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Dennis J. Ford shares his research on Allen families in the vicinity of Ballybunion; Inch Townland, Galey Parish, in County Kerry.



Penders 1659 Census
Edward Allen -- "Ballyeghna & Ballynonane" Killehenny Parish

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Tithe Applotment Book
Denis Allen -- Urlee East, Lisselton (1823)
George Allen -- Tarbert Hill (1831)
George Allen -- Doonard Upper (1831)
Edward Allen -- Tarbert (1831)
Edward Allen -- Tierachea Lower (1831)

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Griffith's Valuation 1851
Catherine Allen -- Affoulia, Galey
Denis Allen - Lahesheragh, Lisselton
Patrick Allen -- Tullamore, Kilconly
Johanna Allen -- Letter, Aghavallen
Richard Allen -- Tarbert, Kilnaughtin (Bridewell St.)

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Births & Marriages, Ballybunion Parish Records
Timothy Allen & Mary Gallivan (Tullamore, Kilconly)
	John, 10 July 1833 (Patrick Allen & Juliana Connor, Fr. F. Enright)
	Dermot, 27 May 1835 (Patrick Ferris & Catherine Gallivan)
	Bridget, 10 Jan. 1838 (Bridget Gallivan, Fr. D. O'Sullivan)

Ellen Allen & Thomas Francis (Glouria)
	Patrick, 4 Jan. 1836 (Timothy O'Brien & Mary Mulvihill, Fr. J. Buckley)
	Thomas, 16 Nov. 1842 (Catherine Francis, Fr. M. O'Sullivan)

Patrick Allen & Joanna Lynch (Tullamore)
	Patrick, 29 Jan. 1838 (John Lynch & Honora Flahive)

Ellen Allen & John Walsh (Killehenny)
	m. 2 Feb. 1842 (James Hartnett, Maurice Callaghan, & Alex Moriarty, Fr. J. O'Connor)

Margaret Allen & John Keefe  (Ballyconry)
	m. 4 Feb. 1844 (Denis Lynch & Margaret Sweeney, Fr. J. O'Keefe)

Mary Allen & John Callaghan (Lahesheragh,)
	m. 19 Feb. 1846 (John Lynch & John Flaherty, Fr. M. O'Sullivan)

Patrick Allen & Elizabeth Harrington (Tullamore & Trippul)
	m. 5 July 1852 (James Walsh & Bridget Harrington, Fr. M. Mahon)
Mary, 7 April 1856 (Henry Allen & Julia Lawlor)
Patrick, 11 Feb. 1859 (John Allen & Hanora Allen, Killehenny townland)
Timothy, 1862
Henry, 20 Augt. 1864 (Thomas Purtill & Hanora Griffin)
Mathew, 5 May 1867 (Michael Gorman & Joanna Gorman)
Bridget, 24 April 1870 (Patrick Gorman & Joanna Gorman, Trippul townland)
Denis, 5 Jan. 1873 (Patrick Sheehy & Mary Sheehy)

John Allen & Elizabeth Sweeney (Ballyegan, Galey Parish)
	Anne, 13 Jan. 1858 (Mary Moriarty, Fr. J. Walsh)
	Margaret, 7 Nov. 1859 (Timothy Mangan & Margaret Sweeney)
	Henry, c. 1862 (Patrick Sweeney & Honora Mangan, Fr. J. O'Keefe)
	Patrick, 12 March 1865 (Michael Connell & Catherine Mangan, Moneen locale)
	Mary, 14 March 1868 (Honora Perryman, Fr. J. Lawlor)
	Honoria, June 1870
	John, 30 Nov. 1872 (Mary Buckley, Fr. J. Lawlor)
Note: John Allen was the son of Anne Allen.

John Allen & Johanna Linnane  (Trippul)
	Ellen, 14 January 1858  (Ellen Linnane, Fr. J. Walsh)
	Timothy, c. 1860
	John, c. 1862
	Mary, 23 Nov. 1865 (John Walsh & Ellen Walsh, Fr. J. O'Keeffe)
	Henry, 10 May 1868 (Martin Kennelly & Anne Mahoney, Fr. C. Murphy,
Martin Costello of Tullaghbey, informant)
	Patrick, 1 March 1871 (Mary Walsh, Fr. C. Murphy)
	Johanna, 19 April 1874 (Mary Costello, Fr. M. O'Connor)
Note: John Allen was the son of Timothy Allen & Mary Gallivan of Tullamore.
Johanna Linnane was the daughter of Timothy Linnane & Ellen Keefe of Lacca townland.
With the exception of Timothy, their   children emigrated to Hoboken, New Jersey.

