Friday, 17 January 2014

(102) Allen families of Pembrokeshire

Allen of Cresselly
This rather complicated post tells the story of the Allen families of Pembrokeshire, who between them formed one of the dominant gentry families in the county over three centuries. There are four main branches of the family, but because of the intermarriage and transfers of property between them it seems best to make their story one post.  The Allens of Gelliswick and later of Rickeston represent the senior line; the Allens of Cresselly the wealthiest and most tenacious line (they are still at Cresselly), and arguably the only branch of the family to own a real country house; while the Allens of Bicton and Cilrhiw are cadet branches which remained prominent in the county over several generations and produced numbers of prominent churchmen and colonial administrations, a tradition continuing until the death of Sir Roger Allen in 1972.

According to family legend the Allens came originally from northern Ireland, and arrived in the early 17th century when one Thomas Allen was literally washed up in Pembrokeshire after a shipwreck, but in reality the Allen name was well established in the county by late medieval times.  This family first appear in identifiable form in the historical record in the mid 17th century, when William Allen (1624-88) took on the lease of Gelliswick.  The family were primarily farmers, and although they also accumulated freehold property, they remained tenants at Gelliswick until 1808, by which time they had acquired the freehold of Rickeston (sold in the mid 20th century).  William Allen (1658-1722) married the heiress of the Dale Castle estate, but Dale was left to a younger son and was carried out of the family by his only daughter, so the account of Dale Castle is reserved to a future post on the Lloyd-Philipps family of Dale Castle.

A grandson of William Allen (1658-1722), John Allen (d. 1752), of Goodhooke, married Joan, daughter and heiress of John Bartlett of Cresselly in 1728. The Bartlett family had lived at Cresselly since 1564. Their son and heir was John Bartlett Allen (1733-1803) who acquired Panteg (alias Panteague), Llanddewi Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, following his marriage to Elizabeth, only daughter and heiress of John Hensleigh of Panteg (the Hensleighs had been at Panteg since 1619). John and Elizabeth were succeeded by their eldest son, John Hensleigh Allen (1769-1843), a barrister and MP for Pembroke Boroughs 1819-1826, who married Catherine Phillips. According to the 1873 return of owners of land, the estate measured 4,655 acres in Pembrokeshire, Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire, and carried an annual rent of £4,091.  The Cresselly estate descended directly in the male line until Henry Seymour Allen (1847-1928), who died unmarried. The estate then passed to his nephew, Hugh Evelyn Allen (1880-1933). His heir was his only daughter, Auriol Joan Bartlett Harrison-Allen, later Evans, whose son, Hugh Harrison-Allen, is the present owner. 

Lancelot Bough Allen (1774-1845), second son of John Bartlett Allen of Cresselly, built Cilrhiw, Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, in about 1826. The estate, which also included land in Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, passed to Lancelot's son, George Bough Allen (1821-1898), whose daughter by his first marriage, Rachel Mary Allen, died unmarried in 1949. The estate then passed to her cousin, Bertram Wedgewood Allen, but it appears to have been sold after his death in 1955.


The Bicton estate was part of the property of the Allens of Gelliswick from 1694 but in the early 19th century passed to Joshua Jullian Allen (1799-1885), a solicitor, and it remained the property of a cadet branch of the family until the mid 20th century.  The farm would seem to have been continuously tenanted, however, and in 1936 passed into the ownership of a branch of the family settled in Tenby, where Charles Bird Allen (1808-84) had built a Victorian Gothic town house to the design of Ewan Christian in the 1860s.


Gelliswick House, Pembrokeshire


An L-shaped house consisting of a tall five bay single-pile block with a rear staircase projection of c.1725, of three full storeys above the cellars, and an earlier five bay Elizabethan house retained as a service wing.  The Elizabethan house was assessed at five hearths for the Hearth Tax in 1670, so was already a fairly large house by local standards. The house survived until 1980, when it was demolished by Esso Petroleum, as they 'had no further use for it'.

Descent: William Barrett (fl. mid 15th cent.); to son, David Barrett; to son, Owen Barrett; to son, Gelly Barrett (d. c.1580); to son, John Barrett (d. c.1617); to grandson, Henry Bowen, who sold before c.1650 to Morris Canon (d. 1658)...John Canon (d. 1690); to daughter Elizabeth, wife of Sir Erasmus Philipps, 3rd bt., of Picton Castle, with which estate it subsequently descended until 1944 when sold to W.J. Cowie of Cardiff; to brother, D.K. Cowie, who sold 1955 to Esso Oil Co., which demolished the house in 1980. The house was let to William Allen (1624-88); to son, William Allen (1658-1722); to son, William Allen (c.1678-1744); to son, Joseph Allen (1726-98); to son, John Allen (1752-1808), and later to Thomas Philipps (b. 1776), Henry Palmer (d. 1849), James Greenish (d. 1867), to son, James Greenish (d. 1899), to son Robert Picton Greenish; John and Cordelia Belton (fl. 1910-44).


Rickeston House, Robeston West, Pembrokeshire


Rickeston Hall, Robeston West.  Image: Dara Jasumani. Licenced under this Creative Commons licence.

A gentleman farmer's house, altered or rebuilt in the late 18th century. It now stands close to one of the big oil refineries at Milford Haven.

Descent: George Roch (fl. 1738)...Charles Bowen Allen (1799-1847); to son, Charles Hugh Allen (1831-1907); to son, Hugh William Allen (1864-1948), who sold...


Cresselly House, Pembrokeshire


Cresselly Hall: entrance front in 1997. Image: Nicholas Kingsley. Licenced under this Creative Commons licence

A severe five bay three storey stone villa, built in 1769-71 for John Bartlett Allen.  The architect is unknown but could be William Thomas of London, who was a protégé of Lord Cawdor. The central three bays break forward slightly and there are recessed lower windows in the outer bays within simple blind arches; the absence of a pediment leads to a lack of adequate central emphasis.  The garden front is dominated by a broad, full-height canted bay, and the outer bays have Venetian windows on the ground floor, again set within blind arches.  As originally built, the house had single-storey pavilions, but these were rebuilt in 1869 as slightly recessed two storey, three-bay wings with single-storey canted bays on the garden side to echo the central block. The work of 1869 was designed by Clark & Holland of Portsmouth, who were estate architects to the owner's father-in-law, Lord Portsmouth.


Cresselly House: garden front in 1997. Image: Nicholas Kingsley. Licenced under this Creative Commons licence

Alterations to the central block in 1815-16 by William Hoare of Lawrenny make it difficult to reconstruct the original plan. The staircase may have risen from the central three-bay hall, which was made smaller in 1816 by the extension of the dining room into its left side.  The present top-lit staircase is in a square well to the right of the hall, and has a wrought-iron balustrade made by William Moss of Carmarthen.  The original drawing room is in the centre of the garden front, behind the central bay, and it preserves a delicate Rococo decorative ceiling of 1771 - perhaps the work of a Bristol stuccadore - but the Adamesque silk wall panels are Edwardian.  The room to the west was fitted out as a library in 1816, and has a plaster floral swag over the fireplace; the room to the east is a small panelled study.  The extensions of 1869 provided a new drawing room and billiard room at the west end of the house, and service rooms in the east wing.  A new secondary staircase was formed as part of the works, which incorporates part of a Chinese Chippendale balustrade of 1769. For views of the interiors see here.

