Alexander Wallen

( - 1835)
     His will was proved in 1835 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. Alexander Wallen, of Drumboe Abbey, co. Donegla, Esq, and probate of Elizabeth Wallen, of no. 31 Upper Merrion St, Dublin, spinster; and a John Wallen of the first address on 25 Jan 1842, formerly? Rockvale co. Tipperary, late Parsonstown.
     Alexander died in 1835 in Drumboe Abbey, Kilteevogue, Londonderry, Ireland.

Children of Alexander Wallen

Alexander Joseph Wallen

(before 1771? - 30 July 1835)
     Alexander Joseph Wallen was born before 1771?. He was the son of Elias Wallen and Mary Kirby.
Alexander Joseph Wallen married Sarah Crawford before 1791 in Londonderry, Ireland.
     Alexander died on 30 July 1835 in 'Oatlands', Letterkenny, Donegal. On the 30th ult., at Oatlands, near Letterkenny, at an advanced age, ALEXANDER WALLEN, ESQ.

Children of Alexander Joseph Wallen and Sarah Crawford

Andrew Wallen

(1726? - before December 1779?)
     Andrew Wallen was born in 1726?. He was the son of Edward Wallen and Mary Armstrong.
Andrew Wallen married Elizabeth Phillips on 19 July 1763 in St Andrew parish, Jamaica.
He was not mentioned in father's will.
     Andrew died before December 1779? In Jamaica. He left no issue.

Caroline Frances Wallen

(14 November 1817 - 2 June 1880)
     Caroline Frances Wallen was born on 14 November 1817 in Pleasant Prospect Pen, Liguanea, St Andrew parish, Jamaica. Caroline's great grandson Edward Crawford supplied the informaton on this branch of the family. She was the daughter of Maj Edward Pinnock Wallen and Eliza Archange Ford. Caroline Frances Wallen was christened on 26 March 1818 in Morant Bay, St Thomas parish (in the East), Jamaica. Morant Bay is on the far east of the island close to and south of the Blue Mountains.
Caroline Frances Wallen married Rev Henry William James Crawford on 1 June 1841 in Chelsfield, Kent.
     Caroline Frances Wallen and Rev Henry William James Crawford were recorded on the 1841 census in Folkestone, Kent. Henry Crawford 25, surgeon, Caroline, 23, both born in the county.
     Caroline Frances Wallen and Rev Henry William James Crawford were recorded on the 1851 census in North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England. Henry Crawford, 25, curate of North Mimms, born Chelsfield, Kent; his wife Caroline F Crawford, 33, born Jamaica; children Henrietta C Crawford, 8, born Canterbury St George; Francis W Crawford 7, ditto, Caroline M Crawford     5, ditto, Emily M Crawford 2, born Islington St James, Mdx, Edward Johns 10, pupil, Matilda Hanes 20, Anne Day, servants.
     Caroline Frances Wallen and Rev Henry William James Crawford were recorded on the 1861 census in 32 Henrietta St, Bathwick, Somerset. Henry Crawford, 45, clergyman of Church of England, without cure, born Chelsfield, Kent; Caroline A Crawford his wife, 43, born Jamaica; children Henry L Crawford 6, born Syria, Jerusalem, BS, Anna M Crawford, 3, ditto, Isabella E Crawford, 6 months, Elizabeth Gulliford, 17, servant, born Bathwick.
     Caroline died on 2 June 1880 in Devon, England, aged 62.

Children of Caroline Frances Wallen and Rev Henry William James Crawford

Catherine Wallen

     Catherine Wallen was the daughter of Elias Wallen and Mary Kirby.

Charles Wallen

     Charles Wallen was the son of Elias Wallen and Mary Kirby.

Daughter Wallen

(10 April 1836 - )
     Daughter Wallen was born on 10 April 1836 in 'Oatlands', Letterkenny, Donegal. On Sunday, the 10th inst., at Oaklands, Letterkenny, the lady of FRANCIS ROBINSON WALLEN, ESQ., of a daughter. She was the daughter of Francis Robertson Wallen and Catherine Hobson.

Dorothea Wallen

     Dorothea Wallen was the son of Elias Wallen and Mary Kirby.

