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Thomas Allen, Mayor of London

Male - 1690

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  • Name Thomas Allen  [1
    Suffix Mayor of London 
    Gender Male 
    Death 15 Dec 1690  [2
    Burial Totteridge, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I29767  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2020 

    Father William Allen,   b. Bef 12 Oct 1590, Goldington, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Compton 
    Family ID F17761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Birch 
    Marriage Bef 1649  [2
    Family ID F17762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 

  • Notes 
    • Mentioned several times in Pepys’s diaries.

      From Wikipedia (accessed 1 Sep 2020):

      Sir Thomas Allen, 1st Baronet […,] also spelt Aleyn or Alleyn, was an English politician and grocer.

      He was the son of William Aleyn and his wife Elizabeth Compton, daughter of William Compton. Allen was alderman of Cheap Ward from 1652 until 1660 and subsequently of Aldgate Ward until 1679. He then represented Bridge Without until 1683 and again from 1689 until his death a year later. Allen was appointed Sheriff of London in 1654 and Lord Mayor of London in 1659. He is remembered as the Lord Mayor who welcomed King Charles II of England into the City of London on 29 May 1660 after his exile, regarded by many as the pivotal episode in the Restoration of the monarchy. Allen was knighted on the king’s visit and two weeks later, on 14 June, he was created a baronet, of London, in the County of Middlesex. In 1673, he was admitted to Gray’s Inn and in 1676, he became Master of the Worshipful Company of Grocers.

      Around 1648, he married Elizabeth Birch, and had by her a son. Allen died in 1690 and was buried in Totteridge. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Thomas (1648–1730), who married Elizabeth Angell but had no children. On his death the baronetcy became extinct.

  • Sources 
    1. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.

    2. [S4310] Complete Baronetage ed. G. E. C. Cokayne. 5 volumes. Exeter: William Pollard & Co., 1900-06.