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Allan, George (1736-1800), antiquary and topographer

Constance M. Fraser

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/355

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Allan, George (1736-1800), antiquary and topographer, was born on 7 June 1736 in Darlington, co. Durham, the eldest son of James Allan (1712-1790) and Elizabeth Pemberton (1710-1756). His father, 'Auld Jem', fourth son of Nicholas Allan of Staindrop, had trained as an attorney, and in 1738 was appointed bailiff of ...

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