John Allen (archdeacon of Salop)

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John Allen (25 May 1810 - 13 December 1886) [1] was Archdeacon of Salop from 15 December 1847 until 23 March 1886. [2]

Allen was born at Burton, Pembrokeshire where his father was the rector. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. [3] He was ordained in 1834 and became a Lecturer at King's College London. In 1846 he became Vicar of Prees, a pos he held until 1883.

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  1. Obituary. The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 17, 1886; pg. 7; Issue 31945
  2. Shropshire Parish registers. Diocese of Lichfield. Phillimore, W.P.W. (Ed) Lichfield, Shropshire Parish Register Society, 1913
  3. Venn, John & Venn, John Archibald. Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, Cambridge University Press Part I vol. i p37