Author Topic: Allen of Camus, Glenleary etc- Macoquin, Dunboe, Coleraine  (Read 8194 times)

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Re: Allen of Camus, Glenleary etc- Macoquin, Dunboe, Coleraine
« Reply #45 on: Wednesday 29 March 17 08:47 BST (UK) »
Yes so all we have to explain (or decide to stop worrying about) is the newspaper report that both Daniel and Maggie were from Camus. Here is a theory, Maggie indeed a daughter of Robert but living with William's family to help look after children, spin flax, go to school, whatever. If William and Robert were brothers. Had William's wife died perhaps?    Just a theory. And of course newspapers get things wrong!

William Allen died in 1871 and his wife died in 1914.

The residences of bride and groom are at the time of the marriage and Daniel was not from Camus. Margaret Allen was originally Glenleary but if they lived in the bit of Glenleary that marches Camus that could explain the confusion.
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Re: Allen of Camus, Glenleary etc- Macoquin, Dunboe, Coleraine
« Reply #46 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 22:35 BST (UK) »
New to me; information about an earlier and presumably prosperous Allen, from the Registry of Deeds. 1783 Mr William Allen of Banfield in the suburbs of Coleraine, leases two fields to James Black of Coleraine; 2 fields on east side of the road from Coleraine to the New Mills, formerly held by said James Black and Allen McDugall and then in possession of said James Black. Lives James Black lessee, James Black junior. second son of lessee and Robert Allen, eldest son of said William Allen of Banfield and 21 years. 5/3/1. James Black signed with a mark.
The use of the Christian names William and Robert is of interest but this cannot be "my" Robert, who wasn't born until around 1823. A man described as "Mr" and leasing fields, may have been prosperous, and MIGHT be related to Andrew Allen, linen draper, who owned part of Glenleary in 1770

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Re: Allen of Camus, Glenleary etc- Macoquin, Dunboe, Coleraine
« Reply #47 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 22:39 BST (UK) »
I posted the previous message too quickly. This William Allen of Banfield, or another William Allen of Banfield, is mentioned in Mullin's book about Georgian Coleraine; he owned the tanyard in the vicinity of Banfield. A Robert Allen was in Coleraine in 1754

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Re: Allen of Camus, Glenleary etc- Macoquin, Dunboe, Coleraine
« Reply #48 on: Wednesday 28 June 17 20:59 BST (UK) »
Here is another intriguing bit of information about Allens in the area; whether my ancestors or different Allens, we may never know. According to Mullin in his book on Aghadowey, Pyke's 1725 survey lists a Patrick McAllen in Culcrow [Cole Crowe] and Mullaghmore [Mullagh Moor}]a James McAllen. These men may be of Irish rather than Scots origin; certainly the half of Mullaghmore had 5 tenants including McAllen, and only one, Widow Grey, looks to be a settler name. Patrick at that date was not strictly an Irish name; there are Scots Patricks, so it's not certain
Culcrow is not that far from Glenleary