Sir Thomas Allin (Baronet )


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Privateer 
Date of Birth11.1612 - Lowestoft ODNB
First Known Service1648ODNB
FatherRobert Allin (d. 1613)PEER
WifeRebecca WhitingODNB
WifeElizabeth AnguishW022
DaughterAliceW022
Son-in-LawEdmund Anguish of Moulton (Alice)
SonThomas Allen (d 1696/10)PEER
DaughterDorothea De Laun (d1662)
Last Known Service28.8.1678ODNB
Date of Death10.1685 - Somerleyton, Suffolk ODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.11.1612 Baptized.ODNB
8.7.1635 Married RebeccaODNB
164825.4.1649Charles (30), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
25.4.1649 Taken prisoner and held in Peterhouse prison in London.BWAS-1817
8.1649 Escaped from PrisonODNB
3.1649/5010.1650Convertine (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
10.3.1649/5010.1650Blockade of the Tagus 
1660 CaptainCSORN
9.7.166024.8.1660Dover, Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
25.8.166017.9.1661Plymouth (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1.10.16618.8.1662Foresight (42), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
9.8.166217.12.1662Lion (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
4.4.166322.9.1663Rainbow (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1664 Vice-AdmiralCSORN
15.4.166425.6.1664Saint Andrew (52), Commodore and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
26.6.166415.6.1665Plymouth (52), Vice-Admiral and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
11.8.1664 Plymouth (52), as Flag Officer, CommodoreB051
1665 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
16.6.166518.7.1665Old James (48), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
19.7.16657.12.1666Royal James (70), Admiral of the Blue and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
24.9.1665 Appointed Knight BachelorPEER
1666 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.6.16664.6.1666Four Days Battle 
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the White Squadron, Center Division at the St James Day Battle 
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the White Squadron at the St James Day Battle 
18.10.166730.4.1669Monmouth (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1668 Off Algier he made so convincing a demonstration of force that the Dey promptly came to an agreement concerning a number of questions which had for some time been in disputeTRN2
22.7.16691670Resolution (70), as Flag Officer, AdmiralB051
1670 Appointed Comptroller of the navyTRN2
15.4.1671 Appointed Comptroller of the Navy in succession to Sir John MennesODNB
15.5.16711680Appointed Comptroller of the NavyW025
2.2.1672/73 Honoured with a BaronetcyODNB
7.2.1672/73 Appointed BaronetPEER
16.3.1677/7828.8.1678Royal James (100), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1603
3.7.1682 Married Elizabeth 
5.10.1685 Buried at Somerleyton, SuffolkODNB

Notes on Officer


Death of his daughterW022
His Daughter Dorothea would appear to have died in December 1662 according to Pepy's Diary the strange burning of Mr. De Laun, a merchant’s house in Loathbury, and his lady (Sir Thomas Allen’s daughter) and her whole family; not one thing, dog nor cat, escaping; nor any of the neighbours almost hearing of it till the house was quite down and burnt. How this should come to pass, God knows, but a most strange thing it is! (Pepy's Diary 29th December 1662).


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Posted by Brian on Thursday 21st of January 2016 15:13

London Gazette 1668 Pembroke Dec. 17: Letters of the 10th inst. from Naples, assure us of the arrival there on the Tuesday before of Sir Thomas Allen with his squadron of six Men of War, one Yacht, and one Fireship, from the coast of Barbary, where he has settled all affairs with honour and satisfaction: On his arrival he saluted the place with 15 guns, which were returned with the same manner.


Posted by Brian on Sunday 17th of January 2016 21:33

The London Gazette Oct. 12, 1668 - Cadis, September 23, Sir Thomas Allen with a squadron under his command departed some days since from this place, and is safely arrived at Tangier, only the Tyger Fregat endeavouring to put in there, spent her fore-mast, and main-top and has since came in again hither to repair. Sir Thomas Allen lying off this bay was complemented and saluted by the Holland Squadron of of six men of war their Admiral giving 15 guns to his Majesty's Flag, which Sir Tho, returned with a like number

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