Reference Entry

Allen, Elias (c. 1588-1653), maker of mathematical instruments

Hester K. Higton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Allen, Elias (c. 1588-1653), maker of mathematical instruments, was born near Tonbridge, Kent, probably in Ashurst, of unknown parentage. Apprenticed in 1602 to London instrument maker Charles Whitwell in the Grocers' Company, he served his master for nine years. Following Whitwell's death in 1611, Allen, then resident in Black Horse ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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