James Allen (priest)

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The Very Rev James Allen (15 July 1802, Burton, Pembrokeshire – 26 June 1897, St David's) was an Anglican clergyman, the second Dean[1] of St David's.[2]

He was educated at Westminster, Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge,[3][4] graduating in 1825.[5] He was Vicar of Castlemartin from 1839 to 1872, and a Canon Residentiary at St David's before his elevation to the Deanery.
He died on 26 June 1897.[6]


  1. ^ Although an ancient foundation, before 1840 the senior residentiary cleric was the Precentor, and not a Dean, due to a complication during the dissolution of the monasteries > “Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi, 1181–1981 / St David’s Cathedral, 1181–1981” St David’s, Gwasg yr Oriel Fach, 1981 ISBN 0-905421-02-7
  2. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  3. ^ "Allen, James (ALN819J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Who was Who (1991) Who was who. A cumulated index 1897–1990, CD-ROM, London : A & C Black, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ The Times, Monday, Jun 28, 1897; pg. 12; Issue 35241; col D Obituary
  6. ^ THE LATE DEAN OF ST. DAVID'S. Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), Tuesday, June 29, 1897; Issue 15443. Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses gives his day of death as 25 June.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Llewelyn Lewellin
Dean of St David's
1879 –1895
Succeeded by
Evan Owen Phillips