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Info on American Allensbys

Guy Allensby (View posts)
Posted: 965699924000
Hi I'm looking for info on American or other Allensbys anywhere in the world, living or dead as there are so few of them.

Any information appreciated


Posted: 974533393000
Edited: 994098287000
Hello Guy
I am a decendant of Thomas Allensby, Thomas b.1808 Cambridge England married Sarah Pepper St Giles Cambridge 25/12/1833. Children, Thomas b. 1837, Charles b.1843, Susan b. 1835, Ann b.1839,Benjamin b.1842.
Charles married Harriet Elizabeth Lavender Cambridge 3/2/1866 Children:-
Ann Elizabeth b.1866 died 1866.
These were born/christened in Ely Cambridgeshire England. Hannah Jane b. 1869, Susan b. 1872 Harriet b.1874 Charles William b.1876, Thomas b. 1878.
Thomas 1878 was my G. Grandfather
Thomas married Ann Elizabeth Lane

If you have any info on Charles Allensby b. 15 December 1843. Cambridge England. I would appreciate a reply

Kind Regards


Charles, Thomas etc

Guy Allensby (View posts)
Posted: 974684279000
I have quite a lot of information and some more brothers for Hannah Jane. Thomas 1837 was my gg grandfather. You can contact me direct on I'll email you a familly tree.

other Allensbys

stephen allensby (View posts)
Posted: 1074284192000
Classification: Query
Hello guy
I'm a British born Allensby born June 1963 I have one brother ,Graham born Nov 1961, my parents are Charles and marion (maiden name Fine) my grandfather was also a charles Allensby married to elsie (Bassett) I dont have any details of other decendants although my father believes his family originated in the Ely/ Cambridge area and could be related to Private G.A Allensby on the Cambridge Boer war memorial.Hope this info is of interest to you.

Re: Info on American Allensbys

Maureen Allensby (View posts)
Posted: 1154688528000
Classification: Query
Hello Guy,
My name is Maureen Allensby i lived with my 11 brothers and sisters in London 40 years ago. I now live in the North west of England. My father was Robert Allensby he was a sargeant major in the military police. I have lost contact with many of my brothers and sisters over the years, i think many of them are still down south. Maureen.

Isabella Allensby, England.

Posted: 1262723596000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allensby / Starr /birch.
Hello guy,my great grandmother was called Isabella Powley Allensby born 1844 at Narborough,Norfolk,England, her mother was frances Allensby born 1827? her husband was Edmund Allensby 1814?. Isabella married my great
grandfather John William Star in Ely,Cambridgeshire in 1864. They had my Grandfather John Star in Ely, I think when Edmund died they all moved to liverpool in the north of England, My mother Elizabeth was born in Liverpool in 1923,she maaried my father Peter Birch in 1941 and they later moved to Bolton ( about 40 miles from Liverpool ) that is where I was born in 1952. James Birch 5/1/2010.

Re: Isabella Allensby, England.

Posted: 1283935322000
Classification: Query
Hello James

I have Isabella Allensby on my family tree, as a descendant of Edward Allensby my 5th Gt Grand Father.

Her name is Isabella Powley Allensby on the marriage entry in the GRO
Marriages Sep 1864
Allensby Isabella Powley Ely 3b 911
Star John William Ely 3b 911

I have assumed that the POWLEY bit of her name was her mothers family name.

I have not yet found a birth registered in Allensby Isabella Powley name , but there are female Powley registered in Swaffham around that time without a forename.
The Swaffham registration district includes Narborough

From the 1851 census Ely Holy Trinity HO107/1764 405B she was 5 years old and from the 1881 census RG11 / 3693 61 she was 38 years old so an estimate of her birth year 1844 – 1846. I nave her death as 1898

I have not yet found a marriage of Edmund Allensby her father and her mother Frances,

From 1851 census Frances was 24.
On the 1881 Census entry (RG11 / 3693 61) there is a Frances MINSBEY W Female 60 Narborough, Norfolk, England Tailoress mother in law to John Star living in the house. This has to be the same family, but the name of Frances nothing like Allensby

She could have remarried as Edmund had died in 1871

She died age 78 in 1904 as Frances Allensby which gives her birth year at about 1826.

Please let me know if you need any further informationon the Allensby line



Re: Isabella Allensby, England.

Posted: 1285435555000
Classification: Query
hello again richard, I have some interesting information for you re isabella and her parents? i have a copy of the birth certificate of isabella powley born 17/08/1845. in narburgh.the fathers name is not shown on the certificate neither is isabellas name i can only presume that she wasn't named until frances married edmund allensby. but i cannot confirm if edmund was in fact the natural father of isabella.i have a copy of isabellas marriage certificate she married john william starr on 15/09/1864 in ely,cambridgeshire. yours jimmyb.

Re: Isabella Allensby, England.

Posted: 1285488031000
Classification: Query
Hello James

I am unable to find the marriage of edmund and frances however by way of speculation I believe that the marriage is recorded in Dec QRT 1845 GRO index as
Aylesbury Edmund Swaffham 13 735
POWLEY Frances Swaffham 13 735

This may seem a bit of a stretch to misspell Allensby but it is possible that the name was misheard by the registrar and he wrote down what he thought. You can see the ‘original’ GRO page from Free BDM but it’s a typed page which means it was probably copied from a written entry. I have come across other misspellings or variations especially transcripts from census documents.

In the 1901 census search pages the following are probably related but I have not down loaded the census page to see the entire households

Edward Starr 22 Lancs Bootle Lancashire Bootle Cum Linacre Slaters Labourer
John Starr 28 Herts Hitcher Lancashire Bootle Cum Linacre News Agent
Frances Allensby 78 Norfolk Norfolk Lancashire Bootle Cum Linacre

Ralph Star 25 Lancs Bootle Lancaster Litherland Dock Labourer
Isabella Star 15 Lancs Bootle Lancaster Litherland Juvenile
John Star 57 Cambridgeshire Ely Lancaster Litherland Skinner
Charlotte M Star 56 Gloucestersh Minching Hampton Lancaster Litherland

Your ancestor John Star I have as born in Hitchin Herts as per the 1881 census which you can look up on the LDS site and from the GRO index Births Mar 1874 Starr John - Hitchin 3a 342.

I have him married to a Martha Kelly in 1901



Re: Isabella Allensby, England.

Posted: 1285510031000
Classification: Query
Hello again Richard, your information is correct,I have several certifcates confirming details, 1871 census for John Star b 1844 clearly shows Frances Allensby, mother in law.John Starr and martha kelly were my grandparents.i will also keep searching for Frances and Edmunds marriage.The IGI system on the LDS website is very good. My email address is Isabella Powley was christened on 26/10/1845 in Narborough two months after she was born. So we must be distant cousins. James ( JIM )
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