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date: 15 September 2019

Allen, Ralphlocked

(bap. 1693, d. 1764)
  • Brenda J. Buchanan


Allen, Ralph (bap. 1693, d. 1764), postal entrepreneur and philanthropist, was baptized on 24 July 1693 in the parish church of St Columb Major in Cornwall, one of four children of Philip Allen (d. 1728). Much remains obscure about his early life, but his father is reputed to have kept an inn in nearby ...

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