Denis Allen & Deborah Gallivan   (Lahesheragh)
	Margaret, July 1864  (civil record, Michael Allen, brother, informant)
	James, 1867 (civil record, Michael Allen, brother, informant)
	Thomas, March 1871  (civil record, Patrick Allen, informant)

Bridget Allen & William Linnane  (Curraghdarrig)
	m. 17 Feb. 1863 (Patrick Ferris & Robert Cahill)
Patrick, April 1868
Johanna, 13 March 1870 (Thomas Flavin & Catherine O'Connor)
Mary, 1 Jan. 1873 (James Moran & Catherine Connor,  Glanawilliam)
Honora, 6 June 1875 (John Coughlan & Julia Collins, Fr. M. Dillon)

Honoria Allen & Eugene Neil (Listowel)
	Patrick, 1864

Cornelius Allen & Mary Barrett (Gortnaskela)
	John, October 1864

Michael Allen & Catherine ?? (Lahesheragh)

Michael Allen & Mary Gallivan  (Square, Listowel)
	Patrick, March 1870

Henry Allen & Mary Sullivan ?? (Ballyeagh)
	Patrick, 1873

Patrick Allen & Catherine Granville (Convent St., Listowel)
	Michael, Nov. 1875
	Patrick, March 1878
	Margaret, 1891

Mary Allen & John Lennane (Lacka)
	Hanah, 1877 (civil record, Catherine Casey, informant)

Johanna Allen & Pat Murphy  (William St., Listowel)
	Mary, 1878

Anne Allen & Denis Reidy (Ballyegan)
	m. 30 July 1882 (James Fenaghty & Ellen Fenaghty, Fr. M. Godley, Ballybunion)
Timothy, 9 June 1883 (Honora Fitzgerald)
Mary, 30 May 1884 (Mary Fitzgerald, Fr. J. O'Keefe)
Joanna, 29 May 1884 (Mary Griffin, Fr. Godley -- Mary's twin)
John, 29 August 1886 (Mary Allen, Fr. O'Keefe)
Thomas, 3 June 1888 (Honora Allen, Fr. D. Harrington)
Elizabeth,  11 Jan. 1891 (Honora Allen, Fr. M. O'Connor)
Denis, 16 July 1893 (Honora Sweeney, Fr. H. O'Sullivan)
Patrick, 20 Feb. 1897 (Mary Sweeney, Fr. P. Browne)
Henry, 3 Sept. 1898 (Honora Sweeney, Fr. J. Connihan)
Note: Anne was the daughter of John Allen & Elizabeth Sweeney of Ballyegan.
Denis was the son of Thad Reidy.

