William Henry ALLEN, son of Henry & Susanna ALLEN, was born around 1790 in Faversham, Kent.
I can state this for sure because of Bishop’s Transcripts. Before this discovery, I only knew that William Henry ALLEN was a carpenter and the father of Mary Ann Allen since he appears on his daughter’s marriage certificate in 1848 (also seen in this post).
This information backs up the 1851 census record I had for the family (although the names of the visiting grandchildren made me pretty confident anyway):
So I now know that the family lived on Chatham Hill, Chatham between 1848 and 1851 (at least) and that Henry was a carpenter born in Faversham, Kent around 1790. (I also know the names of a few more children but I’m focusing on William for now). Next stop, parish records…
Unfortunately, the Medway Ancestors project doesn’t seem to have the parish registers for Faversham online but I recently did a search on Find My Past and it came up with the Bishop’s Transcript record. Bishop’s Transcripts were a copy of the parish records, often summarised, that each church sent to the Bishop. Information can vary from the register and the transcript so it’s always worthwhile to check out both if you can.
…William Henry Allen, son of Henry & Susanna Allen [May 30, 1790]…
Yay! I now know the name of William Henry’s parents and have unlocked a few more avenues of research for this family.
Find out more about William Cassans (unknown grandchild)
- View the actual St Mary’s of Charity parish records
- Find out more about the Allen’s residences