hyperlinks for onsite transcripts):
 Pigot's Directory of 1842 shows him
still living in Bonsall and working as a Grocer. He is first shown
at Riber Hall in Bagshaw's
 Ann Wolley (Mrs. George Allen snr.)
was of the same blood line of the Wolleys of Riber, but descended
through a younger son who had settled at Bonsall. So she was,
in fact, the last Wolley to die at Riber Hall.
 Extracted from the IGI /Family Search
and other sources. Also
see the Allen family's
MI at Wirksworth.
 The maiden name of the first Mrs.
Elizabeth Allen, formerly Toplis, was Fox. She was born in 1799.
 The 1841 census shows he was living at
Bonsall Dale, aged 45 Elizabeth Sellors, aged 25, was with him
(HO107/197/7 f40 p21).
 The parish register shows George as
widowed, whereas Elizabeth was single. Her father was George Sellors.
 Matlock Tythe
map ref. 1694.
 Probate of the Will of George Allen
the elder of Cromford, Derbyshire (dated 2nd June 1848) was granted
to James Clifford Newbold of Matlock Bath Gentleman and George
Allen the younger of Riber in the parish of Matlock on 11 Oct 1850
(Will at Lichfield RO). Riber Hall was not mentioned in this Will,
so it was undoubtedly transferred to George Allen the younger before
 George and Ann Allen, both shown as
65, were in Cromford in 1841 (HO107/198/14 f10 p14). Pigot's 1835
and 1842 Directories also list George Allen at Cromford as both
Linen and Woollen Drapers and Shopkeepers and Dealers in Sundries.
George Allen snr. owned land at Allen's Hill, Cromford (Tithe
map ref. 697).
 "The Derby Mercury",
2 April 1862. She was interred at Wirksworth in the family grave
on 1 April 1862. In the 1851 census Ann was living at The Dale,
Bonsall with her widowed grand-daughter, Ann Sellors.
 General Commercial
Directory and Topography of the Borough of Sheffield with all
the Towns, Parishes, Villages and Hamlets Within a Circuit of
Twenty Miles, pub. Francis White &
Co. Sheffield (1862). It also said that Riber Hall was "formerly
the seat of the Wolleys, is now divided into two farm houses".
 The first husband of Mary Barton,
grand daughter of George and Ann Allen, was William Gell of Cromford,
a maltster employed by his father who ran the Bell Inn Cromford
Hill. They married at Matlock on 25 Dec 1847 but he died on 12
Oct 1850. She then met John Burton, emigrated and they then married
on 17 Nov 1852 in the USA. She was to marry twice more and became
a very rich and respected woman in American society. Her sister
was the wife of Joseph Herod.
 Letter from William Croft, written
at Cromford and dated Nov. 11th 1861. Transcribed from the original
and published in "The Derbyshire connections of the Stokely
Family of Iowa" by Peter J. Naylor. A private publication
for the descendants of the Allen family of Riber. A copy was donated
to Derbyshire County Library, local studies department in 1987. Croft
looked after the family in Iowa's interest in Derbyshire, as they
were absentee landlords.
 From Will Calendars, now part
of GOV.UK, Wills, probate and inheritance (George Allen late of
Riber in the parish of Matlock in the County of Derby Gentleman).
Probate was granted to his grand-daughter Elizabeth Dorothy
Statham (Wife of William Statham, Butcher) of Matlock. George
Allen's burial took place at Wirksworth on 14 Sep 1866. Also
see the Allen family's MI at
 There is more about this on: Riber
 The second Mrs. Elizabeth Allen made
her home in Starkholmes and was there in the
1871 census. Her death was announced in "The Derby
Mercury", 9 April 1873 and she, too was buried at Wirksworth.
 "Smedley's Practical Hydropathy,
15th ed." p347 (publication details above). Smedley
believed this book was "the great work of his life".
He included several former prefaces in this edition. A note
at the foot of the page states that "I have since built
a lodge on the summit of the hill".
 Smedley, John (1861) "Practical
 Buckley, J. (1888) "Recollections
of the late John Smedley of Matlock and The Water Cure",
John Heywood, Manchester and London. Reprinted, with an introduction
by David Barton (1973), by G. C. Brittain and Sons, Ripley and
re-published by the Arkwright Society, Tawney House Matlock.
 Bryan, Benjamin (1903) "History
of Matlock - Matlock, Manor and Parish" London by Bemrose & Sons,
Limited. He also mentions Smedley's plan to build a massive tower.