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1861 William G Allen 41, slitter of rod iron, lived in Tipton, with Mary Allen 40, Sarah A Allen 17, Amelia Allen 15, James Allen 13, Emma E Allen 5, William H Allen 3, George A Allen 1, Edward Allen 
c.1860 Presumably established his business in sheet metal which went onto become W. G. Allen and Sons
1871 William G Allen 51, sheet metal master and publican, lived in Sedgley with Mary Ain Allen 50, Sarah Ain Allen 24, Amelia Allen 23, James Allen 22, Edwin Allen 18, Edith Emma Allen 15, William Henry Allen 13, George Arthur Allen 11, Alfred Ernest Allen 8
1881 William George Allen 61, Inn Keeper & Sheet Iron Worker Employing 4 Men, lived in Dudley with Mary Ann Allen 60, James Fisher Allen 33, Traveller Sheet Iron Trade, Edward Allen 27, Clerk Coal Trade, Edith Emma Allen 25, William Henry Allen 23, Sheet Iron Worker, George Arthur Allen 21, clerk in iron works, Alfred Earnest Allen 18, Clerk Coal Masters
1882 Died; buried in Coseley.