Ebenezer Wallen

      The following is paraphrased from a book on the Wallens of Butler Co. Ohio:
Ebenezer Wallen had children named
Joseph, Elias, Alexander, John (?), and Dolly (sis).
The son Elias Wallen had come from Donegal, Ireland. He was married to Mary Kerby before Dec.18, 1798 in Detroit, Michigan. He was in Detroit in 1789. He died between April 22, 1805 and May 15, 1805
in St. Clair Twp., Butler County, OH. He and Mary had a son Alexander Joseph Wallen who was born June, 1801
in Detroit, Michigan. Alexander married Margaret Boyle (when?) and had the following children: Jane, Elias, James, Elsie, George, John (b. 1833 in WI),
Rebecca (b 1836), Henry (b1841 in Ontario), Andrew Kerby (b Mary 18, 1843), Margaret (b 1846), and Mary
(b 1849). It was reported that Elias, James, Elsie, and George died early..

Edward Wallen

(circa 1698 - 7 April 1776)
     Edward Wallen was born circa 1698. He may be the son of Rev Edward Wallen of Athlone (1682-1723) but appears to be too old if his age at death is correct. He was of Snugborough, Kings, co. at his marriage. He may be the brother of George Wallen, Rector of Devenish, c. Fermanagh, clerk. whose will dated 3 April 1767 mentions his wife Letitia Wallen and nephew George Wallen. He may also be the brother of Thomas Wallen, Gent, whose will dated 26 May 1762 and proved 12 July 1762 mentions his daughters Jane & Elizabeth, son Johnson Wallen, daughter Margaret Wallen otherwise Rourke. He was the son of Patriarch Wallen.
Edward Wallen married Mary Armstrong, daughter of Andrew Armstrong and Lucy Charnock (Mason), in 1718.
     Edward resided at Snugborough, Roscrea, circa 1720.
     Edward resided at Ballycumber, Lemanaghan, Offaly, 1758. In December 1758 Edward Wallen leased property in Cornalare, Offaly. Indenture of lease dated 2 December 1758 whereby Edward Wallen of Ballycumber, Kings county, gent demised & let unto John Holmes of Bolyart, Kings county, farmer, the town and lands of Cornalare, barony of Garrycastle, Kings co., c. 150 acres ... lease of lives.
     Edward Wallen made a will dated 13 April 1770 in Killina, Offaly. Edward Wallen, of Killina, King's County, Gent mentions his wife Mary, eldest son Matthew, son Thomas, son George, daughter Ann Wallen otherwise Kearney, & daughter Lucy Wallen otherwise Handy.
     Edward died on 7 April 1776 in Snugborough, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland. Died April 7, at Snugborough, near Tullamore, Kings County, in the 79th year of his age, Edward Wallen. esq.
     His will was proved on 12 December 1777 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. Edward Wallen, Killena, King's Co., gent.

Children of Edward Wallen and Mary Armstrong

Rev Edward Wallen

(circa 1653 - 1723)
     Rev Edward Wallen was born circa 1653 in Limerick, Ireland. He was the son of Patriarch Wallen.
     Edward matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 26 September 1670. He is probably the Edward Wallen who was about 17 on entry, born in Limerick, BA 1675, educated by Mr Shaw. Edward was vicar at Athlone, Westmeath/Roscommon, between 1683 and 1723. Edward was Rector at Dysart, Roscommon, Ireland, between 1692 and 1723.
     Edward died in 1723.

Child of Rev Edward Wallen

Edward Coburn Wallen

(circa 1848 - )
     Edward Coburn Wallen was born circa 1848. He was the son of James Smith Wallen and Sarah Coburn.

