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ID:9 Charles Henry Allen 1852-1932

Gaz's 2nd Great Grandfather

Birth

17th June 1852    

Astley, Worcester

Death

1932

Staffordshire

Mother

Sarah A Rutter (b.1925) /ID:589

Father

Charles Allen (b.1818) /ID:6

Siblings

James Rutter (b.1845) /ID:587

 

William Allen (b.1850) /ID:40

 

Mary Ann Allen (b.1862) /ID:31

 

Walter Allen (b.1864) /ID:38

Spouse

Mary Ann Benbow (b.1854) /ID:100

Children

Charles Allen (b.1873) /ID:5

 

Edward A Allen (b.1875) /ID:14

 

William Allen (b.1877) /ID:39

 

James Allen (b.1880) /ID:20

 

Mark Henry Allen (b.1882) /ID:29

 

John Allen (b.1888) /ID:24

 

 

 

 

1852
17th June 1852 – Birth of Charles Henry Allen in Astley, Worcestershire, registered at Martley on 20th July 1852

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1861

1861 Census for 'Millington Road, Dudley'

 

Name                 

Relationship   

Status    

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                

Occupation               

Charles Allen    

Head                

               

40       

1821      

Male     

Great Witley, Worcs   

Cordwainer

Sarah A Allen

Wife

 

36

1825

Female

Astley, Worcs

Boot Binder

James Allen

Son

 

13

1848

Male

Astley, Worcs

Boot Closer

William Allen

Son

 

9

1852

Male

Shrawley, Worcs

Scholar

Charles Allen

Son

 

5

1856

Male

Astley, Worcs

Scholar

 

 

 

 

1871

1871 Census for 'Crown Street, Dudley'

 

Name                 

Relationship   

Status    

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                

Occupation               

Charles Allen    

Head                

Married 

52      

1819       

Male     

Not Known, Worcs       

Boot Maker

Sarah A Allen

Wife

Married

47

1824

Female

Not Known, Worcs  



Charles Allen

Son

 

18

1853

Male

Not Known, Worcs  

Boot Makers Assistant

Mary A Allen

Daughter

 

9

1862

Female

Not Known, Worcs  

Scholar

Walter Allen

Son

 

7

1864

Male

Not Known, Worcs  

Scholar

 

 

 

 

1873

11th April 1873 - Birth of son, Charles Allen in Dudley, who was christened at St Thomas in Dudley on 1st May 1873.

 

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1874
11th May 1874 – Marriage of Charles Allen and Mary Ann Benbow, 20 at St Thomas Parish Church, Dudley 
The marriage certificate tells us that Charles was a bachelor and a Boot Closer

 

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1875

17th June 1875 - Birth of son, Edward Allen at 25 Dock Lane, Dudley.

 

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1877

2 October 1877 - Birth of son, William Allen at Dudley.

 

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1880

2nd Dec 1880 - Birth of son, James Allen

He was christened at St. Thomas' in Dudley on 29th December 1880.

 

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Circa 1880

 

Around 1880, there is a newspaper clipping about the brothers and sisters appearing at Dudley Police Court after a fight broke out between the brothers.

 

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Transcript: DUDLEY POLICE COURT – Monday 
Before J Stokes (Mayor), W. William and C.Cochrane, Regrs 
  
