ALLEN, George William

1856 - ?

George William Allen was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 5 December 1856 and baptised at St James, Bury St Edmund's on 1 March 1857, second child of Daniel Allen, publican, and his wife Jane née Elsden, who married at Chevington, Suffolk in 1851. In 1861, George was a 4-year-old, living at 22 Cannon Place, Bury St Edmund's with his parents, 45-year-old Daniel and 36-year-old Jane, with siblings, Robert 8 and Harry 1 but by 1871 they had moved to the 'Edmund Head', Short Brackland Street, Bury St Edmund's with the addition of three more children, Arthur 8, William/Wilfred J. 5 and Annie M 1, all the children were born in Bury St Edmund's. In 1881, George was a 24-year-old artist, still living at the same address with his parents and five of his siblings and he exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's Fine Art Society in September 1882 some local landscapes which included a highly commended oil painting 'View of Fornham'. George married at Bury St Edmund's in 1885, Emily Jane Chandler and their son was Basil Elsden Allen.