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Significant Scots
Sir William Allan






A few collections of his work can be downloaded below in Adobe Reader format

Rough Castings

Rose and Thistle
After-Toil Songs
Hame-Spun Lilts
Heather Bells

Profile of Sir William Allan (1837-1903)

Many items in this list of transcribed data help to put many of his poems in context. Information supplied by John Henderson.

WILLIAM ALLAN
Birth: 29 NOV 1837
Christening: 27 DEC 1837 Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Father: JAMES ALLAN
Mother: MARGARET DICKSON
Old Parish Record, Scotland
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1841 Scotland Census
Name: William Allan
Age: 3
Birth year: 1837
Gender: Male
Where born: Angus, Scotland
Civil parish: Dundee
County: Angus
Address: 40 Perth Road
Parish Number: 282
Household Members
James Allan 37 Head ... Father : Mechanic
Margt Allan 35 Mother
Christina Allan 17 Sister
Mary Allan 12 Sister
Virginia Allan 10 Sister
Elizabeth Allan 8 Sister
Peter Allan 6 Brother
William Allan 3 Self
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1861 England Census
Name: William Allan
Age: 25
Birth year: 1837
Relation: Engineer
Gender: Male
Where born: Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Civil parish: Vessels
Town: Dockyard Sheerness
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
Condition as to marriage: Single
Registration district: Anglesey
Sub-registration district: Holyhead
Vessel: Formidable
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1881 England Census
Name: William Allan
Age: 43
Birth year: 1837
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Jane
Gender: Male
Where born: Dundee Scotland
Civil parish: Bishopwearmouth
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street Address: Scotland House
Condition as to marriage: Married
Occupation: Managing Engineer
Registration district: Sunderland
Sub-registration district: South Bishop Wearmouth
Household Members:
William Allan 43
Jane Allan 36 Wife
Jessie Allan 17 Daughter
Walter Allan 10 Son
Teenie Allan 7 Daughter
Mirella Allan 6 Daughter
William Allan 4 Son
Gladys Allan <1 Daughter
Hector Allan <1 Son
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1891 England Census
Name: William Allan
Age: 53
Birth year: 1837
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Jane
Gender: Male
Where born: Dundee Scotland
Occupation: Marine Engine Builder - Employer
Civil parish: Bishop Wearmouth
Town: Bishop Wearmouth
County/Island: Durham
Registration district: Sunderland
Address: Scotland House
Household Members:
William Allan 53
Jane Allan 45 Wife
Walter R Allan 20 Son
T Allan 17 Daughter
M J Allan 16 Daughter
William Allan 14 Son
Norma B Allan 12 Daughter
Gladys A Allan 10 Daughter
Hector R Allan 10 Son
Douglas Allan 8 Son
Ronald Allan 5 Son
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1901 England Census
Name: William Allan
Age: 63
Birth year: 1837
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Jane
Gender: Male
Occupation: Marine Engine Builder - Employer
Where born: Dundee Scotland
Address: Scotland House
Civil parish: Sunderland
County: Durham
Household Members: Name Age
William Allan 63
Jane Allan 57 born Scotland
Walter B Allan 30 Son
William Allan 24 Son
Teenie Allan 27 Daughter
Mirella J Allan 26 Daughter
Norma B Allan 22 Daughter
Gladys B Allan 20 Daughter
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England & Wales Death Index:
Name: William Allan
Birth year: 1837 Dundee Scotland
Year of Registration: 1903
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 66
District: Sunderland
County: Durham, Tyne and Wear
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The historic 1861 Navy Census


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