Maj Edward Pinnock Wallen

(21 December 1770 - before 4 March 1822)
     Maj Edward Pinnock Wallen was born on 21 December 1770 in Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica. Information on this branch kindly supplied by Edward Crawford, gg grandson, to whom I am much indebted. He was the son of Matthew Wallen and Sarah Pinnock? Maj Edward Pinnock Wallen was christened on 28 May 1771 in Kingston.
     He served in the 20th Dragoons after 14 December 1792. He was commissioned an Ensign on 14 December 1792, in the 20th Foot. (34) This unit had recently arrived in Jamaica and there is a pitiful correspondence relating to its many officer casualties from disease so that those promoted to fill the vacancies were themselves dead when confirmation of their appointments arrived from London.(35) But there is no mention of Ensign Wallen as the correspondence relating to his appointment must have arrived two or three months before when the document series does not exist. In 1794 he transferred to the 20th (Light) Dragoons as a Lieutenant. (36) This regiment (20th LD) was raised in 1792 for service in the West Indies to be paid for by the Jamaica Assembly and was disbanded in 1818. (37) Its battle honours (not many) are carried by the present day 20th Hussars. It took part in the Maroon War in Jamaica which ended so disgracefully when the Jamaican Assembly violated the surrender terms. He bought his Captaincy at Christmas in 1794, (38) and was a Major in 1800. (39) In 1795 a lodging allowance for 232 days of £12-14-1 was paid to him (40) while in late 1796 Captain EP Wallen claimed money (51s.9d) because his horse had caught glanders and had been shot on his Colonel's order but his claim was later disallowed by the Assembly. (41)
He is wrongly said (42) to be 24 years old on 24 October 1797 but in the returns dated 22 August 1802 (43) when regiment returned to Europe, he is stated to have retired aged 31 with 13 years service so he probably left before the regiment returned to Britain. Officers are listed by country of origin, England, Scotland, Ireland or foreign. In the 1797 return he is stated to be foreign but this must be a clerk's error as he was a colonist and so not among the first three alternatives.44 Stationed in Jamaica many men in the regiment died of disease but Wallen may have been happier with the Jamaican than European climate. (There are letters dealing with the replacement of officer casualties from disease in the 20th LD in Jamaica but no mention of Wallen.) (45) He sold out in January 1803 for £4,250 when the regiment returned to healthier climes.(46) It is odd that there is no reference to him as militia officer or in any civil post in the Jamaica Almanack for 1806, the year of his marriage or later in 1817.
Maj Edward Pinnock Wallen married Eliza Archange Ford on 3 September 1806 in Spanish Town, St Catherine parish, Jamaica. In St Catherine's parish churchA son, James Smith Wallen was born in 1807 when she was barely sixteen. After she produced a male heir he presumably left her alone for the next ten years as he had plentiful alternatives in his slave women as the birth dates of their mulatto and quadroon children suggest. Ten years later the boy would be less dependent on his mother and in EP Wallen's will in 1821 made in England says that the lad has for "sometime past" been "given up to the care and protection of my said brother (in-law) and sister" in Jamaica whose estate the boy was to inherit. It is possible therefore that he went to live with his aunt and uncle when he was ten or so when his parents considered leaving Jamaica.
EPW had three children by Eliza, two of them born in Jamaica, though his will of 15 January 1821 mentions only his son James Smith Wallen and his daughter Caroline, his wife then being pregnant with his youngest daughter, Elizabeth Mary Wallen (conceived of course when he had no slave women available) and born in Reading in mid-1821.
In 1817 Edward Pinnock Wallen owned the estate of Cold Spring, a coffee plantation at a high elevation, which he must have inherited from his father, Matthew. (30) He had at least one legitimate half-brother and one half-sister who achieved adulthood but both were children of Catherine Philips and about twenty years older than him.(31) From his will it appears he had a full sister, Mary Player Wallen,(32) who later married a James Smith but who had no children as their estate was left to EPW's son James Smith Wallen.(33)
EPW is shown as the owner of ten slaves with ten children at Pleasant Prospect in the Parish of St Thomas in the East on 28.6.1817 (47) and in 1821 he was a magistrate in St Thomas in the East. (48)
In the 1820 slave returns, his attorney Charles William Hall deals with matters in his absence. Despite his distinguished father there is no death notice in the Royal Gazette for which the run is complete over 1820-1823.(53) He owned another ten slaves at Cold Spring in St Andrews Parish, where the Pinnocks (to whom he may have been related) owned hundreds and in St Andrews he also held one male slave on behalf of his son as "the natural guardian of Jas S Wallen".54
Mrs Wallen had two young slaves (b.1802 & b.1804) baptised in St Andrews Parish in 1808.(58) She would then have been seventeen. There do not appear to be any baptisms of Wallen slaves before her arrival save two sent for baptism at Vere by her mother-in-law "Mrs Wallen of Kingston" in 1801 (59) and there is no record of any other Wallen slave baptisms before 1814 which has survived in St Andrews, Vere or St Thomas in the East. (60) But whether coffee was still grown at Cold Spring (it was in 1753/4) and whether Pleasant Prospect was simply a residence with house slaves rather than revenue yielding plantations with field hands is not clear. Had any such plantations been sold previously if and when he was in financial difficulties?
The documents also strongly suggest certain unpleasant hypotheses at Pleasant Prospect. Like the generality of field hands in Jamaica most of the house slaves there are not dignified by surnames though in 1823 there is a black man, Charles Wallis, aged 27.62
