Thomas Allen (English politician)

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Sir Thomas Allen DL, JP (24 April 1603 – 18 August 1681)[1] was an English politician, royalist and lawyer.

He was the only son of Edward Allen and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of William Bennett.[2] He was educated at Gray's Inn and then at St John's College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1622 and a Master of Arts in 1626.[2] Allen became governor of Barnet in 1634 and was knighted in 1639.[2] During the English Civil War, he was first Commissioner for Assessment, then of Array.[2] He was served as Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer for London and Middlesex in 1660, and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace of the latter county a year later.[2] In 1661, Allen entered the English House of Commons, sitting for Middlesex until 1679.[1]

In 1627, he married Mary, youngest daughter of Sir John Weld, and had by her seven daughters and six sons.[2] Allen died in 1681 and was buried in Finchley.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Middlesex". Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Henning, Basil Duke (1983). The House of Commons, 1660-1690. vol. I. London: Secker & Warburg. pp. 528–529. ISBN 0-436-19274-8. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Lancelot Lake
Sir William Waller
Member of Parliament for Middlesex
1661 – 1679
With: Sir Lancelot Lake
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Peyton
Sir William Roberts, Bt