Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 20 October 2019

Alken familylocked

(per. 1745–1894)
  • Timothy Clayton
  •  and Anita McConnell

Extract

Alken family (per. 1745–1894), engravers and painters, may have originated in Denmark, perhaps from the village of Alken in north Jutland. According to family tradition they moved to England to escape the political disturbances during the reign of King Christian VII. However, the first representative to reach ...

Also in this article

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription

National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
City of Westminster Archives Centre, London
F. Boase, , 6 vols. (privately printed, Truro, 1892–1921); repr. (1965)