The house stands right beside a main road, but as part of the 1869 works, Clark & Holland laid out a series of approach drives to the house, with gates and lodges, from the four points of the compass, which were intended to give the house the feel of a parkland setting.

Descent: John Bartlett; to daughter, Joan, wife of John Allen (1695-1752); to son, John Bartlett Allen (1733-1803); to son, John Hensleigh Allen (1769-1843); to son, Seymour Phillips Allen (1814-61); to son, Henry Seymour Allen (1847-1928); to nephew, Hugh Evelyn Allen (1880-1933); to daughter, Auriol Joan Bartlett Allen (1921-92), wife of Maj. David Harrison-Allen (1907-76) and later Brian Evans; to son, Hugh David Rowland Harrison-Allen (b. 1950).


Cilrhiw, Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire


A small stuccoed and hipped-roofed L-shaped house, built about 1826 for Lancelot Baugh Allen.  A square block was added to the broad side of the house in about 1850.

Descent: Lancelot Baugh Allen (1774-1845); to son, George Baugh Allen (1821-98); to son, Wilfrid Baugh Allen (1849-1922); to sister, Rachel Mary Allen (1862-1949); to cousin, Bertram Wedgwood Allen (c.1889-1955). The house was sold in 1988 and 1994.


Bicton House, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire


A farm between St. Ishmaels village and Sandy Haven, west of Milford Haven. The house was part of the estate of the Allens of Gelliswick from 1694, but in the 19th century became the home of a cadet branch of the family.

Descent: Joshua Allen (1741-1804); to son, Rev. David Bird Allen (1769-1831); to son, Joshua Jullian Allen (1799-1885); to grandson, William Bird Allen (1851-1936); to second cousin, Herbert Charles Goodeve Allen (1878-)


Allen family of Gelliswick and Rickeston



Allen, William (1624-88), of Gelliswick.  Son of David Allen of Newton in Llanstadwell (Pembs), farmer, born 1624. He married Elinor [surname recorded variously as Hire and Hyatt] (1614-1702) and had issue:
(1) William Allen (1658-1722) (q.v.);
(2) John Allen (d. 1708), of Goodhook and Clarborough (Pembs);
(3) Rebecca Allen; m. 1670, Barett Bowen of Neeston (Pembs);
(4) Rachel Allen.
He acquired the Gelliswick estate.
He died 3 July 1688 and is commemorated by a monument in Hubberston church.  His widow died 25 January 1702, aged 88, and is recorded on the same monument.

Allen, William (1658-1722), of Gelliswick.  Elder son of William Allen (1624-88) and his wife, born 1658.  High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1693.  He married Elizabeth (d. 1724), daughter and heiress of David Paynter of Dale Castle (Pembs) and had issue:
(1) William Allen (c.1678-1744) (q.v.);
(2) David Allen (fl. c.1700) of Fobstone (see below, under Allen of Cresselly);
(3) Joseph Allen (1680-1722), of Dale Castle; built the first lighthouse on St. Ann's Head at the entrance to Milford Haven, c.1714; married, 1707, Frances, daughter of John Philipps of Talyvan (Monmouths) but died without issue, 29 March 1722; buried at Hubberston (Pembs); his widow married 2nd, Kedgwin Webley (d. 1773) by whom she had issue a daughter;
(4) Elizabeth Allen (1681-1724); married Ald. Thomas Llewellyn of Haverfordwest (Pembs); died 24 March 1724;
(5) Mary Allen;
(6) Rebecca Allen;
(7) Martha Allen;
(8) John Allen (c.1691-1743) of Llanelli (Carmarthens); educated at Jesus College, Oxford (admitted 1708); High Sheriff of Carmarthenshire, 1734; married, c.1712/13, Dorothy, daughter and heiress of Richard Vaughan of Ty-ar-y-Coed (Carmarthens); died without issue, 25 May 1743.
He inherited the tenancy of the Gelliswick estate from his father in 1688, and Dale Castle through his marriage. Through his industry he further expanded the family's freehold estate.
He died 24 March 1722 and was buried at Hubberston, where he is commemorated by a monument. His widow died 24 May 1724 and was also buried at Hubberston; her will was proved at St. Davids in 1724.

Allen, William (c.1678-1744), of Gelliswick and Dale Castle.  Eldest son of William Allen (1658-1722) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of David Paynter of Dale Castle (Pembs), born about 1678.  Landowner; engaged in farming, shipping, coal mining and management of St. Ann's Head lighthouse. High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1742.  He married, 1719, Martha (d. 1733), daughter of Hugh (or John) Fowler of Robeston Hall (Pembs) and had issue:
(1) Martha Allen; married 1738 George Roch of Rickeston Hall and had issue;
(2) William Allen (d. c.1744); educated at Lincolns Inn (admitted 1739); died unmarried in the lifetime of his father;
(3) John Allen (d. 1767); lived at Gelliswick to 1755 and at Dale Castle thereafter; contractor to Royal Navy for victualling vessels in Milford Haven; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1757; married, June 1744, Mary (d. 1750), daughter of Sir John Stepney, 6th bt., of Prendergast Place (Pembs) and had issue one daughter, to whose descendants Dale Castle passed; died 1767;
(4) Hugh Allen (1725-1803), of Hilton (Pembs), known as "Count" Allen; educated at Jesus College, Oxford (admitted 1740); JP for Pembrokeshire; married Tamar Dacres and had issue one daughter; died 3 June 1803; buried at Robeston West;
(5) Joseph Allen (1726-86) of Gelliswick (q.v.)
(6) James Allen (d. 1752); died unmarried, 23 February 1752;
(7) David Allen (d. 1785); officer in 2nd Dragoon Guards (Scots Greys); died unmarried, 1785;
(8) Elizabeth Allen.
He inherited the tenancy of the Gelliswick estate from his father in 1722, and Dale Castle from his elder brother the same year.
He died in 1744.

Allen, Joseph (1726-86) of Gelliswick.  Younger son of William Allen (c.1678-1744) and his wife Martha, daughter of Hugh Fowler of Robeston Hall (Pembs), born 1726. He benefitted considerably from the generosity of his elder brother, John, who gave up the lease of Gelliswick to him and also the contract for victualling vessels in Milford Haven, to enable him to secure his chosen marriage partner.  He married, 3 September 1751, Anne (c.1730-96), daughter of Charles Philipps of St. Bride's Hill (Pembs), and had issue:
(1) John Allen (1752-1808) (q.v.);
(2) Martha Allen (1753-75);
(3) William Allen (1755-1814); died unmarried;
(4) Charles Allen (later Allen-Philipps) (1758-1827), born 24 May 1758; inherited St. Bride's Hill (Pembs) on the death of his mother's brother (William Philipps) in 1798 and changed his name to Allen-Philipps; JP for Pembrokeshire; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1809; married, 1801, Cecilia (d. 1817), daughter and co-heiress of Rev. Edward Philipps of Lampeter Velfrey and had issue one son and several daughters; died 1827;
(5) Elizabeth Allen (1760-1819); married, 10 March 1783, John Philipps-Laugharne (1754-1814) of Orlandon and Pontfaen and had issue four sons and three daughters, two of the sons in turn inheriting the Picton Castle baronetcy and taking the surname Philipps;
(6) Lt-Col. James Allen (1762-c.1792); Lt-Col. of 12th Foot, East India Co. army; died in India;
(7) A daughter;
(8) A daughter.
He was given the tenancy of the Gelliswick estate by his elder brother in 1751.
He died 27 August 1786 and was buried at Hubberston; his will was proved 15 November 1786. His widow died 16 July 1796.


