Allen, John

Person Key: 
ALL002
Family Name: 
Allen
First Name(s): 
John
Birth Year: 
1789
Death Year: 
1829
Century: 
19
Biography: 

John Allen, the younger, was a bookseller and antiquarian notable for his work on the history of Herefordshire. He also took a keen interest in local affairs, and brought together a remarkable collection of antiquities, books, manuscripts, maps, and prints relating to Herefordshire. His comprehensive Bibliotheca Herefordiensis, or A descriptive catalogue of books, pamphlets, maps, prints, &c., relating to the county of Hereford, 1821, was printed in a very small edition of twenty-five copies. He also planned a history of the county, but died before he could finish it.

Arms: party per bend or and sable six martlets counterchanged on a canton gules a dexter gauntlet proper. Crest: a greyhound couchant sable collared or. Motto: In Deo solo speravi. John Allen, possibly the eldest son of John Allen and Frances Thomas.