A DISGRACEFUL AFFAIR – Charles Allen, Vauxhall Street, was charged with assaulting Sarah Benbow (his sister in law), on the 2nd inst. 
-Complainant stated that the defendant struck her because she endeavoured to prevent him and his brother (William), from fighting. The defendants wife also struck her (Mary Ann, her sister). The defendant admitted the offence, but urged inextenuation that the complainant struck him in the first instance. The row began in Darbys public house in Dock Lane, where he and his brother had been drinking ‘quart to quart’ and at last when it came to his brothers turn to pay he refused, which led to words between them. – In reply to Mr Barradale the defendant stated that he had spent 2s 6d for ale, and when the row began the landlord turned him and his brother out of the house. – Margaret Rutter, sister to the complainant said her sister struck the defendant in the first instance, and that was before they were turned out of the public house. She did not see what took place in the street, nor did she know how her sister came by the black eye. By the Mayor:- She saw her sister lying upon her back in a fit in the street. Did not see anyone strike her. The mayor said it was very disgraceful on her part to come and give such evidence against her sister. Witness: I came here to speak the truth. The mayor said although the defendant would go and spend such a lot of money on beer he did not suppose he had five shillings worth of furniture in his house. In his opinion the defendant was a disgrace to his country. He dared say the defendants house was more like a pig stye than anything else, and the landlord who would permit men to spend so much in his house was worse than the defendant. He was sorry he had not the power to put an end to such conduct. As the defendant had so much money to spend on beer he would endeavour to see how much he had to get him out of that difficulty. He would fine him 10s. and costs, in default 14 days imprisonment. The defendant : ‘Thankyou Sir, not a copper will I pay, Sir’. – In reply to a question from the mayor the complainant said she lived with the defendants brother at 28 Vauxhall Street. The Mayor: ‘I will go and call round there’.

 

 

 

1881

3 April 1881 - The 1881 census for '28, Vauxhall Street, Dudley'

 

Name                 

Relationship   

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                 

Occupation                 

Charles Allen     

Head               

29       

1852     

Male       

Kidderminster, Worcs

Bricklayers Labourer

Mary Allen

Wife

28

1853

Female

Dudley, Worcs

 

Charles Allen

Son

9

1872

Male

Dudley, Worcs

Scholar

Edward Allen

Son

6

1875

Male

Dudley, Worcs

Scholar

William Allen

Son

3

1878

Male

Dudley, Worcs

 

James Allen

Son

4 mths

1880

Male

Dudley, Worcs

 

 

 

 

 

1884 

Apr-Jun 1884 - Birth of son, Mark Henry

Birth registration of Mark Henry Allen in Dudley, Staffs

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1888

1888 - Birth of son John Thomas

 

 

By 1891 Charles, now 40 and his family lived at 18, Lawley Street, Dudley. Charles,39 was still working as a Bricklayers Labourer. Edward, now 16 was a Coal Miner and William, 14 an Iron Moulder.
1891

5th April 1891 - 1891 Census for '18, Lawley Street, Dudley'

 

Name                 

Relationship   

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County            

Occupation

Charles Allen     

Head               

41       

1850      

Male      

Worcester, Worcs

Bricklayers Labourer

Mary A Allen

Wife

39

1852

Female

Dudley, Worcs

 

Edward A Allen

Son

16

1875

Male

Dudley, Worcs

Coal Miner

William Allen

Son

14

1877

Male

Dudley, Worcs

Iron Moulder

James Allen

Son

10

1881

Male

Dudley, Worcs

 

Mark Allen

Son

8

1883

Male

Dudley, Worcs

 

John Allen

Son

4

1887

Male

Dudley, Worcs

 

 

*Next door at no 17 was Jane Benbow, a widower and her family, this was William Benbow’s (Mary Anns father) second wife Jane Benbow nee Roberts.

 

1899

3rd December 1899 - Son Edward marries Sarah Howen

Edward and Sarah married in Netherton.  Charles Allen is named on the certificate .

 

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1900

10th September 1900 - Son James marries Eliza Jackson

Son James married Eliza Jackson from Dudley in their hometown. Charles is named on the church records.

 

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1901

31st March 1901 - 1891 Census for '47, Flood Street, Dudley'

 

Name                 

Relationship   

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County            

Occupation                                  

Charles H Allen 

Head               

54       

1847      

Male      

Stourport, Worcs    

Bricklayers Labourer

Mary Ann Allen

Wife

55

1846

Female

Dudley, Worcs

Pedlar /Hawker (own business)

Mark H Allen

Son

19

1882

Male

Dudley, Worcs

Bricklayers Labourer

John T Allen

Son

14

1887

Male

Dudley, Worcs

Brass Dresser

 

 

 

 

So far, we have been unable to find a 1911 census for Charles or Mary Ann but we are still looking!

 

We have found entries on the Staffordshire Indexes for 1930 and 1932 but we are yet to ascertain whether either of these are the correct entry for Charles.

 

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