Allen, John (1752-1808) of Gelliswick.  Eldest son of Joseph Allen (1726-86) of Gelliswick and his wife Anne, daughter of Charles Philipps of St. Bride's Hill (Pembs), born 1752. He married, 26 October 1798, Mary (1777-1827), daughter of Edward Bowen of Llanstiran (Pembs) and had issue:
(1) Charles Bowen Allen (1799-1847);
(2) John Allen;
(3) Hugh Allen;
(4) George Allen;
(5) Peregrine Allen.
He inherited the tenancy of the Gelliswick estate from his father in 1786. At his death the lease reverted to the landlord.
He died 4 December 1808 and was buried at Hubberston.  His widow married 2nd, 6 July 1813, James Scowcroft of Haverfordwest, solicitor, and had issue a further five children; she died 2 September 1827 after falling out of a gig.

Allen, Charles Bowen (1799-1847) of Rickeston Hall.  Only son of John Allen (1752-1808) and his wife Mary, daughter of Edward Bowen of Llanstiran (Pembs), born 18 October 1799. JP for Pembrokeshire.  He married, 20 May 1824, Elizabeth (d. 1849), daughter of John Bowen of Haverfordwest and had issue:
(1) John Bowen Allen (1825-66), born 18 March 1825; married 1 April 1856, Jane Euphemia (d. 1869), daughter of Gen. John Murray, Governor of Bermuda and widow of Capt. George Russell Deare RN and had issue; died 31 December 1866;
(2) Mary Bowen Allen (1826-48), born 16 July 1826; died unmarried, 8 October 1848;
(3) Emma Elizabeth Allen (b. & d. 1828), born 18 and died 23 October 1828;
(4) William Bowen Allen (1830-48), born 26 May 1830; died unmarried, 31 August 1848;
(5) Charles Hugh Allen (1831-1907) (q.v.);
(6) Elizabeth Bowen Allen (b. 1833), born 21 October 1833; married, 31 May 1853, William John Ridgway Sanders (d. 1873), farmer of Llanstadwell and had issue at least one son and four daughters;
(7) Catherine Bowen Allen (1835-36), born 16 July 1835; died in infancy, 7 November 1836;
(8) Catherine Luther Ann Allen (1838-67), born 23 July 1838; married, 2 June 1859, Thomas Ince Webb Bowen (d. 1906) of Camrose Vicarage (Pembs) and had issue; died 17 January 1867.
He acquired Rickeston Hall from the Roch family as a result of the marriage of George Roch and Martha Allen in 1738.
He died 16 April 1847.  His widow died 30 October 1849. 

Allen, Charles Hugh (1831-1907) of Rickeston Hall.  Youngest son of Charles Bowen Allen (1799-1847) of Rickeston Hall and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Bowen of Haverfordwest, born 30 December 1831.  JP for Pembrokeshire. He married, 18 November 1856, Mary (1834-1922), daughter of Thomas Richard Sanders of Clifton, Bristol and formerly of Hanbury (Worcs), and had issue:
(1) Allen Charles Allen (1857-1907), born 24 October 1857; died unmarried, 1 June 1907;
(2) Edith Mary Allen (1862-1942); married, 24 March 1885, Richard Poyer Lewis Penn (1859-1918) of Camrose and Begelly (Pembs), eldest son of Col. Lewis William Penn CB and had issue two sons and two daughters; died 15 January 1942; will proved 17 April 1942 (estate £6,765);
(3) Hugh William Allen (1864-1948) (q.v.);
(4) Ernest Ince Allen (1866-1954), of Hill View, Aston Crews (Herefs), born 22 May 1866; married, 24 January 1889, Helene, youngest daughter of Col. Lewis William Penn CB and had issue two sons and three daughters; died 8 January 1954; will proved 11 March 1954 (estate £7,822);
He inherited Rickeston Hall from his father in 1847.
He died 15 March 1907; administration of his goods was granted 18 June 1914 (estate £2). His widow died 31 March 1922, aged 87; her will was proved 15 July 1922 (estate £4,436).

Allen, Hugh William (1864-1948), of Pwllmeyric House, Chepstow (Monmouths). Second son of Charles Hugh Allen (1831-1907) of Rickeston Hall and his wife Mary, daughter of Thomas Richard Sanders of Clifton, Bristol, born 5 June 1864. He married, 5 June 1897, Edith Marion (d. 1950), daughter of Lt. Maurice Jones-Saltoun DL JP RN of Fron Fraith (Montgomerys) and had issue:
(1) Maurice Hugh Charles Allen (1898-1957) (q.v.);
(2) Edith Helen Monica Allen (1899-1982), born 6 September 1899; married, 20 June 1922, Capt. Melville Charles Dymoke Cordeaux MBE MC of Fron Fraith (Montgomerys), son of Edward Cordeaux and grandson of Adm. Sir Charles Thomas Jones RN of Fron Fraith; died Jan-March 1982.
He inherited Rickeston Hall from his father in 1907, but sold it and moved to Pwllmeyric House, Chepstow. He was living in Charlton Kings (Glos) at the time of his death.
He died 6 August 1948; his will was proved 29 September 1948 (estate £5,318). His widow died 15 December 1950; her will was proved 20 June 1951 (estate £15,729).

Allen, Maurice Hugh Charles (1898-1957) of Newent (Glos). Only son of Hugh William Allen (1864-1948) and his wife Edith Marion, daughter of Lt. Maurice Jones-Saltoun of Fron Fraith (Montgomerys), born 3 March 1898. Educated at Malvern College and Repton School. Manager of a sugar plantation at Demerera, British Guiana. He married 1st, 20 October 1928 (div. 1943), Olwen Frances, daughter of John William Geary Grant FRCS of Malvern and 2nd, 13 October 1945, Doris Henrietta (1899-1997), daughter of Benjamin Journeaux Wright of Le Colombier Manor, St. Lawrence, Jersey and widow of William Henry Lemprière of St. Martin's, Jersey, Channel Islands, and had issue:
(1.1) Margaret Helena Edith Allen (1929-99), born 15 September 1929; nurse, trained at St Thomas's Hospital; died unmarried, 1999;
(1.2) Jennifer Marcia Grant Allen (b. 1931), born 22 November 1931; married, 15 May 1957, William, younger son of Capt. Norman Wilson Bentley of Pannal Hall (Yorks) and had issue three sons and one daughter.
He died 3 February 1957; his will was proved 1 April 1957 (estate £40,183). His widow died about March 1997, aged 97.


Allen family of Cresselly


Allen, David (1672-1712), of Fobstone.  Eldest son of William Allen (1658-1722) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of David Paynter of Dale Castle (Pembs), born 1672. He married Anne, daughter of Rowland Langharne and sister and co-heir of John Langharne MP, and had issue:
(1) William Allen of Fobstone; married Margaret Bird and had issue one son and two daughters (from one of whom descend the Allens of Bicton);

(2) John Allen (1695-1752) (q.v.).
He acquired the Fobstone estate through his marriage.
He died in 1712.

