See also

Family of William ALLEN and Mary THAXTER

Husband: William ALLEN ( - )
Wife: Mary THAXTER ( - )
Children: James ALLEN (bap.1771)
William ALLEN (bap.1774)
Marriage 31 Aug 1769 St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Husband: William ALLEN

Name: William ALLEN
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -

Wife: Mary THAXTER

Name: Mary THAXTER
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: James ALLEN

Name: James ALLEN
Sex: Male
Baptism 30 Jun 1771 St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Child 2: William ALLEN

Name: William ALLEN
Sex: Male
Spouse: Sarah PEAK ( - )
Baptism 12 Jan 1774 St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Note on Child 2: William ALLEN

Weaving and dyeing cloth was the basis of the Norwich economy for more than 600 years.

Historians at the Carrow House Textile Study Centre provided us with a wealth of information about the dyes and weaving associated with Norwich over hundreds of years. Norwich Red is the name of a bright red dye which was developed early in the nineteenth century by Michael Stark. His dyeworks was situated by the river on Duke Street where the former electricity board offices now stand empty awaiting redevelopment by the Targetfollow group. Yarns and cloths were sent to Stark's dyeworks from all over the country to be dyed; he made a breakthrough not only in the brilliance of the colour but in dyeing silk warps and wool wefts to the same shade. It is hard today to imagine how busy (and filthy) the river must have been when the industry of both dyeing and weaving was at its height. A elderly visitor to the exhibition of Norwich Shawls at the Castle Museum in 1995 remembered that his mother told him that in Norwich the "river always ran red". [from http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?TNF1512-Norwich-Duke-Street-Dyeworks---Presence-(Archaeology-and-Art)]