Charles Francis Egerton Allen

Charles Francis Egerton Allen (14 October 1847 – 31 December 1927) was a British administrator in India who later served as Member of Parliament for Pembroke and Haverfordwest from 1892 until 1895.


Personal lifeEdit

Allen was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1847, where his father, Charles Bird Allen, served in the Indian Civil Service.[1] His mother was Mary Anne Harriet, daughter of Peter Bartholomew Jullian of London. His uncle was Dean of St David's.[1]

He was educated at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge where he graduated BA in 1870.

He married Elizabeth Georgina, daughter of William Wilcox of Whitburn , County Durham in 1891 she died in 1934. There were no children from the marriage. He died at his home in 10 Norton, Tenby.[2]


Allen was called to the Bar in the Middle Temple in 1871 and worked as a Barrister in the North Eastern Circuit before moving back to India in 1873 where he worked as a barrister in Calcutta and Rangoon and as a minor court judge in Calcutta cases, he was the Governor's Advocate in Rangoon and the Registrar of Rangoon.6 August 1892 He also lectured in Law at Calcutta Presidency College. He left Burma in 1888 and returned to the United Kingdom via China and Japan after spending to winters in Switzerland on medical advice. Upon his return from India, he settled at Tenby.[1]

He served as a Justice of the Peace for Pembrokeshire from 1895 to 1906.

Political careerEdit

He stood as the Liberal candidate for the Pembroke and Haverfordwest constituency in the 1892 general election, winning the seat from the Liberal Unionist Party . He lost the seat in the 1895 general election and was defeated by the Conservative candidate .


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