In 1817 there are the two mulatto daughters of Ann Welsh, who is black and aged 45, and these are Betsy Welsh, aged 30, and Jane Welsh, aged 28. There is a different Ann Welsh, a mulatto, aged 18. The first Welsh sister, Betsy, would have been born when EPW was 17 and her mother was 15. It may be significant that etymologically Wallen is a variant of Welsh from the Germanic for stranger (Walloon, Wallisch, Wallace, Wallis etc). Jane Welsh has two quadroon children Robert Newton (7) and Alexander Levi (3) and Betsy has another quadroon child Betsy Henriques, aged 5 all born in the years when Eliza Wallen had no children. The name of the older black woman, an African, Ann Welsh, suggests she was EPW's acknowledged woman and Betsy and Jane were his daughters. The younger mulatto Ann Welsh could be a successor rather than daughter. The only one of these female slaves and their children that still belonged to him when his goods were inventoried at his death was the older black African Anne Welsh (valued at only £5) so Betsy Welsh, Jane Welsh and their children, who were all mulatto and quadroon, had been sold as the slave register for 1820 shows. They are not in the list of manumissions from 1820-1825.63 In the inventory of his goods drawn up in 1825 all the unsold slaves can be identified with those in the registers except for "Robert alias Robert Wallen son of Eleanor Wallen".
I had an even nastier suspicion about EPW and possible incest. Levi & Henriques are of course Jamaican Jewish names and this might be an anti-Semitic joke unless he was pimping his slave daughters to local moneylenders and his emigration later might suggest that he had relatively little money which his will confirms. His wife may have had to put up with constant reminders about the house of her husband's infidelity. Indeed since even Jamaican slave owners were probably a trifle inhibited about incest such little accidents are more likely when the perpetrator is heavily in drink. Drink might be a further cause for marital unhappiness while the inventory of his household goods in 1825 includes twenty gallons of rum and ten dozen bottles of Madeira. It of course might also be true that such women as Eliza Wallen were happy that they did not suffer constant pregnancies because there were alternatives available to their husbands. All this might contribute to the fact that we have heard no stories - affectionate or otherwise - about the Wallen side which came down through Caroline from her mother - no memories (however false) of laughing happy slaves on the plantation in the style of Gone With The Wind - instead there is a total caesura, no memories of any kind. For Eliza Wallen, married at fifteen to a man more than twenty years older than her, Pleasant Prospect may have been hell on earth which she did not talk about to her daughters. The slaves too are mute. The content of the above paragraph is almost entirely hypothesis.
What this family history may reveal as an example of a more general phenomenon is that the Wallens, who had once been very rich indeed, were gradually falling in the social scale towards a rather impoverished gentility. From about 1800 to 1831 the prices of Jamaica's staple agricultural exports fell catastrophically, particularly after the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and many landowners had over-mortgaged their property thinking that these conditions were only temporary.81 However the family may have lost much money before that since, according to Brathwaite, EPW's uncle Thomas had fallen on relatively hard times in the 1790s. The collapse of prices and thus property values after 1815 and EPW's removal to England in 1818-1819 may be no coincidence. Emancipation in 1834 finally destroyed what was left of the planter class but long before then the Wallens had fled Jamaica and lived in moderately prosperous circumstances in Canada and very modestly in England. Caroline Fanny Crawford (née Wallen) died in Devon on 2 June 1880 aged 62 leaving an estate of less than £4,000. Her husband, the Reverend Henry Crawford, (1814-1863) had predeceased her but immediately after his death she collapsed with a bad nervous breakdown82 being made a Ward in Chancery while her youngest children were brought up by relatives and she did not live to see any of her grandchildren.
Edward Pinnock Wallen's grandchildren included a governess, a music teacher, a clerk at the Admiralty and the wife of a very poor clergyman while the very youngest, a teacher, who had been only 3 when her mother broke down, though having been at Newnham College, Cambridge for a year, died aged 43 in a lunatic asylum in Yorkshire. Three of Caroline's seven children married, one daughter marrying a professional engineer from the west country Jacob family, but the only one, Henry Leighton Crawford CMG (1856-1931), to achieve any distinction, and that as an eminent member of the Ceylon Colonial Service, was our grandfather and he too is the only one with any surviving descendants today. None of her nine great grandchildren had any idea that they had Jamaican planter ancestors until my research in late 1995 revealed it.
     Edward resided at Canada.
Maj Edward Pinnock Wallen emigrated from Jamaica circa 1820 to England.
     Edward died before 4 March 1822 in H Laurences, West Street, Reading, Berkshire, England. In the returns of 28.6.1823 (50) the slaves are held by an attorney in trust for his widow, Elizabeth Archange Wallen.(51).
When he died an inventory of his goods in Jamaica totalled £1,763 18s 4d and, of this, the value of his 24 slaves was £1,455.55. Slaves were transferred from St Thomas to St Andrews after his death and some were sold but by 1828 there were no slaves owned by a Wallen there.(56) In 1826 there was but one slave at Pleasant Prospect, presumably a caretaker (57). He was buried on 4 March 1822 in St Mary's, Reading.
     His will was proved on 26 September 1822 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. His will states that "I consider therefore that my said son would on no account desire to lessen the small fortune which his mother and her other child or children by me may respectively derive from me all the rest residue and remainder of my estate real and personal". All his money, which brought in £100 a year from the funds, eventually went to Caroline after the death of her mother and sister and this amounted to a modest middle class income.
His will makes no provision for his son who, being brought up by his sister, Mary Player Smith and his brother-in law James Smith, expects to inherit their estate.