Allen, John (1695-1752).  Younger son of David Allen (1672-1712) of Fobstone and his wife Anne, daughter of Rowland Langharne, born 1695. High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1732. He married, 16 February 1728, Joan, daughter and heiress of John Bartlett of Cresselly, and had, among other issue:
(1) Margaret Allen (1730-70); married, 30 November 1757, Abraham Leach (1729-1811) of Pembroke and later of Corston, and had issue; died 22 April 1770;
(2) John Bartlett Allen (1733-1803) (q.v.);
(3) Roger Allen (1734-82) of Freestone Hall; seems to have acted in the 1760s as estate manager on the Crowcombe Court estate in Somerset; married Margaret, widow of John Davis of The Hays, and had issue one son, (James Allen of Freestone Hall, sometime a mercer or draper in Cheapside, London) and one daughter (who married a French fishmonger, M. Collos); died 1782;
(4) Miles Allen; died without issue;
(5) Joshua Allen (1741-1804), from whom descend the Allens of Bicton (see below).
He lived at Goodhook Farm, Uzmaston until he inherited the Cresselly estate through his marriage.
He died in 1752.

Allen, John Bartlett (1733-1803) of Cresselly House.  Eldest son of John Allen (fl. 1728) and his wife Joan, daughter and heiress of John Bartlett of Cresselly, baptised 11 September 1733.  Educated at Westminster School but did not proceed to University because he inherited the Cresselly estate from his father in 1752. Capt. in 1st Foot Guards, 1757-61. Described as "moody and ill-tempered...dark and domineering, [a man] whose physical strength and violent temper became legendary, [who] led the life of a busy squire, looking after his mining interests and estates and expending his energies on field-sports and in disciplining his unfortunate children". He married 1st, 11 April 1763, Elizabeth (1738-90), only child of John Hensleigh of Panteague, and 2nd, 31 July 1792, Mary Rees (d. c.1798), and had issue:
(1.1) Elizabeth (known as Bessie) Allen (1764-1846), baptised 20 March 1764; married, 21 December 1792, Josiah Wedgwood of Maer Hall (Staffs) (1769-1843) and had issue four sons and three daughters; died 31 March 1846; will proved at Lichfield, 1 May 1846;
(1.2) Catherine (known as Kitty) Allen (1765-1830), baptised 6 June 1765; married, 10 April 1798, Sir James Mackintosh, kt. (1765-1832), recorder of Bombay, and had issue two sons and two daughters; died at Chêne, Geneva (Switzerland), 6 May 1830;
(1.3) Mary Ann Allen (b. 1767), baptised 15 March 1767; probably died young;
(1.4) Antoinette Caroline Allen (1768-1835), baptised 1 October 1768; married 1 June 1793, Rev. Edward Drewe (1756-1810), rector of Broadhembury (Devon);
(1.5) John Hensleigh Allen (1769-1843) (q.v.);
(1.6) Louisa Jane (known as Jane or Jenny) Allen (1771-1836), born 31 October 1771 and baptised 3 August 1773; married, 13 January 1794, John Wedgwood (1766-1844) of Cote House (Glos) and had issue four sons and three daughters; died 28 April 1836;
(1.7) Joan Bartlett Allen (1773-1801), born 17 February 1773 and baptised 3 August 1773; died unmarried and was buried 11 May 1801;
(1.8) Lancelot Baugh (known as Baugh) Allen (1774-1845) of Cilrhiw (see below, under Allen family of Cilrhiw);
(1.9) Harriet (sometimes known as Sad) Allen (1776-1845), born 2 January 1776 and baptised 4 August 1776; married, 23 March 1799, Rev. Matthew Surtees (1756-1827), but died without issue, Oct-Dec 1845; will proved 19 May 1846;
(1.9) Jessie Allen (1777-1853), born 7 April 1777 and baptised 20 December 1780; married, 15 April 1819, Jean-Charles Léonard Simonde de Sismondi (1773-1842), the historian but died without issue, 3 March 1853; will proved 4 August 1853;
(1.10) Octavia Allen (1779-1800), born 4 April 1779 and baptised 20 December 1780; died unmarried, 1800;
(1.11) Emma Augusta Allen (1780-1864), born 25 August and baptised 20 December 1780; died unmarried, April-June 1864;
(1.11) Frances (known as Fanny) Allen (1781-1875); died unmarried, 6 May 1875, aged 93; will proved 14 June 1875 (estate under £6,000).
He inherited the Cresselly estate from his father in 1752, and built Cresselly House in 1769-71.
He was buried 9 May 1803; will proved 2 July 1803. His first wife died October 1790.

Allen, John Hensleigh (1769-1843), of Cresselly House. Elder son of John Bartlett Allen (1733-1803) of Cresselly and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Hensleigh of Panteague, born 29 August 1769. Educated at Westminster School, Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1789; BA 1793) and Lincolns Inn (admitted 1789; called to bar, 1797); barrister-at-law on Oxford and South Wales circuit. Lt-Col. of Pembrokeshire Volunteers, 1803 and South Pembrokeshire militia, 1809.  JP and DL for Pembrokeshire and Chairman of Quarter Sessions; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1808; MP for Pembrokeshire, 1819-26. He married, 12 November 1812, Gertrude (d. 1825), daughter of Lord Robert Seymour and had issue:
(1) Gertrude Elizabeth Allen (d. 1824); died young;
(2) Capt. Seymour Phillips Allen (1814-61) (q.v.);
(3) Henry George Allen (1815-1908) of Paskeston (Pembs), born 29 July 1815; educated at Rugby, Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1833; BA 1837; MA 1840) and Lincolns Inn (called to bar 1841); barrister-at-law (QC, 1880); JP for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire; Chairman of Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions, 1879-91; MP for Pembroke, 1880-86; Recorder of Andover; died unmarried and without issue, 25 November 1908; will proved 5 January 1909 (estate £61,207);
(4) John Hensleigh Allen (1818-68), born 3 November 1818; educated at Balliol College, Oxford (matriculated 1836); married, 1863, Margaretta Sarah (c.1841-1919), daughter of W.J. Snelgar; died without issue, 29 January 1868; will proved 18 April 1868 (estate under £800);
(5) Isabella Georgina Allen (1820-1914) of Stratford Park, Stroud (Glos), born 1 July 1820; married, 1840, George Lort Phillips MP (d. 1866) of Lawrenny Park (Pembs); died 5 November 1914; will proved 9 February 1915 (estate £7,039).
He inherited the Cresselly House estate from his father in 1803.
He died 9 or 12 April 1843; his will was proved 1 June 1843.  His wife died 13 January 1825.