Timothy Allen & Johanna Purtill  (Listowel)
	m. 14 Feb. 1885 (Bartl. Flahive & Mary Flahive, (Fr. M. O'Connor, Ballybunion)
Thomas, 23 March 1886 (Elizabeth Mulvihill, Fr. C. Godley, Ballybunion)
Mary Teresa, 15 Oct. 1887 (Janet Hanrahan)
Timothy, c. 1889
John Joseph, 20 July 1890 (Catherine Purtill)
Elizabeth, 6 Dec. 1891 (Mary Stack)
Joanna, 25 June 1893 (Mary Walsh, Fr. M. O'Shea,  Gortnaskela)
Catherine, 16 Feb. 1896 (Patk. Hayes & Eliz. Ourtil  Fr. M. O'Brien, Listowel)
Christiana, 20 June 1897 (Thomas Allen & Eliz. Purtill, Fr. P. Courtney)
Pat John, 26 June 1901 (Michl. Kirby & Teresa Dee, Fr. F. Byrne)
Francis, 28 Jan. 1903 (Pat Allen & Catherine Purtill, Fr. E. Crowley)
Gerard, c. 1905
Note: Timothy Allen was the son of John Allen & Johanna Linnane of Trippul.
Johanna's parents were Thomas & Elizabeth Purtill of Ballybunion. Ellen Allen & Denis Griffin (Trippul) m. 26 April 1885 (John Allen & Michael Hanrahan, Fr. M. O'Connor, Ballybunion) Catherine, 11 July 1886 (Johanna Allen, Fr. C. Godley) John, 14 April 1888 (Johanna Allen) Mary, 25 March 1891 Hanorah, 16 June 1892 (Honora Hannafin, Fr. M. O'Connor) Johanna, 22 August 1897 (Bridget Callahan, Fr. P. Browne) Helen, 20 Oct. 1901 (John Scanlan & Anne Scanlan) Note: Ellen Allen was the daughter of John Allen & Johanna Linnane of Trippul. Denis Griffin was the son of Martin Griffin & Catherine Connell of Ballyegan. This entire family emigrated to Hoboken, NJ, after Denis died, c. 1906. Henry Allen & Mary Deenihan (Farranstack, Lisselton) m. 29 Sept. 1889 (Timothy Allen & Elizabeth Purtill, Fr. M. O'Connor, Ballybunion) Elizabeth, 24 May 1892 ?? (Catherine Brennan, Fr. Godley, Lacca) Bridget, 23 June 1895 (Catherine Deenihan, Fr. Coonihan, Farranstack) Anne, 25 July 1897 (Mary Deenihan, Fr. P. Browne) John, 24 Nov. 1900 (Michael Griffin & Bridget Griffin, Fr. C. Daly) Note: Henry's father was John Allen of Ballyegan. Mary's father was Martin Deenihan. Elizabeth Allen married James Moran on 16 Jan. 1917. Hanora Allen & John Carmody (Ballyegan) m. 10 Feb. 1891 (Patrick Barry & Mary Barry, Fr. Godley, Ballybunion) James, 24 April 1892 (Honora Deenihan, Fr. Godley) Elizabeth, 14 Oct. 1893 (Mary Connor, Fr. M. O'Sullivan) Catherine, 13 Oct. 1894 (Honora Sweeney) John, 13 Feb. 1897 (Bridget Griffin, Fr. J. Connihan) Mary, 8 April 1899 (Mary Kennelly, Fr. G. Behan) Anne, 17 March 1901 (Mary Reidy, Fr. J. O'Sullivan) Note: Honora was the daughter of John Allen of Ballyegan. John was the son of James Carmody of Ballylongford. Mary Allen & Patrick Lovett (Hoboken, NJ) m. 28 July 1895 (John Allen & Mary O'Connor, Fr. J. Kelly Our Lady of Grace Ch.) William, 29 June 1896 (Martin Griffin & Mary Leonard, New Haven, CT) Johanna, 19 Sept. 1897 (Pat Allen & Mary Ferris, Hoboken, NJ) John, 13 Augt. 1899 (John & Johannah Allen) Timothy, 28 April 1901 (John Keane & Margaret Enright) Thomas, 19 April 1903 (Maurice Quinlan & Hannah Lovett) Catherine, 30 July 1905 (James Hickey & Mary Guider) Note: Mary was the daughter of John Allen & Johanna Linnane of Trippul. Pat Lovett was the son of William Lovett & Mary Gallivan of Tulla More, Galey Parish, Kerry.) Henry Allen & Margaret Campen (Hoboken) m. 5 April 1896 (Michael Gillen & Catherine Gallivan, Fr. J. Kelly, Our Lady of Grace Ch.) Note: Henry was the son of John Allen & Johanna Linnane of Trippul. Margaret was the daughter of John Campen & Mary Guider. Pat Allen & Mary Ferris (Hoboken) m. 12 April 1896 (Thomas McCarthy & Mary Leonard, Fr. G. Brown, Our Lady of Grace Ch.) John Patrick, 24 Jan. 1897 (Martin & Ellen McNamara) Edmond, 12 June 1898 (John & Johanna Allen) Josephine, c. 1899 Margaret, 1 Dec. 1901 (Michael Callahan & Mary Ferris) Francis c. 1904 Raymond, 17 Dec. 1905 Walter 16 Jan. 1910 (John Dee & Ellen Carmody) Helen, 10 March 1912 (John Griffin & Catherine Griffin) Mildred, 3 October 1915 (Martin Sheehy & Mary Sheedy) Note: Pat Allen was the son of John Allen & Johanna Linnane of Trippul. Mary Ferris was the daughter of Edmond Ferris & Norah Moran of Lahesheragh. Johanna Allen & John Keane (Hoboken) m. 25 January 1902 (Edward Ferris & Catherine Keane, Our Lady of Grace Ch. Lawrence, 2 Nov. 1902 (Edward Ferris & Catherine Keane) Margaret, 19 June 1904 (John Allen & Nora Callan) John, 11 Feb. 1906 (Thomas Keane & Mary Lovett) Joanna, 17 Feb. 1907 (Patrick & Mary Allen) Ellen 8 August 1909 (William Lovett & Ellen Carmody) Helen, c. 1910 (??) Thomas, 13 Dec. 1911 (John & Kathleen McMahon) Catherine, 8 Feb. 1914 (Martin Mahoney & Johanna Lovett) Rita Mary, 14 April 1918 (Timothy Lovett & Nora Clohessy) Note: Johanna Allen was the daughter of John Allen & Johanna Linnane of Trippul. John Keane was the son of Lawrence Keane & Margaret Behan of Shanganagh, Moyarta Parish, County Clare.