Children of Maj Edward Pinnock Wallen and Eliza Archange Ford

Eleanora Gregory Wallen

(31 October 1749 - before 1791)
     Eleanora Gregory Wallen was born on 31 October 1749. She was the daughter of Matthew Wallen and Catherine Phillips.
Eleonora Gregory Wallen however reached adulthood and was 21 years older than EPW. She is shown by the Burke's Peerage entry on Lord Kilmaine as marrying Henry Browne details of whose will appear in Chancery Lane for 1791. This mentions Browne's three children, John, George and Julia, all minors, but not his wife while the executor for his estate (worth £30,000 in the UK alone so there may have been other property in Jamaica) was his elder brother, the first Lord Kilmaine. This would suggest that Eleonora Gregory Browne died shortly before him as no other wife is mentioned and if the children were young he would surely have married again. A massive Browne family tree, done in 1863, states that Henry was drowned in a shipwreck returning home. His eldest son John marrying a Mary Anne Meredith, whose father, of Broad Heath, Radnor, was a major in the 72nd Foot of Ireland 1798 had two sons, the eldest Henry (1823 - after 1901, before 1906) a vicar of Eastham, Tenbury, Herefordshire100 and the younger a barrister, George Browne who first appears in the Law List for 1852, was called to the bar 4.5.1849 at the Inner Temple, practised in Oxford, Staffordshire and later Hereford, and was Recorder of Ludlow 1873-1880. An unnamed younger son of the Henry who was drowned had two unnamed sons.
Eleanora Gregory Wallen married Henry Browne.
     Eleanora died before 1791.

Elias Wallen

( - May 1805)
     Elias Wallen was born. Two descendants claim different fathers for him. He was the son of Thomas Wallen.
Elias Wallen married Mary Kirby before 18 December 1798.
     Elias died in May 1805.

Elias Wallen

     Elias Wallen was the son of Elias Wallen and Mary Kirby.

Eliza Anne Wallen

(circa 1820 - )
     Eliza Anne Wallen was born circa 1820. She was the daughter of Alexander Wallen.
Eliza Anne Wallen married John Joyce on 2 November 1841 in Stranorlar, Donegal. November 6 1841: On the 2nd inst., at Stranorlar Church, by the Rev. Thomas Fullerton, John Joyce, Esq., of Beechmount, in the county of Tyrone, to Eliza Anne, only daughter of the late Alexander Wallen, Esq., of Drumboe Abbey, county Donegal.

