The Allen Family and the Plantation of Ireland

Linehan, History of Limerick

[191] Large grants were made in the city and liberties of Limerick, and in particular in the North Liberties, to Sir William Petty, surveyor-general, for the services performed in the celebrated Down Survey under which the [192] forfeited estates were parcelled out …

[Footnote 3 – {191}: Sir William Petty by his employment in surveying the forfeited lands in Ireland after the rebellion of 1641, acquired an estate … {192} The following are other grants at this period in the City and County of Limerick: …

Edmond Allen, son and heir of Edmond Allen, deceased, obtained a grant of 77 a. in this barony [Clanwilliam].

[Note: No date is given for when the grant to Edmond Allen was “inrolled” – the range of dates for other grants is 1666 – 1669 or so]