Allen, Capt. Seymour Phillips (1814-61), of Cresselly House. Eldest son of John Hensleigh Allen (1769-1843) of Cresselly and his wife Gertrude, daughter of Lord Robert Seymour, born 24 May 1814 and baptised 2 July 1814.  Capt. in 1st Life Guards; JP and DL for Pembrokeshire; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1849. Founding Master of South Pembrokeshire Fox Hounds, 1844-50.  He married, 29 July 1843, Lady Catherine Henrietta Fellowes (1821-1900), daughter of Newton Wallop (later Fellowes), 4th Earl of Portsmouth, and had issue:
(1) Gertrude Catherine Allen (1844-94); married, 6 March 1877, Sir Owen Henry Philipps Scourfield, 2nd bt. (1847-1921) of The Mote and Williamston but died without issue, 2 November 1894; administration of goods granted, 27 June 1895 (estate £1121)
(2) Henry Hugh Allen (1845-47), born 19 November 1845; died in infancy, 8 May 1847;
(3) Henry Seymour Allen (1847-1928) (q.v.);
(4) Col. Frederick Seymour Allen (1849-1941), born 23 August 1849; educated at Harrow; Col. of East Yorks Regiment; married, 8 June 1896, Bessie Constance (d. 1952), daughter of Edward Coghlan and had issue one daughter; died 29 August 1941; will proved 3 February 1942 (estate £13,211);
(5) Camilla Frances Henrietta Allen (1850-53), born about October 1850; died young, Apr-June 1853;
(6) Col. Francis Seymour Allen (1853-1932) (q.v.);
(7) Rev. John Seymour Allen (1855-1949), born 17 March 1855; educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford (matriculated 1873; BA 1877; MA 1880); vicar of Pembroke Dock, 1880-94; rector of Cliddesden (Hants), 1894-1934; married, 24 April 1888, Lilian (d. 1952), daughter of J.C. Brown of Pembroke Dock; died without issue, 12 August 1949; will proved 3 October 1949 (estate £191,450);
(8) Col. Newton Seymour Allen (1857-1934) of Paskeston (Pembs), born 5 August 1857; educated at Harrow; Col. of South Staffordshire Regiment; served in Egyptian War, 1882; Nile Expedition, 1884-85 and WW1, 1914-16 (DSO); Fellow of Royal Geographical Society; DL for Pembrokeshire; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1919; married, 20 February 1912, Gladys Sybil Evelyn (d. 1960), eldest daughter of Col. Richard Walter Byrd-Mirehouse of The Hall, Angle (Pembs) and had issue one son and one daughter; died 28 May 1934; will proved 10 August 1934 (estate £9,732); in 1941 his widow resumed the name of Mirehouse in addition to Allen; 
He inherited the Cresselly House estate from his father in 1843.
He died 13 March 1861; his will was proved 19 June 1861 (estate under £25,000). His widow died 9 September 1900; her will was proved 26 October 1900 (estate £13,965).

Allen, Henry Seymour (1847-1928) of Cresselly House.  Eldest son of Seymour Phillips Allen (1814-61) and his wife, Lady Catherine, daughter of 4th Earl of Portsmouth, born 30 August 1847.  Educated at Harrow. Lieutenant in 1st Life Guards; JP for Pembrokeshire; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1873.  Master of Cresselly Fox Hounds, 1893-1928.
He inherited the Cresselly House estate from his father in 1861.  At his death it passed to his nephew, Hugh Evelyn Allen.
He died unmarried and without issue, 25 February 1928; his will was proved 22 May 1928 (estate £213,918).

Allen, Col. Francis Seymour (1853-1932). Fourth son of Seymour Phillips Allen (1814-61) and his wife, Lady Catherine, daughter of 4th Earl of Portsmouth, born 29 March 1853. Educated at Harrow.  Col. of Worcestershire Regiment. He married, 10 January 1878, Florence Emma Mary (1856-1926), daughter of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Symonds GCB, and had issue:
(1) Col. Reginald Seymour Allen (1879-1945), born 30 January 1879; Col. of  Hampshire Regiment; married, 26 September 1917, Maria Florence, daughter of Edward Walsh and had issue one daughter; died 14 May 1945;
(2) Hugh Evelyn Allen (q.v.);
(3) Guy Francis Seymour Allen (1883-1923), born 14 May 1883; Captain in 32nd Lancers, Indian Army; married, 29 March 1919, Lucy Elizabeth Smart (1886-1973), daughter of Rev. Hugh Marmaduke Rowden, rector of Long Marston (Herts) and had issue one daughter; died 15 April 1923; administration of goods with will annexed, 30 May 1924 (estate £154);
(4) Maj. Evelyn Prestwood Seymour Allen (b. 1885; fl. 1952), born 14 December 1885 and baptised 20 January 1886; emigrated to Canada, 1908, where he worked as an actuary; served during WW1 as a Major in Canadian Army; DSO; published The 116th Battalion in France, 1921; married, 26 January 1910, Winifred Alice, daughter of Albert W. Berry of Toronto (Canada) and had issue.
He died 18 June 1932; his will was proved 26 July 1932 (estate £8,639). His wife died 17 May 1926.

Allen, Hugh Evelyn (1880-1933), of Cresselly House. Second son of Col. Francis Seymour Allen (1853-1932) and his wife Florence Emma Mary, daughter of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Symonds GCB, born 31 March 1880. Educated at St. Paul's School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Served in army as Lt. in Royal Fusiliers and Capt. in Welsh Guards; served in WW1, 1915-18. Master of Cresselly Fox Hounds; JP and DL for Pembrokeshire.  He married, 24 June 1916, Christabel Emily Sarah (1886-1943), daughter of Col. Rowland John Beech of Brandon Hall (Warks) and widow of Capt. Arthur William MacArthur-Onslow of 16th Lancers, and had issue:
(1) Auriol Joan Bartlett Allen (later Harrison-Allen, then Evans) (1921-92) (q.v.).
He inherited the Cresselly estate from his uncle in 1928.
He shot himself, perhaps accidentally, in the gun room at Cresselly House, 3 February 1933; his will was proved 19 April 1933 and 19 February 1934 (estate £159,793). His widow died 11 February 1943.

Evans (né Allen, then Harrison-Allen), Auriol Joan Bartlett (1921-92), of Cresselly House.  Only child of Hugh Evelyn Allen (1880-1933) of Cresselly House and his wife Christabel Emily Sarah, daughter of Col. Rowland John Beech of Brandon Hall (Warks), born 24 November 1921. Master of South Pembrokeshire Foxhounds, 1942-88. She married 1st, 22 August 1945 (div. 1960), Maj. David Harrison (1907-76), son of David Harrison of The Grove, Tenby (Pembs), and resumed her maiden name in addition to Harrison by deed poll in 1948; she married 2nd, 2 February 1965, Brian Evans, and had issue:
(1.1) Christabel Juliet Anne Harrison-Allen (1948-96) of Freestone Hall, born 2 July 1948; Joint Master of South Pembrokeshire Foxhounds, 1990-96; married 1st, 30 September 1967, Arthur Nicholas Graeme Fordham (b. 1943) and had issue one son and one daughter, and married 2nd, November 1987, Thomas Owen Saunders Lloyd OBE DL (b. 1955), Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary; died May 1996.
(1.2) Hugh David Rowland Harrison-Allen (b. 1950) of Cresselly House (q.v.). 
She inherited Cresselly House from her father in 1933.
She died 31 March 1992.

Harrison-Allen, Hugh David Rowland (b. 1950), of Cresselly House. Only son of Maj. David Harrison (1907-76) and his wife Auriol Joan Bartlett Allen (later Harrison-Allen, then Evans), born 25 April 1950.  Master or Joint Master of South Pembrokeshire Foxhounds, 1990-date.  He married 1st, 28 July 1972 (div. 1979), Elizabeth Jane, daughter of John Grey of St. Dogmaels (Pembs) and 2nd, 11 December 1987, Amanda Jane, daughter of Maj. Peter Ommanney of New Milton (Hants) and had issue:
(1.1) Sophy Elizabeth Harrison-Allen (b. 1975), born 9 November 1975;
(2.1) James Alexander Hensleigh Harrison-Allen (b. 1988), born 24 October 1988; educated at Winchester;
(2.2) Isobel Camilla Honoria Harrison-Allen (b. 1990), born 23 May 1990; educated at St Mary's, Calne.
He inherited Cresselly House from his mother in 1992.
Now living.