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1901 Irish Census
John Allen, 70     (Trippul)
Denis Griffin, 42
Ellen Griffin (nee Allen), 43
Kate, 16
John, 13
Mary, 10
Nora, 8
Hannah, 4
Helen, -

Elizabeth Allen, 68, widow (Tullamore, Kilconly) 
Bridget, 27
Denis, 25

Denis Allen, 73, widower (Lahesheragh)
Thomas Allen, 29
Mary Allen, ??
John, 1

Patrick Allen, 50 (Ballybunion)
Margaret Allen, ??
Minnie, 17
Kitty, 11
Anne, 10
Robert Beasly, ??, father-in-law
	Note: Patrick Allen was born in Ballyeagh, so he may be the son of
	Cornelius Allen.  Margaret Allen was the daughter of Robert Beasly.

Maggie Allen, 15 (Ballybunion)
resides in the home of William Shortis

Cornelius Allen, 88 (Ballyeagh, Killehenny)
Honora Allen, ??
Henry, 50
Mary, ??

Henry Allen, 37 (Farranstack)
Mary Allen ??
Lizzie, 10
Mary, 8
Anne, 6
John, 4 mos.

Timothy Allen, 38 (Convent St., Listowel)
Johanna Allen, ??
Thomas, 15
Mary, 13
Timothy, 12
John, 10
Lizzie, 9
Hannah, 8
Catherine, 3
Christina, 3
Elizabeth Purtil, ??, mother-in-law, widow
Patrick Allen, 50 (Convent St., Listowel)
Kate Allen, ??
Michael, 25
Parick, 22
John, 13
Kate, 5
Maurice, 3
	Note: Their son, Patrick, is a soldier at home on furlow.

Mary Allen, 81, widow (Tarbert)

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Some Marriage Indexes
Patrick Allen, #5, 390	First quarter, 1881
Mary Allen, #5, 421 (81)	First quarter, 1884
Henry Allen, #5, 235	First quarter, 1885 (not to Mary Deenihan)
Thomas Allen,  #5, 386	First quarter, 1914
Henry Allen, #5, 379	First quarter, 1914
Elizabeth Allen, #5, 295	First quarter, 1917
 

