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date: 18 September 2019

Allen, Williamlocked

(1770–1843)
  • Leslie Stephen
  • , revised by G. F. Bartle

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Allen, William (1770–1843), philanthropist and scientist, was born on 29 August 1770 at Stewart Street, the Old Artillery Ground, Spitalfields, London, the eldest of the six sons of Job Allen (1734–1800) and his wife, Margaret Stafford (d. 1830). His father, a silk manufacturer, was a member of the ...

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