Authorised form of nameAllen; John (c 1660 - 1741)
Other forms of nameAlleyn
Datesc 1660 - 1741
Date of birthc. 1660
Place of deathBridgewater, Somerset
Date of death16 September 1741
Practised in Bridgewater, Somerset; devised improvements to the Newcomen engine and proposed the first steam ship, which was never built
Extra-licentiate of the College of Physicians (1692)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election22/10/1730
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Munk's Roll; Hirsch; Taylor Hanoverian
Proposed by John Theophilus Desaguliers; Dr Alexander [or Charles] Stuart; Sir Hans Sloane. Portrait at Royal College of Physicians
Royal Society codeNA942
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/18/14Comments about the paper on gunnery with improvements by John Allen1732
RBO/14/54'A New model for Bridges over large Rivers' by John Allen1729
CLP/7ii/13Paper, regarding four points to consider when constructing a bridge over a large navigable river by John Allen1729
CLP/8ii/66Letter, 'Observations of the Moon's eclipse March 15th 1735/6 at Yeovil, Somerset [England] from John Milnes to John Allen1736
EL/M3/21J Muller, dated at Yeovil, to John Allen4 May 1733
EL/A/63Extract of a letter, from John Allen to James Theobald, dated at Bridgewater, Somerset15 May 1736
EL/A/62Letter, from John Allen to Alexander Stuart, dated at Bridgewater, Somerset7 May 1733
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