Elizabeth Wallen

(1756 - )
      Thomas Wallen, brother of Matthew, had at least two legitimate daughters who had descendants. The eldest, by his second wife Elizabeth Patterson was Elizabeth Paterson or Patterson Wallen, born in 1756, her mother dying in the same year. She married James Stevens and in turn had a daughter Anne presumably her only surviving child since she inherited the estate of Camerton Court near Bath. She married a Herbert Norton Jarret. Both Stevens and Jarrett were from Jamaica. Anne had four children, John (b.4.7.1802), Stephen died (12.10.1855) unmarried, Anne who married141 the Rev. William Gooch, the younger son of a baronet, and Mary who died young. John had two daughters, Anna Mary (1836-1893) & Emily Elizabeth (d.1911) who both died unmarried.142 One son of Anne's, Major George Cecil Gooch143 had a daughter, Amabel Mildred Anne, (my father's 5th cousin) who inherited Camerton Court in 1911 dying just afterwards and who had previously married Beauchamp Urquhart Colclough (1867-1949).144 They had a son, my sixth cousin, Henry Reginald Gambier Colclough (1905-1949) who in turn married and had one daughter, Penelope who married an Anthony Lucas. William Gooch had at least one other daughter who may have had descendants too..
Elizabeth Wallen married James Stevens. He was described as esquire.. Elizabeth Wallen was born in 1756. She was the daughter of Thomas Wallen and Elizabeth Patterson.

Child of Elizabeth Wallen and James Stevens

Elizabeth Wallen

(before 1754 - 21 November 1754)
     Elizabeth Wallen was born before 1754 in Jamaica. She was the daughter of Matthew Wallen and Catherine Phillips.
     Elizabeth died on 21 November 1754 in St Andrew parish, Jamaica.

Elizabeth Wallen

     Elizabeth Wallen was the daughter of Thomas Wallen.

Elizabeth Mary Wallen

(15 July 1821 - 21 July 1837)
     Elizabeth Mary Wallen was christened on 15 July 1821 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She was the daughter of Maj Edward Pinnock Wallen and Eliza Archange Ford.
     Elizabeth died of consumption on 21 July 1837 in Exeter, Devon, aged 16. She was buried on 23 July 1837 in St Leonard's, Exeter.

Ethelere Wallen (O'Brien)

(circa 1845 - 9 November 1906)
     Ethelere Wallen (O'Brien) was born circa 1845. She was the daughter of James Smith Wallen and Sarah Coburn.
She married J S O'Brien of California.
     Ethelere died on 9 November 1906.

Frances Maria Wallen

(circa 1757 - )
     Frances Maria Wallen was commonly known as Fanny. She was born circa 1757. She was the daughter of Thomas Wallen and Frances Unknown (Ramage).
Frances Maria Wallen married Thomas Drought, son of Thomas Drought and Caroline Armstrong, on 28 June 1777. Thomas Drought, the younger, esq., of Droughtville, Kings County, to Miss Wallen, daughter of Thomas Wallen of PortmanSquare, London, Esq.

Children of Frances Maria Wallen and Thomas Drought

Francis Hobson Wallen

(22 September 1846 - July 1900)
     Francis Hobson Wallen was born on 22 September 1846 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland. He was the second son of Francis Robertson Wallen. He was the son of Francis Robertson Wallen. Francis Hobson Wallen was christened on 27 November 1846 in St Columb's, Londonderry, Londonderry. Son of Francis R Wallen & Catherine.
     Francis died in July 1900 in Narong St, Caulfield, Victoria, aged 53. 11th July 1900 WALLEN. In the obituary column of the "Argus" on Saturday last we were pained to observe the name of aforetime resident of Foster, when that town and district formed part of the Shire of Alberton. The name of Mr Francis H. Wallen was on the list of active spirits in the palmy days of that once thriving goldfield, the local branch of the Bank of Victoria being in charge of Mr Wallen, whose abilities and acumen as a bank manager were duly appreciated and recognized; for in later yews he held a higher position in the Sale branch, until he severed his connections with the Victoria Bank and joined the Bank of Australasia. For several yews prior to his death, however, the subject of our notice did not hold my position in the bank, but left Gippsland with his wife and family to reside in a Melbourne suburb; and at his residence Narong Street, Caulfield, he passed away at the comparatively early age of 53 years. The deceased was second son of Francis Robertson Wallen, Londonderry, (Ireland); his brother, Mr Jas. Wallen, being still a resident in the hill country beyond Won Wron, Alberton Shire, South Gippsland.

