Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: HENRY ALLEN was born in 1797, being the son of James Allen of Lymington in Hampshire. He matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford, 1815; graduated B.A. 1822; appointed a Chaplain 1823. On arrival at Madras he was gazetted to Cuddalore. Rosen was then in charge of the old S.P.C.K, Mission. Both used the mission Church for their religious purposes, and Allen showed the best possible spirit towards Kosen and his missionary work. Allen died at Cuddalore in January 1829, much regretted by the European and the native Christian community. A tablet was put up to his memory in the old mission Church. He left a widow, who married Mr. F.A. West of the Madras Civil Service in 1831.