Reference Entry

Allen, William (1770-1843), philanthropist and scientist

Leslie Stephen and G. F. Bartle

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Allen, William (1770-1843), philanthropist and scientist, was born on 29 August 1770 at Stewart Street, the Old Artillery Ground, Spitalfields, London, the eldest of the six sons of Job Allen (1734-1800) and his wife, Margaret Stafford (d. 1830). His father, a silk manufacturer, was a member of the Society of ...

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