Allen family of Bicton


Allen, Joshua (1741-1804) of Pembroke.  Seventh son of John Allen (fl. 1728) of Cresselly and his wife Joan, daughter of John Bartlett of Cresselly, born 1741.  Surgeon; served in Pembrokeshire Yeomanry. He married his first cousin once removed, Margaret (c.1745-1821), daughter of William Allen of Fobstone and co-heir of her brother, and had issue seven sons and ten daughters including:
(1) Rev. David Bird Allen (1769-1831) (q.v.);
(2) William Allen; settled in India;
(3) Joshua Allen; settled in India;
(4) Cornelius Allen; entered service of East India Company; settled in India;
(5) Nathaniel Allen; entered service of East India Company; settled in India;
(6) George Allen settled in India;
(7) Frances Allen;
(8) Eleanor Allen; married Robert Williams of Portclew House (Pembs)
(9) Julia Allen;
(10) Jane Allen
(11) Anne Allen, baptised 5 March 1776;
(12) Elizabeth Allen, baptised 5 March 1776
(13) Lucy Allen; married 22 June 1813, Lt. William Morison, of Bombay Artillery (retired 1830); lived after 1830 at Portclew House.
He died in 1804; his will was proved 8 March 1805.  His widow died in 1821, aged 76.

Allen, Rev. David Bird (1769-1831). Eldest son of Joshua Allen (1741-1804) and his wife Margaret, daughter of William Allen of Fobstone, born 16 February 1769.  Educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1787; BA 1791; MA 1794); ordained deacon, 1793 and priest, 1799; curate in Middlesex and Wiltshire, 1793-1800; rector of Manordeifi (Pembs), 1800-31, Burton (Pembs), 1814-31 and Llandewi Velfrey, 1816-31; prebendary of Christ College, Brecon, 1817-31. He married, 24 October 1796, Mary Anne Harriet (1767-1841), daughter of Peter Bartholomew Jullian of London, and had issue:
(1) Joshua Jullian Allen (1799-1885) (q.v.);
(2) Rev. William Allen (1800-72), born 27 September 1800; educated at Jesus College, Oxford (matriculated 1817; BA 1820; MA 1823); rector of St Brides (Pembs) and later Bosherston (Pembs); married, 5 July 1831, his second cousin, Frances Margaret (1801-94), eldest daughter of James Allen of Freestone Hall (Pembs) and had issue five sons and three daughters; died 9 April 1872;
(3) Very Rev. James Allen (1802-97), born 15 July 1802; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1825, MA 1829); ordained deacon, 1834 and priest, 1835; vicar of Castlemartin (Pembs), 1839-72 and Rural Dean 1840-75; Canon of St. Davids, 1847-78; Chancellor of the diocese of St. Davids, 1870-78; Dean of St. Davids, 1878-95; married, 28 April 1852, Isabella Dorothea (d. 1860), daughter of Peter Richard Hoare of Kelsey Park, Beckenham (Kent) and had issue one daughter; died 26 June 1897;
(4) Cmdr. Bird Allen (1803-41); served in Royal Navy; captain of HMS Soudan; died unmarried at Fernando Po, on his return with Capt. Trotter from the Niger Expedition, 25 October 1841; commemorated by a monument in chancel of Tenby church erected by public subscription;
(5) Charles Bird Allen (1808-84) (q.v.); 
(6) Ven. John Allen (1810-86) of Hormead Hall (Herts), born 25 May 1810; educated at Trinity College, Cambrideg (BA 1832; MA 1835); ordained deacon 1834 and priest 1835; Chaplain of Kings College, London, 1833-36; Examining Chaplain to Bishops of Chichester, 1836-39 and Lichfield, 1843-48; HM Inspector of Schools, 1839-43; vicar of Prees (Shrops), 1846-83; Prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral, 1848-59; Archdeacon of Shropshire, 1847-83; Master of St. John's Hospital, Lichfield; married, 31 July 1834, Harriet (d. 1904), daughter of James White Higgins of Furnival's Inn, London and Great Hormeadbury, Hoddesdon (Herts) and had issue one son and nine daughters; died 13 December 1886.
He died 31 December 1831.  His widow died 28 December 1841.

Allen, Joshua Jullian (1799-1885), of Bicton.  Eldest son of Rev. David Bird Allen (1769-1831) and his wife Mary Anne Harriet, daughter of Peter Bartholomew Jullian of London, born at Rushall (Wilts), 25 March 1799. Attorney-at-law. JP for Pembrokeshire and Somerset. He married, 8 July 1821, Martha (fl. 1861), only surviving daughter of John Brooke of London, and had issue:
(1) Joshua Bird Allen (1823-80) (q.v.);
(2) Charles John Allen (1832-87), born 2 March 1832; attorney-at-law; married 1st, 1856, Augusta Maria, daughter of Eusebius Arthur Lloyd and had issue four sons and three daughters; married 2nd, October 1885, Mrs. Emma Brook (d. 1915); died 15 October 1887;
(3) Mary Anne Allen (d. 1833); died 19 July 1833.
He acquired Bicton, but lived mainly in London; at the time of his death he was living at 77 Great Pulteney Street, Bath.  At his death the estate passed to his grandson, William Bird Allen.
He died 2 January 1885; his will was proved 9 March 1885 (estate £9,350).

Allen, Joshua Bird (1823-80) of Bicton.  Elder son of Joshua Jullian Allen (1799-1885) of Bicton and his wife Martha, daughter of John Brooke of London, born 15 May 1823. Educated at St. Paul's School, Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1841; BA 1845) and Inner Temple (admitted, 1844; called to bar, 1847 but withdrew, 1853); Chief Clerk of the High Court of Chancery, 1869-80.  He married, 13 April 1848, Margaretta Anne (d. 1871), only daughter of Col. William Morison of Portclew House (Pembs) and had issue:
(1) Jullian John Allen (1849-67), born 21 March 1849; died unmarried, 9 January 1867;
(2) William Bird Allen (1851-1936) (q.v.);
(3) Lucy Martha Allen (1853-1928); died 26 August 1928; will proved 29 October 1928 (estate £5,103).
He died in the lifetime of his father, 10 April 1880; administration of his goods was granted 28 April 1880 (estate under £12,000).  His wife died 18 January 1871.

Allen, William Bird (1851-1936) of Bicton.  Second but eldest surviving son of Joshua Bird Allen (1823-80) and his wife Margaretta Anne, daughter of Col. William Morison of Portclew House (Pembs), born 27 September 1851; educated at Kings College School, Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1870; BA 1874) and Lincolns Inn (admitted 1871; called to bar, 1876); barrister at law, equity draftsman and conveyancer; JP for Pembrokeshire; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1915; he was unmarried and without issue.
He inherited Bicton from his grandfather in 1885 but lived in London.  At his death Bicton passed to his second cousin, Herbert Charles Goodeve Allen of Norton, Tenby.
He died in London, 5 September 1936 and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery; his will was proved 26 October 1936 (estate £45,348).

