John Allen, 1st Viscount Allen

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Captain John Allen, 1st Viscount Allen PC (13 February 1660 – 8 November 1726) was an Irish peer and politician.

He was the son of Sir Joshua Allen.

In 1691 he was appointed High Sheriff of County Dublin and then represented Dublin County as an MP three times, from 1692 to 1693, from 1703 to 1713 and from 1715 to 1717. Allen sat also as Member of Parliament (MP) for Carlow County between 1795 and 1703 and then for Wicklow County between 1713 and 1715. On 28 August 1717, he was created Baron Allen, of Stillorgan, in County Dublin, and Viscount Allen in County Kildare.

He married Mary FitzGerald, daughter of Hon. Robert FitzGerald, son of George FitzGerald, 16th Earl of Kildare and Lady Jane Boyle, on 23 July 1684. They had two children:

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Patriot Parliament
Member of Parliament for Dublin County
1692–1695
With: Chambre Brabazon
Succeeded by
Robert Molesworth
Edward Deane
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Butler, 3rd Bt
John Trench
Member of Parliament for Carlow County
1695–1703
With: Sir Thomas Butler, 3rd Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Butler, 3rd Bt
Pierce Butler
Preceded by
Robert Molesworth
Edward Deane
Member of Parliament for Dublin County
1703–1713
With: Joseph Deane
Succeeded by
Chaworth Brabazon, Lord Brabazon
Joseph Deane
Preceded by
William Whitshed
Richard Edwards
Member of Parliament for Wicklow County
1713–1715
With: William Whitshed
Succeeded by
Henry Percy
Robert Allen
Preceded by
Chaworth Brabazon, Lord Brabazon
Joseph Deane
Member of Parliament for Dublin County
1715–1717
With: Hon. Edward Brabazon
Succeeded by
Hon. Edward Brabazon
William Domvile
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Allen
1717–1726
Succeeded by
Joshua Allen