Sir Thomas Alen, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Allen, 1st Baronet (c. 1566 – 7 March 1627) was son of John Alen (d. 29 September 1616) of St. Wolstan's, near Celbridge, County Kildare and Anne, daughter of Thomas Dillon of Riverstown, County Meath. He was the grandson of John Alan, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, who acquired St Wolstan's on the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

He was created a baronet, of St Wolstan's in the County of Kildare, in the Baronetage of Ireland on 7 June 1622, for the services rendered by his long-dead great-uncle, Archbishop John Alen, and also a payment to the Crown. He was invested as a Knight on 8 June 1622.

He married, firstly,

  • Mary Fleming, daughter of William Fleming, 11th Baron Slane, and Elinor Fleming, after 1616.

He married, secondly,

He died on 7 March 1626/27, without issue, and was buried in the family vault in Donoghcomper Church, Celbridge. His will (dated 1 March 1626) was probated on 18 April 1627. On his death, his baronetcy became extinct.

He should not be confused with Sir Thomas Allen, 1st Baronet, of Totteridge, Middlesex.

References[edit]

  • Ball, F. Elrington The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 John Murray London 1926