Allen, Charles Bird (1808-84) of Tenby. Fifth son of Rev. David Bird Allen (1769-1831) and his wife Mary Anne Harriet, daughter of Peter Bartholomew Jullian of London, born 29 July 1808; served in Bengal Civil Service 1827-57 and was a member of the legislative council of India; JP for Pembrokeshire; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1876.  He married, 11 August 1840, his cousin Mary (d. 1883), daughter of James Allen of Freestone Hall (Pembs) and had issue:
(1) Herbert James Allen (1841-1911) of Norton, Tenby (q.v.);
(2) Jessie Allen (1843-45); died young;
(3) Margaret Allen (1844-45); died in infancy;
(4) Jullian Bird Allen (b. & d. 1845), born 5 May and died in infancy, 20 July 1845;
(5) Jeffery Jullian Allen (1846-1911), born 5 August 1846; educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1864); Superintendent of Government Telegraphs in India; married, 1879, Anne (d. 1893), daughter of James Bowles Summers of Rose Moor (Pembs) and had issue one son and one daughter; died 12 December 1911; will proved 29 January 1912 (estate £219);
(6) Charles Francis Egerton Allen (1847-1927) of 10 Norton, Tenby, born in India, 14 October 1847; educated at Eton, St. John's College, Cambridge (admitted 1866, BA 1870) and Inner Temple (admitted 1867; called to bar 1871); barrister-at-law on north-eastern circuit and later in Calcutta and Rangoon; lectured in law at Presidency College; judge in Calcutta Court of Small Causes; Recorder of Rangoon; Government advocate, 1877; JP for Pembrokeshire, 1896-1905; MP for Pembroke and Haverfordwest, 1892-95; married, 2 April 1891, Elizabeth Georgina (d. 1934), daughter of William Wilcox of Whitburn, Sunderland (Co. Durham) but died without issue, 31 December 1927; will proved 6 February 1928 (estate £9,354);
(7) Rev. William Osborn Bird Allen (1849-1930), born 29 March 1849; educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1867; BA 1871; MA 1874); ordained deacon, 1873 and priest, 1874; curacies in London and Dorset, 1873-78; vicar of Shirburn (Oxon), 1878-86; secretary of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, 1891-1910; travelled in India and Algeria, and wrote A parson's holiday: an account of a tour in India, Burma and Ceylon, 1885; joint author of the bicentenary history of the SPCK, 1898; married, 1890, Frances Eleanora, daughter of Edward Bourchier Savile; died at Tenby, 30 April 1930; will proved 8 July 1930 (estate £13,585);
(8) David Bird Allen (1850-1916), born 6 May 1850; educated at Eton and St. John's College, Cambridge (admitted 1868); served in Indian Civil Service, 1871-99 as magistrate and collector of statistics; married, 1876, Frances Ada (d. 1938), daughter of Rev. George Huntington, rector of Tenby and had issue one son and four daughters; died 18 December 1916; will proved 8 February 1917 (estate £2,862);
(9) Walter Griffith Allen (1851-1900), born 2 July 1851; served in Indian Civil Service in public works department at Barrackpore; married, 1879, Florence Godmond, daughter of Dr. William James Goodeve MD of Clifton, Bristol and had issue three sons and three daughters; died in India, 15 February 1900; will proved 24 March 1900 (estate £16,448); his widow married 2nd, 1905, Capt. Angelo Mamola of Italian Army.
He built 10 Norton, Tenby in 1859 to the designs of Ewan Christian.
He died 5 November 1884; will proved 24 December 1884 (estate £48,380).

Allen, Herbert James (1841-1911) of Tenby.  Eldest son of Charles Bird Allen (1808-84) of Norton, Tenby and his wife Mary, daughter of James Allen of Freestone Hall (Pembs), born 18 November 1841. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1859). joined Diplomatic Service as a student interpreter, 1861 and served in Chinese consular service 1861-88, finishing his career as British consul at Newchwang; JP for Pembrokeshire; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1909; Fellow of Royal Geographical Society.  He married, 3 April 1877, Mary Collinson (1852-1930), daughter of Dr. William James Goodeve MD of Clifton, Bristol, and had issue:
(1) Herbert Charles Goodeve Allen (1878-1965) (q.v.).
He inherited 10, Norton, Tenby from his father in 1884.
He died suddenly, at Tenby railway station, 20 February 1912; will proved 26 April 1912 (estate £47,274). His widow died 18 March 1930; her will was proved 6 May 1930 (estate £12,807).

Allen, Herbert Charles Goodeve (1878-1965) of Norton and Bicton. Only child of Herbert James Allen (1841-1911) of Norton, Tenby and his wife Mary Collinson, daughter of William James Goodeve MD of Clifton, born in China, 18 April 1878. Educated at Marlborough College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge (BA 1899). Artist specialising in local scenes in Pembrokeshire; a collection of his works is in Tenby Museum. Served as Major in Reserve of Officers, Royal Engineers. He married, 11 June 1908, Winifred Frances (c.1880-1968), daughter of Rev. Francis Hoare of Derby, and had issue:
(1) Sir Roger Allen (1909-72) KCMG of The Mote, Haverfordwest (Pembs), born 17 August 1910; educated at Repton School, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (BA 1932) and Inner Temple (called to bar, 1937); employed in Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, 1940-69 (Asst. Under Secretary of State, 1953-54; UK Deputy High Commissioner in Germany, 1954-55; HM Minister, Bonn, 1955-56; Ambassador to Greece, 1957-61, Iraq, 1961-65, Turkey 1967-69); Director-General of Middle East Association, 1970-72; married, 9 January 1954, Jocelyn, daughter of Cmdr. Harry Arthur de Kantzow DSO RN and had issue one son (Charles Laugharne Allen of The Mote) and one daughter; died 9 February 1972.
He inherited 10 Norton, Tenby from his father in 1911 and Bicton from his second cousin, William Bird Allen, in 1936.  At the time of his death he lived at Little Rock House, Tenby.
He died 27 March 1965; his will was proved 31 August and 1 December 1965 (estate £46,993). His widow died 14 April 1968, aged 89.


Allen family of Cilrhiw


Lancelot Baugh Allen (1774-1845)
Allen, Lancelot Baugh (1774-1845) of Cilrhiw. Second son of John Bartlett Allen (1733-1803) of Cresselly House and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Hensleigh of Panteague, born 1 January 1774 and baptised 4 August 1776. Educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1794) and Lincolns Inn (admitted 1798; called to bar, 1803); barrister-at-law; Warden of Dulwich College, 1805-11 and Master 1811-20; barrister of Inner Temple, 1819-45; Stipendiary magistrate, Southwark, 1819-25; Clerk in the Petty Bag Office, 1824; one of Six Clerks in Chancery, 1825-42; a Director of the Economic Life Assurance Society; JP for Middlesex.  He married 1st, 22 May 1820, Caroline (1781-1830), daughter of Thomas Peter Romilly of Dulwich, and 2nd, 29 July 1841, Georgiana Sarah (d. 1859), daughter of Charles Nathaniel Bayly and had issue:
(1.1) George Baugh Allen (1821-98) of Cilrhiw (q.v.);
(1.2) Rev. Edmund Edward Allen (1824-98) of Blackaldern (Pembs), born 3 February 1824 and baptised 29 April 1825 at Dulwich College; educated at Westminster and Kings College Schools, and Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1842; BA 1846; MA 1860); ordained deacon, 1847 and priest, 1848; curacies in Shrewsbury and Pembrokeshire, 1847-54; vicar of Millom (Cumbld), 1854-65; Rural Dean of Gosforth, 1859-65; rector of Porthkerry with Barry (Glamorgans), 1865-98; Rural Dean of Growneath, 1878-90; Prebendary and Hon. Canon of Llandaff Cathedral, 1887-98; married, 1848, Bertha, daughter of Roger Eaton of Parcglâs and had issue five sons and six daughters; died 3 April 1898; will proved 4 January 1899 (estate £11,024);
(2.1) Charles Hensleigh Allen (1842-55), born 30 May 1842; died young, 5 April 1855;
(2.2) Clement Francis Romilly Allen (1844-1920) of Southfield House, Woodchester (Glos), born 29 January 1844; educated at Repton School and Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1862); in HM Diplomatic Service, 1863-98 as interpreter and later consul in China, ending his career as British Consul at Foochow, 1896-98; Member of Royal Asiatic Society and Fellow of Royal Geographical Society; JP for Derbyshire; married, 2 August 1877, Edith Louisa (d. 1935), daughter of Rev. Robert Wedgwood, rector of Dumbleton (Glos) and had issue two sons and three daughters; died 22 February 1920; will proved 1 May 1920 (estate £14,268)
(2.3) Elizabeth Jessie Jane Allen (1845-1918); died unmarried, 16 December 1918, aged 73.
He lived in Dulwich, but built Cilrhiw about 1826.
He died 28 October 1845; his will was proved 9 December 1845. His first wife died 9 February 1831. His widow died in February 1859.