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Allen Deaths
[Actual death dates may be inaccurate by six months.]
Mary Allen, 52 years, January 1868, ?? (Michael Allen of Lahesheragh informant)
Ellen Allen, 100 years, November 1870, Listowel Workhouse
Anne Allen, 76 years, widow, October 1871, Ballyegan (John Allen of Ballyegan informant)
Mary Allen, 80 years, spinster, nurse, October 1872, Beale (Thomas Carmody informant)        
Honoria Allen, 40 years, spinster, Lahardine, (James Enright informant)
Timothy Allen, 11 years,  March 1873, Trippul, (Son of Patrick Allen and Elizabeth Harrington)
Matthew Allen, 5 years, March 1873, Trippul, (Son of Patrick Allen and Elizabeth Harrington)
Johanna Allen, 86 years, widower, May 1873 Rahavanig (Letter?) (William Linnane informant) 
Mary Allen, 58 years, married, March 1875, Convent St., Listowel(Johanna Allen informant)
Elizabeth Allen, 44 years (in childbirth), August 1875, Ballyegan(Michael Sweeny informant) 
Michael Allen, 70 years, October 1890, Lahesheragh, (Catherine Allen, wife, informant)
Mary Allen, 9 years, January 1892, Listowel, (Pat Allen, father, informant)
John Allen, 70 years, May 1892, Ballyegan, (Honora Carmody, daughter, informant)
Margaret Allen, 2 years, December 1893, Listowel, (Daughter of Patrick Allen & Catherine Granville)
Johanna Allen (nee Linnane), 59 years, March 1896, Trippul, John Allen, husband, informant)
Bridget Allen, 10 months, April 1896,  Farranstack, (Daughter of Henry Allen & Mary Deenihan)
Catherine Allen, 80 years, May 1898, Urlee, (Michael Hickie, Listowel Workhouse)
Denis Allen, 2 years, April 1899, Lahesheragh, (Thomas Allen, father, informant)
Patrick Allen, c. 70 years, c.1900, Tullamore
Cornelius Allen, 102 years, April 1903,  Ballyeagh, (David Dore, son-in-law, informant)
Henry Allen, 58 years, bachelor, October 1904, Ballyeagh, (Mary Allen, sister, informant)
Mary Allen, 85 years, shopkeeper's widow, December 1904, Tarbert, (Anne Ahern, niece, informant)
Nora Allen, 84 years, widow, March 1905, Ballyeagh, (Kate Dore, granddaughter, informant)
Patrick Allen, 60 years, married, April 1907,  Listowel, (Cunighatusane Hospital, Listowel)
Elizabeth Allen (nee Harrington), 75 years, widow, Jan. 1908  Tullamore, (Cunighatusane Hospital, Listowel)
Denis Allen, 80 years, widower, August 1908, Lahardine, (Cunighatusane Hospital, Listowel)
Henry Allen, 45 years, 1912, Hoboken, NJ, (son of John Allen & Johanna Linnane)
John Allen, 79 years, widower, December 1912,  Trippol, (Cunighatusane Hospital, Listowel)
Deborah Allen, 84 years, 11 Dec. 1914 (#5, 304, 1915), Listowel Union
Ellen Griffin (nee Allen), 61 years, September 1919,  New York, NY, (daughter of John Allen & Johanna Linnane)
Mary Allen, 48 years, 2nd quarter 1924 (#5, 253), Listowel Union
John Allen, 70 years, January 1931, Hoboken, NJ, (son of John Allen & Johanna Linnane)
Patrick Allen, 73 years, 4 July 1932 (#5, 229),  Listowel Union
Margaret Allen, 76 years, 3rd quarter 1934 (#5, 221), Listowel Union
Mary Allen, 8 years, 19 Sept. 1935, Tullamore
Catherine Allen, 78 years, 1937, (#5, 309), Listowel Union
Johanna Keane (nee Allen), 65 years, October 1939,  Hoboken, NJ, (daughter of John Allen & Johanna Linnane
Timothy Allen, 77 years, 1st quarter 1941, (#5, 241), Listowel Union
Patrick Allen, 62 years, 1st quarter 1941 (#5, 250), Listowel Union
Henry Allen, 79 years, 2nd quarter 1945 (#5, 246), Listowel Union
Mary Allen, 76 years, 4th quarter 1945 (#5, 233), Listowel Union
Thomas Allen, 72 years, 29 Oct. 1945 Laheseragh
Mary Lovett (nee Allen), 84 years, September 1949, Hoboken, NJ, daughter of John Allen & Johanna Linnane)
Patrick Allen, 81 years, 1951, Teaneck, NJ, (son of John Allen & Johanna Linnane)
 

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Some Ballybunion Cemetery Records
St. John's
Cecie Lovett, 12 Nov. 1963 (??) / her mother, Mary Allen, 22 Dec. 1963 / Tom Allen, 6 October 1967
 
Patrick Allen , Lahesheragh, 4 Feb. 1972 / Catherine Allen, his wife, 3 March 1993
Maura Lynch (nee Allen) ,Doon East, 24 Jan. 1985
Joseph Stephen Allen, 6 Sept. 1986

In loving memory of our dear parents / Patrick Allen / Sandhills Rd.
Ballybunion / d. 87 years / 15 June 1989 / his loving wife, Kathleen
(nee McCarthy) d. 30 Jan. 1990 / aged 88

Liam Allen / "Sun Cottage" / Sandhill Rd. / d. 26 Jan. 1992
Killehenny Cemetery
Timothy Allen / 4 Dec. 1959 / aged 70 / his wife Bridget
(nee O'Callaghan) / 30 March 1970 / their son Eammon / d. 15 march 1986

Henry Allen / Ballyeagh / Ballybunion / 27 July 1990, aged 63

Mary Allen / Lahesheragh / d. 8 April 1924 / her husband, Thomas, 
28 Mar. 1945 / Dora, Oct. 1988, aged 85 / her mother / Deborah, died 1915

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Boston Pilot's "Missing Friends" Column (4 July 1885)

"Of Mary Shanahan, daughter of WILLIAM SHANAHAN & MARY ALLEN who lived in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. She left home about 33 years ago, in company with Johanna Wolfe, daughter of Richard Wolfe of ballybunion. When last heard of, she went to Illinois. Information will be thankfully received by Johanna Shanahan, Cuba, Alleghany Co., NY."


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