William Allen

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1728CSORN
First Known Service17.5.1756CSORN
WifeCatherine Douglas (1753-1802)W067
DaughterCatherine Allen (1773-1833)W067
DaughterAmelia Allen (1780-1834)W067
SonWilliam Edward Hughes Allen (1787-1856)W067
SonBarnard Cuthbert Allen (1787-?)W067
Last Known Service14.2.1799CSORN
Date of Death24.10.1804 - Lambeth, London - Thames ref:676

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17.5.1756 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/266CSORN
21.11.1761 Commander ADM 6/19/365CSORN
21.11.176123.12.1762Pluto (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/365BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 Captain ADM 6/20/78TRN3
20.6.17654.4.1766Juno (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.6.17659.6.1767Fowey (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/78ADM 6/20
14.5.176712.5.1771Glasgow (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/168BWAS-1714
24.1.1776 Married Catherine.W067
16.5.177811.10.1780Chatham (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/406BWAS-1714
2.6.178111.12.1781Sceptre (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/295BWAS-1714
8.1.17821.6.1784Cumberland (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/395BWAS-1714
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201TRN3
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30TRN3
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/55TRN3
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/179TRN3
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueTRN3


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
W067Find a GraveVariousWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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Posted by Sarah Minney on Thursday 13th of December 2012 14:14

He died on 24th October 1804 whilst resident at St. Mary Lambeth. Not buried there and seeking his final resting place.

Great web site!

Posted by mick on Sunday 13th of May 2012 09:10

Only just found this site, could pove to be a gold mine of info, i'll be back.

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