizabeth Warde (dau of John Warde of Knighton)
  a. Alexander Allen (b c1589, a 1619)
  m. Jane
  b. Thomas Allen (b 1590, a 1619)
  m. Margaret Moore of Leicestershire
  c. Frances Allen
m. George Bodington of Burbage
  d. Elizabeth Allen
  m. Richard Burdet of Shesby
  ii. Christopher Allen
  m. _ Botfish of Leicestershire
  a.+ issue (a 1619) - James (b c1599), William (b c1601)
  iii. Ralph Allen
  m. Anna Wale of Wacott
  a.+ issue (a 1619) - William (b c1598), John in London
  B. Constance Allen possibly of this family
  m. George Meverell
2. Ralph Allen, Vicecomes (Sheriff) of London



It is very unlikely that there was any connection between the above families and the following one which is shown here for our convenience. McCall reports the tradition that this family "descended, anciently, from the Highland clan McDonald".
Andrew Allan in Kircaldy
m. (30.11.1648) Janet Allan in Kircaldy
1. Robert Allan (b 15.11.1659, d c1732, Captain RN, youngest son)
  m. Eupham Dempster (dau of William Dempster in Kinrosss by Agnes Ranken, sister of John Ranken of Colden)
  A. Andrew Allan (d unm 25.01.1740)
  B. Janes Allan of Edinburgh (b 1696, d 09.12.1758)
m. Margaret Callender (d 07.1774, dau of John Callender of Edinburgh, sister of Captain Alexander & James)
  i. John Allan of Edinburgh (b 21.10.1726, d 1805)
  m1. (13.06.1752 (OS)) Margaret Mitchell (dau of David Mitchell in Midcalder, son of David of Herdmanshields)
  a. David Allan of Edinburgh (b 06.10.1754, d 01.06.1809, 2nd son)
  m. Anne Ranken (d 13.10.1820, dau/heir of James Ranken, son of James of Colden)
  (1) John Allan of Edinburgh (b 27.05.1785, d 26.01.1850) had issue
  m. Mary Thomson (d 04.03.1880, dau of Andrew Thomson)
  (2) William Allan of Edinburgh (b 18.05.1801, d 06.02.1865, writer, youngest son) had issue
m.(1829) Eliza Gordan (dau of George Gordan of Prestonpans)
  (3)+ other issue (d unm) - James (b 28.04.1787, d 22.06.1822, captain), David (b 02.09.1797, d 19.06.1859, surgeon), Margaret (b 1791, d 1859)
  b.+ other issue - James (b 09.05.1753 (NS), d unm 27.05.1785, surgeon at Chatham), John (b 24.05.1756, d 1800, Captain RN), Robert (b 05.09.1757, d infant), William (b 12.12.1758, d infant)
  m2. (21.05.1773) Ann Ormston (b c1749, bur 04.01.1819, dau of Robert Ormston of Kelso by Ann, dau of John Manners in Carberry by Rebecca, dau of William Leslie in Dolphinston)
  e. Robert Allan (b 17.11.1773, d infant)
  f. Robert Allan of Edinburgh (b 06.02.1777, d 26.12.1826, surgeon) had issue
  m1. (04.1806) Anna Scott ("of the family of Scott of Seafield")
  m2. (1819) Sophia Hardy (b c1793, d 08.01.1845, dau of Rev. Thomas Hardy of Charlesfield)
  ii. Eupham Allan
  m. George Dunsmure of Edinburgh (Bailie)
  a.+ issue - George of Kelso (Colonel), James (d c1830, Colonel, had issue), Eupham (d infant), Sopha (d infant)
  iii.+ other issue (d infant) - 10 sons + 2 daughters
2.+ other issue - Andrew (b 28.11.1649), John (b 07.10.1651), Thomas (b 11.12.1653), Janet (b 20.10.1657)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 24.09.19) : Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, 'Allen of Harringworth')
(2) For middle section (uploaded 24.09.19) : Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Allen')
(3) For lower section (uploaded 18.10.21) : 'Some old families' (H.B. McCall, vol 1 (1890), Chapter I: 'The family of Allan', p3+ )
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