Francis Robertson Wallen

(6 May 1791 - 7 October 1886)
     Francis Robertson Wallen was born on 6 May 1791 in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland. He was the son of Alexander Joseph Wallen and Sarah Crawford.
Francis Robertson Wallen married Catherine Hobson circa 1828.
Francis Robertson Wallen emigrated from |Angus Trumble wrote: Mr and Mrs Francis Robertson Wallen, my three times great-grandparents, and seven of their eight children sailed to Victoria during the Gold Rush aboard the famous Great Britain. Robert, probably their eldest son, who was born at Port of Spain in Trinidad on June 5, 1831, came slightly ahead of them on the Rip Van Winkle. The cargo was consigned to him; he was only twenty-one years old.
Francis Wallen was an Irishman from Co. Donegal, who spent the early part of his life in Trinidad and St. Kitts, where the family had sugar plantations. His wife, Catherine Anne, was the daughter of a sugar planter called Charles Hobson, and was born on the island of Dominica in the Lesser Antilles on May 6, 1812, during the eruption of Soufrière, the volcano on St. Vincent. See www. for more detail in November 1852 per "Gt Britain".
     Francis died on 7 October 1886 in Hawthorn, Victoria, aged 95. DEATH. WALLEN.- Francis Robertson Wallen, born at Letterkenny, county Donegal, Ireland, 6th May, 1791, resident in Trinidad, British West Indies, from 1815 until 1833 ; subsequently in Philadelphia, USA, in Londonderry, in Liverpool, and since 1852 in Melbourne, Victoria. Died at Hawthorn on 7th October, 1886.

Children of Francis Robertson Wallen and Catherine Hobson

Child of Francis Robertson Wallen

Frederick Wallen

(26 April 1848 - )
     Frederick Wallen was born on 3 March 1848 in Ferryquay St, Londonderry, Londonderry. He was christened on 26 April 1848 in St Columb's, Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland. Son of Francis Robert Wallen & Catherine Holms.. He was the son of Francis Robertson Wallen and Catherine Hobson.

George Wallen

(1728? - )
     George Wallen was born in 1728?. He was the son of Edward Wallen and Mary Armstrong.
     George died. Burke states that he died in 1752 in Jamaica, however he was mentioned in his father's will of Dec 1777. I think this is confused with George Augustus the son of Matthew who died in Jamaica in 1750.
     George Wallen made a will dated 1778. George Wallen, Lt, E India Company Service, mentions Samuel Handy, husband of Lucy Handy als Wallen the sister. The will was proved 14 March 1778.

George Wallen

(circa 1817 - )
     George Wallen was born circa 1817 in Ireland. He was the son of Alexander Wallen.
     George matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, on 2 December 1833.

Rev George Wallen

(1704 - May 1767)
     Rev George Wallen was born in 1704 in Athlone, Westmeath/Roscommon, Ireland. He was the son of Rev Edward Wallen.
     George matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, on 16 November 1720. He was aged 16 on entry, son of Edward, clericus; born Athlone. BA 1725, MA 1733. George was a Church of Ireland clergyman from 1752. George Wallen, Prebendary 1752, Devenish 1766, son of Rev Edward Wallen, vicar of Athlone 1682-1723 and born in Athlone, educated there by Mr Burnett.
Letitia Armstrong married secondly Rev George Wallen circa 4 September 1753 in St Peter, Dublin. By licence.
     Rev George Wallen was recorded in 1766 census in Killanny, Louth, Ireland.
     Rev George Wallen made a will dated 3 April 1767 in Devenish, Fermanagh. George Wallen, Rector of Devenish, c. Fermanagh, clerk, mentions his wife Letitia Wallen and nephew George Wallen.
     George died in May 1767 in Monaghan, Ireland.
     His will was proved on 16 March 1778 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. There are also probate records dated 1767 & 1780.

George Augustus Wallen

(14 December 1750 - )
     George Augustus Wallen was born on 14 December 1750 in St Andrew parish, Jamaica. He was the son of Matthew Wallen and Catherine Phillips.