ALLEN, Dr Joseph 1714-1796. Ship’s surgeon. Allen sailed round the world with Lord Anson, 1740-43, as ship’s surgeon. Succeeded as Master of Dulwich College on death of James Allen, in 1746, having been elected Warden the previous year. He resigned in 1775, after marrying Elizabeth Plaw. His portrait, painted by Romney, is now in the possession of Dulwich College. His will included a bequest of £200 to the vicar and churchwardens of St Giles Camberwell to provide coals for the poor of the Hamlet of Dulwich.

Patrick Darby