Allen, George Baugh (1821-98), of Cilrhiw.  Eldest son of Lancelot Baugh Allen (1774-1845) and his first wife, Caroline, daughter of Thomas Peter Romilly of Dulwich, born 23 April 1821. Educated at Westminster, Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1838; BA 1842; MA 1845) and Inner Temple (admitted 1842).  Practised as a special pleader in the Inner Temple, 1846-96; JP and DL for Haverfordwest. He married, 19 May 1846, Dorothea Hannah (1818-68), daughter of Roger Eaton of Parcglâs (Pembs) and had issue:
(1) John Romilly Allen (1847-1907), born 9 June 1847; educated at Kings College School, Rugby School, and Kings College, London; civil engineer, archaeologist and historian of early medieval iconography; for details of his career and publications see here; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; editor of Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1888-1907; described as "being possessed of a certain sardonic humour"; died unmarried in London, 5 July 1907; will proved 31 July 1907 (estate £835);
(2) George Allen (b. 1848), baptised 22 October 1848; died young, probably before 1851;
(3) Wilfrid Baugh Allen (1849-1922) of Cilrhiw (q.v.);
(4) Mary Catherine Romilly Allen (1851-1933), baptised 10 August 1851; died unmarried, 11 January 1933;
(5) Annie Emma Allen (1852-1942), baptised 1 December 1852; died unmarried, 27 January 1942;
(6) Dora Blanche Allen (1854-56), baptised 12 July 1854; died young and was buried 20 December 1856
(7) Joseph Henry Baugh Allen (1856-1908), baptised 3 February 1856; died 18 October 1908; will proved 28 November 1908 (estate £24,807);
(8) Rev. Wilmot Baugh Allen (1857-1923), born 12 November and baptised 23 December 1857; educated at Wellington College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge; qualified as a solicitor, 1881, but gave it up for the church; ordained deacon, 1883 and priest, 1889; curacies in Newport and London, 1884-85; emigrated to Canada as vicar of St Thomas's, Chilliwack, British Columbia, 1887-1901; canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, 1900-05; rector of St Mark, Victoria, 1905-08; Rural Dean, 1907-21; rector of St. Paul's, Esquimalt, British Columbia, 1908-21; married 1st, 29 August 1887, Marion Agnes, daughter of George William Jennings and widow of [forename unknown] Howes and had issue; married 2nd, 7 July 1919 at Esquimalt, British Columbia, Margaret Moore Gibson; died in Canada, 10 May 1923; will proved 12 October 1923 (estate £3,886);
(9) Richard Baugh Allen (1860-1908); merchant at Shanghai (China); died 30 June 1908 and was buried 5 July 1908;
(10) Rachel Mary Allen (1862-1949) of Cilrhiw; baptised 10 February 1862; died unmarried, 26 January 1949.
He inherited Cilrhiw from his father in 1845. At his death it passed to his second son, and on his death in 1922, to his youngest daughter, and from her to her second cousin, Bertram Wedgwood Allen.
He died at 5 Albert Terrace, Regents Park, London, 19 September 1898.

Allen, Wilfrid Baugh (1849-1922), of Cilrhiw. Second son of George Baugh Allen (1821-98) and his wife Dorothea Hannah, daughter of Roger Eaton of Parcglas (Pembs), born 14 November 1849 and baptised at Holy Trinity, Haverstock Hill, London, 27 January 1850. Educated at Rugby School, Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1868; BA 1873) and Middle Temple (admitted 1870; called to bar, 1882).  Barrister on the South-Eastern Circuit; then a County Court judge at Nottingham (retired 1917); JP for Pembrokeshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Mansfield.  He married, December 1883, Anne Sophia (1856-1946), daughter of Rev. Robert Wedgwood, rector of Dumbleton (Glos) and had issue:
(1) Richard Lancelot Baugh Allen (1887-1918), born 1 May 1887; barrister in Canada until 1915; served in WW1 as Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, 1915-18 (see here for war service); married, 1917, Marion Irvine but had no issue; committed suicide in Egypt, 27 December 1918 and was buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery; administration of goods granted, 13 June 1919 (estate £3,746).
He inherited Cilrhiw from his father in 1898, but was born and lived most of his life in London; while a judge he also rented Southfields House, Bramcote (Notts).  At the time of his death he was living at Rosemount, Tenby.  At his death Cilrhiw passed to his youngest sister, Rachel Allen (1862-1949).
He died 10 June 1922; his will was proved 29 July 1922 (estate £18,266).  His widow died 11 January 1946, aged 90.


Sources


Burke's Landed Gentry, 1952, pp. 24-28; E. Inglis-Jones, 'A Pembrokeshire county family', National Library of Wales Journal, xvii, (1971-72), pp. 136-60, 217-37, 321-42; F. Jones, Historic Pembrokeshire Homes and their families, 2001, pp. 41, 56, 84-89, 244; T. Lloyd, J. Orbach & R. Scourfield, The buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire, 2004, pp. 162, 173-74; T. Lloyd, The lost houses of Wales, 2nd edn., 1989, p. 73.



Location of archives

Allen (later Harrison-Allen) family of Cresselly: deeds relating mainly to the Cresselly estate in Pembrokeshire, 1695-1942; Carmarthenshire, 1706-1913, Glamorgan, 1698-1869, and Brecknockshire, 1761-1812, and documents relating to the marriage of John Allen and Joan Bartlett, 1651-1759, John Hensleigh Allen and Catherine Phillips, 1574-1822, and John Bartlett Allen and Elizabeth Hensleigh, comprising the papers of the Allen family, 1651-1880, and the Hensleigh family, 1701-1859 [Pembrokeshire RO, D/ALLEN; HDX/99]; estate rentals and colliery accounts, 1802-37 [National Library of Wales, 17744-5D].

Allen family of Cilrhiw: title deeds, 1595-1777 [National Library of Wales, CILRHIW]; deeds of Cilrhiw (Pembs) and Llanarthne (Carmarthens), 1712-1956 [Pembrokeshire RO, D/CIL]

Allen, John Romilly (1847-1907), antiquarian and archaeologist: antiquarian collections, c.1876-96 [British Library Add MS. 37539-628]


Coat of arms

Per bend rompu, argent and sable, six martlets counterchanged

Revision
This page was first published 17 January 2014 and revised 3 April 2015 and 4 February 2017.

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